Browsing thrift stores either leaves you feeling like a failure because you didn’t find anything you want, or, THE BEST SHOPPER ALIVE BECAUSE YOU PAID $5 FOR SOMETHING THAT COSTS $150 BRAND NEW, SUCKERS!
When it comes to thrift stores, my mom and my Auntie Janie are experts. No, seriously. They’ll find something that looks like actual garbage, pay a few bucks for it, clean it up, and sell it for a massive profit. Think American Pickers, but without the goofy commentary.
During her first trip to visit us in Fort Riley, my mom discovered that this area is a thrift store gold mine. She and my aunt came back a few months later in a pickup truck and loaded up that bad boy with all sorts of great finds they took home and sold in South Carolina.
While there are dozens of thrift stores in the Fort Riley area, this list includes stores that are “Mom and Auntie Janie Approved.” And trust me, they’ve hit every store within a 20 mile radius.