ReTails

Back to School at ReTails

Back-to-school can be an expensive time of year, with classroom supply lists to fill, new outfits to buy and school fees to pay. But get ready to wag your tail, because the Humane Society’s ReTails Store can help when it comes to clothing, shoes and backpacks.

The super thrift store contains a large selection of kids and adult clothing and shoes at discount prices. In addition, every fourth item purchased is free. Shop on Saturdays and get an extra 25% discount on all clothing.

ReTails is owned and operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and 100% of all proceeds help support animals in their care. ReTails is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. ReTails is located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. To learn more, visit southwesthumane.org/retails-thrift-store.

Free Snow Globe Workshop

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington welcomes the return of the holiday season with a free workshop teaching you how to make your own holiday snow globe using found objects and botanicals enclosed in mason jars. ReTails Thrift Store is located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, and the workshop will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. While you’re there, browse through the Holiday Boutique, or just roam the aisles looking for that perfect upcycled bargain. There’s plenty to choose from: gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, home décor, jewelry, candles and of course pet accoutrements! ReTails Thrift Store is one of the largest contributors to the Humane Society, and proceeds directly benefit the more than 10,000 animals served each year.

If you’re looking for an extra-special gift to yourself this year, consider adopting a furry friend! All pet adoptions include spaying or neutering, microchip ID system and national registration, vaccinations, free veterinary exam with a local participating veterinarian, animal training information, and low-cost pet insurance options. Animals are always available for adoption at the shelter from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. For a list of all animals currently available for adoption, visit www.southwesthumane.org or call 360-693-4746.

Free Workshop: Tablescapes

Saturday, Nov. 1, is “Demo Saturday” at ReTails Thrift Store with instructor Sam Ellingson. Savvy shoppers will learn how to create beautiful, eye-popping tablescapes for Thanksgiving. The free workshop begins at 2 p.m. and there’s no need to register—just show up! And while you’re there, be sure and visit A Christmas Tail, ReTail’s pop-up holiday store, located just two doors down from ReTails. A Christmas Tail is open from Nov. 1-8.

Proceeds from ReTails Thrift Store supports the Humane Society of Southwest Washington’s mission of pet adoptions, proper medical care for the community’s animals, and other companion animal programs. ReTails is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and the store also accepts donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. A mobile donation trailer is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day and is currently located at 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave. in Vancouver, near the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s shelter.

A Christmas Tail

ReTails Thrift Store, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, will open a temporary holiday shop—A Christmas Tail—from Saturday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Nov. 8, in a pop-up store two doors down from the new ReTails thrift superstore at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. (across from Golden Skate).  Then, beginning Monday, Nov. 10, the boutique inside ReTails will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland. ChristmasCatChristmas merchandise will be available until Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24. A Christmas Tail will be entirely built and staffed by volunteers using holiday items from filled-to-the-brim ReTails storage units. Additional discounts on holiday items can be found on ReTails Facebook page. Items that remain unsold after A Christmas Tail closes on Nov. 8 will be moved into the regular inventory of ReTails.

Saturday, Nov. 1, is “Demo Saturday” at ReTails with instructor Sam Ellingson. Savvy shoppers will learn how to create beautiful, eye-popping tablescapes for Thanksgiving. The free workshop begins at 2 p.m. and there’s no need to register—just show up!

Proceeds from ReTails Thrift Store supports the Humane Society of Southwest Washington’s mission of pet adoptions, proper medical care for the community’s animals, and other companion animal programs. ReTails is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and the store also accepts donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. A mobile donation trailer is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day and is currently located at 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave. in Vancouver, near the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s shelter.

Above photo: Where’s Santa?

Free Craft & DIY Workshops at ReTails

Vancouver’s ReTails Thrift Stores, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, recently opened the doors of its newest thrift superstore at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The 25,000-plus square-foot shop sells a vast variety of clothing, accessories, and homewares, as well as accepting donations of items of every size, from hairpins to jungle gyms. As if that weren’t marvelous enough, the store is also going to offer classes for crafters and do-it-yourselfers. So, if you’re crafty like a fox, there are two dates you’ll want to mark on your calendar:

  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.: Repurposing Thrift Store Finds
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: Furniture Makeover

The on-site classes are taught by local crafting experts. There’s no cost to attend and no registration is necessary. Find out about upcoming classes and workshops on ReTails Facebook page. ReTails is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, a donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also every day of the week. If you can’t make it out to the store but you’ve got some items you’d like to donate, there’s a mobile donation trailer at 1100 N.E. 192ns Ave. in Vancouver and it’s open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Craft & DIY Workshops at ReTails

