Sweaters, boots, scarves, and hats; fall fashion is the best fashion. But when crafting your wardrobe for the chilly season ahead, you want to be snug, stylish, and under-budget. Here are five of our favorite thrift shops where you can stay on trend without breaking the bank.
Owner and founder of Pixel 19, Stu “Vintage King” Nizny, works “100 hours a week 7 days and nights a week” to provide unique and retro clothing to the Cincinnati Area. Located in Price Hill, this 10,000-square-foot warehouse is home to a massive inventory of handpicked vintage clothing. But if you want to make a pilgrimage to this store, you’ll need an appointment—and an eye for the extraordinary.
2100 Eighth St. W, Price Hill, (513) 476-2333
Oakley Goodwill Store
Near the historic Aglamesis Bro’s, Deeper Roots Coffee, and around the corner from The 20th Century Theater in Oakley is one of the top thrift stores in Cincinnati: the Oakley Goodwill Store. Not only is it fully stocked with gently used modern and high-end clothing, it also has an impressive inventory of vintage and retro finds. Stop by this Goodwill, and you will walk out with new clothes that will surely be the envy of all this autumn season.
3080 Markbreit Ave, Oakley, (513) 631-6348
New2You Uptown Thrift Store
Located on William Howard Taft Road, this thrift shop is a short walk for residents of Corryville and the University of Cincinnati. The first floor, full of furniture, books, and records, is perfect for furnishing a dorm or studio apartment on a budget. The second floor is where you’ll find the cozy fall clothing you’ve been dreaming of since those balmy days of summer.
206 William Howard Taft Rd, Corryville, (513) 751-6298
Valley Thrift Store
Noted as one of the largest thrift stores in the Cincinnati area, this Evendale shop boasts women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothing plus household goods, electronics, books, and much more. There is an even bigger location in Fairfield and another in Kettering. Considering the massive inventory, three locations, and 50 percent off sales on every holiday, you can’t go wrong shopping at any of the Valley Thrift Store locations for your fall wardrobe needs.
9840 Reading Rd, Evendale | 4301 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield | 1717 Woodman Dr, Kettering
Since opening in 2008, NVISION has provided unique and vintage attire and affordable clothing alterations to residents of Northside and the greater Cincinnati area. An independent, one-woman-owned business, NVISION also boasts art and other items from local artisans and designers. The reviews are not wrong: This place cannot be missed. But it’s only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-9pm, so go to The Comet next door for brunch and then stop by NVISION for an unforgettable shopping experience.
4577 Hamilton Ave, Northside, (513) 542-4577