Y’all know I love going to vintage flea markets. But there’s not a flea market every weekend so in between sales I head for thrift stores. A few months ago my daughter and I spent a rainy day thrifting at our 5 favorite Berkeley thrift stores.
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5 Favorite Berkeley Thrift Stores
Urban Ore’s motto is “To End the Age of Waste”. This is a fun store! You never know what you’ll find. It’s HUGE but it’s very organized. They’re open Monday through Saturday 8:30 to 7:00, Sunday 10:00 to 7:00. There’s also a lot of variety! Much more than just building materials, also furniture, cabinets, housewares, clothing, sports equipment, books, art, electronics, tools, hardware, lighting, and more, including some pretty unique and eclectic stuff. Pure “Berkeley”!
This is where I found the spice rack that I’d been searching for for so long. You’ll see that makeover in a few weeks.
I have lots more photos. I might just do a whole article on Urban Ore so you can see them all.
Urban Ore, 900 Murray St., Berkeley CA, 510-841-7283 (Which, BTW, spells “save”.)
Out of the Closet
This is a small store, mostly clothes. Parking is on the street. A few years ago I found a gray cardigan here that I wore at least once a week for 2 years. And it was only $2! Prices are reasonable but sales are GREAT. We found a couple of $1 shirts on this trip.
Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 1600 University, Berkeley
This was the smallest of the Goodwill stores we went to on this trip. Conveniently right down the street from Out of the Closet.
Goodwill, 2058 University, Berkeley
OK, so the next two are not technically IN Berkeley but they’re really close and we went to them all on the same day. This Goodwill was a medium size and we found mostly clothes.
Goodwill, 6624 San Pablo, Oakland
I think we found the most at this thrift store. Including an old copper set with a tray, pitcher, and mugs!
Goodwill, 505 San Pablo, Albany
And, if you’re a patient person, you can see everything we bought in this thrift store haul video that I posted to Facebook. It’s a rough beginning. Took me a while to figure out that Jo should just hold my clothes up for me while I was holding the camera!
We also stopped by Antique Centre in Oakland on this trip. But they were closed. Too bad. We find the most interesting things there!
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Thanks for reading! What are your favorite Berkeley thrift stores?
‘Til the next market,