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 among others. We reinvest profits back 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.
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.
What You’ll Find at the Thrift Boutique
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.
We offer vintage and modern necklaces, pins, earrings, bracelets, and watches - all at affordable thrift store prices.
We always have a great selection of ties, handbags, scarves, and hats to make your ensemble complete.
We carry tables, chairs, bed frames, bookshelves, sofas, recliners, dressers, nightstands and many other pieces of contemporary and antique furnishings.
In our back room we carry lamps, mirrors, clocks, decorative pillows, wall art, electronics and other surprises.
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!
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.
Thank 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.