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Are you looking for a high-quality, affordable shopping experience?

You’ve come to the right place.

With an urban industrial feel, this store is unlike any thrift shop you’ve experienced. Revive Thrift Shop was developed to give you the experience of shopping in a boutique store with incredibly low prices. Our goal is that everyone, from all income levels and parts of our neighborhood, is able to experience a positive and dignifying shopping experience.

Our store is stocked completely with donations. In order to provide this shopping experience, we need your help! We accept donations anytime we are open (Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm) through our front door or the double yellow doors behind the store. Please be aware that we have minimal staff on Monday so heavy donations may be difficult. 

 

Have you had a great experience at Revive Thrift Shop? Leave us a comment!

4th of July DIY

Today and Saturday Revive is having a sale on everything red, white, or blue!  That means 40% off anything with any of those colors.  Come in an get some plain shirts and decorate them with your family and friends.  Run to the craft store and pick up fabric paints, Sharpies, or acrylics and go crazy with patriotic designs.  Use stencils and tape to get perfect stars and stripes or just have fun painting whimsical fireworks.  We are closed on the 4th so make sure you have a great time with your friends and family and be sure to stop by after the holiday.

New Shoes

What do your shoes say about you?

We just received a HUGE donation of designer shoes and they are selling fast!  This Friday we are having a buy one get one half off sale on all shoes.  Check out these funny blog posts to see what your shoes say about you and then come in and check out the amazing deals we have on Coach, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson, Guess, Nine West, and many other designer shoes.

http://www.whowhatwear.com/what-do-your-shoes-say-about-you-personality-fashion-winter-2014/slide9

http://www.refinery29.com/2014/01/60741/types-of-shoes#slide

The Fruits of the Thrifting Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

-Galatians 5:22-23

These are the 9 attributes of a Christian life. Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are a part of our daily lives and if we use a little imagination they can also be used as a helpful framework for how to go about thrift shopping. Many people have not had much experience with resale shopping and it can be an overwhelming experience, but if we keep these 9 qualities in mind it becomes much easier to find exactly what you are looking for.

Love: Buy what you love! This is the simplest rule, buy the items that you fall in love with, you may never see them again even if you return to the same store the next day.

Joy: Make your shopping experience fun! Grab a few friends and make a day out of thrift shopping.  Go to multiple stores and don’t be afraid to try on clothes that are out of your comfort zone or just plain hilarious. You can find some pretty out of this world clothing at a thrift store.

PeaceTry not to be overwhelmed. Many thrift and resale shops are packed with merchandise and can be hard to move around in. This can sometimes scare off potential customers. Relax, take your time, and don’t be afraid to dig through racks of clothing and piles of merchandise.

Forbearance: Be patient. Patience is a VERY important part of thrift shopping.  Thrift shops constantly rotate their inventory and each store has unique items.  When you are hunting for a particular item it can take multiple trips to multiple thrift shops over multiple weeks to find the perfect thing. So try to be patient.

Kindness & GoodnessDo something good for your community. Donating your lightly used clothing, home decor, furniture, and electronics is an amazing way to help your local thrift shops (especially the nonprofit ones). Also be sure to be kind to the employees, if you can make friends with an employee they will be more willing to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

FaithfulnessDon’t give up!  Have faith that you will eventually find what you are looking for.  It may take a few trips but you will find what you need somewhere.

GentlenessTreat the items with respect.  They may be used and old but be sure to be kind to the store and its often-delicate merchandise.

Self-controlBe a thoughtful buyer.  Don’t buy something because it is cheap, buy it because you have a use for it, or can see yourself wearing it. Also try to go shopping on sale days to get the best deals.  Check out our Events page to find a calendar of sale days at Revive!

 

Anew Nature featured in Studio 3

Anew Nature featured in Studio 3

Anew Nature is located in Revive Thrift Shop. The owners, Rob and Erica, provide several internships for our Job and Leadership Training interns, teaching tool literacy and providing mentorship.

You can find their beautiful creations in our store and on their website. This article from Studio 3 features a history of their company and their experience with Revive Thrift Shop. It even includes the story of the first piece of furniture completed by the Job Training Interns.

Check it out!