Alright…let’s go thrifting Mad City style! I am so excited to dish my favorite thrift shops in the Madison area. I spend more time wandering through the aisles of these thrift shops than I’m willing to admit.
If you ever find yourself in Madison for a day or a weekend, don’t forget to stop and dig for treasures at one of these shops!
St Vincent De Paul Williamson St
1309 Williamson St Madison WI 53703
When people ask what my ALL TIME favorite thrift shop is, this Vinny’s location is what I tell them. When I lived an hour away, I would make the drive just to go thrifting at this location. It is in one of the coolest (hipster) areas of Madison and worth a few hours just to wander around.
6280 Century Ave, Middleton, WI 53562
It’s one of the newest Goodwill locations in the Madison area and it is BEAUTIFUL. I never thought a thrift store could have so much of a clean department store feel. I was lucky to get a behind the scenes look at this location and it is really an amazing process from donation to the racks.
St. Vincent De Paul Stoughton
1509 US-51, Stoughton, WI 53589
For whatever reason, I always win BIG at this Vinny’s location especially with statement pieces and dresses. I’ve only been a couple of times and every time I leave with a haul of amazing pieces.
Goodwill Verona Rd
4530 Verona Rd, Madison, WI 53711
I furnished most of my apartment with finds from this very Goodwill. When I first moved to Madison, I lived close enough to this location to make weekly visits when I got bored. Its big, clean, and full of treasures.
ReThreads State Street
2023, 410 State St, Madison, WI 53703
While this falls more in the consignment bucket, you’re still going to walk away with some wicked awesome finds at a good price. This shop’s charm lies mostly in its location on Madison’s State Street. Go thrifting, grab yourself some ice cream at Chocolate Shoppe, and stroll up to the Capitol building. What could be better?
St. Vincent De Paul Dig and Save
1900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713
If you’re looking for a bargain, like a really really good bargain, you’re gonna have to work for it. This Vinny’s is unlike any other thrift shop I’ve ever been in. Everything is priced by weight. So you dig for buried treasure, throw it in a cart, and weight it. I had pretty low expectations on my first trip but I absolutely loved this adventure!