Living on a college budget can be tricky when it comes to clothes shopping. Here’s a list of thrifty stores to shop at if you’re trying to save some money:
Note: Hours at different stores might change due to COVID-19.
This is one of the five stores sponsored by Muncie Mission. It accepts donations as well as volunteers. Attic Window offers a variety of used, but otherwise moderately-priced items such as clothes, shoes, furniture, and household appliances.
• 400 W. Memorial Drive
• Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sun: Closed
This is a well-known nationwide store that is a part of a larger, non-profi t corporation. In addition to accepting numerous donations, the store offers various opportunities for employment attainment, training and advancement. Each Goodwill store also offers a variety of sales and specials.
• 5035 W. Hessler Road
• Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The store offers used, vintage clothing and accessories as well as hand-made gifts at affordable prices. It’s also conveniently placed in downtown Muncie.
• 220 N. Walnut St.
• Sun-Thu: Closed; Fri: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat: noon - 4 p.m. (Temporary hours)
This is another well-known nationwide store that offers fashionable, seasonable used clothes at reasonable prices. Plato’s Closet is a bit more selective in its clothing donations, but this is so it can stay up-to-date with current fashion trends.
• 829 E. McGalliard Road
• Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun: noon to 6 p.m.
This nationally recognized store gets clothing and other products from name brand stores and sells them at heavy discounts. This store allows people to have name brand clothes without paying the price for them.
• 1000 E. Princeton Ave.
• Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store is one of the service ministries in Muncie. Customers have a selection of clothes, accessories and household items. Volunteers are consistently welcomed to help with store business.
• 920 E. Charles St.
• Tue,Thu: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed, Fri: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. to noon Sun-Mon: Closed