All Thriftology proceeds support People Helping People’s programs and services

Thriftology Named ‘Best Thrift Store’ Five Years Straight!

All donations are accepted on space available basis and new items are on the shelves daily. The quality of donations the store receives is extraordinary and prices are extremely competitive producing a high volume of repeat customers.


People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services, and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.

Why A Thrift Store?

  • To raise funds to support PHP direct services to clients
  • To offer low cost goods for valley residents to purchase
  • To provide a source of clothing, furniture, and household goods to income qualified PHP clients in need

Donation Policy

We rely on your tax-deductible donations and are pleased to accept these items BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME. Please call the store to schedule your donation drop off or pick up.

Due to provisions of our lease agreement and city ordinances, we are not permitted to accept items outside of the store. We ask that you not leave donations when the store is not open. Please note that the store is under camera surveillance. 

Since the store resells your donations, we ask that items are clean, in working order and in good condition. Unusable items must be taken to the landfill, which means additional costs for PHP and less revenue for assistance to those in need.


Thriftology can also pick up your large furniture donations. Call the store at 805-686-9897 to schedule a pick-up appointment. Pick-ups should be scheduled at least 3 days in advance due to limited staffing.

Coming Soon: On-going weekly pick-ups in the Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez areas. Call for more information. 

Purchase Policy

Thriftology resells previously owned items therefore all items are purchased “as is.” Store personnel attempt to check all items for cleanliness and that they are in good operating condition. However, purchasers should be aware of the “as is” policy, and should thoroughly examine all items prior to purchase.

We want you to be satisfied with your special finds, but once items are purchased, they cannot be returned unless they could not be checked for working condition and only then for store credit.


175 McMurray Road Units A&B
Buellton, CA 93427


The store is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are:

Monday – Saturday:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Donations accepted BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at this time. Please call the store to schedule a donation drop off or pick up.

Thriftology is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.


PHP Thriftology
(805) 686-9897