Thrift Store Name Ideas

Thrift Store Name Ideas

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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.

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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).

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Thrift Store Names List

2nd Time Around777 ConsignmentsA New Life Consignment
Act II Clothing ResaleAddict A+ ConsignmentADOREaffordABLE
Afterlife ConsignmentAgain and AgainAll The Right Stuff Consignment
Ambition StoreAngels AtticAnything and Everything
Attic AddictionsAzuse Things ConsignmentBack on the Rack
Back Room BoutiqueBargain BasementBargain Bucket
Bee Mine

Catchy Thrift Shop Names: Clothing Resale & Consignment

Bargains Done Better Thrift StoreBlisecond ConsignmentBlue Best Resale
Blue Sand ConsignmentsBlue Striped ClosetBlue Wave Consignment
Bluesail ConsignmentBluSun GoodsBreezy bay Consignment
Breezy BritchesBreezy LifeButterfly Consignment
Cabana ClosetCargo Closet ConsignmentCloset Purgers
Closet timesCoconuts Isle ConsignmentCome Buy Again
Consignment OuthouseConsignment PalaceConsignment Magic
Corner ClosetCrayons Toddlers and Toys ThriftCrimson Things

Clever Thrift Shop Names: Vintage & Retro

Discount AtticDiscount BoutiqueDiva Dollz
Do-OversEarthtone ConsignmentEve’s Closet Consignment
Oasis ConsignmentElsa’s Vintage ClosetEmerald City Thrift Store
Emilies TreasuresEncore StoreEndless Shores
Fabulous FindsFabulous FreedomFashion Times Thrift
Fat Wallet closetFelicity Sky ConsignmentFinders Keepers Consignment
First PrimeFlip Flopz ConsignmentFrent Twice Consignment
Fresh OasisFunky Monkies Children’s Resale Shop

Thrift Shop Names: Second Hand and Antique Shops

Fusion DotsGet Agains ConsignmentGolden Finds Thrift
Good Junk ShopGreen Bamboo ReselleryHer Closet Purged
Hidden Treasures ShopHot Mom ConsignmentInherit Ville
Isle Royal ConsignmentJust Outgrown Kids ResaleKey Away
Kid Around

Resale Stores – Online and Retail Name Ideas

Kiddie WishLIfe AspireLife’s Recycling Thrift Store
Love Live Thrift StoreLight In the AtticLittle Baby Sprouts Boutiques
Loved Beach ConsignmentLucky Arms ConsignmentLucky Little Ducks Baby Thrift Store
Mad Castle ConsignmentMermaid’s ClosetMighty Surfs Consignment
Misty IslandMy Kinde ConsignmentMy New Closet
My Sister’s Closet (if your dealing with mostly clothes)New Life ConsignmentNew To You
Nice Twice ReselleryOff the Back – On the RackOld Friends
One More Time – New Again ThriftParadise Crest ConsignmentPast and Present
Pink Archie ConsignmentPlay Treasures ConsignmentPreloved Things
Pretty ParlorPreviously Worn and Not TornRag to Riches Resale
RebagRecycled ThreadsReminiscence Boutique
Repeat PerformanceReruns BoutiqueResale Wave Consignment
reTagit

Thrift Clothing Store Name Suggestions

SaksThriftAvenueSand DollarsSave and Rave
Second Bliss ResaleSecond Chances BoutiqueSecond Daze
Second GlanceSecond Hand RosesSecond Time Around
Second Wind FashionsStep Back in Time ShoppeStretch-a-Dollar – Til it Squeeks Consignment
Sunshine Rainbow ResaleSwap till Your DropThe Attic Addiction
The Attic ShopThe Blue FindsThe Comeback Kid!
The Consignment GalThe Encore ShopThe RealReal
The Thrift ShopTheAtticThen and Now
Things BlessedThings EtceterasThings Renewed  Consignment
ThredUpThrift ‘R UsThrift Factory
Thrifty USA NationThrift Around the WorldTime and Again
Tiny Huts ConsignmentTiny Turtle ResaleTira’s Treasures Consignment Shop
Too Good to Bee UsedTown Style ConsignmentTrade Winds Consignment
TradesyTreasure ChestTreasure Hunt
Treasure Trove BoutiqueTreasure WaveTrendy Bitty Consignment
Trendy BlueTrendy Coral ConsignmentTrendy Treasures
Trendy YouTwice As NiceTwice Crest
Twice is NiceTwice New ConsignmentsTwice Treasured
Twice’s Good as New ResaleTwo Times TooUpcycled Fashions
Urban ThriveUrbanFlip ResaleUsed to be Yours
Value Charm VillageVintage Attic AntiquesVintage by (your name)
Vintage Modern Chic FashionsWhat We WoreWearAgains
Wee Bitty Kidz ConsignmentWee Wind ConsignmentWhat’s Upstairs
White Pigeon ConsignmentWonderful New Wardrobes ThriftWoodStart Resale
Your Favour Consignment

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How to Name Your Thrift Shop

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 …

Step 1 – Determine The Unique Branding Position of Your Thrift Store

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. 

Step 2 – Brainstorm Name Ideas for Your Thrift Store

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:

Thrift Gift
Rift on Thrift
Thrift Drift
Swift Thrift

Continental 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:

Barter Basement

Trade Stand

Frugal Fashionistas

Penny Pinching Babes

>>Check out my full list of 24 pro ways to brainstorm business name ideas here 

Step 3 – Select Your Best Thrift Shop Name Checklist  

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.

Checklist to Choose Your Best Thrift Shop Name  – 9 Important Considerations

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.  

  1. Is Flexible and Expandable – Choose a name that is flexible enough to allow your business to grow and new products and services. Don’t limit yourself too much. Select a name that provides the ability to expand to other markets and locations also. 
  2. Check for Rude or Negative Meanings – Take time to verify that what you think is funny your customers don’t view as rude! Plus research any negative meanings of the words you have in your company name. This is especially important if you serve foreign markets or ethnic customers. Speak to native speakers of their mother tongue to clear your name ideas. 
  1. Search Domain Name Availability – Before you decide on your final thrift store company name check if the corresponding domain name URL is available. If your desired name is not available, don’t fret, here are my expert tips on how to find a matching domain name to your company name, even if your first choice is taken. link
  2. Check if Social Media Profiles are Taken – If your domain name is available, then go ahead and check if all the social media account profiles are available. Check all of the most popular social media sites’ user names availability with one click at Knowem here. link 

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