Thrifting on the Peninsula

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that finding high-quality items at a discount is a good thing. You may find good deals online or during clearance sales of big retail stores, but sometimes the best deals are found at your local second-hand thrift store. While we love the work companies such as Goodwill and Salvation Army do for our communities, this blog will focus on a few small, independent stores on the Peninsula that would love to have your business. (They often have the best items anyway!) What's more, proceeds often go towards initiatives that help the community. Of course, these stores also have donation centers. If you have clothing or furniture you don't use anymore, consider donating these items so they may find new life!

St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Thrift Store - South San Francisco, San Mateo

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in South San Francisco and San Mateo is an organization that has an important place in the local community. Profits are used to feed and clothe those who need it most, and their selection and helpful staff make it a great place to go if you're looking second-hand clothes. They also take donations, so if you can, consider contributing to their mission!


Twice As Nice - San Bruno, Half Moon Bay

Twice as Nice has locations in San Bruno and Half Moon Bay. Both locations have a wide selection of clothing and furniture. You may not know what you're looking for, but it's hard to leave without buying at least one item! Like most thrift stores, Twice as Nice accepts donations.


Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop - Burlingame 

Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop in Burlingame has a mission worthy of the name. Operated by the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, the proceeds from the store benefit animal welfare on the Peninsula. The store accepts donations and has a robust selection of furniture, clothing, and accessories. 

All That Glitters - Burlingame

A store that deserves the name, All That Glitters in Burlingame has a wide variety of styles that are a blast to peruse. Vintage clothing from the 20s to the 70s, costumes, jewelry, and so much more make it one-of-a-kind! Independently owned and operated, stopping here is a must.