Behind the huge Salvation Army Thrift Store lies this smaller cottage where the better goods go. That’s not to say this is fancy stuff—it’s still a funky thrift shop, with the expected racks of old clothing and household tchotchkes. But this is where the better furniture goes, and savvy shoppers stop in weekly for a quick gander at the goods. You might just find a midcentury modern chair, a desk for your office, or a cute little kitchen table for your college kid. Prices are on the low side of low.
Staples: Furniture ranging from the used to the collectible; jeans and other clothing.
Don’t Miss: The back room, where you’ll find most of the furniture.
We Like: Their generous policy on the Tuesday senior-citizen-discount day—be nice to them, and even if you’re a decade or two away from being a senior, you might get the extra discount.
Thrift & Antiques | 35 Waverly Dr., Pasadena, 626.795.0274, salvationarmyusa.org