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Some of the best bargains and most unusual gifts can be found at your local thrift shop.

You can feel good about shopping there because your money supports worthy causes and provides local jobs or job training. And re-using clothes and other items (or donating your own unneeded things) is also good for the environment. Here are some of the many thrift shops in the East Bay.

Their days and hours of operation vary, so it’s a good idea to call before visiting.

Oakland / Alameda Thrift Stores

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 127-41st St, Oakland, (510) 601-0100

Charlene’s Community Closet, (510) 633-9781, 6220 International Blvd, Oakland

Goodwill, (510) 337-2742, 2319 Lincoln Ave, Alameda

Goodwill, (510) 834-6123, 1220 Broadway, Oakland

Goodwill, (510) 534-3037, 2925 International Blvd, Oakland

Goodwill, (510) 530-5361, 3525 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Goodwill, (510) 428-4911 6624 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Out of the Closet, (510) 251-8671 238 East 18th St, Oakland

Salvation Army, (510) 769-7401 1918 Park St, Alameda

Salvation Army, (510) 836-8971 601 Webster St, Oakland

Berkeley / Albany

Goodwill, (510) 525-2680 505 San Pablo Ave, Albany

Goodwill, (510) 649-1287 2058 University Ave, Berkeley

Out of the Closet, (510) 841-2088 1600 University Ave, Berkeley

Hayward / San Leandro

Eco Thrift, (510) 487-6212 25891 Mission Blvd, Hayward

Goodwill, (510) 785-3967, 20806 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward

Goodwill, (510) 352-6966 699 Lewelling, San Leandro

Thrift Center, (510) 881-0222 29498 Mission Blvd, Hayward

Thrift Town, (510) 278-1766, 16160 E. 14th Street, San Leandro

Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop, (510) 357-5412, 1539 Washington Ave, San Leandro

West Contra Costa County

Good Stuff Thrift Shop, (510) 528-9455, 10313 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito

Goodwill, (510) 965-1833, 12341 San Pablo Ave, Richmond

Goodwill, (510) 307-9886, 100A San Pablo Towne Center, San Pablo

Live Oak Thrift Shop, (510) 234-4972, 3219 MacDonald Ave, Richmond

Thrift Town, (510) 222-8696 3645 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante.

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