Resale, thrift, and consignment shops in Plano have seen an uptick in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic due to economic difficulties faced by many. This, compounded with the fact that it’s easy to find high quality clothes, décor, accessories and furniture, makes these stores appealing. Thrift shopping is also a great way to lessen carbon footprints as buyers reuse rather than buy new.
Maybe you love a good bargain, but aren’t quite sure the difference in types of stores. A resale or thrift shop sells donated goods and is more likely to be run by a nonprofit, or contributes proceeds to a philanthropic cause; a consignment shop resells goods and pays a portion to the original owner. No matter the type of shop, all offer gently used items at appealing prices. Below are some of our favorite resale, thrift and consignment shops here in town.
Family Thrift Plano Outlet
If you like digging for bargains, Family Thrift’s outlet has the biggest inventory. The thrift store offers clothing for the entire family as well as household items, toys and books. This store is also one of the least expensive in town, with discounts changing daily. Thursdays are the most expensive, with every item priced at $2. The price drops 25 cents each day. Wednesday is cheapest – every item in the store is 25 cents.
Goodwill’s mission is to provide job training and employment to persons with disabilities and disadvantages to help transform their lives. Not only is Goodwill empowering people who have likely experienced obstacles in life, but it also provides shoppers with the opportunity to find discounted clothes, electronics, furniture, accessories, home goods, books and collectibles. Goodwill also accepts donations of all those items.
Shop at Habitat ReStore in Plano – all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity Collin County – for 20-50 percent off retail prices. Items for sale include appliances, paint and supplies, wood trim, doors and windows, tile and wood flooring, outdoor stone, tools, lighting, DIY project materials, bathroom and kitchen sinks and faucets, toilets, tubs, furniture, home accessories and cabinet hardware. ReStore depends on donations from the public, builders, remodelers and retailer stores.
Hope’s Door Resale Store
Hope’s Door Resale Store offers clothing, personal accessories, shoes, household items, decorative accessories and furniture, all nearly new or gently used. While buying at Hope’s Door Resale Store, shoppers are also giving back. All store proceeds directly fund programs and services for survivors of domestic abuse offered by Hope’s Door New Beginning Center. Buyers can also schedule a pick-up for larger items like furniture by calling the store ahead of time.
Minnie’s Resale Boutique
Minnie’s Food Pantry created a store for its clients and the surrounding community to purchase new and gently used items at a discount. Minnie’s is always receiving donations of gently used clothes, shoes, kitchenware and household items, so if you’re cleaning out your home, consider donating. Proceeds from the boutique directly support Minnie’s Food Pantry’s programs. By shopping at Minnie’s Resale Boutique, neighbors help provide food to community children and families.
The Plaid Tag
Peruse men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, shoes, housewares, home décor and furniture at Plaid Tag. Locally owned and operated by the Fuller family, the thrift store supports Emily’s Place, a transitional home for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, as well as the local homeless community.
The local owners of Plaza Thrift opened a new Plano location – its sister outlet is The Thrift Store on K Avenue – in early March in the space formerly occupied by US Toy. The large shop carries more than thirty thousand items neatly arranged on its floor, ranging from clothing for the family, fashion accessories and shoes to home decor, books and toys.
3115 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023 (no website)
Salvation Army Family Store
The Salvation Army Family Store helps fund Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center where those struggling with drug and alcohol problems can find help, hope and a second chance at life. At the Family Store, a variety of clothes, home items, accessories and jewelry can be found at a discount. It offers 50 percent off all clothes, purses, shoes, linens, ties and jewelry every Wednesday.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store of Plano
Enjoy a wide selection of clothing, electronics, home décor, jewelry, accessories, shoes, books, toys, linens and furniture at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Proceeds benefit different nonprofits in the North Texas area. There are daily store savings: On Mondays seniors, military members, clergy, students and teachers receive 40 percent off; Tuesdays, all clothing is 40 percent off; Wednesdays, children’s and women’s clothing and electronics are 40 percent off; Thursdays, home décor and linens are 40 percent off, and Fridays, jewelry, accessories, shoes, books and toys are 40 percent off. Anything can be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift – including furniture – but it is currently not doing pick-ups due to COVID-19.
