Where Are The Best Thrift Stores & Shops In Winston-Salem?

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Thrifting, or shopping at thrift stores, has always been a way to save money but has recently become more popular among young people for several reasons. Affordability, sustainability, and eco-friendly. Many like the vintage look or can creatively put together an outfit from the available choices. Thrift stores also have household items and decor that might be just what you are looking for at a fraction of the retail cost. Look at this list of thrift stores we have gathered to make your bargain hunting fun and easy.

A person shopping glassware at a thrift store.
Thrift Stores carry household items, clothing, accessories, decor, and furniture, all at low prices.

Design Archives Vintage And Homemade Emporium

Design Archives is located in the heart of Winston-Salem in an art deco building and hosts over 150 vendors, artists, and more. A great place to find something you didn’t even know you were looking for.

Design Archives Website

  • 636 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-602-2452
  • Hours
    • Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 12pm – 6pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 8pm
    • Closed Tuesday

Goodwill Stores And Donation Centers

Goodwill Stores sells clothing for the family, shoes, accessories, household items, decor, electronics, books, toys, and furniture. With new items arriving every day, you always find something new. They have multiple locations in Winston-Salem.

  • Hours All Stores
    • Mon-Sat, 10am – 8pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 6pm
  • 2701 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-499-8964
  • 208 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-768-9778
  • 528 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-777-0619
  • 2760 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-201-0800
  • 3601 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-793-1340

Our Personal Experience with Goodwill

Goodwill on University is my favorite thrift store in town. It is massive and has such a wide selection. I love the thrill of the hunt to find the perfect treasures, and I have never walked out of this store empty-handed. It’s a gem of a store, and you can also drop off the things you no longer need to them while you are there. It’s a win-win!

Michelle Schenker – Thrifter & Winston-Salem Native

Major Tomms Oddities & Vintage

Major Tomms has unique and strange oddities, including taxidermy animals (ethically sourced animal specimens). They also sell clothes, jewelry, and decor.

Major Tomms Instagram

  • 608 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-1111
  • Hours
    • Wed-Fri, 1pm – 6pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 6pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 5pm
    • Closed Mon & Tues

Mega Thrift

Mega Thrift is the largest thrift store in the Triad. They carry clothes for everyone in the family, starting from only 99 cents. They also have shoes, accessories, toys, baby products, housewares, and electrical items. Weekly sales, too!

Mega Thrift Website

  • 1200 W Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-771-3008
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 9am – 9pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 7pm

Pinwheels Thrift Store

Pinwheels offers an upscale shopping experience with thrift store prices. They carry infant through adult clothing, shoes, and accessories. All proceeds go to the Parenting Path, a Family Center.

Pinwheels Website

  • 631 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-748-9028
  • Hours
    • Wed-Sat, 11am – 6pm
    • Closed Sun-Tues

Slash Tags Boutique

Slash Tags is a Dapper and Diva’s best casual or formal events place. From dresses, suits, and everything in between, you’ll find high-quality women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories at low prices. The store also provides onsite alterations. They were awarded the 2018 Triad Minority and Women’s Business Expo’s “Newcomer Of The Year.” Visit the store or shop online.

Slash Tags Boutique Website

  • 8100 North Point Blvd, Suite G, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-8397
  • Hours
    • Thurs & Fri, 11am – 5pm
    • Sat, 11am – 4pm
    • Closed Sun-Wed

Trosa Thrift Store

Trosa carries furniture, household items, clothing, and much more. It is organized and clean. The items are displayed nicely and are easy to access. Excellent prices, friendly employees. They deliver for a small fee. Proceeds go to support Trosa’s programs.

Trosa Thrift Store Facebook

  • 3187 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-967-8772
  • Hours
    • Wed-Fri, 12pm – 6pm
    • Sat, 10am – 6pm
    • Closed Sun-Tues

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission Thrift Store

The Rescue Mission Thrift Store sells clothes, accessories, household items, novelties, and furniture. The inventory varies from day to day and week to week. Every Tuesday, Veterans receive a 20% discount; on Thursdays, seniors (over 60) receive a 20% discount; on Saturdays, college students and teachers receive a 20% discount. The donation dock address is 715 N Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC. You can also schedule a pick-up of items.

W-S Rescue Mission Thrift Store Website

  • 704 Oak Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-723-1848
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm
    • Sat, 9am – 1pm
    • Closed Sunday

More Places To Shop And Save Money

Thrift stores are one means of finding clothes and other items at a considerable discount. Consignment shops are another place to stretch your clothing budget further, and you can make some money by selling clothes you no longer want.

What was your “best find” at a thrift shop? Tell us about it in the comments.

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