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205 Of The Most Unique Thrift Store Name Ideas

205 Of The Most Unique Thrift Store Name Ideas

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205 Of The Most Unique Thrift Store Name Ideas

205 Of The Most Unique Thrift Store Name Ideas

Considering there are more than 25,000 thrift shops in the United States alone, it’s no surprise settling on a unique name when starting your own thrift store is no easy task. 

Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about your business’s services, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.

How do you come up with a creative name? And what business names are available to use? 

Related: How to start a thrift store

If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board. 

Let’s dive in!

Tips for Choosing the Best Thrift Store Name

If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your thrift shop, one of the best things to do is just to start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business. 

From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like. 

Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk you through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision. 

1. Consider the Products You Plan to Offer

There are several types of thrift shops, so it’s essential to consider the services you plan to offer. Maybe you want to focus on high-end items or clothing for families. 

Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. 

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road. 

2. Location-Specific Terms

Many thrift shops are specific to a geographic service area. So, if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your business name. 

You can consider things like:

  • City nicknames
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regions or states
  • And descriptive terms

However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later. 

3. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce or Spell

Despite the technological advances in voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words. 

This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters.  While having a unique thrift shop name is good, being too unique may not be so good. 

Keep your business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so potential customers can easily find you. 

4. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words

Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for great business names. 

That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list. 

Then, you can Google “words that start with T” to come up with a name like Trendy Treasures or B for Better Bargains or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____.” 

It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start. 

And don’t forget to add any exciting finds to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. Try not to overthink the names you come up with.  Just write them all down as some of the more interesting ones may spark better ideas later.

5. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms

Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well. 

Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small. 

6. Imagery Words

Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves to be used in a logo. For instance, a thrift shop could use an image of a coat hanger or a shopping bag and focus the name around the image.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

7. Still Struggling? Try the Owner’s Name

If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name. Doing so works well if the owner also plans to be the face behind the business. 

Something to keep in mind is that using the owner’s name as the business name can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future. 

List of Catchy Thrift Store Business Names

Here is a list of existing business names that may help give you some creative thrift shop name ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure they can be used.

Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!

