Unique

★★★★☆
  • 4445 N Sheridan Rd

    Chicago, IL 60640

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  • 773-275-8623

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The store is not very dirty but the prices are. Over-priced junk that you can buy new for the same prices. The employees need to learn english and the manager nneds to contol her voice so shoppers do not have to hear her yelling at

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★★★★★

The store is not very dirty but the prices are. Over-priced junk that you can buy new for the same prices. The employees need to learn english and the manager nneds to contol her voice so shoppers do not have to hear her yelling at

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Do have all kinds of stuff, actually can have vintage stuff that worth some money, but some items can be overpriced at times, like a broken stereo for $75 and some items are worth buying, like the NES with controllers and light guns and

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Do have all kinds of stuff, actually can have vintage stuff that worth some money, but some items can be overpriced at times, like a broken stereo for $75 and some items are worth buying, like the NES with controllers and light guns and

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I use to shop there but over the past few years the prices have gone sky high in all their stores and they have no collectables. They do sell on Ebay so maybe thats why. I have seen all their stores go way down-hill. The workers are very rude and they look like they really hate working their too. The managers are also rude and do not want to be bothered attitude. The headquarters office I spoke at 1-275-8623 where also rude. I will take my business to Thrifty little village and Salvation army where the price ar 1/2 cheaper and the atmosphere is 100% better...

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★☆☆☆☆

I use to shop there but over the past few years the prices have gone sky high in all their stores and they have no collectables. They do sell on Ebay so maybe thats why. I have seen all their stores go way down-hill. The workers are very rude and they look like they really hate working their too. The managers are also rude and do not want to be bothered attitude. The headquarters office I spoke at 1-275-8623 where also rude. I will take my business to Thrifty little village and Salvation army where the price ar 1/2 cheaper and the atmosphere is 100% better...

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Its good to have thrift stores to help people in these hard and struggling times, but not when the workers are rude, unprofessional and biased. I've noticed the whole store is full of Hispanics workers that speak Spanish to one another whenever you have a merchandise that is missing a price or is damaged and you ask them to give you a reasonable price. Also, I saw one cashier speaking Spanish to this customer who had an item with no price and she charged him .38 cent for what I can recall was a shirt. Do White and Black people think she would had did that for us? NO!

I've complained to the corporate about this and they didn't do anything because they like the cheap labor. My sister once told me that when she went to apply at a thrift store by her house, this girl who works there told her that the manager only hired Hispanics and nobody else. Isn't that against the law people?

I also have a problem with their clothes. The clothes have a bad smell to it and they want to charge store prices. WHAT?! They shouldn't take anything unless its clean and fresh. They also overpriced their items. Once again, I brought this up to the corporate office and it fell on deaf ears. Am I surprised? Not at all.
I can't believe how the news does stories on this place as a cheap place to shop without noticing how they are overcharging on items that they get for cheap? from, what I was told, from the Vet department.
Hopefully, things will change for the better. God don't like money hungry people who like to rips-off the poor.

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★☆☆☆☆

Its good to have thrift stores to help people in these hard and struggling times, but not when the workers are rude, unprofessional and biased. I've noticed the whole store is full of Hispanics workers that speak Spanish to one another whenever you have a merchandise that is missing a price or is damaged and you ask them to give you a reasonable price. Also, I saw one cashier speaking Spanish to this customer who had an item with no price and she charged him .38 cent for what I can recall was a shirt. Do White and Black people think she would had did that for us? NO!

I've complained to the corporate about this and they didn't do anything because they like the cheap labor. My sister once told me that when she went to apply at a thrift store by her house, this girl who works there told her that the manager only hired Hispanics and nobody else. Isn't that against the law people?

I also have a problem with their clothes. The clothes have a bad smell to it and they want to charge store prices. WHAT?! They shouldn't take anything unless its clean and fresh. They also overpriced their items. Once again, I brought this up to the corporate office and it fell on deaf ears. Am I surprised? Not at all.
I can't believe how the news does stories on this place as a cheap place to shop without noticing how they are overcharging on items that they get for cheap? from, what I was told, from the Vet department.
Hopefully, things will change for the better. God don't like money hungry people who like to rips-off the poor.

