While Buffalo Exchange and Plato's Closet are still big names on Music City's thrift store circuit, there are some other options that are local gems and stand out among the rest. Whether you're looking for name brands or simply browsing for a home good or two, Nashville thrift stores deliver. Here are the destinations where you can uncover your next great find.
Music City Thrift
Windlands Center, 3780 Nolensville Pk, Nashville, TN 37211
Located near Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Music City Thrift shines the oh-so-important light on the benefits of recycling your wardrobe and wares. With stats like “26 billion pounds of clothing are sent to landfills each year” listed on their site, it does indeed underscore the global benefit of wearing secondhand items. Join the “Buy Thrift” club to get early bird sales alerts and members-only discounts. Go for clothes, household items, and toys.
4890 Nolensville Pk, Nashville, TN 37211
You may recognize the ThriftSmart lightbulb logo on trucks around town. In fact, this Nashville thrift store picks up large donations to sell at their Nolensville Pike storefront. They have free pick-up as well as donation bins throughout Middle Tennessee. In-store, you'll find great deals on everything from clothes and shoes to books and jewelry. The store is clean, well laid out, and easy to navigate — all the best features of a well-run thrift store. Be sure to check out their monthly calendar for special days — Senior Days, Twofer Tuesdays, Books & Media Day, and the like.
5010 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209
412 Metroplex Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
This Nashville thrift store has two area locations, though arguably the Charlotte Ave. one is the most recognizable. Its big sign guides bargain-seekers right into the parking lot and the store. There, you'll find a bevy of bargain-priced goods — from plates and flatware to lamps, small furniture items, and more.
Cool Stuff Weird Things
4900 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
No Nashville thrift store adventure would be complete without a stop at Cool Stuff Weird Things, just up the road from Southern Thrift. You'll know you've arrived when you see the life-size Elvis statue welcoming you in. Look for second-hand finds as well as some new, locally-made furniture and hand-crafted metal pieces. This destination feels incredibly well-curated, and you can spend hours poring over the diverse inventory. And I bet you'll also have a nostalgic moment or two while there.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
414 Harding Pl Suite 110, Nashville, TN 37211
It's no secret that Nashville is a hotbed of new construction. That means there's just as much tearing down happening. With that in mind, Habitat ReStore is a trove for gently used home goods. Everything from lighting fixtures and furniture to cabinets and appliances can be found here, and the appliances donated must be five years old or newer. Everything donated must be in good condition, which bodes well for the shopper.
For luxury label-seekers, Designers Finds is your go-to. Located in the posh Green Hills neighborhood, this is where you'll find pristine Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Jimmy Choo, and more. Dubbed “upscale resale,” this is a trove for those who appreciate the iconic brands but require a more approachable price point.
Hip Zipper Vintage
1008 Forest Ave # A, Nashville, TN 37206
East Nashville is known for its funky vibe, so it makes sense that that is where you'll find Hip Zipper Vintage. This beautifully curated selection of vintage clothing is a Nashville thrift store icon. Find well-preserved items, including lingerie, swimwear, suits, dresses, and so much more.
7237 Cockrill Bend Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
The early bird catches the worm is the theme at this Nashville thrift store gem. Arrive early to the Goodwill Outlet so you can get first dibs on the bins. There, you'll uncover everything from vintage concert tees to designer-label jackets and shoes. Insider secret: There are regulars who make their living by picking through these bins and reselling. So play nice, or you may get a side-eye.
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