Thrift Stores, like the items they sell, are often a mixed bag. Lots of them are not the kind of place you would ever shop unless you need something for very cheap. But there are also terrific stores with dedicated staff and owners who are passionate about their community and take pride in what they do. Nebraska thrift stores are some of the best places for vintage clothes, home furnishings and anything in between.
This is our top ten list of the most beloved and rewarding thrift stores in the Cornhusker State.
(*Please note: the thrift shops are listed in no particular order.)
Habitat For Humanity Restore
Not your typical thrift store but ideal if you are doing some work on your home on the cheap. Restore is terrific for finding furniture, cabinetry and raw materials for restoration projects. This location is in Grand Island and is among the highest customer-rated Nebraska thrift stores.
Pieceful Dreams Company Consignment Store
Located on Central Avenue in Nebraska City, Pieceful Dreams is a top-rated consignment store within the community, noted for its upkeep and ever-changing window displays. The store specializes in vintage and antique merchandise as well as modern decor.
Crossroads Thrift Store
Crossroads is a community favorite in Hastings. They have a friendly staff and low priced discount items. all of the proceeds from the store go to the homeless. They also accept donations and offer coupons to save even more.
Play it Again Sam Thrift Store
This Sydney store has a playful tone in its celebration of reuse. Of all the thrift joints in all Nebraska... Play it Again Sam is celebrated for friendly staff and low prices and very highly praised among Nebraska thrift stores.
Kearney Jubilee Center Thrift Store and Food Pantry
This Kearney thrift store takes its inspiration from the Jewish day of restoration and equality and focuses on social justice programs that emphasize aid to the poor and oppressed.
Mission Avenue Thrift
Mission Avenue Thrift is another Crossroads Store. It's also a highly rated store in Nebraska. It's the second of three locations and is highly focused on community outreach.
Scout: Dry Goods and Trade
For those in and around the Omaha area, Scout is the go-to place for great vintage merchandise. The prices are fantastic and there is a lot of great character and atmosphere to the place which makes it more fun to shop in. They also have an active Facebook page with frequent and fun promotions like Fil-A-Bag events!
St. Teresa Thrift Shop
This small but diverse thrift shop in Lincoln is affiliated with St. Teresa Catholic Church. patrons of the store appreciate the cleanliness and care to the displays as well as an assortment of options and good pricing.
Tip Top Thrift Shop
This vintage store in Omaha is small but full of treasures. The place has a lot of character and is a nice place to peruse when you are on the hunt or something unique with affordable pricing. It's a definite stop to include in a day of shopping Nebraska thrift stores.
St. Louise Gift and Thrift Store
This Lincoln-based store is also a Catholic church-based community outreach store. Customers praise the pricing and variety as well as the selection of home furnishings.
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