The ROC Thrift Store has just opened a new location in Petersburg at 3535 S Crater Road. We stopped by the Chester location last month and I received two coupons for $5 off any purchase over $10 or $10 off any purchase over $20 at the new store (no other discounts apply, expires 9/30). I won’t be using them and will drop them into the mail for the first two folks to comment on this post! (Update 2:20pm : both claimed!)
Kids clothing is 50% off on Wednesdays, adult clothing $3.99 and under is discounted on Fridays. Keep up with sales on the stores’ Facebook page.
22 W Washington St
Petersburg, VA 23803
3535 S Crater Rd
Petersburg VA across from Walmart
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
If you are new to thrift shopping (or not), this sounds like a great class at Dumbarton Library in Henrico next Tuesday:
Thrifting Around Town: You might be surprised at how thrift shopping has changed. Join Tony Turner of Feathernesters in Lakeside as he provides tips on how to treasure hunt at thrift and consignment stores.
October 9, 7-8pm
Dumbarton Area Library, DU Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 10/6/2012 at 6:00 PM
For more information call, 290-9400 ext. 5.
Henrico Library cardholders can register online.
Interesting tidbit in today’s RichmondBizSense story about Elephant’s Toe Antiques move from Libbie & Grove to the newly opened “Galleria on Broad” (7800 West Broad Street, in the former Bargain Depot):
[Regarding the Galleria] “It’s anchored by Elephant’s Toe, but it also has some designers, an art gallery and a consignment store for the SPCA,” Strickland said. “All the profits will go to the SPCA, and most everything is donated.”
He called it consignment, but if most things are donated it would be thrift. Benefits Richmond SPCA? I will be on the lookout for more info!
P.S. Elephant’s Toe is having a sale of 30 to 40 percent off inventory at its current 5808 Grove Avenue store.