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London is home to dozens of thrift stores, and you can score some pretty fantastic and frugal finds if you spend enough time searching! Here are my top picks for thrift stores around the city.

TALIZE
1345 Huron St.
talize.com

Sells lightly worn and like-new clothes, fills the gap between discount store and second-hand boutique. Proceeds are given to the Children's Wish Foundation.

HOURS:
Monday to Saturday 9-9, Sunday 10-6

SELECTION: ****
Talize features a large selection of shoes and clothes; large children's section; name brands include H&M, TNA, Garage, Bluenotes, Abercrombie and more.

ORGANIZATION: *****
The store is very organized, and all clothing items are arranged by size and colour.

DROP OFFS:
Drop gently used clothing and household items at the store when its open and receive a Talize coupon.

SALVATION ARMY
1960 Dundas St.
thriftstore.ca

This thrift store has a large selection of clothing, books, housewares and furniture. This store is 100 per cent charity-based, and all funds go to support Salvation Army programs.

HOURS:
Monday to Friday 9-9 Saturday 9-6

SELECTION: ***
This store offers a variety of just about anything — clothes, household items and more. They offer brandnew mattresses, pillows, box springs and bed frames for sale as well!

ORGANIZATION: ****
This large store can be a little overwhelming, but it is organized into clearly marked sections.

DROP OFFS:
During store hours, you can drop off gently used clothing, shoes, electronics and other household items.

STYLE 360
360 Springbank Dr.
style360.ca

This selective consignment store is more expensive than most on this list, but often worth the money. Find ‘likenew' trusted brand-name clothing for 50 to 80 per cent off the retail price. This store sells women`s clothing and accessories only.

HOURS:
Monday to Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5

SELECTION *****
If you're searching for brand name, high-quality items, Style 360 is the best place to look. It's not a large store, but the selection is great. Brand names include Coach, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Mexx and Prada. Be sure to check out their designer shoes and handbags.

ORGANIZATION: ***
It was a small store, so it felt a little bit cramped, but it was fairly organized; it had a traditional retail store feel to it.

DROP OFFS:
Monday and Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 10-3

VALUE VILLAGE
1500 Dundas St.,
4465 Wellington Rd.
valuevillage.com

Value Village donates to over 140 non-profit partners across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

HOURS:
Monday to Saturday 9-9, Sunday 10-6

SELECTION: ****
Value Village has a large selection of clothes, books and blankets.

ORGANIZATION: ****
Divided into large sections: women, men, kids, shoes, bed and bath, books, housewares and furniture.

DROP OFFS:
There's a Community Donation Centre located at every Value Village. You can also contact one of their non-profit partners nearby to pick up unwanted, reusable items. Find the nearest drop-off or pick up centre on the website.

LOVESICK
723 Richmond St.
tinyurl.com/lovesickldn-fb

Lovesick has an indie, retro vibe to it. It's small, but has a lot to offer. This store brings together classic styles from all eras and sells clothes along with accessories and dcor.

HOURS:
Monday to Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5

SELECTION: ****
There's a large focus on women's clothing, with some men's jeans, shirts and shoes. There's a ton of vintage items — check out the large skirt selection and the jean shirts in the back of the store.

ORGANIZATION: **
The store had so many products in such a small place that it felt a bit messy! If you're looking for something specific, the clothes are grouped into categories.

MINE101
900 Oxford St. E.
mine101.com

Clothes are hand-selected by staff members and are in like-new condition. Proceeds from the sales go to support programs for women and children at the Women's Community House.

HOURS:
Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10-6, Thursday and Friday 10-9, Sunday 12-4

SELECTION: ****
Mine 101 offers a good selection of women's clothes, featuring a variety of well-known brands, from Gap to Old Navy to Aldo Shoes. Most of the clothing is a little less casual than what you can find at some other stores, so it might be a good spot to check out to start building your professional wardrobe.

ORGANIZATION: *****
The store is organized by type of clothing, and even has an entire rack devoted to little black dresses.

DROP OFFS:
The store mostly sells clothing that was donated to the Women's Community House, but you can also drop off gently used clothing to Mine 101 during store hours.
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