Thrift stores are great places to shop when you have many needs and little cash, or if you're willing to dig a little for something unique. You can find clothing, furniture, and more at many places around the city, but the shops below may be a good starting point.

Brown Elephant

howardbrown.org

3651 N. Halsted St.
773.549.5943

5404 N. Clark St.
773.271.9382

Find a good deal and help support one of the largest LGBTQ healthcare organizations in the nation. Revenue generated by donations and purchases help fund services for the more than 50 percent of Howard Brown clients who are under- or uninsured. Check out the book basement.

Salvation Army Thrift Store

usc.salvationarmy.org

3837 W. Fullerton Ave.
773.276.1955

4315 N. Broadway Ave.
773.348.1401

3301 W. Montrose Ave.
773.588.7343

Check online for more locations throughout Chicago. You never know what you'll find when you visit arguably the most famous of thrift stores.

Unique Thrift

uniquethriftstore.com

4445 N. Sheridan Rd.
773.275.8623

3748 N. Elston Ave.
773.279.0850
Check online for other locations throughout Chicago.

Village Discount

villagediscountoutlet.com

2032 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773.486.7603

4898 N. Clark St.
708.388.4772

Expansive selection. Good prices, but be ready to dig. And don't forget the laundry detergent. Check online for other locations in Chicago.