Pros: Can be good for people with limited income

Cons: Unprofessional workers, overpriced items

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Info and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
January 8, 2009
Release #09-086 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Beginning February 10, 2009, children?s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children?s products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.
Under the new law, children?s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.
Sellers of used children?s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.
The new safety law does not require resellers to test children?s products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children?s products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.
As of August 14, 2008, it became unlawful to sell recalled products. All resellers should check the CPSC Web site (www.cpsc.gov) for information on recalled products before taking into inventory or selling a product. The selling of recalled products also could carry civil and/or criminal penalties.
Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov for more information.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Info and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
January 8, 2009
Release #09-086 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Beginning February 10, 2009, children?s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children?s products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.
Under the new law, children?s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.
Sellers of used children?s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.
The new safety law does not require resellers to test children?s products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children?s products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.
As of August 14, 2008, it became unlawful to sell recalled products. All resellers should check the CPSC Web site (www.cpsc.gov) for information on recalled products before taking into inventory or selling a product. The selling of recalled products also could carry civil and/or criminal penalties.
Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov for more information.

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I have been shopping in this store since they opened. I spend more than $5000. I was shopping thrift store not because I am poor or less quality person, I was shopping because I was giving to somebodies who need it. I am not shopping any more. Today 7;30am I put a box on my shopping cart. There was two same price two different places so I took one of them. I was planing to take the other one too of course after I pay for it. Like I said I was giving people, so I don`t want to them to see the price. At 11;30 I paid everything. I was going to outside the store. Security did not let me go, They treated me Like I am a thief, He said he saw me I took the price. He lied about that I changed the price. I told him you saw me at 7.30 am, Because I put that box 7.30. why you did not tell me before so I can show you 2 same price tag so I would prove myself that time. Why he waited until 11.30 I finished my shopping and about to go home. I explained everything to the manager but he said he (the other man) working for the store so he believed him not me. He said he is going to call the police or I have to sing some papers.Like I am a criminal They took a picture of me. Shame on them. What kind of manager he is He does not know who is telling the truth who is lying. Even I find 1 million $ I give somebody who belongs the money. I do not know about your religion but I afraid of GOD. I can not lie. If I am not right I do not spend my time to writing to you. I am high quality person and I do not deserve your street talking like it is noting (you are not going to jail) What jail !even I find money in my company Where I am working I give The Lost and Find Department. Everybody has different background so do not treat everybody the same. Still I believe There are good people in the word. Now I am praying that I don't have to call the police because I am so angry.

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★★★★☆

I have been shopping in this store since they opened. I spend more than $5000. I was shopping thrift store not because I am poor or less quality person, I was shopping because I was giving to somebodies who need it. I am not shopping any more. Today 7;30am I put a box on my shopping cart. There was two same price two different places so I took one of them. I was planing to take the other one too of course after I pay for it. Like I said I was giving people, so I don`t want to them to see the price. At 11;30 I paid everything. I was going to outside the store. Security did not let me go, They treated me Like I am a thief, He said he saw me I took the price. He lied about that I changed the price. I told him you saw me at 7.30 am, Because I put that box 7.30. why you did not tell me before so I can show you 2 same price tag so I would prove myself that time. Why he waited until 11.30 I finished my shopping and about to go home. I explained everything to the manager but he said he (the other man) working for the store so he believed him not me. He said he is going to call the police or I have to sing some papers.Like I am a criminal They took a picture of me. Shame on them. What kind of manager he is He does not know who is telling the truth who is lying. Even I find 1 million $ I give somebody who belongs the money. I do not know about your religion but I afraid of GOD. I can not lie. If I am not right I do not spend my time to writing to you. I am high quality person and I do not deserve your street talking like it is noting (you are not going to jail) What jail !even I find money in my company Where I am working I give The Lost and Find Department. Everybody has different background so do not treat everybody the same. Still I believe There are good people in the word. Now I am praying that I don't have to call the police because I am so angry.

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The parking lot is full of street people who ask for money. Once inside the store you will find plenty of items but the prices are super high. Dollar store items for double the price. Plenty of clothing but the prices are too high. The Salvation Army down the street beats them by half in prices. The workers are very rude and if you can find one to ask a question you better know Spanish. Security is very rude and he likes to harass you by checking your 80 cents item as if it was $800. The store is not bad in quantity of items but as far as finding a deal you better look hard. The employees need English classes and management needs schooling on thier attitudes.I would not return as there are so many thrift stores that offer much cheaper prices in the close area. They need a trip to them to see.

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The parking lot is full of street people who ask for money. Once inside the store you will find plenty of items but the prices are super high. Dollar store items for double the price. Plenty of clothing but the prices are too high. The Salvation Army down the street beats them by half in prices. The workers are very rude and if you can find one to ask a question you better know Spanish. Security is very rude and he likes to harass you by checking your 80 cents item as if it was $800. The store is not bad in quantity of items but as far as finding a deal you better look hard. The employees need English classes and management needs schooling on thier attitudes.I would not return as there are so many thrift stores that offer much cheaper prices in the close area. They need a trip to them to see.

