The value of shopping at thrift stores is to be able to purchase gently used, quality products at 30 to 70% off list. I buy furniture that I can re-purpose or use for art projects, items that can be used in garden art, garden pots, and clothing. I am a big fan of thrift stores because it cuts my carbon foot print significantly and the moneys from my purchases go to support really worthy causes. The Seattle area is fortunate to have thrift stores funded by several different major non-profit organizations…I have a new favorite thrift store in Lynwood, Wa.
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store-Lynwood, WA
17214 Washington 99
This specific thrift store has an exceptionally good selection of furniture (I am always in search of furniture with good bones that can be refurbished or re-purposed). The kitchenware available was also unusually good. I think what really struck me about my shopping experience was that whoever did the merchandising laid out the store so that it was a really fun experience. This seemed to carry over to the staff. Everyone I talked to or sought help from was courteous, helpful, and really seemed to have a sense of ownership around what was going on in this store. The furniture was arranged as complete room settings which is very unusual in thrift stores.
The shop had set up an area on the side of the store that was fenced off and that just sold antique items, or vintage items. The selection was great and the layout of this area made this special. I really enjoyed spending time in this store.
About 90 Cents of Every Dollar Goes to St. Vincent De Paul Programs
Earnings from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores are a major part of their fund raising efforts for their activities below.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in King County
St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Snohomish County
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Everett-Map)
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Lynwood-Map)
17214 Hwy 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037-3170
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Monroe-Map)
17510 W Main Street
Monroe, WA 98272
Programs Supported by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores
Food Bank (distributed 1,200,000 pounds of food in 2012 to over 145,000 to individuals and families)