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10 Of The Best Thrift Stores in Orange County, California

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10 Of The Best Thrift Stores in Orange County, California

Orange County encompasses 34 cities along the stretch between Los Angeles and California. Some of the best thrift stores in Orange County include classic Goodwill donation centers, Salvation Armies, a couple unique to Orange County spots, and many boutique options as well. For this article, we'll focus on the more unique-to-Orange County shops, especially since there are upwards of 15+ Goodwills and 10+ Salvation Armies within the Orange County limits.

The concept of thrifting has changed a lot over the years, especially with a rise in interest in vintage pieces and more curated shopping experiences. These more selective shops often have higher prices on their goods, partly because the pieces were hand-picked to go into a specific style of clothing or to fit the shop's vibe. Luckily, there are some spots that have stayed true to more discounted thrift and don’t typically price gouge to the same degree. If you know where to look, there are some treasures.

Read on to learn about a handful of the best thrift stores in Orange County. We’ll cover the more typical thrifting options as well as some of the more curated selections. Check out social media pages and website links for more information in regards to discounts, sale days, and more. Orange County is quite large, so if you’re looking for more specific shops in an area like Laguna Beach, check out our other articles on the California thrift store options here. Happy reading!

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Classic Thrift Stores

Sheepfold Thrift Store

810 N Tustin St., Orange, California, 92867

The Sheepfold Thrift store, located in Orange, California, sells an array of women's clothing, men's clothing, children's clothing, home décor, furniture, and electronics. They accept electronics in good working order, and lots of donations in the same categories. This shop donates proceeds to help victims of domestic abuse. They accept donations for resale and pour lots of resources into domestic shelters, and programs for both women and children.

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Check out the charitable organizations that thrift stores are connected to. That's a great way to shop!

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Sav Mor Thrift Store

2025 W 1st St., Santa Ana, California, 92703

Sav Mor Thrift Store in Santa Ana has a lot of positive Google reviews. These reviews mention its great prices, cool finds, and friendly staff. They have affordable clothing, lots of it, and an organized store system that makes it easy to find things while you're perusing. Especially for this area, Yelp reviews note how amazingly discounted a lot of the merchandise is. Check it out on your drive through Santa Ana!

Orange Lutheran Thrift Shop

676 N Tustin St., Orange, California 92867

The Orange Lutheran Thrift Shop was named by one Google reviewer as “the best store ever.” Other reviews reflect positive experiences with its pricing model and mentions of the very kind staff. The shop provides financial assistance through the Orange Lutheran High School Ministry for students in need. In-store they offer an array of clothing items, household and kitchenware, electronics, jewelry, accessories, and furniture items. They accept clean, and gently worn donations, and have a furniture drop system too. Check out their in-store options from Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.

Diana's Thrift Store

1414 S Main St. Suite B, Santa Ana, California 92707

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Diana's Thrift Store is a very small but treasure-filled shop also located in Santa Ana, California. The Google reviews are positive with mention of the kind staff and one-of-a-kind merchandise available for purchase. Since it's small, this is a relatively easy stop on your thrifting journey through Orange County.

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Many of the discounted thirty options in Orange County get great donations from the nearby neighbors!

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Boutique Thrift Stores

So-Lo Boutique Consignment

112 East 18th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Moving onto the more curated options on this list, So-Lo Boutique Consignment is a boutique thrift store with affordable vintage and consignment options. While they are selective about the types of donations they accept, it makes for an organized and thoughtful shopping experience at one of the best thrift shops in Orange County. The Yelp reviews are mostly positive, and the store has a 4.6/5 star rating from Google reviews. Many people mention the friendly staff and reasonable prices. According to their Instagram, they also have seasonal sales that can discount prices as much as 30% storewide!

Full Circle | Meaningful Marketplace & Thrift

140 S Glassell St., Orange, California, 92866

Full Circle is a boutique marketplace that sells up-cycled clothes, gifts, and local artisan creations. All the proceeds go to the Youth Centers of Orange which provides after-school care and tutoring to children in need. They have a great stock of colorful clothing, gifts, jewelry, and more. This has to be one of the best thrift stores in Orange County, and the Google reviews are all positive, noting great items and low prices.

McFly's Thrift Store

1135 West Chapman Ave., Orange, California, 92868

McFly's Thrift Store offers great vintage pieces and a selection of all-gender clothing. Google reviews mention the eclectic and unique variety of items, alongside a very nice staff and neat organization. They are a resale shop, so you can come with your second-hand donations, and they'll buy what fits the store. McFly's is actually family-owned, they refer to themselves as a “third generation of thrifters.” So, while the prices may be higher than a Goodwill or Salvation Army, remember the work that goes into making the store a curated vintage experience. Check out their online thrifting options as well!

Second Impressions

24412 Muirlands Suite I, Lake Forest, California, 92630

Second Impressions is a boutique resale store, which means they'll buy clothing that fits the needs of the shop. They sell an array of donated clothing, both used and new, as well as accessories, kitchenware, home décor, furniture, and jewelry. Proceeds go towards several Ministry charities that contribute to food kitchens, resource donations, and a work program for homeless individuals. They also partner with a project that assists homeless, financially underserved, and orphaned individuals in Haiti. Check out their website to see the wide range of merchandise and unique treasures they have for sale in their store.

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Many thrift and boutique stores offer great deals on gently used furniture and home décor.

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Upscale Resale Thrift Store

23461 Ridge Route Dr. Suite D, Laguna Hills, California, 92653

The Upscale Resale Thrift Store benefits local individuals facing food insecurity and homelessness. In-store, they offer a variety of vintage clothing, consignment options, home décor, kitchenware, furniture, toys, jewelry, and accessories. They host monthly sales so keep an eye on their webpage where they promote upcoming deals and discounts. They have another location in Laguna Niguel, located at 28985 Golden Lantern St, Suite B102, which is also well worth a stop on your thrifting adventure. Google reviews mention their great stock of furniture at really great prices for the quality.

Goodwill Boutiques

Lastly, we'll include a few of the Goodwill boutiques in the area, which feature a more curated selection, at higher prices. These boutiques are a part of the Goodwill industries, therefore proceeds go to the same employment and community causes. There's the OC Goodwill Boutique Huntington Beach located at 18631 Beach Boulevard, in Huntington Beach, as well as a boutique located in Tustin at 502 E 1st St. RARE by Goodwill is another shop that's located right in Anaheim at 411 W Broadway C-H. These kinds of stores have much of the same stock as other Goodwill stores, but they typically reserve the higher quality, less-worn items for their boutique stores. So if you're looking to avoid going through a lot of thrift items and just want higher-quality goods, check out these spots first. Happy bargain hunting!

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