You might be visiting for the music, the food, or a festival–no matter what brought you here, there are plenty of things to love about New Orleans. NOLA is a great place to visit year-round and there’s no shortage of unique stores in the area. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind clothing, antiques, knickknacks, or other items, check out the best thrift stores in New Orleans.
YEP Thrift Works
1626 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
YEP Thrift Works is a retail thrift store in New Orleans operated by YEP Works, a works-based learning program through the Youth Empowerment Project. Every year, this project has 900 youth participants in their program and 2500 youth are paired with an adult mentor.
YEP Thrift Works sells affordable and gently-used clothing, accessories, and books. The proceeds from the thrift store go back to the community to help youth in need.
Bridge House Thrift Store
4243 Earhart Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70125
Bridge House Thrift Store is a part of the Bridge House/Grace House network that helps those recovering from addiction. For over 65 years, this non-profit has provided substance-use disorder treatment services for no cost to those in the community. The Bridge House Thrift Store helps to keep this program running and all the proceeds benefit the Bridge House/Grace House.
At this thrift store, you’ll find a diverse display of furniture, china, shoes, clothing, and accessories. They offer seasonal deals as well as various sales throughout the week. Before stopping by, check their Facebook page for any updates.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
2900 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a thrift store operated by the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity. This non-profit provides various resources for families in need to ensure they have a safe and decent place to live.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore provides a place for the New Orleans community to find affordable furniture, home goods, and construction materials. Not only does this provide the community with a safe and affordable shopping experience but it also benefits the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
3822 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Swap Boutique is a designer consignment store in New Orleans, LA. They sell a variety of women’s clothing including dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, shoes, and more. They also have designer handbags and shoes at an affordable price.
If you have your own designer or name brand items you want to consign, you can make an appointment with Swap Boutique. Each item they sell is chosen specifically to meet the needs of their customers. If you’re looking for high-end clothing and accessories for a reasonable price, stop by this modern designer clothing boutique.
Oddz N Endz
10709 Chef Menteur Hwy #3, New Orleans, LA 70127
Oddz N Endz is a thrift store and consignment boutique in New Orleans. This highly-rated store has handbags, accessories, clothing, housewares, and gifts for anyone on your list. They change out their inventory frequently and you can always find new treasures at Oddz N Endz.
In addition to their already affordable prices, Oddz N Endz offers different deals each week as well as seasonal deals for the community. You can check on their Facebook page for current sales or special offers.
The Bargain Center
3200 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Bargain Center is a thrift shop in New Orleans with a unique selection of clothing, gifts, and trinkets. You can browse through the shelves to find vintage treasures, housewares, antiques, and anything else you can imagine.
The Bargain Center is about 10,000 square feet and sells a collection of antiques and interesting items from the collection of five different dealers. If you’re a fan of unusual finds, this is the thrift store for you.
The Encore Shop
7814 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118
The Encore Shop is an upscale consignment and thrift shop in New Orleans featuring unique accessories. This women’s consignment shop carries a variety of items from business attire to designer pieces and accessories.
Located on Mable Street in New Orleans, this secondhand shop benefits the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Encore Shop is owned by the volunteers of the orchestra and has sold affordable designer clothing to the women in New Orleans for over 40 years.
4626 D'Hemecourt St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Junk’s Above is a thrift store in New Orleans with a variety of vintage and antique treasures. Located in Mid City, Junk’s Above is inside of an old plumbing supply building. You’ll find trinkets, furniture, toys, and more. Their motto is “glass, wood, metal, porcelain,” so you can expect to find real wood furniture and other valuable “junk.”
Whether you want to relive your childhood with vintage toys or just want some interesting home decor, you’ll enjoy browsing the shelves at Junk’s Above. There are infinite amounts of treasure to discover at this thrift store.
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