Looking for thrift store name ideas for your new business? Here are hundreds of the best – most clever, and unique thrift shop name ideas for your resale store, used consignment shop, vintage clothing outlet, antique store, or second-hand thrift online store.
Selling preloved items such as; clothing, accessories, handbags, wedding dresses, evening gowns, tuxedos, designer labels, children’s and baby clothing or furniture can be very profitable. Here are more of my best money-making reselling business ideas
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To make your second-hand clothing store stand out and be memorable to shoppers you need a good name, that conveys your brand message of economical bargain-priced goods.
Review the list of thrift store names and personalize by adding your name (first or last), town or product specialty (vintage, kids, men, etc).
|2nd Time Around||777 Consignments||A New Life Consignment|
|Act II Clothing Resale||Addict A+ Consignment||ADOREaffordABLE|
|Afterlife Consignment||Again and Again||All The Right Stuff Consignment|
|Ambition Store||Angels Attic||Anything and Everything|
|Attic Addictions||Azuse Things Consignment||Back on the Rack|
|Back Room Boutique||Bargain Basement||Bargain Bucket|
|Bargains Done Better Thrift Store||Blisecond Consignment||Blue Best Resale|
|Blue Sand Consignments||Blue Striped Closet||Blue Wave Consignment|
|Bluesail Consignment||BluSun Goods||Breezy bay Consignment|
|Breezy Britches||Breezy Life||Butterfly Consignment|
|Cabana Closet||Cargo Closet Consignment||Closet Purgers|
|Closet times||Coconuts Isle Consignment||Come Buy Again|
|Consignment Outhouse||Consignment Palace||Consignment Magic|
|Corner Closet||Crayons Toddlers and Toys Thrift||Crimson Things|
|Discount Attic||Discount Boutique||Diva Dollz|
|Do-Overs||Earthtone Consignment||Eve’s Closet Consignment|
|Oasis Consignment||Elsa’s Vintage Closet||Emerald City Thrift Store|
|Emilies Treasures||Encore Store||Endless Shores|
|Fabulous Finds||Fabulous Freedom||Fashion Times Thrift|
|Fat Wallet closet||Felicity Sky Consignment||Finders Keepers Consignment|
|First Prime||Flip Flopz Consignment||Frent Twice Consignment|
|Fresh Oasis||Funky Monkies Children’s Resale Shop|
|Fusion Dots||Get Agains Consignment||Golden Finds Thrift|
|Good Junk Shop||Green Bamboo Resellery||Her Closet Purged|
|Hidden Treasures Shop||Hot Mom Consignment||Inherit Ville|
|Isle Royal Consignment||Just Outgrown Kids Resale||Key Away|
|Kiddie Wish||LIfe Aspire||Life’s Recycling Thrift Store|
|Love Live Thrift Store||Light In the Attic||Little Baby Sprouts Boutiques|
|Loved Beach Consignment||Lucky Arms Consignment||Lucky Little Ducks Baby Thrift Store|
|Mad Castle Consignment||Mermaid’s Closet||Mighty Surfs Consignment|
|Misty Island||My Kinde Consignment||My New Closet|
|My Sister’s Closet (if your dealing with mostly clothes)||New Life Consignment||New To You|
|Nice Twice Resellery||Off the Back – On the Rack||Old Friends|
|One More Time – New Again Thrift||Paradise Crest Consignment||Past and Present|
|Pink Archie Consignment||Play Treasures Consignment||Preloved Things|
|Pretty Parlor||Previously Worn and Not Torn||Rag to Riches Resale|
|Rebag||Recycled Threads||Reminiscence Boutique|
|Repeat Performance||Reruns Boutique||Resale Wave Consignment|
|SaksThriftAvenue||Sand Dollars||Save and Rave|
|Second Bliss Resale||Second Chances Boutique||Second Daze|
|Second Glance||Second Hand Roses||Second Time Around|
|Second Wind Fashions||Step Back in Time Shoppe||Stretch-a-Dollar – Til it Squeeks Consignment|
|Sunshine Rainbow Resale||Swap till Your Drop||The Attic Addiction|
|The Attic Shop||The Blue Finds||The Comeback Kid!|
|The Consignment Gal||The Encore Shop||The RealReal|
|The Thrift Shop||TheAttic||Then and Now|
|Things Blessed||Things Etceteras||Things Renewed Consignment|
|ThredUp||Thrift ‘R Us||Thrift Factory|
|Thrifty USA Nation||Thrift Around the World||Time and Again|
|Tiny Huts Consignment||Tiny Turtle Resale||Tira’s Treasures Consignment Shop|
|Too Good to Bee Used||Town Style Consignment||Trade Winds Consignment|
|Tradesy||Treasure Chest||Treasure Hunt|
|Treasure Trove Boutique||Treasure Wave||Trendy Bitty Consignment|
|Trendy Blue||Trendy Coral Consignment||Trendy Treasures|
|Trendy You||Twice As Nice||Twice Crest|
|Twice is Nice||Twice New Consignments||Twice Treasured|
