5 thrift stores in Birmingham to buy or donate in 2021

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Buying second hand items AND supporting a local thrift store with a great mission? It is beneficial for everyone! Photo via Lovelady Thrift on Facebook

If you’re cleaning up for the new year or looking for more ways to shop for used items in 2021, you’ll want to visit these five local thrift stores in and around Birmingham. The best part? Each has amazing selections AND important missions that you can support simply by shopping or donating.

King’s Home is one of my favorite thrift stores to visit in the area. They do a wonderful job of keeping items organized and their stores clean. From clothing and shoes to décor and household items, they have a great selection of second hand items. 100% of every purchase and donation goes to support abused youth, women and adult mothers with children in need.

Bonus: mark your calendars! All inventory at all three locations will be 50% off on January 1.

  • Locations: Eastwood – 1569 Cooper Hill Road, Irondale, AL 35210 | Hanceville – 306 Main Street SE, Hanceville, AL 35077 | Pinson – 4496 Centre Point Road, Birmingham, AL 35215
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. M. At 8 p. M. (Shopping) + 8 a. M. At 5 p. M. (Donations) * for all locations
  • Better container locations | Schedule a pickup
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If you are looking for a unique lamp to light up your space, Lovelady has many options. Photo via Lovelady Thrift on Facebook

Lovelady’s mission is to empower women through faith-based initiatives so that they can re-enter society and support themselves. Both thrift stores help them continue to help women in our community. They have clothing racks, homeware racks, and a ton of unique furniture.

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Do you want to read more in the new year? The Foundry’s Fairfield location has you covered. Photo via The Foundry Thrift on Facebook

The Foundry’s selection of second-hand items is extensive and includes both new and well-used items. From household items to clothing and fashion accessories, there is something for everyone and every budget.

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The Foundry has a variety of programs to help people in our community overcome addiction, food insecurity, and more. Buying or donating to their thrift stores is a great way to support the important work they do in and around Birmingham.

Bonus: Every week at all locations they have colored tag sales with offers of 25%, 50% and 80% off select items.

  • Locations: Cullman – 1636 2nd Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055 | Fairfield – 6550 Aaron Aronov Dr, Fairfield, AL 35064 | Pelham – 3592 Pelham Pkwy, Alabaster, AL 35007
  • Hours: Cullman + Fairfield: lunes a sábado de 10 a. M. A 6 p. M. | Pelham: lunes a sábado de 9 a. M. A 9 p. M.
  • Orange Box locations | Schedule a pickup
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The floral sofa seems like the most comfortable place to snuggle up. Photo via Vapor Thrift on Facebook

Vapor Thrift has a bit of everything, but the décor of your home always catches my eye. I am always impressed with how the stores are organized and I love seeing how they display their most exclusive items. When you donate or shop with Vapor Thrift, you are helping people and communities around the world. Read more about Vapor Ministries and its mission. PS: They are also hiringApply online here.

Before: This coupon of $ 10 off any purchase of $ 50 is valid until the end of December.

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Do you have designer or vintage clothing that you are getting rid of? Donate it to the new The Friendship Circle resale store. Photo via The Friendship Circle website.

The Circle of Friendship is a local non-profit organization that “provides children with special needs with a full range of social recreational experiences, gives their parents respite and support, enriches, inspires and motivates adolescents by sharing their identity with others ”.

Recently, they announced their latest project: a luxury resale boutique for women where they will provide employment opportunities and job training for adults with disabilities. They will occupy 1,000 square feet at the Levite Jewish Community Center and will offer designer clothing, vintage clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, jewelry and more. Follow them on Instagram to receive updates on their opening..

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Want to visit more second hand shops in Birmingham? Check out these recent guides to local antique, consignment and vintage shops in the Magic City:

What is your favorite thrift store in or around Bham? Share it with us on social media at @BhamNow at Facebook and Instagram, o @Now_Bham en Twitter.

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