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

3651 N. Halsted St.

5404 N. Clark St.

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

3837 W. Fullerton Ave.

4315 N. Broadway Ave.

3301 W. Montrose Ave.

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

4445 N. Sheridan Rd.

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

Village Discount

2032 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4898 N. Clark St.

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