Mar 6, 2024 - Culture

Chicago thrift shops to donate and buy secondhand goods

Two paper bags filled with clothes and shoes.

Bags of goods Carrie is ready to donate. Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

With spring cleaning on the horizon, many are looking for local places for thrifting and donating.

Why it matters: Bringing new life into used clothes, accessories and housewares is a fun exercise in style and good for the environment. Plus, it's often more affordable, and many thrift stores donate proceeds to great causes.

Here are some of the favorite shops recommended by Axios Chicago readers:

Other good donation spots: Sinai Hospital in Lakeview and Winnetka Congregational Church's annual rummage sale in May, Francie M. and Marla K. tell us.

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