Monday, April 8, 2013

Goodwill : Manhattan Beach, California

Whenever we go on a trip, I try to make it a point to check out a local thrift store. A good tactic for finding one is just typing "thrift store" and the zip code you're in into Google and see what comes up. Since I know that I love Goodwill stores, sometimes I'll go to Goodwill's website and type the zip code into their store locator. 

During our recent California trip, I knew I wanted to take some time to check out at least one thrift store. I was really curious about how their prices and selection would compare to what we have available here in Akron. 

Conveniently, the Manhattan Beach Goodwill was right around the corner from our hotel! Even Reed was excited about checking it out. 

The store was laid out very nicely so it wasn't hard to find what we were looking for. The selection was  good and the employees were very friendly. One thing I found really interesting was that there wasn't much junky merchandise. Since it was a smaller space than other Goodwill stores I've visited in the Midwest (can you imagine how much more expensive building space is out there?), there wasn't room for junk.

Take the Goodwill here in Akron on Waterloo. It's basically a huge, warehouse of items, right? So you'll have some pit-stained tees or broken clocks. <There is a place for that - I've seen people do amazing things with the junky stuff!>

Understandably, the prices were higher than what we're used to here in Akron, but they did still have the half off items.  

Because of the increased prices and the fact anything we bought had to fit in our suitcases, we didn't buy too much. I got one tunic top (pictured above) and Reed got a few t-shirts. 

Overall it was clean, well laid out and it had nice fitting rooms and a good selection. We loved checking it out and would definitely go back the next time we're in LA!

Hope you have a great start to your week,


  1. These pictures look awesome. I love scouting out thrift stores too. Always an adventure. Hell, even scouting in Akron is an adventure!


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