Our Store

What Will I Find
at Community
Thrift Store?

You will find an eclectic mix of donated items ranging from low-priced everyday necessities like kitchenware to furniture and home decor spanning antique to Danish modern and mid-century. We have an ever rotating stock of men’s and women’s clothing in new and vintage styles, plus fun accessories, jewelry and shoes. Our book section is packed with everything from classic literature to celebrity autobiographies. Whether you’re furnishing a new apartment, refreshing your wardrobe, or hunting for rare collectibles, there is something here for you.

We’ve been an award-winning independent establishment in San Francisco’s Mission District for over 35 years. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on your first visit, keep in mind that we add hundreds of new items to the sales floor every single day.

When Can I Shop at Community Thrift Store?

Community Thrift Store is open every day 10am to 6:30pm. Donations are accepted 10am to 5pm

LEARN MORE ABOUT DONATING TO CTS

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day – Closed

Easter Sunday – Close at 4:00pm

Memorial Day – Close at 4:00pm

Gay Pride Day (Last Sunday in June) – Closed

Independence Day – Close at 4:00pm

Labor Day – Close at 4:00pm

Day before Thanksgiving – Close at 3:00pm

Thanksgiving – Closed

Christmas Eve – Close at 3:00pm (No Donations Accepted)

Christmas Day – Closed

New Year’s Eve – Close at 3:00pm (No Donations Accepted)

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I don’t live in San Francisco (or I do and I don’t want to get dressed)

Can I shop Community Thrift Store online?

First off, we will never judge you for stopping by in your pajamas! We do not currently sell items online because we are dedicated to keeping it local. Our donors appreciate that their donations stay within the Bay area community and our loyal shoppers are devoted to the thrill of the hunt. Since we do not cherry pick the rarest and most valuable items to reserve for online sales, all that great stuff is available in our store.

If you don’t live in the Bay area, you can still follow us on social media for DIY inspiration and thrift shopping tips. And of course, stop in and say hi next time you’re in our neighborhood!

Sale Days at
Community Thrift Store

There are amazing bargains every day at CTS, and you can plan to stop in on one of these days to get even more bang for your buck:

  • The First Monday of the Month: EVERYTHING in the store is 25% off (unless otherwise marked.) All items must be removed from the store at the time of purchase. Have fun!
  • The Third Monday of the Month: All Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, and Accessories are 25% off!
  • The Last Friday of the Month: Special rotating sale! Check in store or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out what is on sale each month.

We also run occasional secret sales just for our email subscribers. Sign up here to stay in the know.

Where Does the Money From My Purchase Go?

At Community Thrift Store donors choose which charity organization will receive the proceeds from the sale of their donated items. When you make a purchase at CTS you will be supporting one of over 200 Bay area charity partners. Your purchase receipt will show which non-profit organization will benefit from the sale.

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Is My Purchase at Community Thrift Store

tax deductible?

Community Thrift Store is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, so donations are 100% tax deductible (Federal Tax ID Number is 23-7262039.) However, purchases are not tax deductible. When you buy cool new-to-you stuff at CTS you are considered to bepaying fair market value in exchange for goods.

Our Top 5 Tips to Getting the Most Out of Thrift Shopping

  • Shop Often If you have ever gone to a big department store twice in one week, you probably noticed that it looked exactly the same each time. That will not happen at Community Thrift Store! We restock the sales floor with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of unique items every single day. Stop in often to find your next treasure.
  • Keep An Open Mind Sometimes the perfect thing is the one you weren’t expecting. Our customers are creative and resourceful and have done some brilliant upcycling and repurposing with items they’ve found at our store. If you’ve ever been inspired to be more DIY or create a Pinterest worthy transformation, start here!
  • But Also Keep a List There is a huge array of categories at Community Thrift Store. Keeping a list of items you’re currently hunting for will ensure that you don’t forget to check the furniture section for a new desk chair or scan our book aisles for your next beach book.
  • Be Patient When it comes to thrift shopping you may not find exactly what you’re looking for the first time, but if you continue to look you WILL find it. Your patience will be rewarded by knowing that you paid less, made a sustainable choice, and supported your community.
  • Cultivate Good Thrift Karma Some of our shoppers rely on the thrift gods to deliver what they are looking for, and some believe that good thrifting karma will reward them. How do you get some of this magic? We recommend making a donation of goods to CTS, sharing our posts on social media, treating the staff and fellow shoppers with kindness, or supporting one of our community partners.

Visit Community Thrift Store in San Francisco

We’re located at 623 Valencia Street in San Francisco, CA. Stop in to check out what treasures we have today, or give us a call at (415) 861-4910 with any questions.

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