Is Burlington A Thrift Store? (Plus, Tips For Shopping There)

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We’re always down to visit some alternative thrift stores so when someone mentions that somewhere new has opened up we’re first in line to check in out.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned that a new thrift store was opening up about 5 minutes from my house. I’m usually in the know about such things so I was a bit surprised.

He couldn’t remember what it was called but told me where to find it so I could go and peruse it.

Long story short… it wasn’t a thrift store. He was talking about Burlington.

I had to call him and let him know that, despite how it looks, Burlington is not a thrift store.

What is Burlington?

Burlington is a retail store chain that has been around since 1972. It began as a single store in Burlington, Vermont, and now operates over 600 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. The company specializes in selling off-price apparel, home goods, accessories, shoes, toys, and more at up to 65% off regular prices.

Is Burlington a Thrift Store?

Thrift stores are a great way to save money and find unique items, much like Burlington. But what is a thrift store and why isn’t Burlington one?

Well, a thrift store is a retail outlet that sells second-hand goods at discounted prices. These stores often have an eclectic mix of items as they receive most of their inventory from donations.

Burlington is not considered a thrift store as they purchase new goods from wholesalers for their inventory. Most of the goods that they purchase are items that were overstocked, out of season, etc. which allows them to sell items at deeper discounts than typical stores.

When comparing Burlington to other types of stores, it’s important to note that while it does offer discounts on brand name items, it just isn’t “second hand” like traditional thrift stores such as Goodwill or Salvation Army.

Types of Products Sold

Burlington offers a wide variety of products including clothing for men, women & children; footwear; handbags & accessories; home décor items such as furniture & bedding; toys & games; health & beauty supplies; seasonal items like holiday decorations or beachwear; gifts & novelties and much more. In other words, they sell whatever they can get for cheap, much like me!

The problem is that if you find something you like you’d better buy it quickly because they probably won’t restock it ever again!

How To Resell Items From Burlington

Selling items from Burlington is a great way to make some extra money. Whether you’re looking to make a few bucks or start your own side hustle, there are plenty of options available for selling the items you find at Burlington.

Every time we go to Burlington (or other stores like Ross or TJ Maxx for that matter) we try to find at least a couple of things to sell. That way, even if we don’t make much money, we at least make back enough to pay for everything that we bought ourselves!

Here are some tips on how to get started:

Selling on eBay or Poshmark

Selling on online marketplaces like eBay and Poshmark can be an easy and profitable way to sell your items from Burlington.

eBay and Poshmark have the largest audiences and are probably the easiest to sell on.

There are people who make a full-time business out of just shopping for clearance at stores like Burlington (known as retail arbitrage).

When listing your item, be sure to include detailed descriptions, clear photos, and accurate measurements so potential buyers know exactly what they’re getting. You should also research similar listings in order to set competitive prices that will attract buyers.

Selling Locally or Online Marketplace

If you don’t want the hassle of shipping out orders yourself, consider selling locally through apps like LetGo or OfferUp or online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

This option allows buyers in your area to pick up their purchases directly from you instead of having them shipped out by mail. Just remember that when dealing with local sales it’s important to take safety precautions such as meeting in public places during daylight hours and not giving out personal information until after the sale has been completed successfully.

Because Burlington offers a wide selection of items, it can be a great source for resellers to find quality products at discounted prices.

If you strike out the first time you’re there though, don’t give up! Because they move through inventory so often you might come up dry a couple of times and then strike the jackpot the next!

FAQs About Burlington

Does Burlington sell used stuff?

No, Burlington does not sell used items. They are a retailer that specializes in new merchandise and products from top brands. Their selection includes clothing, home decor, furniture, toys, and more. They do not offer secondhand or pre-owned items for sale on their website or in their stores.

What is Burlington known for?

Burlington is a leading off-price retailer that offers stylish, high-quality merchandise at up to 65% off department store prices.

They offer an ever-changing selection of coats, clothing, shoes, and home decor for the entire family from top brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Calvin Klein. Burlington also carries designer labels like Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger.

Where does Burlington get their clothing from?

Burlington sources their clothing from a variety of vendors, including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers.

They work with both domestic and international partners to ensure they have the best selection for their customers. Burlington also offers exclusive items that are designed in-house or sourced from third-party brands.


So, hopefully, you’re not too bummed out to find out that Burlington isn’t actually a thrift store.

No matter what their technical classification is, Burlington is still a great place to find all sorts of great deals, especially if you’re a reseller. So go check them out!

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