For so many people in the U.S., Sacramento, Calif. seems like a super expensive city to live in. Especially considering it's the capital of the state, it could have a reputation of being on the pricey side. But it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of ways to get discounts in the city and that includes thrifting.
Here are some of the best thrift stores in Sacramento.
Address: 7224 55th St Sacramento, CA 95823
Eco Thrift has locations all over California and it definitely gives off big department store vibes. The store has everything you could want to decorate your home and your body. With large shelves throughout the store, there's more than enough to get you looking down each aisle.
TRUE (Totally Recycled Urban Exchange)
Address: 1900 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811
TRUE is a store that is a part of WEAVEWorks (Women Escaping a Violent Environment). This organization teaches people about how to maintain healthy relationships and supports domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking survivors. Buying clothing here is a "socially conscious shopping experience" because the money from the shop supports WEAVE efforts.
The Thrift Store
Address: 6606 Fruitridge RoadSacramento, CA 95820
WEAVEWorks also owns The Thrift Store, another low-cost shopping experience that supports its healthy relationship efforts. It's pretty similar to its sister store, but this one also sells furniture whereas TRUE is all about clothes and accessories.
Address: 2590 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Upscale Thrift has clothing for every occasion. The store holds a lot for its small size, and there are a bunch of fun decorations for your home that can change with the seasons and holidays.
Deseret Industries Thrift Store & Donation Center
Address: 3000 Auburn Blvd Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95821
Deseret Industries Thrift Store & Donation Center is huge. There are so many ways for you to decorate your home and clothes for everyone. This is another business with multiple locations, and shopping here supports its training and placement program.
Hidden Gems Thrift Store
Address: 2251 Florin Rd #148, Sacramento, CA 95822
This Black woman-owned business lives up to its name. Hidden Gems has clothing for all kinds of looks and occasions. One of the owners, Passion Bailey, shopped at thrift stores with her mom growing up during her "less than privilege[d] childhood." That later inspired her to open Hidden Gems.
Plus, you can book an appointment to have one-on-one time with a personal shopper.
FreeStyle Clothing Exchange
Address: 1906 L StreetSacramento, CA 95811
FreeStyle Clothing Exchange makes a point to be all about recycling clothing. There's tons of variety with vintage pieces as well as things that have trended more recently. Plus, the shop has a Depop where you can shop online.
The Past & The Present Thrift Shop
Address: 2131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816
The Past & The Present Thrift Shop has clothing, accessories, and decorative elements for your home. But it is perhaps best known for its beautiful jewelry collection. And many of the Google reviews mention the shop's owner being a lovely person to speak with.