arc Thrift Stores is proud to be a Colorado owned and operated non-profit store that benefits Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Shopping at arc Thrift Stores improves your life and the lives of others in Colorado. When you choose to reuse, you help your budget and our planet, while supporting a local charity. In many ways, arc Thrift Stores are the ‘heart’ of the community. Choosing to buy used, recycled, secondhand, or vintage items is smart and fun.
Visit our four Colorado Springs locations and you will find thousands of treasures every day. Our teams work hard to offer you the best selection at the best value...everyday.
Monday–Friday 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
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Arc Thrift Stores FAQ
Q: What are your hours of operation?
We are open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.
Our store hours are: Monday thru Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 8am-9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm.
We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Stores may also close due to inclement weather. Please check with the store in your area. We will gladly accept your donations during store operating hours.
Q: How does it work?
In every store, every week, thousands of items are sorted, priced, re-cycled or placed into storage by the production team in our "back room." The amount of incoming donations changes daily, as do styles and seasons.
Once an item has passed several quality checks, it becomes ready to price. We price items on colored tags, which helps us identify how long it has been on the sales floor. Five color tags are used at Arc on a rotating basis. A different tag color is used each week, therefore, every five weeks the color sequence repeats. All departments use the same color for the week. The tag color changes every Wednesday morning, which is then referred to as our "current tag." Items tagged four weeks prior are on sale at 50% off for the week. This is the lst chance to buy these items before they are removed from the sales floor.
Items that have not sold by the end of the selling cycle are processed through our re-cycle program where they are exported to other countries. We occasionally use "green" color tags that are placed on new purchased products or perhaps on unusual, vintage or collectable items.