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The Best Second-Hand Clothing Spots in C’ville

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As a broke college student, it can be hard to find a desired fashion style when everything out there is so expensive. Walking around grounds and seeing cute outfits can be hard on a bank account, especially if you’re easily persuaded to buy things (like me). One of the great ways to address this problem is through second-hand clothing. Not only is it great for a college budget, but it helps out the environment and reduces the amount of clothing waste discarded into landfills. Below is a little guide for the best places to stop by in Charlottesville if your looking to expand your wardrobe without breaking your budget!

Thrift stores:

If you’re looking for stylish pieces and community-orientated businesses dedicated to helping those in need, the following three thrift stores are the perfect spot. All of them provide the Charlottesville community with used furniture, clothing, collectibles, jewelry and housewares.


  • LOCATION: 918 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • CONTACT: 434-284-8180

The Salvation Army

  • LOCATION: 207 Ridge St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • CONTACT: 434-295-4058


  • LOCATION:440 Gander Drive Route 29 North, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • CONTACT:434-872-0171

consignment stores:

If you’re looking for upscale curated shops with all kinds of styles for all kinds of budgets, any of these consignment stores could be for you. Consignment stores typically come with higher price-tag, but they are still budget friendly compared to retail prices. These shops all offer unique pieces that can add the perfect piece to any wardrobe.

darling x Dashing boutique

  • LOCATION:115 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • CONTACT:434-202-0664

natalie dressed

  • LOCATION:1051 Millmont St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • CONTACT:434-296-6886


  • LOCATION:1718 Allied St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • CONTACT:434-244-7111
Ailish Humphreys has been with Her Campus Media and Writing since 2023. She attends the University of Virginia and loves to talk fashion, coffee, music, and food. At the University of Virginia, Ailish is planning to study a STEM-related field and graduate in 2027. She hopes to engage in undergraduate research and involve herself in clubs and organizations around grounds. When she's not pursuing academic or career opportunities, you can find her hiking, watching a show, taking a nap, or enjoying a yummy meal. Follow her on Instagram at @ailish.humphreys