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Bored to tears? Frumpy for a year straight? Spice up your life with some flavorful additions to the wardrobe after checking out Olympus Corsair’s list of the top thrift stores in San Diego. Get out and pop those tags!

1. Hunt & Gather

If just walking into this wild vintage shop in North Park doesn’t make you smile, good luck keeping a straight face while trying on some loud patterned pants or sequin tops. Hunt & Gather makes a great stop for festive party attire, or for a statement piece to bring out on your most playful of days.

2. Frock You Vintage Clothing

Carve out some time to sift through the expansive collection of rockin’ 60s and 70s items at Frock You Vintage Clothing. This University Heights shop has won the support of many regulars with a welcoming environment and superb selection of vintage clothing and classic accessories. Sunday hat, anyone?

3. Home Start Thrift Boutique

Thrifting is a joy at Home Start Thrift Boutique, a cozy and well organized space in Normal Heights. You’ll find quality and affordable options for all, and you can give yourself a little pat on the back for supporting the Home Start mission to prevent and treat child abuse by supporting and employing young moms.

4. Honest Thrift Studio

For a truly curated thrifting experience, head over to Old Town and peruse the offerings at Honest Thrift Studio. While this shop keeps a selection of classy second-hand clothing items, one of the main draws here is the bountiful store of houseplants, containers, and stands. Take home some of the abundant cheer – this sweet little store has plenty.

5. United Cerebral Palsy Thrift Store

You’ll find more feel-good shopping at the three San Diego locations for the United Cerebral Palsy Thrift Store, with stores in Pacific Beach, City Heights, and Chula Vista. All three shops offer organized spaces, discounted prices, and nice variety. A big plus: Sale proceeds go to United Cerebral Palsy, an organization that provides critical services and support for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

6. Full Contact Rock N Roll

Proof that San Diego thrifting has something for everyone, Full Contact Rock N Roll has cornered the market on vintage hard rock t-shirts, jackets, and baby onesies (for real). This North Park rocker’s haunt is a destination for all things music, including instruments, electronics, and a vaunted selection of vinyl. Shop hard!

7. Bad Madge & Co.

Bring your attitude and elegance to Bad Madge & Co. in South Park, a thoughtfully arranged vintage store with classy and eclectic accessories, furniture, and home decor. If you’re in need of a mink stole, rhinestone mask, or enigmatic piece of art, you found the place.

Keep up with our blog for more fun tips on decorating yourself and your home.