National Thrift Shop Day - August 17 (1)

National Thrift Shop Day – August 17


Are you ready for a fun day of some great bargain shopping?  Then today is the day because each year on August 17, National Thrift Shop Day is celebrated across the United States.

A thrift shop (also known as a thrift store, charity shop, hospice shop or resale shop) is a retail establishment typically run by a charitable organization to raise money to be used in accord with the organization’s stated charitable purpose.

Thrift shops are a type of social enterprise that normally sell used goods that are donated by members of the public and are often staffed by volunteers.  Donation of the items being sold, allows for a lower cost to the buyers.

Saving money is on the minds of everyone these days and shopping at thrift stores is becoming more and more popular.  Clothing, furniture and household goods are great finds among  the other hidden treasures within the walls of thrift shops across the country.  To some, shopping  at a thrift store isn’t even about the price (that’s just a bonus!) but instead, it’s about the adventure of finding vintage and antique items.


On National Thrift Shop Day, watch for specials at the Thrift Shops in your area and have a Happy National Thrift Shop Day! Post on social media using #NationalThriftShopDay.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Thrift Shop Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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