Favorite thrift-shop spots
An excerpt from an article in the San Diego Reader by Eve Kelly
“Eve Kelly comes from a sturdy stock of thrift shoppers and upcyclers. As a child, I had two brand-new items: a dress for my confirmation and a pair of church shoes. Everything else was a hand-me-down or an item my mom found thrift-shopping — “thrifting” in our family shorthand. Dad wasn’t a great thrifter, but he could repurpose with the best of them. He was upcycling before it was even a thing. An ironing board he repurposed as part of a white fence, and a wrought-iron clothes-hanger rack is now a trellis in his garden.
So it’s no surprise to me to see my own clan has been bitten by the bargain bug. On our way to the movies last week, my teen asked for my go-to thrift-shopping spots. I was ashamed to say I had not really had the time of late to go searching for new spots. But I promised I’d poll some trusty thrifter friends to find out the hot spots.
My retro-stylish pal Kathy agreed with David about the La Mesa Goodwill. “It’s small and not as overwhelming to look through as some thrift shops. It’s fairly well organized, and most items are in good to very good condition….”
above: Interior of the Hillcrest Goodwill