  1. 1 Stop Thrift Shop
  2. 2 Girls & A Thrift Shop
  3. 29th & Thrift 
  4. 2nd Chance Thrift Shop
  5. 2nd Time Thrift
  6. 3 Monkeys Thrift
  7. 360 Community Thrift Store
  8. Agape Christian Academy Thrift
  9. All Angels Thrift Store 
  10. All The Cats Thrift
  11. All Your Needs Thrift Store
  12. Amayzing Thrift
  13. American Thrift Of Tallassee
  14. American Veterans Thrift Store
  15. Angels Thrift Shop
  16. Angie’s Place Thrift Shop
  17. Animal League Thrift Shop
  18. Attic Addict
  19. Barely Thrift Boutique
  20. Bargain Alley Thrift Store
  21. Bargains Galore Thrift Store
  22. Bayside Thrift Store 
  23. Best Resale Shop
  24. Best Secondhand Clothing
  25. Better Bargains Thrift Store
  26. Better Than Blessed Thrift Sore
  27. Big Mama Thrift Store
  28. Big Thrift Store
  29. Blessed Family’s Thrift Store
  30. Bow Wow Thrift 
  31. Brass Tacks Thriftique 
  32. Bright Eyes Thrift Store
  33. Buck Stops Here Thrift 
  34. Caritas Opportunity Shop
  35. Catchings Gentlemens Thrift
  36. Cathys Angels Thrift Store 
  37. Center Thrift
  38. Charitable Thrift Store
  39. Charity Boyz
  40. Charity Thrift Store 
  41. Cheap Treasures Thrift Store
  42. City Thrift Store
  43. Closet Consignment
  44. Clothes for Kids Resale
  45. Community Closet Thrift Store
  46. Community Thrift & Gift
  47. Community Thrift Store 
  48. Consignment Bar
  49. Crazy Penny Thrift 
  50. Daily Thrift Store
  51. Deals Thrift Store
  52. Depot Thrift Store 
  53. Desert Second-Hand Store
  54. Dollar Thrift Store
  55. Donna’s Nu 2 U
  56. Downtown Consignment Store
  57. Dress For Less Thrift 
  58. Driven With A Purpose Thrift
  59. E Z Buys Thrift Store
  60. Eagle’s Nest Thrift Store 
  61. Emma’s Closet Thrift Shop
  62. Fabulous Finds
  63. Family Thrift Store
  64. Family Treasures
  65. Fast Fashion
  66. Find Stuff
  67. Finicky Flamingo
  68. Fith Street Thrift Shop
  69. Flamingo Thrift 
  70. Funky Munky Art & Thrift Store
  71. Galaxy Thrift
  72. Genesis Thrift Store
  73. Good Vibes Thrift Shop
  74. Granny’s Treasure
  75. Halo’s Rescue Treasures
  76. Hammock Thrift Shop
  77. Hand To Hand Thrift Store
  78. Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store
  79. Happy Thrift Shop
  80. Haven House Thrift Shop
  81. Hidden Junk
  82. Hidden Treasure Chest 
  83. Hidden Treasures Thrift Boutique
  84. His Glory Apparel Thrift Store
  85. Honest Thrift
  86. Hope Store
  87. Hope Thrift Service
  88. Hope’s Closet Thrift Store
  89. House Of Hope Thrift Store
  90. Junk Drawer Thrift Store 
  91. Just What I Needed Thrift
  92. Kell’s Lil Thrift Shop
  93. Kings Gospel Mission Thrift
  94. Lakeview Thrift Store
  95. Liberty Thrift Store
  96. Lil Big Thrift Store 
  97. Lil Thrift Shop
  98. Living Water Thrift Store
  99. Loved Things
  100. Lucky 8 Thrift Store
  101. Lucky Bird Thrift
  102. Meet The Need Thrift Store
  103. Mini Thrift Store
  104. Molly Mutt Consignment Shop
  105. My Angels Thrift Store
  106. Nearly New Shop
  107. Needful Things
  108. Never Know Thrift Shop
  109. New Again Thrift
  110. New Beginnings
  111. New Closet
  112. New Hope Bargain Shoppe
  113. New Seasons Thrift Store
  114. Nice Twice Resellery
  115. Nifty Thrifty
  116. Nifty Thrifty Exchange
  117. Nobody’s Thrift Store
  118. Not So Ordinary Thrift Shop
  119. Oldies But Goodies Thrift 
  120. Our People Thrift Store
  121. Out Of The Closet
  122. Paws & Claws Thriftstore
  123. Pop’s Thrift & Treasures
  124. Pretty Parlor Resale
  125. Price Is Right Thrift Store
  126. Puffy’s Thrift Mercantile
  127. Quality Thrift Store 
  128. Rabbit Hole Resale
  129. Recovery Resale Thrift 
  130. Recycled Love Thrift Store
  131. Red Barn Thrift Store
  132. Renew Thrift Shop
  133. Rescue Ranch Thrift Store
  134. Sacred Heart Consignment
  135. Scrappy’s Thrift Store
  136. Second Bliss Resale
  137. Second Chance Racks
  138. Second Chance Thrift Store
  139. Second Daze Consignment
  140. Second Hand Heaven
  141. Second Hand Resale
  142. Second-Hand Thrift
  143. Second Time Resale Shop
  144. Something Old Something New
  145. Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store
  146. Sunshine Thrift Store
  147. Super Value Thrift Store 
  148. Tahoe Thrift
  149. Take Two Thrift Shop
  150. The Attic Shop
  151. The Best Thrift Store
  152. Thirty Mom’s Attic
  153. This & That Thrift Store
  154. Three Hearts Thrift Store
  155. Three Thrifty Girls
  156. Thrift & Gift
  157. Thrift Avenue 
  158. Thrift City
  159. Thrift King 
  160. Thrift N Style
  161. Thrift On Woodlawn
  162. Thrift Restore Treasures
  163. Thrift Shoppe
  164. Thrift Store City
  165. Thrift Warehouse
  166. Thrift World
  167. Thriftopia 
  168. Thrifty 2nds 
  169. Thrifty Dog 
  170. Thrifty Finds 
  171. Thrifty Missy
  172. Thrifty Payless 
  173. Thrifty Store & Boutique
  174. Thrifty Thready
  175. Thrifty What Nots
  176. Thriftyrascals
  177. Tiny Huts Consignment
  178. Tomorrow’s Hope Thrift Store
  179. Tom’s Treasures & Thrift
  180. Treasure Chest Thrift
  181. Treasure Coast Thrift Shop 
  182. Treasure Hunt Thrift Store 
  183. Treasure Hunters Estate Finds
  184. Treasures Thrift Shop
  185. Trends Thrift Shop
  186. Trendy Bitty Consignment
  187. Tropical Thrift 
  188. Twice Around Thrift Store 
  189. Twice Vintage Shop
  190. Two Sister Thrift Store
  191. U Save Bargains
  192. Unique Outlet Thrift 
  193. Unique Treasures Thrift Store
  194. Variety Thrift Store 
  195. Veterans Thrift
  196. Village Thrift Shop
  197. Vintage Clothing
  198. Vintage Thrift 
  199. Wee Bitty Kidz Consignment
  200. Weekend Thrift & Beauty 
  201. Wifes Dis N Dat
  202. Wish Upon A Thrift
  203. Wonderful Wardrobe Consignment
  204. Yard Sale Thrift Store
  205. Your Everyday Thrift Store

Is Your Thrift Store Name Available to Use?

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability. 

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through some of the common ones. 

Can the business name be registered in your state?

If you plan to register your thrift store business name as a corporation or LLC, each state requires a unique company name. 
 
This makes it important to search the Secretary of State’s name database in the state you plan to register to ensure your name isn’t already in use. 
 
In most states, sole proprietorships and partnerships are required to register a Doing Business As (DBA) or Assumed Name if they aren’t doing business under the owner’s full first and last name.  A few states require them to use a unique name, while others will let you pick just about any name you choose. 
 
Related: How to check business name availability in your state

Is your business name already trademarked?

When searching for a name for your new thrift store, you need to make sure your new name isn’t trademarked by someone else. If it is, you may not be allowed to legally use it.
 
Thankfully the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) makes trademark searching a breeze through their Trademark Database.
 
If your name is available and you want to protect it from being used by anyone else, you can register your name with the USPTO.

Related: How to check for a trademark

Is a domain name available with your business name?

A domain name is your business’s digital address. With so many people researching online, it’s crucial to make sure your resale shop’s business name is also available as a domain name. 

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing as a domain can cost as little as $10 to pick up. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

You can easily search for a domain using NameCheap’s domain name search tool. 

Hopefully, you now have some good name ideas for your thrift shop. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback and then pick your perfect thrift shop name!

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  • Greg Bouhl

    With over two decades as an entrepreneur, educator, and business advisor, Greg Bouhl has worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses. Fed up with clients finding and acting on inaccurate and outdated information online, Greg launched StartUp101.com to be a trusted resource for people starting a business.

205 Of The Most Unique Thrift Store Name Ideas

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