Find a Diamond in the Rough at These 5 Fort Myers Thrift Stores

Jean Jones
May 21, 2015


Tired of shopping at the big retailers with their high prices and limited choices? Thrift stores have a different selection on every visit, and you can find some great one-of-a-kind items for surprisingly low prices. Why not check out one of these thrift stores in Fort Myers this weekend?

1. Goodwill Boutique on First
2410 First Street
Fort Myers 33901

Goodwill Industries is well-known for their popular thrift stores that help to support their programs for the disadvantaged and disabled. This boutique is a completely different Goodwill concept that features name-brand designer merchandise like Calvin Klein, Christian Louboutin and Coach for bargain prices. There is a more traditional Goodwill shop at 5100 Tice Street, where items are sold by the pound based on category.

2. The Stock Exchange
15660 San Carlos Boulevard
Fort Myers 33908

Looking to create a new look when you move in to your new Springs apartment home? The Stock Exchange is a furniture and home decor showroom filled with gently used items for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and offices. All merchandise is sold on consignment and the staff is selective about what pieces are accepted so they can offer high-quality items in like-new condition.

3. Family Thrift Center
4231 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers 33966

This is a classic thrift store featuring clothing, electronics, toys and games, furniture and household items, and more. With the shop receiving between 5,000 and 10,000 items daily, you're bound to find a new treasure on each visit.

4. Second Chance Upscale Resale
1413 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers

The words "second chance" in the store's name have a dual meaning. They refer to the clothing, furniture and home decor items that get new life as well as to the people who receive assistance from owner Jeanie Turner's community outreach programs, which are funded by shop sales.

5. Clothes Mentor
11800 S. Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers 33907

It's easy to build a stylish wardrobe when you shop at Clothes Mentor. They maintain a wide selection of brand-name clothing and accessories in all sizes including petite, plus-size and maternity. Get expert assistance with their personal shopper service, which includes a free style consultation. Have you found a favorite under-the-radar thrift or resale store? Whisper the name to us ... in the comments!

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