Donations accepted in-store, appointment recommended. Please call 619-906-5996 and schedule a time.
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Located at 3611 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights, we’re inside a refurbished vintage home.
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.
What You’ll Find at the Thrift Boutique
We have a carefully curated selection of gently used and vintage clothing, household goods and furniture. All of our quality vintage and second hand items are donated and our store manager ensures everything is in good condition and working order. We often carry a variety of low-priced brand-new goods as well!
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!
Make a Donation to the Thrift Boutique
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.
3611 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights (across from Vons) – 619-906-5996
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
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.
In the News:
Check out this article from August 16, 2021 that lists us as one of the best Thrift Shops in San Diego:
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.