|Twice’s Good as New Resale||Two Times Too||Upcycled Fashions|
|Urban Thrive||UrbanFlip Resale||Used to be Yours|
|Value Charm Village||Vintage Attic Antiques||Vintage by (your name)|
|Vintage Modern Chic Fashions||What We Wore||WearAgains|
|Wee Bitty Kidz Consignment||Wee Wind Consignment||What’s Upstairs|
|White Pigeon Consignment||Wonderful New Wardrobes Thrift||WoodStart Resale|
|Your Favour Consignment|
The name you choose for your thrift store is one of the most important decisions you will make as a new resale entrepreneur. It’s because your store name has the power to communicate your product line variety to your customers.
Powerful names can greatly impact your store’s perception in shoppers’ minds. I will help you come up with a catchy thrift store name to attract lots of shoppers to increase your sales.
Come let’s get busy naming your resale store, consignment shop, online thrift boutique, and second-hand clothing business …
Before you can come up with a unique thrift store name you need to get clear on your branding position. What types of items are you offering? Who are your target customers? What makes your thrift store special and different?
A strong branding position will attract paying customers to your establishment that will appreciate your store and tell their friends. This will make your marketing easier because you will know what your unique benefits are. Come along as we develop your thrift store brand in two easy steps.
Your Thrift Shop Difference vs Competitors
What “position” do you want to claim a stake in your customer’s minds as opposed to your competitors?
Is your thrift store carry more items that are designer fashion, vintage clothing from the ’70s 80’s or 1880s, housewares from the ’50s, handbags, shoes fashion accessories, retro fashion jewelry, home furnishings, for kids, men or sports enthusiasts?
How You Want Customers to Identify Your Thrift Shop
What qualities do you want your customers to be reminded of when your thrift store comes to mind? Are you the best thrift store for the most interesting vintage clothing, or the best prices on gently used kids’ clothes, or the widest selection of quality used dishes and home furnishings?
Example of Thrift Store Position:
A large fully stocked thrift store located in a convenient location inn the suburbs near schools stocked with gently used children’s clothing and home furnishings for kids rooms, classrooms, and backyard sports.
Please take a moment to think through these important questions and answer them by drafting your unique branding position as shown in the example above.
Trust me having this statement will greatly assist you in the next step to naming your thrift store and brainstorming spot on store names that really communicate your store’s unique value to customers.
Armed with your branding position statement (discussed above) you are now ready to come up with a list of good thrift store names using my pro brainstorming techniques below. Use some or all of the methods and create a long list of possible name ideas for your business.
To create your most unique thrift store name, brainstorming is the first order of business. The best place to start is inside your ideal client’s mind. Who are your target customers for your store’s items? Are they millennials, professionals, executives, busy moms, singles, teenagers, children and families, college students, young professionals, stylish middle-aged women, or men?
Once you have your perfect customer in mind, figuratively step into their shoes. This is important because you want to evaluate your name options through their eyes for the best results. Don’t fall into the trap of naive business owners who judge their thrift store name ideas using their own taste. You want to appeal to your customers, not to yourself.
Example – You own a resale vintage shop and are 55 years old, however, your clients are primarily young Moms under 30. The names you like such as Designer Resale will not appeal to this much younger audience who will likely appreciate a cooler name for a children’s thrift shop such as Whipper Snappers or Babies Redone.
Begin your brainstorming by listing words about your items such as clothing, fashion, apparel, designer, resale. Include adjectives that you want to use to describe your store’s philosophy such as sustainable, crafty, smart, chic.
