Best Thrifts in Atlanta As Told By a College Student

I am a broke college student, savvy shopper and a stylish young woman. Therefore, you can trust my opinion when scavenging for the coolest clothes for the best deals. I’ve hit all the thrifts of Atlanta from the city’s edgy neighborhood of Little 5 Points to holes in the wall on Buford Highway. I have come up with a few of my go-to thrift stores in Atlanta that feature hip styles all while getting a bang for your buck.

Rag-O-Rama

A Free People dress for $15? You heard right! I scored a Free People boho style maxi dress here in perfect condition as well as boyfriend jeans from Zara. The consignment store has two locations, one in Sandy Springs and another in Little 5 Points. Rag-O-Rama has been featured in several Atlanta magazines and blogs for consecutive years in a row for being one of the best spots for hipsters to get fashionable clothes on a budget. While you’re there check out the party rack. You’ll find sparkly flapper dresses, African tribal shirts and even wigs!

Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo is an Atlanta favorite located on Ponce De Leon in Virginia Highlands. At Buffalo, customers can “sell past fashion favorites for new to you finds.” For example, I donated old tees that didn’t fit any more and earned store credit. With the credit, I scored a pair of converse and Vans in perfect condition! The store is a little pricery then the average thrift store, but you’ll never find clothes of low quality here. The store is packed with clothes from designs such as Levi, Tommy Hilfinger and more!

Paris on Ponce

This gem is overlooked. If you’re familiar with the Atlanta beltline, you’ve definitely passed this antique shop along the way. The store features several different vendors selling knickknacks such as board games from the 70s, old vinyl, antique furniture and vintage clothing. The vintage clothing ranges from old band tees to a rare selection of denim. Here I found THE ultimate mom jean. A real pair of DKNY jeans from the 80s that fit as perfectly as Cinderella’s slipper. I scored these jeans for only $23!

Lost-N-Found Youth

This non-profit thrift store and donation center is helping make Atlanta a better place. All proceeds and donated items go toward helping the LGBTQ homeless youth in the metro area. Here, I found high quality denim pieces such as jeans, jean jackets and skirts all together costing me less than $20! Check out the purses while you’re there too!  You’ll find fashionable clutches and bags for only $5!

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