Keep Calm and Thrift On

by lostindrawers

We get our fair share of questions here at Lost In Drawers about where we shop for vintage and thrift in Fort Worth?

The answer is that we consistently shop Fort Worth’s collection of thrift stores because with thrifting there is rarely consistency in the inventory that comes in to stores. We don’t always find gems, but patience is the key.  Here are some of our favorites.

GOODWILL – Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth                                                                 When one thinks of Goodwill, it is easy to think about well worn furniture and stained Christmas sweaters but the truth is that the Goodwill on Camp Bowie will often give up really good pieces of thrifted clothing with a little digging and imagination.  We have also snagged some furniture that was easily transformed with some spray paint.  A great store overall. (Our favorite Goodwill to be exact!) Vintage dresses, skirts and always nice bow tie blouses can we found.

THRIFT TOWN – Hwy 26 Richland Hills/Fort Worth                                                       Thrift Town has long been a favorite and we often make the drive over this location on the edge of the Fort Worth city limits. A large and diverse inventory that rotates fairly often, there is a lot to see at this store. And it is the best place for the guys to find some wearable pieces. And to make it even better, there is always a sale or some portion of the inventory 50% off. Nice retro and plaid men’s button downs, Vintage skirts and a fair amount of vintage shoes.

YWCA – Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth                                                                        The really cool thing about smaller stores that are donation driven is that the inventory is often large chunks of peoples’ closets in up in the store. This can be a really good thing, and we find some good pieces as a result. An eclectic mix of clothing and nostalgic housewares makes YWCA a good stop for making the thrifting rounds. They use to have “vintage” section that I was fond of, but it went pretty fast. Good vintage blazers, hats and bags.

BERRY GOOD BUYS – Berry St. Fort Worth                                                                  Like the YWCA, this smaller store is a source for some interesting thrift finds, and benefits a good cause. Bo has found a lot of good menswear accessories at this TCU area store.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE – 8th Ave. Fort Worth                                                                  A newish store that benefits the Junior League, Double Exposure is a mid-sized store that focuses primarily on clothing and is really great about offering good shoes and high quality pieces, sometimes a real gem or two. I have found a lot of my Salvatore Ferragamo shoe collection there.

DOC’S RECORDS – W. Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth                                                    This record store on the west side has surprising vintage section that ranges from costume ready items to vintage t-shirts and occasionally we have found some really cool wearable pieces all for quite good prices. Shoes, Vintage dresses, jackets.

THRIFT TOWN – Jacksboro Hwy. Fort Worth                                                                This Thrift Town location is HUGE, and while it is laid out and run in a similar fashion as the other locations, this location has a vintage rack and a lot of real estate to fill with all manner of items and a surprisingly nice selection of men’s dress shoes. 90’s ditsy print skirts, Vintage sweaters, shoes, scarves and lot’s of furniture.

SUPER GOODWILL – Alta Mesa Blvd. Fort Worth                                                          For volume of thrift items, this Super Goodwill is absolutely massive. Frequent visits can turn up some really cool items. And Goodwill often has sales and they have a discount program as well. We always find a wide selection of goods here! Vintage blouses, housewares and a good wearable 80’s dress can be found.

MCCART FAMILY THRIFT – McCart Blvd. Fort Worth                                                      One of our original spots, McCart Thrift is another large space where digging and patience is a must, but on those days when it is good, McCart Thrift is really good. We have found all sorts of items, including a lot of shoes over the years. Possibly the largest men’s section in town and a huge selection of casual items for all types of people. This one is close to our hearts as we began thrifting here together years ago. Vintage shorts, shoes, a good amount of skirts, on rare occasions a vintage dress.

So, that’s a partial short list of our favorites! Let us know where your favorite places to thrift around Fort Worth are!