It feels so good to be back to the place where it all started: the heart of Hillcrest in San Diego. This is where I would come and buy gently used clothing and finds that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I also found that the finds are still great, if not, better than ever. So all of you looking to give a second chance to items that were once seen as “no longer needed”, this one’s for you. I think one of the most satisfying feelings is buying a good item at a reasonable price. And for that reason, I’m sharing all my thrift worthy places in San Diego. I think some think of thrifting as impossible to find something valuable, but hopefully with this post your experience will be seamless and you could possibly find a few gems along the way.
I usually go to “Buy, Sell. Trade” shops in Hillcrest. It is a great way to get a few dollars for clothes that no longer fit you or are just sitting in your closet. The best part about these kinds of shops is that it gives you the chance to find an item for you that someone else sold. These shops are a little bit more expensive than thrift shops, but you can find tees, jeans, dresses, shoes, and more at prices ranging from $15-$25. The prices may vary depending on brands, but the clothes are usually close to unworn and a good deal.
Some of my favorite “Buy, Sell, Trade” shops in San Diego include Buffalo Exchange, Lost & Found, and Flashbacks. These three are all neighboring stores which is great because you can stop by all three in one day. Buffalo’s style of clothing is a bit edgier, but I think they have the best variety when looking to buy. I love to go there and see what fun and funky items I can find.
Lost & Found has a girlish and vintage feel. They are pickier when buying from you, but their selection of clothing is very nice and has higher end brands.
Flashbacks is a great place to go when looking for a 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s vibe, hence the store name Flashbacks. They have everything from go-go, to hippie, sparkle and glitter. It is a fun place to shop around with friends.
I hope you find my suggestions helpful and feel free to message me if you have any questions ! Happy Thrift Hunting !