Thrifty Finds in Forsyth: A Roundup of Popular Second Hand Shops

“Thrifting is more than shopping, it’s an adventure!” – unknown

As you drive through the community every week you may be passing some of the coolest second hand shops you didn’t even know existed! What’s special about thrift stores is you never know what you’ll find, especially if you visit at different times since the inventory changes almost daily.  Whether you’re looking for apparel, home decor, entertainment, or antiques Forsyth County offers an array of different style shops that cover a variety of tastes, decades, budgets and more.

This month, we’ve rounded up a list of Forsyth County’s most popular second hand shops for you to explore this season! Head out for a solo adventure or grab some friends for a day of shopping, I’m sure you’ll find some incredible thrifty finds!

Downtown

WS Rescue Mission Thrift

4.3 ★ on Google Reviews

704 Oak St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Closed on Sundays

Best known for: Large selection of furniture, children’s toys, clothing, novelty items, appliances, and more, priced for budget conscious shoppers.  All proceeds from the store go directly back to the WS Rescue Mission to provide food, clothing, shelter and Christian education.

Major Tomms Oddities & Vintage

4.5  on Google Reviews

608 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

Best known for: An impressive collection of oddities, curiosities and vintage finds, including ethically sourced animal specimens as well as “Major Tomms” branded T-shirts.

Design Archives Vintage and Handmade Emporium

4. on Google Reviews

636 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Best known for: Unique selection of independent vendors selling vintage and handmade items with a focus on whimsical and quirky. Design Archives™ sells the famous NCHome T-shirts along with other souvenir items.

West End

Elizabeth’s at Hanes Park

4.6 on Google Reviews

851 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Open 7 days a week

Best known for: Beautifully curated and crafted vintage and modern furniture, home decor, artwork and second-hand finds from an assortment of chosen independent vendors shown in unique vignettes across floors.

The Collage

4.7  on Google Reviews

434 W End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Closed on Sundays

Best known for: Wide variety of new and gently used merchandise, including clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture and home goods, as well as custom offerings for painted furniture and more.

The Eclectible Shop

4.6  on Google Reviews

1036 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

Best known for: A large inventory of used, out of print and rare books, vintage records and an expansive collection of art and eclectibilia which they’ve offered since 1999. Inventory attracts those who appreciate eclectic and rare finds.

Ardmore

Par Les Femmes

5.0 on Google Reviews

1622 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Closed Saturday-Monday

Best known for:  Women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, shoes, furniture and home goods, as well as local art and locally crafted soaps and body products. Proceeds help “bring hope to female survivors of domestic violence.”

Uptown Cheapskate

4.0 on Google Reviews

3262 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Closed on Sundays

Best known for: Gently used clothing, shoes, bags and accessories from brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Express, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters and other name brand retailers. They give cash on the spot for customers wanting to trade in their previously loved items.

Arcadia

Lost In Time Antique Mall

4.1  on Google Reviews

2101 Peters Creek Pkwy #20-22, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Open 7 days a week

Best known for: The largest selection of vinyl records in the South along with 40 dealers selling everything from antique advertising, primitives, glassware, linens, costume jewelry, vintage Christmas, tools, pottery and furniture.

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