This nice-sized thrift is very visible from southbound lanes of Highway 680 and is a great place to while away an hour or two, if you’re stuck in peak- hour traffic. There are lots of great finds here, especially in the house wares department, and be sure to look for their weekly sales specials. You’ll find men’s, women’s and children’s clothing galore, plus some funky vintage finds. If you’re in the market for a used car, they’ve got those, too!St. Vincent de Paul 2815 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Benefits this catholic-based charity serving the poor and underprivileged