We love buying new stuff from a brick and mortar store. The whole experience can be satisfying.
But we really think that the best way to buy home decor is often by investing in online thrift store furniture or visiting local thrift stores and seeing what bargains they might have.
Now, we don’t have a list of all the thrift stores in your area but the list below should have the perfect thrift store to get you started, at least. Check it out.
This thrift store is all about delivering top-end antique-style pieces, so don’t expect low thrift store prices as you won’t find them.
What you will find are secondhand furniture pieces that are solidly built and ought to last for a lifetime.
They can also provide wall decor items and seasonal decor. This is designer thrift shopping rather than a place to buy furniture on the cheap.
Check out 1st Dibs here.
We like to think AptDeco as the world’s local store even if they are based out of New York because they ensure that thrifted home decor items can be bought and sold anywhere on the planet.
We find their site a real pleasure to use too and find that their design profile can help you buy anything from wall art to coffee tables that match your personal style.
Check out AptDeco here.
We pretty much all know what to expect from Amazon and yes, they have a fine range of secondhand stuff including wall decor, fine jewelry, mason jars, brass candlesticks, and so much more.
If you can’t find furniture that you like on Amazon, you’re not really trying – you can even buy coffee table books for your new coffee table without leaving the site.
Check out Amazon here.
So much nicer than flea markets and with a much bigger audience is Chairish. It’s just what the discerning furniture buyer needs – we’d recommend that you download their app which is a treasure trove of contemporary pieces and you can find excellent vintage pieces too if you look carefully.
This is one of the most popular home decorations sites online and their stuff sells a lot faster, most of the time, than it does in your local Goodwill so if you spot a bargain, jump on it!
Check out Chairish here.
Craigslist: The Local Thrift Store
It’s impossible to leave Craigslist off our list as you can find plenty of second hand furniture and interior design items on the site if you’re lucky.
We will warn you to be careful when doing business on the site as there are a lot fo people whose great ideas involve ripping off cash buyers online. Always see what you’re buying before you pay for it.
Check out Craigslist here.
It’s been around since 1995 and you can find tons of amazing pieces on eBay thanks to the PayPal buyer’s protection, you’re likely to get good stuff that’s a lot cheaper than it might be on the high street.
In our experience, their furniture is often a total steal as people using eBay don’t seem to be as well-versed in pricing furniture as people on more specialist sites.
Check out eBay here.
Many people seem to think that Etsy is just for home made crafts and stuffed animals and the like but, in fact, there’s a very big market for repurposed and refurbished furniture on the site too.
If you want something that’s been lovingly restored rather than spray painted in cheap spray paint – then you can do much worse than Etsy. And it makes shopping very easy for unique pieces.
You can also find nice homemade items such as throw blankets or throw pillows to complement your purchases.
Check out Etsy here.
We know you once looked at Facebook marketplace and thought, meh.
But we’d encourage you to take a longer look. In fact, it has better communication features than Craigslist and some seller rating facilities to help you make better purchasing decisions than on Craigslist too.
We recently bought some excellent light fixtures on Facebook.
Check out Facebook Marketplace here.
LetGo is a great place to find different shapes of furniture for your home – we find their app is best used in cities because otherwise, you may not find very much that’s local to you.
However, whether you’re in the market for beds or car seats, the odds are good that there will be something in your neighborhood.
Just make sure to check any wooden items for bed bugs before you bring them home.
Check out LetGo/OfferUp here.
This British thrift store is a high-quality place that will often have a great post about their shop specials as well as great furniture.
You’ll find antiques, vintage period pieces and contemporary stuff on their site and it’s a great place to shop if you’re in the UK or prepared to pay shipping and import taxes to the US.
Check out Pamono (UK) here.
We shop in Poshmark all the time for clothes, so it’s not surprising that we often get furniture on here and other home decor items.
In fact, we recently got some sheet sets on Poshmark that had never been used! It tends to deliver very affordable prices too.
Check out Poshmark here.
This shop and thrift store from the UK specializes in reclaimed furniture which is then made anew.
It’s not cheap but the pieces are incredible!
Check out Retrouvius (UK) here.
Sotheby’s Home Decor
Not so much a thrift store as a place to pick up items from estate sales and the like. Sotheby’s is an auction house and if you want period pieces – you can snag a bargain assuming there’s no competition for it.
Check out Sotheby’s Home Decor here.
Sunbeam Vintage Items
This thrift store is not as well known as some of our other picks but this Los Angeles-based company can really deliver the goods.
And if you’re passing through Los Angeles, we can heartily recommend that you pay a visit to their store in person too.
Check out Sunbeam Vintage Items here.
As you can see there are plenty of thrift stores to choose from for home decor items and you can Google to find local stores to visit in person too! Have fun and we hope that you find a bargain or two!
P.S. If you’ve already decided that reupholstering your couch is not for you and you’ve arranged for the disposal of that sofa and you didn’t find the stores you wanted above then why not try our favorite secondhand furniture stores too? They’re awesome.