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Where can I find good cheap thrift stores in Calgary?

Are you looking for good cheap thrift stores in Calgary? Look no further - Goodwill has everything you need! And, as some of the cheapest thrift stores in Calgary, you’re sure to save big when you shop at Goodwill.

Our second-hand stores in Calgary are stocked daily with gently-used, high-quality items, including brand-name products. So, rather than heading to a big box store (where you’ll pay big box prices), visit your local thrift store in Calgary - you won’t regret it!

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What happens to unsold items at thrift stores?

Wondering what happens to unsold items that you donate to the thrift store? While we can’t speak for all Calgary thrift stores, we can tell you that unsold items at Goodwill are shipped to other locations to be sold or recycled/upcycled. For example, unsold items from our second-hand stores in Calgary are first taken to a Goodwill outlet. At the outlet, they are listed at a discounted price. If we can’t sell them at this discounted price, they are given a second life through our Reuse and Recycling Program. In this case, the items are sent to a textile recycler or another company to be transformed into new materials.

How can I donate to a thrift store in Calgary?

Want to donate to a thrift store in Calgary? Goodwill makes it simple! Stop by a Goodwill donation center near you during donation hours (listed above) and drop off your items. That’s it - it’s that easy.

What can you donate to a Goodwill thrift store in Calgary? Here are some of the items we accept at our donation centers:

  • Clothing, including underwear, socks, and bras
  • Household items, including furniture
  • Bags and purses
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Holiday decor and more

Please note: all items should be in good condition. Clothing should be new or gently used, including underwear, socks and bras. Goodwill cannot accept wet or dirty clothing.

For a comprehensive list of donation do’s and don’ts, check out our detailed Donation Guide.

How to find a Goodwill thrift store near you?

Finding a Goodwill thrift store near you is easier than ever before. Visit our thrift store locations page to see a list of all our thrift shops in Alberta. Or, if you’re in the Calgary area, our 8 Calgary thrift store locations are listed above. With 14 locations across Alberta, including thrift stores near Calgary downtown, you’re sure to find a Goodwill that’s convenient for you. 

Check our thrift store and donation center hours above to plan your next visit. See you soon!

Where can I find good cheap thrift stores in Calgary?

Are you looking for good cheap thrift stores in Calgary? Look no further - Goodwill has everything you need! And, as some of the cheapest thrift stores in Calgary, you’re sure to save big when you shop at Goodwill.

Our second-hand stores in Calgary are stocked daily with gently-used, high-quality items, including brand-name products. So, rather than heading to a big box store (where you’ll pay big box prices), visit your local thrift store in Calgary - you won’t regret it!

Do people buy from thrift stores in Calgary?

People buy many different items from Calgary thrift stores. In fact, thrifting is extremely popular in Calgary and throughout Alberta. 

Why do people buy from thrift stores in Calgary? Buying items at a thrift store is a great way to save money while supporting your local community. At Goodwill second-hand stores in Calgary, you’ll find high-quality items at amazing discounted prices. Plus, 90% of all revenue from our thrift shops supports programs that help Albertans with disabilities. Thus, there’s no better way to shop!

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