Where to Thrift in Akron: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The first time I heard about the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Akron was right around the time I created this blog, Dina’s Days. I even remember one of my earliest finds. Take a walk down memory lane and see my Discovery Shop find from 2012 and these pants from 2016 (I still wear these pants!) Keep reading to find out five reasons why it was, and still is one of my favorite resale shops in Akron.

It’s a beautifully curated upscale resale shop

You all know me, I embrace the chaos of traditional thrift stores, but I also thoroughly enjoy a beautifully curated upscale resale shop. Sometimes you just need someone stylish to do the digging for you. Am I right or am I right? Plus, it’s conveniently located in West Akron next to one of my favorite breakfast spots. Win-win.

Proceeds support their mission to fight cancer

Those palazzo pants, and all of the sales from the store support the American Cancer Society’s mission to fight cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

It’s extremely organized

You’ve gotta love resale shops that organize clothing by style, size, AND color. Bargain shopping has never been easier!

Everything is curated with intention

The staff of volunteers at the Akron Discovery Shop do an amazing job carefully curating a mix of new and pre-loved trendy, vintage, and designer clothing, jewelry, furniture, shoes, and home accessories. I absolutely love that it’s size-inclusive too, which isn’t something you always see in upscale resale shops. I’m always a fan of a quality brand-name find, but it’s also very refreshing to know that I can always rely on the Discovery Shop to get my vintage fix, too.

I always score a great deal

In addition to their annual $2 sale, the store is always running some type of sale with their color rotation system. Last month I scored a beautifully made Tory Burch duster for under $30 and vintage Isaac Mizrahi shoes for $7. This weekend I went home with a $10 Neiman Marcus cashmere sweater and a $2 vintage bracelet.

They have six stores in Ohio! Here’s where to find them:

Akron – 1690 W Market St, Akron, OH 44317, (330) 867-5043
Facebook: @ACSDiscoveryshopAkron

Chardon – 540 Water St., Maple Leaf Plaza, Chardon, OH 44024, (440) 285-4377
Facebook: @acsdiscoveryshopchardon

Cincinnati – 454 Ohio Pike, Suite 70, Cincinnati, OH 45255, (513) 891-8343 Facebook: @acsdiscoveryshopcincy

Columbus-Franklin – 1198 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220, (614) 457-4227
Facebook: @columbus.discovery.shop

Gazebo West – 21849 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44126, (440) 333-6307 Facebook: @acsdiscoveryshopfairviewpark

Lucas County – 6600 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560, (419) 882-6567
Facebook @acsdiscoveryshopToledo
Instagram: @discoveryshop_lucasco

American Cancer Society Ohio
Facebook & Instagram: @acsohio

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