Vancouver’s ReTails Thrift Stores, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, recently opened the doors of its newest thrift superstore at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The 25,000-plus square-foot shop sells a vast variety of clothing, accessories, and homewares, as well as accepting donations of items of every size, from hairpins to jungle gyms. As if that weren’t marvelous enough, the store is also going to offer classes for crafters and do-it-yourselfers. So, if you’re crafty like a fox, there are two dates you’ll want to mark on your calendar:

  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.: Repurposing Thrift Store Finds
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: Furniture Makeover

The on-site classes are taught by local crafting experts. There’s no cost to attend and no registration is necessary. Find out about upcoming classes and workshops on ReTails Facebook page. ReTails is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, a donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also every day of the week. If you can’t make it out to the store but you’ve got some items you’d like to donate, there’s a mobile donation trailer at 1100 N.E. 192ns Ave. in Vancouver and it’s open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get Crafty at ReTails

Vancouver’s ReTails Thrift Stores, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, recently opened the doors of its newest thrift superstore at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. (across from Golden Skate). The 25,000-plus square-foot shop sells a vast variety of clothing, accessories, and homewares, as well as accepting donations of items of every size, from hairpins to jungle gyms. As if that weren’t marvelous enough, the store is also going to offer classes for crafters and do-it-yourselfers. So, if you’re crafty like a fox, there are two dates you’ll want to mark on your calendar (which you probably made yourself from scrap paper, vintage buttons, and old photographs):

  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.: Repurposing Thrift Store Finds
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: Furniture Makeover

The on-site classes are taught by local crafting experts. There’s no cost to attend and no registration is necessary. And did we mention that ReTails has a coffee bar? Yup. Because studies show that most do-it-yourself projects are largely fueled by caffeine. At any rate, you can find out about upcoming classes and workshops on ReTails Facebook page. And just in case you didn’t already know, it’s all for a good cause: proceeds from ReTails Thrift Stores supports the work of HSSW’s mission of pet adoptions, proper medical care for the community’s animals and other companion animal programs.

ReTails is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, a donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also every day of the week. If you can’t make it out to the store but you’ve got some items you’d like to donate, there’s a mobile donation trailer at 1100 N.E. 192ns Ave. in Vancouver and it’s open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Above: old suitcases repurposed as a sassy sidetable, complete with vintage thrift shop accents.

 

 

 

Reduce, Reuse and Adopt

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington‘s ReTails thrift store is hosting a special event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 21: Reduce, Reuse and Adopt. This completely free event allows you to recycle household waste such as old computers and block foam, securely shred personal documents, get rid of your gently used clothing, furniture, books, and other housewares—and adopt a dog, all at the same time! ReTails is partnering with local businesses such as Waste Connections, Empower Up, Sally Salvage, Family Pet Supplies, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Bagley Downs Neighborhood Association, and Avon to collect your unwanted items, which will be given a second life after they’re recycled, upcycled, repurposed, and refurbished.

Bring your items to recycle or donate to the parking lot in front of the ReTails store at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. (across from Golden Skate). Drop off your waste or make a donation, browse through the ReTails store, and visit with the friendly, spayed and neutered, adoption-ready dogs who are eager to go home with you. Donate a bag of plastic or paper bags to ReTails and receive an environmentally-friendly shopping bag in return. Everyone who makes a donation to the store gets to spin the wheel for prizes. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/retailsthriftstores.

Reduce, Reuse and Adopt

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington‘s ReTails thrift store is hosting a special event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 21: Reduce, Reuse and Adopt. This completely free event allows you to recycle household waste such as old computers and block foam, securely shred personal documents, get rid of your gently used clothing, furniture, books, and other housewares—and adopt a dog, all at the same time! ReTails is partnering with local businesses such as Waste Connections, Empower Up, Sally Salvage, Family Pet Supplies, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Bagley Downs Neighborhood Association, and Avon to collect your unwanted items, which will be given a second life after they’re recycled, upcycled, repurposed, and refurbished.

Bring your items to recycle or donate to the parking lot in front of the ReTails store at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. (across from Golden Skate). Drop off your waste or make a donation, browse through the ReTails store, and visit with the friendly, spayed and neutered, adoption-ready dogs who are eager to go home with you. Donate a bag of plastic or paper bags to ReTails and receive an environmentally-friendly shopping bag in return. Everyone who makes a donation to the store gets to spin the wheel for prizes. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/retailsthriftstores.