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Spots to Go Thrifting Around the Triangle

A-Z Thrift Shop

1621 N Market Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609

True to its name, you’ll truly find any good that’s ever graced the latin alphabet here. Plus, what’s better than thrifting to give back to yourself? Thrifting to give back to thousands of children and women around the Triangle. This shop is the primary source of funds for all the philanthropic programs run by the Assistance League.

Retails Thrift Shop

2821 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616

Though this thrift shop’s mission isn’t centered around anthropologic advances, Retails is dedicated to anthrozoology-based improvements. Serving as the primary funding source for AnimalKind, each purchase contributes to the end of unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in NC.

Missions Thrift Store

2721 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

This shop is on a mission to leave both a local and global impact on students, the deaf, and those in need of humanitarian aid. Missions is one of the rare thrift shops that also offers a fully online shopping alternative. Items offered primarily include clothing and shoes.

Clothes Mentor

5911 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616

Ladies, this thrift shop is for you. Brand-name gently-used clothing in all women’s sizes 0-26. All items sold here have to be in style and good condition. One of the most organized, stylish thrift stores in the Triangle.

HandmeUPs Thrift

8320 Litchford Rd #102, Raleigh, NC 27615

HandmeUPs is a nonprofit dedicated to providing employment opportunities to those with mental development disabilities. Each purchase goes toward their vision of a world where adults with autism are able to live independent, meaningful lives.

Pass It On

1012 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

An upscale resale shop offering new and gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for women on a budget. Each sale supports InterAct’s mission to rebuild lives for domestic abuse survivors.

Cause for Paws Thrift Shop

1634 S Saunders St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Thrift shop with a little something for the whole family. Deals ranging from 15% to 20% on any given weekday. Each purchase goes towards providing safe havens for unwanted cats and dogs in NC.

Dream Coat Ministries

861 Old Knight Rd # 112, Knightdale, NC 27545

Clothing, toys, books, luggage, jewelry, and gifts at hard-to-beat prices. This store exists to provide the homeless, impoverished, and natural disaster affected residents of Eastern Wake county with daily necessities, books, and school supplies.

Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Store

4 locations: 

3220 NC-55, Durham, NC 27713

10701 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617 

3900 Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 

2109 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 

All merchandise sold here goes toward the homeless, hungry, or addicted in the Triangle area. The Durham Rescue mission provides safe shelter, meals, clothing, counseling, and more to those in need. Feel free to also support their cause through Amazon or Ebay.

Dorcas Thrift Shop

187 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27511

An extensive selection of merchandise for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, appliances, vintage items, books, jewelry, toys, dishes, and more. This shop is fully staffed by compassionate volunteers.


2715 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

This shop is for lady thrifters looking for a refreshing thrift shopping experience equipped with light, space, beautiful merchandise, creative displays, and “best-of” events. Specializing in women’s goods, each purchase funds programs and services run by the Durham Crisis Response Center.

Once Upon a Child

6011 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616 & 253 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513 (@onceuponachildcary)

The largest national franchise specializing in reselling gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear. A truly unique retail experience for parents on a budget looking to spoil their mini-me’s.

Scrap Thrift

2020 Chapel Hill Rd #31, Durham, NC 27707

A literal warehouse stocked full with clothing, vintage goods, furniture, books, and records. New, unique finds are added to Scrap’s inventory daily, where you’re bound to find inspiration for your next outfit or room setup.

Cat Angels Thrift Store

2436 SW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

With its beautifully organized set-up, you could mistake this thrift shop for a boutique! Brand new goods can be frequently found here minus those tear-jerking “brand new” prices. All proceeds go 100% towards helping cats find new homes and self shelter.

Habitat ReStore Durham-Chapel Hill

5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

For the thrifter looking to craft up a new living space, Habitat ReStore is your spot. ReStores sell furniture, appliances, household goods, and building materials at bargain prices. All profits serve Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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