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Yes the place is a zoo on 1/2-off-everything Mondays, yes the place can be somewhat disorganized at times; though most of the clothes are sorted and color-coordinated on the racks; yes it is CASH only, but this is what an authentic, old-school resale shop is supposed to be like. If you are looking for organization, along with higher prices, shop consignment stores instead.

Otherwise, if you can handle it, the prices are pretty cheap, they have different "deals of the day" every day of the week, and the selection isn't completely picked-over, like some other more popular resale and/or consignment shops in the lincoln park/wicker park area. Salvation Army thrift store just a few blocks away for more selection. These gems may get discovered soon...

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★★★★★

Yes the place is a zoo on 1/2-off-everything Mondays, yes the place can be somewhat disorganized at times; though most of the clothes are sorted and color-coordinated on the racks; yes it is CASH only, but this is what an authentic, old-school resale shop is supposed to be like. If you are looking for organization, along with higher prices, shop consignment stores instead.

Otherwise, if you can handle it, the prices are pretty cheap, they have different "deals of the day" every day of the week, and the selection isn't completely picked-over, like some other more popular resale and/or consignment shops in the lincoln park/wicker park area. Salvation Army thrift store just a few blocks away for more selection. These gems may get discovered soon...

Pros: inexpensive, decent women's clothes selection

Cons: crowded, especially on mondays, CASH only

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Good store in an okay location; it is located on the corner of Sunnyside and Sheridan. There is a good variety of clothes, toys, and shoes here, but the furniture area is pretty small. The prices are higher than the Salvation Army, and sometimes much higher than the other local thrift stores, but the price may be worth it for the generally superior quality of the clothes (if you have the time to sift through the racks). The store also sells small appliances and dishes at reasonable prices. I've bought several wicker baskets and some clothes at this store; I've been happy with all my purchases. The store does not take credit cards or debit cards.

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★★★★☆

Good store in an okay location; it is located on the corner of Sunnyside and Sheridan. There is a good variety of clothes, toys, and shoes here, but the furniture area is pretty small. The prices are higher than the Salvation Army, and sometimes much higher than the other local thrift stores, but the price may be worth it for the generally superior quality of the clothes (if you have the time to sift through the racks). The store also sells small appliances and dishes at reasonable prices. I've bought several wicker baskets and some clothes at this store; I've been happy with all my purchases. The store does not take credit cards or debit cards.

Pros: good variety overall, air conditioning for the summer, right off the #151 bus (sunnyside stop)

Cons: no dressing rooms, personal signs from manager can be excessive, smell in store on really hot days

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Great quality clothes at deep discount. if you do not mind rummaging though used clothes and wearing them. then this is the place to shop since the clothes are pennies on the dollar. Also if you go on certain days it is even more cheaper. Plsu each location of their store has parking. the store is always pack and also the parking lot is awasy full most of the time.

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★★★★★

Great quality clothes at deep discount. if you do not mind rummaging though used clothes and wearing them. then this is the place to shop since the clothes are pennies on the dollar. Also if you go on certain days it is even more cheaper. Plsu each location of their store has parking. the store is always pack and also the parking lot is awasy full most of the time.

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This thrift store wasnt very Unique It was very dirty wasnt in a very good area was hard to find Bad customer service And overall i didnt like it very much and i wouldnt recommend going there anytime soon.

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★★☆☆☆

This thrift store wasnt very Unique It was very dirty wasnt in a very good area was hard to find Bad customer service And overall i didnt like it very much and i wouldnt recommend going there anytime soon.

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I you like a bargan, you can't beat this store, one of a chain throughout Chicago. They have everything, housewares, clothes for the whole family, linen, rugs, small funiture, art, electronics, books, you name it. Items are logicallay arranged and brightly lit so that you can carefully examine your fine. Items range from antique to junk. Prices are veryl reasonable but for extra value, every Monday, everything in the store is half priced. Go early, it can get very crowed.

PROS: Great variety and prices.
CONS: Can get very crowed -- stock changes fast, visit often.

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★★★★★

I you like a bargan, you can't beat this store, one of a chain throughout Chicago. They have everything, housewares, clothes for the whole family, linen, rugs, small funiture, art, electronics, books, you name it. Items are logicallay arranged and brightly lit so that you can carefully examine your fine. Items range from antique to junk. Prices are veryl reasonable but for extra value, every Monday, everything in the store is half priced. Go early, it can get very crowed.

PROS: Great variety and prices.
CONS: Can get very crowed -- stock changes fast, visit often.

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