The Brown Elephant Lakeview

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While the Brown Elephant can be considered a Chicago mini-chain of thrift stores, the flagship location in Lakeview is in a league of its own, with a unique selection of high quality items–from everyday essentials to genuine luxury goods. You'll find antique, vintage and contemporary furniture, clothing and accessories, housewares and even electronics in a setting so clean and minimal, you might not even notice it's a thrift shop. New items arrive in the store daily, with much of its selection available on eBay. Proceeds go toward the Howard Brown Health Center and programs benefitting the LGBTQ communities. Donations are always welcome. 

Venue name: The Brown Elephant Lakeview
Contact:
Address: 3020 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago
60657
Cross street: between Wellington and Barry Avenues
Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm
Transport: El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington. Bus: 9.
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Elizabeth A

Found a super cool vintage typesetter drawer here once and got a nice dish set here. If you're willing to look through a bit, you can find really good things at discounted prices. And, it goes to a good cause.