Top 10 thrifts for secondhand threads

Recommended re-sells in Tampa Bay.

Based on an unscientific survey of readers and Facebook friends, plus my own humble opinions (and research), here are my choices for the top 10 thrift shops for clothes in Tampa Bay.

1. Sunshine Thrift Stores 4304 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-831-4377; 808 34th St. N., St. Petersburg; sunshinethrift.com. Half-off days Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. Accepts competitors' coupons.

2. Second Image 2419 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-253-3735; 9103 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park, in the Mainlands Center, secondimagethriftstores.com. Coupon online.

3. Community Thrift Store 14244 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-977-7750

4. Goodwill— Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa 4102 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 813-874-7077. Great shoe selection, if you dare.

5. Triage Consignment Showcase 4912 S. Lois Ave., Tampa, triageconsignment.com, 813-805-7600.

6. Salvation Army—Clearwater 1446 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater, 727-447-1913, salvationarmyusa.org. Half-off day is Wednesday.

7. Suncoast Hospice Thrift Shoppe Disston Plaza, 3533 49th St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-527-4483.

8. Last Chance Thrift 36500 U.S.19 N., Palm Harbor, 727-787-8100. Half-off Tuesdays 4-7 p.m.; various weekend specials.

9. Boley Centers Thrift Store Oak Tree Plaza 6163 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-344-6579, boleycenters.org.

10. Suncoast Hospice Resale Shoppe 40960 U.S. 19 N.,Tarpon Springs, 727-944-5133.

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