There’s more to ‘The Island’ than just Ole’s Waffle Shop and the Alameda Flea Market. Check out the great thrifting Alameda has to offer, such as this large store, with a separate Sally A’s section containing higher end merchandise, antiques and collectibles. The staff puts out new merchandise daily, so check back often to find incredible bargains on large furniture pieces and appliances, plus for you bibliophiles, there’s an entire room filled with used books. Double check the sales tag to make sure you get a discount for any items that have been hanging around for over 31 days. And, check out their 50% off sale on the last Friday of the month.
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Sundays. Donations accepted during most store hours.
Proceeds go to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs & job training, plus direct clothing donations to the homeless. Founded in 1887 when William Booth found homeless men & women living on a bridge in London and vowed to improve their lives.
Website: Salvation Army USA