The communities of Southern California are known to be a haven for thrift shop hunters, and Irvine is no exception. Here are the top five thrift stores in and around Irvine, CA, homes for sale.
1. Mariners Church Resource Center
This tiny shop is run by a church located near an affluent section of Newport Beach. As nice church volunteers manage this shop, it is better to arrive before noon from Tuesday to Saturday. The faithful who donate to this shop are very generous and not shy to donate some of their best stuff, which is often sold for just $1.
2. Home Consignment Center
Conveniently located on Teller Avenue, the Home Consignment Center is a large, for-profit thrift store that specializes in household furniture and decorations, although shoppers can also find electronics, appliances, clothing, jewelry and personal items. It is possible to furnish an entire apartment with just a few hundred dollars and a single afternoon visit. One of the neat features of the Home Consignment Center is that certain items can be placed on hold for 24 hours.
3. Assistance League of Irvine
If you are interested in vintage jewelry and other hipster accouterments, this shop is your best bet. This shop is located on Alton Parkway, not far from Main Street. In just a few years, volunteers have been able to return nearly $200K to the community by funding scholarships as well as eyeglasses and clothes to needy students. Fashionable ladies run this store, which specializes in stylish apparel.
4. Crossroads Trading Company
This shop is located on Alton Parkway near Woodbridge, and it is a favorite among young, trendy women in Irvine and Newport Beach. You can expect to pay a little more at this retail chain, however, the quality shopping experience justifies it.
This all-American standard of what a thrift shop should be is located just north of the South Coast District on the edge of Santa Ana. You can find everything from furniture and toys to clothing and sporting goods at Goodwill, and the price will always be among the lowest in the area. You can even install a Goodwill mobile app on your smartphone for when you venture beyond Irvine.
Remember these handy thrift shops if you’ve recently bought an Irvine, CA, townhome for sale. Learn more about the family-friendly community of Irvine by calling a friendly real estate agent at (714) 454-6304 today.