If you’re a fan of Springs Bargains on Facebook, you may have seen that I’m on a mission to visit every single thrift and consignment store in Colorado Springs. Think I can do it?! I’m not giving myself a time limit, so it may take awhile, but I’m determined!
And with each stop I make, I’m taking notes and pictures so I can give you guys a review of each store. I have a long list of stores to visit, but if you’ve got suggestions as to ones you’d like to see reviewed, please email me at email@example.com
Let’s start with the 2nd Chance Shop at 833 South Circle. I’ve driven by this store several times on my way to Rancho Liborio, but haven’t ever stopped in. I have now, and I’m glad I did!
2nd Chance Shop is small, so there’s not as good of a selection as, say, Goodwill or ARC. But in some ways, that was nice – it wasn’t too overwhelming and I didn’t feel the need to go over each rack three times to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Kids’ shirts were anywhere from about 75¢ to $1.25, kids’ pants were about $2.75-$4.75. I saw women’s shirts in the range of $1.75-3.75; jeans were $2.75 to around $4. Keep in mind they don’t run major discounts like a lot of thrift stores, but those prices are quite affordable just as they are! I saw good name brands and generics alike.
By the way, they did have men’s clothes, but I had three kids with me and couldn’t check prices on everything!
Shoes were priced at $3.75 – including several pairs of girls’ shoes that were new with tags! I totally snatched up a pair for a sister’s Christmas present. And those women’s snowboard boots? They shouldn’t still be there, because I totally should have bought them for $3.75. Please do not tell me how bad of a decision it was to leave them there, I already know. ;)
So here’s another thing I should have bought – this sweet little “Mount Vernon” plate was 75¢. I could tell you about 50 things I could do with that thing.
Let’s see, what else did I find? Some cloth, oblong tablecloths that were new in package for $2.75. Rolls of gift wrap were $1.50. They had some books, though I didn’t check prices. Some toys, including a Little People Barn that I should have checked the price on but didn’t. I’m guessing it was just a few bucks.
Though they don’t a color tag rotation or have 50% off days, any tags with a green slash are 50% off any day. They also have a frequent shopper card – fill it up with seven purchases of any amount and save 20% off your next purchase! MB also let me know that when you donate, they give you a 10 or 20% discount on anything you buy on that same day.
What was good:
- Great “everyday prices”. Didn’t price by brand as much as some other stores, which is nice.
- The store was super clean and the staff was kind and helpful.
- The kind of store that you can find a hidden treasure in.
And not as good:
- Small store, so not a huge selection
- No major weekly sales or discounts
- And related to above, I’m not sure how often stuff cycles through since I don’t think it gets a ton of traffic. We could change that though, couldn’t we? ;)
2nd Chance Shop Information
The 2nd Chance Shop is a 501c3 organization associated with Lighthouse Mobile Ministries – they’d love to take your used goods! They also accept donations for their food bank.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Address: 833 South Circle Drive
Parking: Parking Lot
Credit Cards: Yes
One last thing – 2nd Chance Shop is running a Black Friday sale! Yep, your entire purchase is 15% off if you spend $20 or more on Black Friday. Sounds like a great day to avoid the mall crowds and check out a new thrift store.
What’s Your Take?
Have you been to 2nd Chance Shop? What did you think? Feel free to share in the comments!
-By the way, this review was completely unsolicited and unpaid.
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