Support Your Troops Resale Store
This resale shop is run by Operation Once in a Lifetime, an organization whose mission is to make the dreams of U.S. service members and their families come true by providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences as well as emergency financial assistance to military families. The resale center is located at Ruisseau Place and welcomes donations of gently used clothes, electronics and furniture. Soldiers are encouraged to shop at the store.
The Thrift Store
This humbly named, small thrift store is the outlet center for Plaza Thrift’s three other DFW locations. Every Wednesday morning the store has a new completely new inventory, with all items priced at $2 each. The price drops daily until Tuesday, when everything in the store is literally a quarter.
1806 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074 (no website)
Consignment or Designer Shops
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B&B Furniture Consignment
B&B Furniture Consignment carries all kinds of gently used – most look brand new – tables, chairs, vases, mirrors, office furniture and outdoor furniture for sale. It even has a piano currently for sale. Interested in consigning gently used furniture or decor? Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closet Revival Plano
Browse designer handbags, jewelry, shoes and women’s clothing at Closet Revival Plano. You can also sell brand-name, gently used clothes and accessories there. Different than most consignment shops, sellers receive payment up-front for all items. By shopping at Closet Revival, enjoy luxury pieces for a much more affordable price.
High Street Antiques and Design
At High Street Antiques and Design, find an array of home décor items, collectibles like stamps and coins, unique antiques, fine jewelry, antique jewelry and antique clocks, as well as vintage clothing, skincare products, candles, china, art from around the globe and more. High Street is one of the largest antique malls in North Texas, and while there, enjoy the in-house tea room, Chocolate Angel.
Keeks Designer Handbags
Keeks Designer Handbags buys and sells authentic designer handbags, accessories and jewelry. All of its products are pre-owned, making high quality purchases available at a discount. Keeks purchases luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors. Would-be sellers can submit images online for a quote or stop in for a face-to-face offer. Keeks has in-house experts who can identify authentic designer items, as well as a third party authenticator that inspects the product before purchase.
Labels Designer Consignment Boutique
At Labels Designer Consignment Boutique, shop for new items and consign old ones. The shop is filled with high quality, well-taken-care-of, designer brand women’s clothes, accessories, shoes and purses. Find brands including Chanel, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and more. Labels has been around for 14 years, and continues to help Plano women look fashionable for an affordable price.
Plano Antique Mall
Shop around at Plano Antique Mall to find a variety of antiques, vintage, shabby chic and modern items. Enjoy high quality, gently used and/or well-preserved items for a discounted price. Anyone looking for something in particular, can message Plano Antique Mall through its Facebook page.
Teens or 20-somethings, look no farther than Plato’s Closet for affordable name-brand clothing and accessories. Folks can also sell gently used clothing at Plato’s Closet for up-front cash. Typical brands found there include Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Billabong, Charlotte Russe, Converse, Forever 21, Free People, Guess, H&M, Hollister, Levi’s, Lucky, Lululemon, Nike, Obey, Victoria’s Secret, Roxy, Steve Madden, Top Shop, True Religion, Under Armour and Vans. The Dallas-area locations of Plato’s Closet have donated more than $50 thousand to Operation Kindness.
Play It Again Sports
Play It Again Sports is a national franchise with many locations – including Plano – selling used sporting goods. It has a large quantity of baseball, softball, football, hockey and disc golf gear. Trade old gear for cash or new equipment, which is especially convenient for growing kids who outgrow gear year after year. Staff members are trained to understand sports equipment and how it’s supposed to fit for high performance.
From the owners of Closet Revival, Protocol will be an upscale men’s resale store opening in October. Men can purchase designer clothing at discounted prices here. Right now, men can sell gently used designer clothing for up-front payment by visiting Closet Revival.