Arlington Area Thrift Stores

Monday November 21, 2011

thrift store

Recently, I’ve been scouring the local thrift stores, looking for clothes my kids can use as costumes for an upcoming Christmas musical. I thought it might be useful for others to see a list of thrift stores in the area.

Here’s a list of thrift stores in Arlington, Falls Church and a few beyond.

Arlington & Falls Church Thrift Stores

Ft. Meyer Thrift Store
224 Forrest Cir, Fort Myer, VA
(703) 527-0664
Supports: Army Officers’ Wives’ Club of Greater Washington Area
Hours:  Vary, check website for details, but generally open:
Tues / Wed / Thurs: 10am – 2:30pm    plus 1st Sat of the month 10:00am -3pm

Note:   The Ft. Meyer Thrift Store is on a base, but open to the public.   You will need a valid Photo ID and allow a few extra minutes as your car goes through the security checkpoint.

Finders Keepers / It’s All Good Consignment
5906 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
(703) 241-9227  /
Supports:  n/a (For Profit)
Hours:  Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm

Note:  Finders Keepers and it’s teen-oriented companion store, It’s All Good, are upscale consignment stores with prices too boot.  You may find something collectible or adorable, but you won’t find a bargain here.

Goodwill (Multiple Locations)

  • 10 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22204  (703) 769-3711
  • 4714 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 979-5947
  • Willston II Shopping Center,  6136-A Arlington Blvd.  Falls Church , VA 22044 (703) 533-1840
  • 2936 Annandale Road,  Falls Church , VA 22042  (703) 663-2762
Supports:  Goodwill Greater Washington
Hours:  Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm   Sun: 10am – 6pm
Discount Day:  25% off on Tuesdays

Note:  Not all Goodwill locations accept donations. Check their website for additional details and stores. 

Columbia Pike Thrift Store
4101 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4109
(703) 521-3110
Supports:  Trinity Episcopal Church
Hours:  Mon – Sat:  10am – 4pm, closed Sundays

Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice) Thrift Shop
6172 Arlington Boulevard, Willston Centre 1, Falls Church, VA 22044
Supports:  Capital Caring Hospice
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 4:30 pm; Sun: 11 am- 4 pm

New To You Inc
108 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046-4201
(703) 533-1251
Supports: n/a (Non Profit)
Hours:  Tue – Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Sun: 12pm – 5pm.  Closed Mondays

Note:  New To You is an upscale boutique that also offers consignment.  The price point and items found here are considerably higher than you would find at a standard thrift store.

Second Chance 2 Thrift Store
929 West Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046
Supports:  Humane Society of Fairfax County
Hours:  Mon – Sat: 10am – 4pm, closed Sundays

Clock Tower Thrift Shop
2860 Annandale Road,  Falls Church, VA 22042-2149
(703) 237-1910
Supports:  Northern Va Family Service
Hours:  Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm; Thu – Fri: 10am-8pm; Sat:  10am-6pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm

Joseph’s Coat
3022 Annandale Road Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 538-6289
Supports:  Bethany House
Hours:  Mon / Tu / Sat:  9:30am – 5:30pm  Wed /Thur / Fri: 9:30am – 7:30pm, closed Sundays

Unique Thrift Store
2956 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 992-6560‎
Supports:  n/a (For Profit)
Hours:  Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm, Sun: 11am – 6pm
Discount Day:  25% off on Mondays

Note:  Unique is a megastore, unlike any other thrift store in the area.  Their price point is a little higher, but they are better organized and have more selection than anywhere else.

Salvation Army
6528 Little River Tpke
Alexandria, VA 22312-1449
(703) 642-9270
Supports: Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers
Hours: Mon – Sat: 8am – 4pm; Closed Sundays
Discount Day: 25% off on Wednesdays

Note:  The Salvation Army thrift store is another large, well organized store.   Selection, like all thrift stores can be hit or miss and volume is heavy on discount days.

These are the thrift stores close to Arlington, plus The Salvation Army and Unique, which I think are worth the extra drive.

My favorite stores are Clock Tower, Second Chance, and Unique.

What are your favorite thrift stores and what do you shop for?

Here’s a map of all the locations.

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6 Responses to Arlington Area Thrift Stores

  1. 1
    Mel says:

    So you’re coming around to thrifting! Yeah.

  2. 2
    stephanie says:

    Please come check out our store ..Its fairly new…Get It used..Falls church 2841 Rogers dr.

    • 2.1
      Petie says:

      Feb. 2013 Store is out of business.

      Also —
      Joseph’s coat is gone, Second chance closing.
      Capital Caring expanded, new boutique 2 doors north of original store.

  3. 3
    Courtney says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the good thrift stores in the area! I just moved to Arlington, and my roommates and I love thrifting for clothes and craft supplies. We wouldn’t have found some of the local gems without your suggestions. 🙂

  4. 4
    Teresa says:

    Hi there,

    I work at the Humane Society of Fairfax County in Fairfax, VA. Thank you so much for listing our Falls Church Thrift shop on your listing. However, we had to close that location earlier this year. Would you mind updating the list with our remaining Fairfax Store location?

    Monday-Friday – 10:00am-4:00pm
    Saturday – 10:00am-3:00pm
    4055 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030
    Tel.: 703-385-3064
    Donations welcome during business hours, no large items such as furniture, and no fur donations accepted.

    Thank you so much for listing us on your site, all proceeds benefit the animals of HSFC and the community programs our organization offers to Fairfax residents, 🙂

  5. 5
    Kristi says:

    The second chance thrift store in Falls church and Joseph’s coat thrift store on Annandale road are closed.

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