If The Thrift Store Is Your Happy Place, Read On!


Before we start, someone please cue Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song. Okay now that our theme song is on and playing, let’s sing along – “we’re gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in our pockets, we’re hunting looking for a come up this is flippen awesome.” Okay, next stop the thrift store!

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If you (like me) are always on the hunt for great and amazing deals, and if the thrift store is your happy place, then you’ve stumbled onto the right article, as this is your guide to all the amazing thrift stores around Johannesburg. We’ve looked far and beyond for the best places to hunt for a fab find or two.

Macklemore's Thrift Shop song

Bounty Hunters Charity Shop

Where: Bounty Hunters Charity Shop, 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

They are not only an incredible thrift store, they are also doing it for a great cause. This is a charity shop that depends solely on donations, so if you aren’t buying do a good deed by donating a few items you no longer have use for. They support 30 charity organisations, some of which are dependants on this shop. Recently they have extended their reach to people and their pets in neighbouring communities who are financially stressed. So, at least you know your money is going to great, helpful and meaningful reasons.

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TWECO The Curiosity Shop

Where: 225 Beyers Naudé Drive, Northcliff, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Support this beautiful cause whose mission is to assist and promote a variety of registered charity organisations by offering a retail facility for their donated items through affiliation with them. This store will sure tickle your fancy in more ways than one, because you will find everything you want from antique items such as clothes, house decor, furniture, books, handbags, shoes, kitchen ware and many more.

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TWECO The Curiosity Shop

Junkie Charity Store

Where: 77th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

Next time you find yourself around Melville and looking for some great deals, be sure to pop by at the Junkie Charity Store. They were established in 2010 and they sell secondhand items, but hold on don’t let the “secondhand items” drift you away from thinking they don’t have quality stuff. Their secondhand merchandise is always high quality, interesting and beautiful, which ensures that each visit can be an adventurous thrifting experience.

The charity organisations that Junkie supports are:

  • Abraham Kriel Kindertehuis
  • Baby Haven
  • Ban Animal Trading
  • Bambelela
  • Children of Fire
  • Community Led Animal Welfare
  • Melville Koppies Heritage Fund
  • Princess Alice Adoption Home
  • Salvation Army Old Age Home Emmarentia
  • Theatre Benevolent Fund

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HospiceWits

Where: They have several stores around Joburg. To know which one is near you click here!

Please tell us you’ve heard of, or at least been involved in lending a helping hand to, HospiceWits. Well, now you do. They say the philosophy that lies behind the active care offered by HospiceWits to the terminally ill is to emphase the importance of living to the fullest with whatever time is left. So, if you’re running your thrift errands and confused as to where to go, look no further they sell pre-loved second hand items that are in a sellable condition, including furniture, books, clothing, children’s items, accessories, magazines, homeware, decor items, artwork, electronic goods in mint condition, music, DVDs, footwear, chairs, tables, toys, bags, suitcases, gardening items… you name it, they have it!

For more information click here!

HospiceWits

Cash Converters Melville

Where: 9 Main Road, Melville, Johannesburg.

Maybe you’re not looking to buy, but to sell some of your stuff? This is the perfect place to do so. Someone else will enjoy them and they will be taken care of because you know another man’s used goods are another man’s treasure. And your wallet will be extremely glad to have some company!

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Reminiscene

Where: Shop 106, 27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

The name says it all people. This thrift store takes you back in time, giving you the best in vintage and old skool style that will definitely make you stand out with style and class, darling! They have been running for 27 years so you know they really know what they are doing. The shop specialises in period clothing from the 1970s and before. The shop not only has clothes but handbags, leather day bags, evening bags, shoes, gloves and of course jewellery.

For more information click here!

Reminiscene

Dunusa Markets

Where: De Villiers Street, Johannesburg.

Last, but by no means least. This is my ultimate favourite, and I would one hundred percent recommend it to anyone who is looking for quality, real, amazing, affordable, unique styles that you’ll probably be the only one owning. Don’t believe me? Go check it out yourself, and tell me how many nice things you found. 99.9% of my clothes are from this place, and if I do say so myself, I clean up nice with my affordable thrifted goods from Dunusa.

Shut Up And Take My Money!

Okay good people, now that we know where to find all the gems, let’s head out! We’ve always wanted thrifting partners we’re so glad we’ve found you. Let’s go spend some bucks at these amazing thrift spots.

Shut Up And Take My Money!

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