How to spend a day thrifting in the Rocket City

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Find second-hand treasures wherever you go thrifting. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

National Thrifting Day is August 17, and we rounded up some of our favorite Huntsville thrift stores yesterday. Now, we’ll give you our guide to the ultimate thrifting day in Rocket City.

Start your thrifting day at A New Leash on Life Market Place

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Find amazing second-hand accessories. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)
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Shop for items or donate them, here. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

A New Leash on Life Market Place in Huntsville is more than just a thrift store. It’s a philanthropic endeavor dedicated to save homeless animals in Alabama.

Not only can you find great second-hand books, clothes, accessories and home decor, but you’re helping animals in need with every purchase. Need to get rid of some gently used items or clothes? Drop off here to have your donation make a difference.

  • Where: 707 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • When: Open Tues.-Sat., 10AM-4PM
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Have a coffee break at Turbo Coffee

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Grab an iced coffee, bagel and an açaí bowl from Turbo Coffee. (Curtis Venetta / Hville Blast)
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Turbo Coffee is the perfect coffee spot.(Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

Drive down the road and indulge your coffee craving with a drink from Turbo or pick up a breakfast snack. Coffee is key to ensuring you’ll be able to sustain your thrifting momentum.

  • Where: 1300 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • When: Mon.-Fri., 7AM-5PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM; Sun. 9AM-5PM.
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Shop at Three Tails Resale to support a worthy cause

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Our intern McCarley outside Three Tails Resale. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)
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You never know what you might find thrifting. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

Three Tails Resale is another great place to thrift. Funds from this store support the Greater Huntsville Humane Society, so you know you’re supporting a good cause with every outfit you buy. Not to mention, you’re basically saving the planet too.

Visit Railroad Station to window shop or splurge

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Antiquing and thrifting are like cousins, right? (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)
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Railroad Station Antiques in downtown Huntsville. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

You don’t have to limit your second-hand shopping to one type of store. For amazing finds, check out Railroad Station Antiques. It’s three stories of curated items–each one ready for its perfect place in your home.

  • Where: 315 Jefferson St N, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • When: Mon.-Sat., 10AM-5PM; Sun. 1PM-5PM
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End the day with a sweet cookie treat

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An assortment of delights from Cookie Fix. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)
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The Cookie Fix in Twickenham. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

When you’re ready to wrap up your day, congratulate yourself on reducing your carbon footprint with a treat from the Twickenham Cookie Fix. You deserve it!

  • Where: 300 Pelham Avenue, Suite A3, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • When: Mon.-Fri., 10AM-5:30PM; Sat. 11AM-5PM.
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