I browsed by a new thrift location last week – Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) store at 8032 W. Broad St.
CHKD supports Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System based in Norfolk. It already has Richmond thrift store locations at 91 S. Laburnum Ave and 8278 Midlothian Turnpike.
This new storefront is in the Fountain Square Shopping Center, where a Jo-Ann’s used to be (The shopping center is turning into a bargain mecca, also home to Goodwill, Big Lots, and Oddballs Antiques)
The day to go is Monday – receive a 25% off coupon for Mondays by texting KIDS 30 to 71441. Alternatively, a sign in the store stated that members of the military receive 20% off on Mondays.
As is the case with pretty much all my reviews, I had the boys with me and didn’t have opportunity to make nearly as thourough an examination as I would have liked… except of the toy section. I can confidently state that the toy wall had an interesting assortment of stuffed animals, and little toy grab bags priced $2.98.
First impression is that I like the spaciousness afforded by the high ceilings and somewhat spread out shelves. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes are on racks sorted by gender and type – like women’s shorts – but not color or style. There was a mirror but no dressing room.
All items are individually priced, with hand-written tags in the case of clothing (think Fan Thrift). Prices for women’s items seemed to fall in the $3-$5 range, more for dresses and coats. I didn’t see any discounted items, but the first round of markdowns may not have happened yet since it’s a new store.
Around the perimeter of the store were the miscellaneous housewares, electronics, and toys, and some jewelry in a case at the register.
There’s a shelf just to the left of the entrance to leave donations, or it appeared that they could be left inside the first set of doors when the store was closed. To schedule a pick-up of items (Monday through Friday) call (855) 299-KIDS.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m
Phone: (804) 346-KIDS