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Secondhand stores are not only a great way to save money, but they are also good for the planet. Lucky for us, the Magic City is home to many great consignment stores ranging in specialties and price points. From records and books to furniture and fashion, here are some of our favorite Birmingham consignment stores.

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Bustle

Open for appointments only and following CDC guidelines.

1015 Stuart Street, Birmingham, AL 35209 • (205) 502-7484
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bustle owner Meredith Carter always envisioned opening a wedding dress shop that didn’t break the bank. Bustle is a quaint shop in the heart of Homewood that sells designer sample gowns straight off the rack. This means brides can get the designer dress of their dreams for up to 75% percent off. Shopping for your wedding dress shouldn’t be stressful! Head to Bustle and let them treat you like the princess you are without the worry of going over budget.

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The Clotheshorse

Open while following CDC guidelines.

Women’s: 2512 Rocky Ridge Rd., Ste. 104, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 • (205) 823-9144
Men’s, children’s and clearance: 3365 Morgan Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 • (205) 823-9144
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shop designer labels for a fraction of the price at The Clotheshorse. For more than 24 years, the team at The Clotheshorse has sourced clothing, accessories, jewelry and shoes that are in top-notch condition. Refresh your wardrobe for any season at this beautiful consignment shop in Vestavia Hills.

Collage

Open while following CDC guidelines.

700 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 106, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 • (205) 822-3991
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Collage has been styling women in affordable designer fashion for 27 years and counting. As you stroll through Collage, you’ll shop designer handbags, jewelry and women’s clothing at 60% to 80% off retail prices. You’ll also find gorgeous secondhand gowns perfect from prom, pageants and galas.

Collage in Birmingham, AL

Pick up your “new to you” designer bag at Collage.

d`TRESPA

Open for online orders or in store shopping following CDC guidelines.

1722 28th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209 • (205) 383-5164
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’re in the Homewood area, make plans to shop the best in vintage consignment at d’TRESPA. With plenty of secondhand designer options in jewelry, shoes and clothing, d’TRESPA is the perfect spot to save money while scoring coveted name brands  — a total win-win!

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Little Lavender

Open for curbside pickup and shipping. Visit Facebook or Instagram to see what they have available.

200 Country Club Park, Birmingham, AL 35213 • (205) 803-3958
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s no secret shopping for your little ones can get expensive. Shop consignment and save on all the brands you love. Little Lavender in Mountain Brook carries the best in boutique labels as well as new retail items perfect for your growing children. Stop by and check out all the beautiful, mint condition pieces at Little Lavender.

Sozo Trading Co.

Open while following CDC guidelines.

4 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 • (205) 703-0553
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re in the market for women’s clothing, Sozo Trading Co. should be your next stop. Sozo Trading Co. opened in June 2015 as a marketplace designed to create sustainable income for Sozo Children, a nonprofit ministry caring for children in Uganda, Africa. Sozo Trading Co. houses 18,000 square feet of upscale thrift store items, new boutique-style clothing, jewelry and accessories, vendor booth items, and global handmade goods.

Sozo Trading Co.

The bestselling items at Sozo Trading Co. are women’s clothing, but they have much more!

Then Again Consignment

Open while following CDC guidelines.

3659 Lorna Rd., Ste. 121, Hoover, AL 35216 • (205) 987-3640
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For 25 years, Then Again Consignment has been serving the Hoover community with their extraordinary customer service and impeccable selection of gently used items for men, women and children. Voted “Hoover’s Best Consignment Shop” in 2019, this shop has everything you need to take on any occasion.

WeePeat Boutique

Open while following CDC guidelines.

5479 Hwy. 280, Birmingham, AL 35242 • (205) 874-6655
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you’re a mama-to-be, head to WeePeat Boutique for the best gently used maternity clothes. This family-owned consignment shop specializes in providing great secondhand options for both women and children. You’ll also find strollers, cribs, toys and much more. This is a great destination for stocking up on all the essentials before your little one arrives!

FURNITURE

Encore Resales

Open while following CDC guidelines.

2831 Hwy. 31, Pelham, Alabama 35124 • (205) 358-7690
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking to furnish your home or simply want to redecorate? Before you pay full price, make plans to peruse the 27,000-square-foot space at Encore Resales. With new and vintage furniture, designer pieces and antiques, Encore is the perfect secondhand shop for all your furniture and home decor needs. This store is definitely worth the trip to Pelham!

The Vintage Shoppes

Open and  following CDC guidelines.

1775 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover, Alabama 35244 • (205) 968-1700
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The Vintage Shoppes is an antique mall and consignment store styled to feel like a department store. The booths feature affordable marketplace pricing of vintage, antique and new treasures curated by individual vendors with traditional and eclectic tastes. If you’re searching for unique pieces for your home, look no further than The Vintage Shoppes!

The Vintage Shoppes, a Birmingham consignment shops

The Vintage Shoppes excel in finding unique home decor for their customers.

BOOKS, RECORDS & SPORTING EQUIPMENT

DeDe’s Book Rack

Open while following CDC guidelines.

104 S. Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173 • (205) 655-3332
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If one of your goals is to read more, look no further than this used book shop located in the heart of Trussville. Buying new books and library late fees can add up, so Debra McCarley opened DeDe’s Book Rack to help. Customers can find a variety of genres and authors as well as great recommendations from Debra herself. Plan to spend the afternoon perusing her collection of well-loved books and enjoy all the savings along the way.

Renaissance Records

Open for appointments and curbside pick-up

2020 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 933-8000
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Best known for its new and used record collection, this shop resides in Birmingham’s 5 Points South district. With an expansive inventory of vinyl, movies, books, posters and cassette tapes, Renaissance Records is a one-stop-shop for all your secondhand entertainment needs. The staff at Renaissance can assist you in your hunt for secondhand treasure or provide an expert recommendation.

Renaissance Records, a Birmingham consignment shop

Renaissance Records is a consignment dream! Image: Renaissance Records

Seasick Records

Open following CDC guidelines or items can be shopped online for curbside pickup and shipping.

4420A 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35212 • (205) 677-3166
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

Find the vinyl you’ve been searching for at Seasick Records. Recently relocated to Avondale, this used vinyl store is a beloved business in the Birmingham community. Boasting an expansive selection of vinyl, CDs and Seasick Records merchandise, this is a must-visit store for music lovers looking to expand their collection on a budget. Stay up to date with their events, listening parties and deals by following them on Instagram.

Play it Again Sports

Open following CDC guidelines.

1717 Montgomery Hwy. S., Hoover, AL 35244 • (205) 453-9207
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Playing a sport or simply buying equipment to stay fit can be expensive, but Play it Again Sports makes it affordable to be an athlete. Buy and sell used sporting gear from golf clubs to baseball mitts at this consignment shop in Hoover.

Play it Again Sports

Save on gear for all sports at Play it Again Sports Image: Play it Again Sports

Shopping for your home, family or yourself doesn’t have the break the bank! Enjoy shopping at the Magic City’s best consignment shops.

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