Best Thrift Store Miami 2014 - Bargain Barn
Face it — hunting for an affordable retro sofa or swank '60s swag lamp to spruce up your den can be a tiresome, hit-or-miss chore. Expect to be fleeced at some of the vintage or antique shops, where Eames-era couches are priced like museum pieces. But that's not the case at Bargain Barn, where a week's paycheck can buy an apartment full of furniture that a designer would envy after some loving restoration and deep cleaning. Looking for a funky, flower-patterned sectional couch? A cool $80 will make it shine in your living room. For $40, you can add two swivel arm chairs, and for a mere $20, you can snag that nifty, cream-colored ceramic swag lamp and a vinyl-padded oval coffee table. No throwback to that cool, classic, midcentury look you're pining for would be complete without mood music, and Bargain Barn even has a huge collection of vintage wax from the era's best crooners in the back of the store, where you can also find plenty of knickknacks, shoes, and clothing. Need some lawn furniture for that summer tiki bash you're planning? At Bargain Barn, you can find both the old and new without burning a hole in your wallet. Plus, you'll leave knowing that the proceeds from your purchase benefit Miami Rescue Mission and its programs for the homeless and needy.