Friday, August 31, 2012
How to Find Thrift Stores Around the World While You're on Vacation
I'm frequently asked where to find the best thrift stores in the world- all over the world. I'd love to help, but I don't even know all the thrift stores in my own city (Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in the USA landwise. We have dozens of Thrift Stores, and I love it!) I don't have encyclopedic knowledge of all the thrift stores in the world, but I know exactly how to find them!
Here are the tools you can use to find thrift stores and places to hunt for vintage while you're on vacation, too:
Google: Simply google "thrift stores" plus your city's name to yield plenty of results.
Phone Map/GPS: Type in "thrift store" for easy cruising to your nearest stop.
Yelp.com: search for "Thrift Stores", read reviews to find highly rated ones.
Thethriftshopper.com: Just type the zip code to find thrift stores in the area.
Yardsaletreasuremap.com: map out a yard sale itinerary wherever you are!
Craigslist: Search for yard and estate sales in the city your visiting.
Asking Locals: Ask around, most are willing to share their favorite local thrifts.
Next time your on vacation, use the handy websites above to check out the thrifts in the area. And of course, always keep your eyes peeled for good flea markets and thrift stores as you drive along. That's what I always do!
What aps, websites, or tools do you use to find thrift stores near you or thrift stores when you're on vacation?