Sacramento Thrift Stores by Neighborhood: Roseville

Thrift Stores by NeighborhoodI get asked regularly about where the good thrift/buy-sell-trade stores are in Sacramento, so I thought it was high time to bring you all a guide to the best places to shop! In this new series, I’m going to be sharing stores by neighborhood and giving you short descriptions and mini reviews on each place so that you can decide how to best spend your time.

Let’s get started! The first neighborhood that I decided to feature is Roseville. Since I work in that area, I’ve done some extensive, ahem…research, so I thought I would kick off this series with a wrap up of the stores that are around Douglas, near the freeway (hello, easy access!)

Goodwill
1617 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Good ol’ Goodwill. Can you ever go wrong with this store? It features everything from housewares, to books, to-of course-clothing. Their prices are pretty reasonable, with most tops between $2.99-7.99 and dresses around $9.99 and on most major holidays, you can score 50% off the entire store! I always have success at this location and it tends to be well organized. 

ReNew Boutique
1725 Santa Clara Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
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ReNew is a thrift store that supports Acres of Hope, which helps homeless women with children. While they support a great cause, I’ve found their prices a bit high, but the store is extremely organized and they do have sale days. This store is actually in the same parking lot as Goodwill, so you could easily pop in to both stores during your outing!

Crossroads Trading Company 
1850 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Crossroads is a buy-sell-trade store that features high end and mid-range clothing, accessories, and shoes. Out of all of the like stores in the area, Crossroads ranks last due to their limited size range and price points. This doesn’t mean they don’t have good stuff, you just have to be prepared to spend a little  more!

Freestyle Clothing Exchange
1107 Roseville Square
Roseville, CA 95678
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On the other hand, this buy-sell-trade store is one of my favorites. It’s well organized, trendy, and has great prices. I find they buy more of my clothes than Crossroads too (seriously, I’ve taken a bag of clothes to Crossroads, and they purchased nothing, then brought it to Freestyle, and they take a handful of items–go figure). Even if you’ve been to one of their other locations, make sure to check out this one–it’s a great store! 

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
1813 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
I find that even though I work nearby this store, I tend not to visit too often. It’s got a very limited inventory and the prices can be a wee bit high, but he proceeds go to a great cause and it’s just across the street from the Goodwill, so it’s easy enough to stop in to have a look around. 

Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 9.26.35 AMAs you can see, each of the stores mentioned thus far are very close to each other, taking only 10 minutes to travel to all 5 locations. If you’re willing to drive just a little bit further, there are a few more stores you may want to check out:

Threads Clothing Exchange
223 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
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I would DEFINITELY include this store on your visit to Roseville. Threads is another buy-sell-trade store in the area and they’re one of my favs! They have lots of trendy items, a vintage section, and their prices are really affordable (did I mention I found Marc Jacobs pumps here for $16?) L-O-V-E this store! 

Placer SPCA
931 Washington Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
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I‘ve visited this store a few times; they have housewares, books, and clothes, but the clothing and accessories aren’t quite aimed at a trendy/younger crowd…if you know what I mean. Their prices are low and I mean, the proceeds support animal care, which I am all about #crazycatlady. 

Roseville Hospice Thrift Store
212 Harding Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
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This is another store in the Roseville area that caters to an older crowd, but I do like to pop in from time to time because you can find good basics here, most clothing items are under $5, and they even play oldies on the radio! 

St. Vincent de Paul
1014 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
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They recently moved this store, so I’ve yet to be to the new location, but I do recall that they had a good $1 area, and low prices on everything else. I’ll stop by the store soon and update you guys!

I hope you all enjoy this new feature! If there are any neighborhoods in the Sacramento area that you’re curious about, let me know in the comments!

Happy thrifting!

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Sacramento Thrift Stores by Neighborhood: Roseville

Secondhand ’16!

Secondhand 16 logoThe dawn of a new year means a clean slate, a time to look toward the future and set yourself some resolutions. One of my resolutions for 2016 is to only buy secondhand clothing, shoes, and accessories. I know this may seem a bit redundant, as I frequently shop recycled, but I was finding myself shopping at places like H&M, Forever 21, and other “fast fashion” stores for trendy pieces.

After watching the documentary “True Cost,” I learned what it takes to create these  trendy pieces, including factory conditions for workers and the environmental impact of textile waste. It completely opened my eyes and gave a new importance to my thrift shopping. You can see more of my thoughts on “True Cost” here. Buying secondhand helps reduce textile waste, saves money, often supports worthwhile non-profit organizations, and you can find one-of-a-kind items. There are so many amazing things waiting to be found at thrift stores! I’ve shared many a thrift haul on my YouTube channel–check them out for some inspo! Really, it’s a win-win situation.

While I swore off “fast fashion” after watching the documentary late last year, it seemed a natural resolution for this year. Enter Secondhand ’16! Obviously, I’ll buy undergarments new and keep any gifts given to me. Other than that, I resolve to scour the racks at thrift/consignment/buy-sell-trade stores, and I invite you to join me!

There are so many amazing things waiting to be found at thrift stores! I’ve shared many a thrift haul on my YouTube channel–check them out for some inspo!

Use the hashtag #secondhand16 on Instagram and Twitter to show how you’re shopping secondhand all year round and how your rocking those awesome thrift finds!

Here’s to a thrifty and fashionable new year!

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Secondhand ’16!