Thrift Town

Hands down, my favorite thrift in San Leandro is Thrift Town.  Thrift Town really is a city unto itself, with clearly marked aisles as big as city streets and a huge supply of fresh second-hand goods crying out for a good home.  From large furniture pieces to cufflinks, this is the store to visit for unique finds.  There’s usually a good supply of men’s and women’s vintage clothing, linens and house wares.  Clearly marked color tags are displayed to tell you what items are 50% off that day, and colors rotate weekly.

Staff claims that much of their stock pulls from the exclusive Blackhawk area of San Ramon, but most of it looks like it came from granny’s attic around the corner, which for vintage lovers like me is like a dream come true.

Here are a few of the things I saw there today (and that I often find at this store):

For all of you crafters out there, the San Leandro Thrift Town is a great place to find sewing supplies, like scissors and vintage and contemporary fabric remnants and other sewing accessories, like these:

I could go on and on about this store, but I think that a picture paints a thousand words, so here are photos of my favorite little gems from today:






As I may have mentioned on an earlier post, I am exercising self-restraint, so everything you see here was left behind.  Now is a great time to shop for treasures like these.

P.S.  They’ve already put out their Halloween stuff, so you may want to take your little goblins down there ASAP.  Here’s just a couple of the cute costuming opportunities they had recently:

Thrift Town

16160 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578-3002
(510) 278-1766

Store Hours:  Monday to Friday 9 to 8; Saturday 10 to 7, Sunday 10 to 6
Proceeds go to the Association for the Retarded (ARC), and Community Association for the Retarded and Handicapped (CARH) and “Lifehouse” in San Rafael
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