In the Press

Thrift Store USA is recycling items and energy thanks to solar panels

“Thrift Store USA is recycling items and giving them a second chance in a new home. Now, the store itself is recycling energy. The 130-kilowatt system perched atop the Norfolk store generates enough power for at least 10 homes. “It’s the largest privately owned system in Hampton Roads,” said Chad Wilkins with Convert Energy, who installed the panels.” – from WTKR

Norfolk thrift store installs enough solar panels to power at least 10 homes

“On a weekday in the middle of July, customers filled Thrift Store USA, rummaging through clothing racks longer than bowling lanes.None would know a construction crew was somewhere overhead, laying the finishing touches on a solar panel system, perhaps the largest owned by a small business in Hampton Roads. Over four weeks, contractors installed a 130-kilowatt system, composed of 385 panels, on the roof of the East Little Creek Road store, not far from Wards Corner. That’s enough electricity to power at least 10 homes.” – from The Virginian-Pilot

“Best Thrift Stores in America”

“If you’re in Virginia, Thrift Store USA not only has tons of clothes, they also carry fun vintage furniture. Who knows what else you might fall in love with here? The place is 24,000 square feet.” – from the article The Best Thrift Stores In America

“The Top Consignment Stores and Thrift Shops in Norfolk, Virginia”

“Thrift Store USA is very large, clean, bright and airy. The staff members here are very helpful and the selections of donated merchandise are displayed logically and attractively. The inventory of gently – used items here changes frequently and prices are low.

Clothing items for men, women and children, including plus – size and vintage items are always in abundance at Thrift store USA. Furniture, including sofas, recliners, sleepers, dining rooms and computer desks are usually in – stock at this Norfolk, Virginia thrift shop and new and used bedroom sets are also usually available. Other items that are usually offered at this top thrift store are books, records, CD’s, DVD’s, household goods, knick – knacks, fashion accessories, toys, sporting equipment, kitchen and bathware and much more.” – from

“Top 9 Mid-Atlantic Thrift Stores”

“Thrift Store USA is one of our most beloved dirt-cheap stops. This gigantic, sprawling wonderland has many good deals on clothes, plenty of furniture, and in the far back, a bonanza for record buffs. The attentive staff is welcoming and can answer whatever questions you might have. Don’t miss this grand finale of the Norfolk area, an overflowing treasure chest of cheap fun.” – from the book Dirt Cheap, Real Good