Here we go on a Thrift Trip: Nevada City. There’s gold in them thar thrifts, I’ve discovered! Our recent adventures took us to the sweet little town of Nevada City, California. Fortunately we have a great excuse to go thrifting in this neck o’ the woods, as we have relatives in the area. So, -a-thrifting-we-a-went! The little town of Nevada City really has something for everyone. On Saturday mornings, there is a lovely Farmer’s Market in their quaint, historic downtown. If you want to grab a nice lunch, be sure to put your name in at Ike’s ahead of time to avoid the hour-long wait. Or, saunter off the beaten path a little and check out The Fix where you can find food and unique clothing and jewelry. And, if you’re lucky enough to be in town for dinner, you’ll definitely want to eat at New Moon – one of my personal favorites.
I also highly recommend stopping in The Parlour – a vintage clothing store with some great finds. They also sell locally made products from various artisans like their beautiful soy candles decorated in vintage fabrics, lovely jewelry and all sorts of other cute things that make great gifts for you or someone you love. We found a great vintage cowboy shirt for Greg for a mere $18 (would have been double that in the Bay Area) and a lovely vintage sundress for moi for $15.
After talking with some of the locals and doing some of our own research, we have put together this list of the best thrift stores in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area for you to visit. Why not breathe in some fresh pine-scented air, explore the wonders of the Gold Country and enjoy a slightly slower-paced way of life for a few days? Happy Thrifting!
Nevada City:Hospice Gift & Thrift 754 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6500 Salvation Army Thrift Store 20864 Rector Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-0277 Grass Valley: Women of Worth 13355 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1774 Cancer Aid Thrift Store 317 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2365 Salvation Army Thrift Store 117 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1867 Mount St. Mary’s Thrift Store 410 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2843 Animalsave Thrift & Treasures 520 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1111 Eco Community Thrift 121 Joerschke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95956 (530) 274-8983 Grass Valley Blues & Thrift 206 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-3309 Sammies Nifty Thrift Shop 627 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0603 Habitat for Humanity – Restore 133355 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3761 Living Well Thrift Store 504 Whiting Street Grass Valley, CA 94945 (530) 272-9318 Penn Valley: Penn Valley Fire Dept. Auxiliary Thrift Store 10513 Spenceville Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 437-2195 Penn Valley Hospice Gift & Thrift 17440 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-7600 Colfax: Hospice Gift & Thrift of Colfax 255 Highway 174 Colfax, CA 95713 (530) 346-9600
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