Save and make money at Wilmington thrift stores, consignment shops
With prices continuing to rise, people are looking for ways to save or make money. Here is a list of thrift stores, consignment shops, and flea markets that can help.
There is even a bakery thrift store to make your dough go a little further.
And don’t forget about your “furry” family; there are options to save on pet food.
New Hanover County
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington Thrift Shop: 420 Eastwood Road, Wilmington. Features unique merchandise — gently used and never worn clothing, household items, books, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, sporting goods, kitchen gadgets, artwork, tools, craft and hobby supplies, linens, glassware, and much, much more. 10 a.m.-4 pm. Thursday-Saturday for shopping and donating. To donate at another time, call 910-769-2345.
Bargain Box of Wilmington: 213 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington. An upscale second-hand store, is an outreach ministry of the Church of the Servant, Episcopal. All net proceeds from the sale of donated items go back to the community. The nonprofit thrift store sells men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses, decorative items, linens, and housewares. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Donation centers accept home goods, furniture, building supplies, and more. Items are resold to help support Habitat’s mission of affordable homes in the community.
- 1208 S. Third St., Wilmington Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
- 6331 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
- 7330 Market St., Wilmington. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Franklin Sunbeam Bakery Thrift Store: 3115 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc.: A Long-standing nonprofit chain with a range of pre-owned clothing, housewares, and more. Stores are open 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
- 709 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington
- 5662 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington
- 1745 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington
The Island Cottage: 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach. Sells appliances, housewares, books, clothing, shoes, purses, accessories, and toys. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Help Center of Federal Point.
Nifty Thrifty Thrift Shop: Specializes in quality clothing, housewares, and antiques at a very affordable price. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 3722 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington.
P.A.W.S. Resale Shoppe: 5941 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. P.A.W.S. mission is to support local rescue organizations by raising money through sale of donated goods — home decor, gently used furniture, pet supplies, jewelry, beach items, puzzles and board games. Also accepts unopened canned and bags of dog and cat food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
Plato’s Closet: 4720 New Centre Drive, Wilmington. A thrift and consignment store that buys and sells gently used clothes and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sundays.
Rescue Mission of Cape Fear: 502 Castle St., Wilmington. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. shopping and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to donate.
Salvation Army Family Store: 820 N. Second St., downtown Wilmington. 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Salvation Army Thrift Store: 1411 Floral Parkway, Wilmington, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (donations stop at 4:30 p.m.) Monday-Saturday.
Second Skin Vintage: Vintage clothing store, located at 615 Castle St., Wilmington. Opens 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Vintage Values: 609 Castle St, Wilmington. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for shopping, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to donate.
Communities in Schools Thrift Shops: There are four shops The shops benefits Communities In Schools of Brunswick County programs and Action for Success dropout prevention programs. All stores are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Boiling Spring Lakes and Southport shops are also open noon-4 p.m. Sundays.
- Boiling Spring Lakes CIS Thrift Shop, 3000 George II Highway, Boiling Spring Lakes
- Leland CIS Thrift Shop, 117-I Village Road, Leland
- Southport CIS Thrift Shop, 1635 N. Howe St., Southport
- Sunset Beach CIS Thrift Shop, 1780-8 Chandlers Lane at Sunset Beach
Gio Fund Thrift Shop: 117 G Village Road, Leland. Thrift shop and pet food pantry. Proceeds help save at-risk animals. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. Donations, including pet food, are accepted at this location and at 324 Q Village Road, Leland.
Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc.: Stores are open 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
- 70 Emerson Bay Road, Calabash
- 2050 Olde Regent Way, Leland
Habitat for Humanity Restore: 4170 Long Beach Road, S.E., Southport, Sells home goods, furniture, or building materials. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Hope Chest Thrift Stores: Thrift and consignment store benefits Hope Harbor Home, Domestic Violence Shelter, and programs. The four stores are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
- 112 Village Road, N.E., Leland (Clairmont Shopping Center)
- 604 Ocean Highway East, Bolivia
- 3972 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia
- 5602 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island
The Rose of Sharon Thrift Store: 2060 Holden Beach Road, S.W., Supply. A nonprofit outreach of Sharon United Methodist Church, the store provides quality donated items at affordable prices. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday. Donations: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or by appointment.
The Salvation Army Family Store: 22 Waterford Business Center Way, Belville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (donations stop at 4:45 p.m.) Monday-Saturday.
For Our Furry Friends Thrift Store: 102 U.S. 117, Burgaw. Resale and consignment store, operated by Pender County Humane Society in Burgaw. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Saturdays.
Have to Have it Thrift Shoppe: 16525 U.S. 17, Hampstead. Thrift shops, consignment, and recycle centers, offer stylish clothing, décor, kitchenware, linens, furniture, books, and so much more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
Safe Haven of Pender County: 16406 U.S. 17 North, Hampstead. A boutique-style thrift shop selling housewares, clothing, and furniture. All proceeds benefit the domestic violence shelter and client services in Pender County. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
The Salvation Army Family Store: 288 Merchants Circle, Hampstead. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
New Hanover County
Clothes Mentor: 4720 New Centre Drive, Wilmington. Buy and sell better brand-named clothing and accessories for women sizes 0-26. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. For buying hours, please call 910-794-6888.
Finders Keepers Children’s Resale: 5916 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. Buys and resells good quality new and used children’s clothing, toys, and equipment. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.
Generations Consignments: 419 S. College Road, Wilmington (University Landing). 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Face masks are required. 228-5497.
Home Again Wilmington: 1115 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. New and like-new home furnishings and decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Hope Consignment: Women’s clothing store, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 1319 Military Cutoff Road (Landfall Shopping Center), Wilmington.
Just Like New Shoppe: 1014 S. Kerr Ave. Women’s clothing, shoes, purses and accessories, and household items. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Memories of a Child: 6932 Market St., Wilmington. A resale boutique offering apparel, shoes, and toys for children and infants, plus maternity items. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
Once Upon a Child: 4719 New Centre Drive, Wilmington. Buys and sells gently used items for children, including clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, and equipment. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
New 2U: 4605 Franklin Ave., Wilmington. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
Primrose Cottage: 5226 College Road, Wilmington. An ever-changing assortment of furniture, home decor, collectibles, nautical gifts, pottery, glass, iron, and other fabulous funky finds. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
Roses are Blue: 225 S. Water St. Suite F, downtown Wilmington. 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 12:30-8:30 p.m. Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
The Fairy Circle: 1045 S. College Road, Wilmington. Unique consignment store that carries juniors, women’s, and men’s clothing and accessories.10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
The Metro Closet Consignment & Resale Boutique: 19 S. 16th St., Wilmington, A trendy consignment and thrift store that sells gently-used, top-of-the-line merchandise, and a selective variety of new products. Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Affordables Consignment LLC: 600 Main St., Shallotte (Twin Creek Plaza). Women’s clothing and accessories. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
New Hanover County
Curated on Castle Vintage Market: The flea market opens 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Second Saturday March-November, located at 604 Castle St, Wilmington. This multi-vendor vintage market sells everything from clothes and vinyl records to home decor and more.
Junky Monkey: 3041 N Kerr Ave., Wilmington. Over 60 different vendors selling earrings, clothes, furniture, and household items 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Sea Glass Monthly Market: 5601 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne. Is an indoor market that features over 50 local artists and artisans selling handmade, homemade, resale, and retail items. The venue is open the third weekend of every month, except the first and third weekends of November and December. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15-17.