Were you aware that St. Augustine has one of the best thrifting scenes around? Before kids, my husband and I could spend entire days bumping from store to store on the hunt for different treasures. Our home is filled with amazing secondhand finds, including most of our kids’ wardrobes! Not only does it help our budget, but there’s a huge sense of accomplishment discovering that perfect piece. I’ve put together this guide to help you feel that way, too. Read on for a list of terrific thrift and consignment shops in our Oldest City!
232 FL-312, St. Augustine, FL 32086, (904) 826-4400
Recycled Kids is located in the Hobby Lobby plaza on the corner of US1 and State Road 312. They carry a variety of children’s and maternity items, ranging from clothes to baby carriers or even breast pumps! You can also consign older, gently used items here. Be sure to check the website for what they’re accepting and the dates they accept items.
2085 A1A S #306, St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 471-5539
Carousel Kids is located on Anastasia Island in the Portman Plaza, near Domino’s Pizza. As of the beginning of 2018, the store is under new management! You can find lots of different items in this store for children and pregnancy. They normally accept items for consignment, but are on break due to new ownership. Check their website for news on when they will begin accepting items for consignment again!
General Thrift Stores
239 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 217-3569
Alpha-Omega Thrift Store is located near downtown, on San Marco Avenue in a new, large building. There, you can find a variety of items, from home goods to electronics, to baby items and more! There is a very large selection of clothing to go through, as well. By shopping here, consumers are supporting the Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, which assists homeless women and children in a transitional housing program.
142 King St., Saint Augustine, Florida 32084, (904) 484-8792
Ayla’s Acres Thrift Shop is located in historic St. Augustine and raises money to support the efforts of Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. There are five full rooms of furniture, antiques, clothing, art, books, and many collectibles. They also have a special room featuring art, jewelry, clothing, and memorabilia donated by Loretta Swit of M.A.S.H.
Anastasia Island – 1961 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 471-4716
Julington Square Location – 445 SR 13 Fruit Cove, FL 32259, (904) 230-5435
The Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppes are chock full of bargains on items from clothes and shoes to furniture, housewares, bedding, appliances, jewelry, and toys. There is plenty of parking at both locations, and by shopping at these shops, you are supporting the Betty Griffin Center, which provides protection and services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. They also accept donations at both locations.
2005 US-1, St. Augustine, FL 32086, (904) 829-3066
The only Goodwill in St. Augustine is located on US-1, just south of the 312 intersection. Here, you’ll find great prices on so many housewares, clothes, books, music, accessories, and my husband’s personal favorite: electronics. The St. Augustine location is a part of the Goodwill fo North Florida network, which seeks to help people with disabilities and special needs find meaningful employment.
1250 Co Rd A1A, St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 460-0556
The SAFE Thrift Store is located at the 6,000 square foot headquarters of SAFE Pet Rescue, Inc. While you browse the large selection of clothing, shoes, furniture, artwork, appliances, and more, you can also visit the cats and dogs available for adoption. Sales at the thrift store benefit these animals and the organization that rescues them.
1335 Old Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 315-3918
The St. Gerard Thrift Store is tucked away on Old Dixie Highway, north of State Road 312. It may be small in size, but it’s big on heart and extremely organized. Shopping here supports the St. Gerard Campus, which houses a non-profit maternity home and Christian high school for pregnant teenagers. St. Gerard Campus also provides a variety of free pregnancy services to women.
19 Mc Millan St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 824-3333
The St. Vincent Thrift Shop is a little like the Tardis: it’s bigger on the inside! Many different rooms make up this huge shop, hiding more treasures than you can imagine. Supporting this shop helps the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic non-profit organization that seeks to serve locals in need.
Designer Resale Stores
1035 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 808-1235
Christe Blue, located on Anastasia Island, includes 6,000 square feet of boutique buyouts, vintage and contemporary upscale resale, and loads of beautiful accessories. You can also enjoy a complimentary coffee while you browse. They do accept consignment of vintage and upscale items.
247 San Marco Ave. D, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 827-9005
Fifi’s Fine Resale is an upscale resale store that is part of a small Florida & North Carolina chain. Their motto is “pretty clothes at a bargain price,” and boy do they deliver. If you are looking for current designer and name brand apparel without the sticker shock, visit Fifi’s. They accept consignment at all of their locations.