Home Start Thrift Boutique

Get a Good Deal and Do Good Things

We’re no ordinary thrift shop. The Home Start Thrift Boutique is a nonprofit thrift store offering quality second-hand and vintage items to benefit San Diego families in need.

Your Thrift Boutique purchases help Home Start support life-changing programs such as our Maternity Housing Program and Community Services for Families. We reinvest profits into these programs that help at-risk families and children thrive and succeed.

As a social enterprise, the Thrift Boutique also employs Home Start clients, offering a supportive employment opportunity where they can get on-the-job training and learn valuable skills to support their young families.

Thrift Boutique

Located at 3611 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights, we're inside a refurbished vintage home.

Make a Donation to the Home Start Thrift Boutique

Donations accepted in-store, appointment recommended. Need a furniture pickup? Give us a call! Schedule a time 619-906-5996. 

Having a Marie Kondo moment? De-clutter your life and donate your gently-used, vintage, and second hand quality clothing and household goods to the Thrift Boutique. We appreciate every donation and will provide a tax receipt for your records.

Donate Items to Thrift Store


3611 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
(across from Vons)

Current Hours:


Visit our OfferUp page for online sales!

What You’ll Find at the Thrift Boutique

  • Clothing

    We love vintage clothing, but we also carry a lot of gently worn second hand contemporary pieces. We have kids’ clothes, girls’ clothes, boys’ clothes, workplace clothing, dresses, jeans, blouses, sweaters, jackets, coats, hats, shoes, sneakers, t-shirts, skirts, and pants.

  • Jewelry

    We offer vintage and modern necklaces, pins, earrings, bracelets, and watches - all at affordable thrift store prices.

  • Accessories

    We always have a great selection of ties, handbags, scarves, and hats to make your ensemble complete.

  • Furniture

    We carry tables, chairs, bed frames, bookshelves, sofas, recliners, dressers, nightstands and many other pieces of contemporary and antique furnishings.

  • Household Items

    In our back room we carry lamps, mirrors, clocks, decorative pillows, wall art, electronics and other surprises.

  • Kitchen goods

    We always have a wide selection of glasses, table settings, cookware, dishes, and centerpiece ideas. We make an effort to stock holiday-specific decor too!

Come see our always-changing selection
Come see our always-changing selection
Don't miss our back room
Don't miss our back room

Special Weekly Discount Days – Get 20% Off

  • Tuesday – Senior Discount Day (age 65+)
  • Wednesday – Military Discount Day
  • Thursday – Student Discount Day

20% discounts valid on all regular priced merchandise. Valid ID required.

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In the News:

Check out this article from August 16, 2021 that lists us as one of the best Thrift Shops in San Diego:

Meg Jacobs generous legacy gift funds Home Start's Thrift BoutiqueThank you, Meg Jacobs 

The Home Start Thrift Boutique is a dream realized through a generous legacy gift from Margaret “Meg” Jacobs, who died of complications from breast cancer in 2012. Meg was a social worker who worked at Home Start early in her career. Through this gift, Home Start has touched the lives of so many more children and families in need of our support.

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