Play around with rhyming names or with words that all have the same starting letters such as Second See Saw or Thrift Triangle. These types of phrases are unique and easy to remember.
Then continue to the next step where we will review each of these naming ideas against the checklist below to determine which is the very best name for your new thrift store.
Check out my full list of 24 ways to brainstorm business name ideas here
Review Business Name Lists
Read lists of business name ideas such as these below from my blog to get inspiration for your best company name:
Fashion? what do I have
Combine Two Words for One Business Name
Blend personal names of two or more owners into an interesting compound business name. Learn the many ways to combine names for your business name in my article here.
Name Your Company With Your Personal Name
Some business owners elect to use their own personal name as their business name. Generally, I do not recommend naming your business after yourself – except in a few instances – read more in my article about naming a business after yourself here
FYI: Avoid using business owner initials as a business name. Some new entrepreneurs decide to use their initials as their company name. This is not a good idea, because names such as The TBD thrift store (Tom, Bill, and Dan) is boring, easy to forget, hard to spell, and pronounce.
Together we can do much better. Keep reading to come up with your best thrift store name.
Use Acronyms to Come Up Company Name
An acronym is different from a name made up of owner initials because it creates a new word.
Some examples; IBM is an initial name (for International Business Machines) which is spoken as each letter separately – I -B- M.
An example acronym name is LEGO (short for Leg Godt – danish for “play well”) and is pronounced as one word.
Use this online tool to brainstorm some creative acronym business names.
Experiment with Wordplay and Funny Puns
Puns are jokes that exploit the different possible meanings of words – a play on words. They can make funny and catchy business names.
Some examples of thrift shop name puns; Thrift Horse (like gift horse), Thrift Key (shift key), Paradigm Thrift.
Have fun and get business name inspiration with this free Pun Generator tool.
Try Rhymes for a Catchy Business Name
Using a rhyming name can make your brand more memorable such as StubHub and 7-Eleven.
Business names that rhyme has a musical quality that helps them stand out in customers’ minds. I used this free online rhyme tool to come up with these names for thrift store companies:
Rift on Thrift
Utilize Descriptive Word Phrases for Thrift Store Names
Use keywords that describe your products and services and their benefits to create interesting and powerful thrift store company business names.
Begin with your business type -“thrift store”. Then create a list of related words such as; bazaar, boutique, discount store, flea market, outlet, stand, store, cut-rate, co-op shop.
Check out this free online related words tool
Combine these related words with other words such as; your location, name, or merchandise specialty.
Here are some thrift store-related example of names:
Penny Pinching Babes
>>Check out my full list of 24 pro ways to brainstorm business name ideas here
By following my recommended steps above you will have come up with a long list of good thrift store names. Next comes, the critical phase of evaluating your thrift store name ideas and selecting your perfect name.
Use my pro checklist below of important criteria to help you make the best choice.
Communicates Your Product and Services – Is it relevant to your menu and offerings? Don’t be so clever that you confuse customers and they can’t figure out what you are selling.
Good name for a thrift store= Vera’s Vintage Clothing Shop
Bad name for a thrift store = Second Act Surplus Designer Digs
Manageable to pronounce – Be sure that your thrift store name can be spoken (and understood) easily. You want lots of customer referrals so make it easy for your clients to give you the free word of mouth advertising. People will remember names that are easy to say and forget companies with complex or unpronounceable names.
Good name for a thrift store= Cheap & Good Kid’s Threads
Bad name for a thrift store = Parsimonoous Pickings
Easy to spell – Aim for a name that is easy to spell so customers can easily find you in telephone directories and online search engines. Also, the best names are of a short to medium length so they are easier to write and type.
Good name for a thrift store= Always in Fashion Consignments
Bad name for a thrift store = Frugalbut Not Frumpy Fashions
Simple to remember – The easier it is for customers to remember your company names the more likely they are to refer you to their friends and family.
Good name for a thrift store= Redone Designer Resale
Bad name for a thrift store = Save Money & Save Planet Sustainable Thrifting
Distinctive & Unique – Your best name choice is distinct and unlike your market competitors’ brand names to avoid customer confusion. Unique names stand out positively. Verify that your name choice is not taken or trademarked in your State.
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