|Address:||845 Station St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–2PM Closed 10AM–2PM Closed 10AM–2PM Closed|
Scouted 4 new stores today. One was a big thumbs down: the Bargain Loft-Herndon Reston, their prices were unreal, saw other people leaving with nothing. They had prints everywhere showing how much a similar item was going for on Etsy and ebay and what a bargain they were offering (NOT). Please dont cover greed under a charity blanket! The next one was the SACS store on route 7, nice, not a lot of stuff, but fair prices (got a nice enamel bowl with lid for $2.50) the Christian radio station music was hard to deal with. The third Christian thrift store (Hopes Treasures Sterling) was OK, prices little on the high side, not much interesting stuff but nice staff, got 3 silver (looking?) teaspoons. The Good Shepherd in Ashburn had reasonable prices, some good stuff (daughter got a weird looking painting of a jelly fish) and nice staff. The Closet is where we donate our stuff, and it is our most visited thrift store. I gave it 4 stars because they have a lot (too much!) of stuff, fair prices and very nice staff. However, the place is too crowded, theres too much and not enough space which makes it hard to move around, especially when whole families with several children and strollers are present (they should not allow strollers in that limited space). Maybe adjusting their prices a little and making it possible to pay by debit/creditcard will move their stock more quickly?) Their pricing can be inconsistent, but the manager is always helpful with resolving that. I wish they would accept cards, they only accept cash, and it has happened to me many times that I had to put stuff back or run to an atm and come back later. I dont know of any other thrift store that does not accept cards!
A Private User
The closet is a special thrift shop because its heart and pocket book are so closely allied with the community it serves. For shoppers....you can find anything at the Closet; it is a different store everytime you go in there. Its full of treasure and junk: thats the fun of the hunt at The Closet. Ive found unbeliveable things...like the years they had so many beautiful (lightly used and never used) comforters and duvet covers, Mountbatten lace shower curtains, and lamps, all at around $2- $5. Or when they first started getting old VHS tapes in volume when the DVDs wholly took over the retail market in 2010 and Aaron had to reduce the already cheap prices. I finally found "Dog Day Afternoon" which Id never seen. Somehow Id missed that one and voila! there it was one day. Found others other days. Found an old desk with one drawer, a scalloped front and glass knob painted a banana yellow far out in the back on the lawn and I ran to find Aaron to hold it for me. Meanwhile, a new customer came running up and wanted it for herself and ...well, I sat on it... while she debated me. Got that one for $10. Point 2 is the foot traffic. Come in with a good sense of humor cause its packed and as the rules of the road go south, you will be jostled and then amazed at the territorial brashness of your fellow bargain hunters. Ony a sour-puss would get mad. Expect it. Along with the finds.
Pretty high prices for a thrift shop. Plus, sometimes they write the price ON the item itself. Very disappointing to come home just to find out that my new dress has been written on with pen :( otherwise, cool stuff and good prices on home decor and other misc items. I find something new every time. Just wont be returning for clothes, which is what I mainly go there for. Great friendly employees!
A Private User
Only open a few days per week this place gets FULL on the days it is open. They have so many good quality items at very good prices. Dont wear a coat because it gets warm with all the bodies. And put your money in your pocket. You dont want a purse or any extra bags to worry about as you make your way through the other shoppers. Thank you!
I went to The Closet in old downtown Herndon, Virginia with my sister and was immediately impressed by the quality of its discount merchandise and better than your ordinary thrift shop. There is free parking in a lot around the corner. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Small store with very limited hours packed full with everything except furniture. Always too many people for such a small space, but that means that the items turn over faster too. I usually can find something to buy. Wish they had a bigger space and more hours.
Good variety for a thrift store, but because it has very limited hours it is often very crowded.
Frequent turnover means a constant kaleidoscope of high quality treasures to find.
Crowded with a good variety & great deals! Everyone working is a volunteer
La gente es buena
A great way to help those in need. Fun to visit!
New great location and easy to get used products
Friendly staff and easy to start volunteering.
Great thrift store supporting local needs.
Good selection of inexpensive items
nice place to donate stuff to
Great thrift shop
It is closed.