The United States is one of the highest “consumer” countries. Yes, we use a lot of “stuff.” Which makes the task of recycling even more important. Tonite I visited EcoMart— a department store of sorts dedicated to helping all of us reduce, re-use and recycle. They call themselves an “eco-friendly department store.” More like a fancy term for a thrift store that stocks everything perhaps?
This place was fantastic! It’s a huge space filled with everything from mountain bikes, surf boards, small refrigerators, furniture to designer handbags and shoes. I spotted a $70 mountain bike, a bathroom sink for $50 and a Coach bag for $35. By the way, the prices were more than fair. Dresses came in at $7 and a pair of designer heels $15. I found a vintage fur wrap for $100 in perfect condition.
All items were in really good condition too. The store is packed with stuff. I got there towards the end of the day and a few things were out-of-order but overall shopping was a pleasure. They even had newer flat screen computer monitors and flat screen TVs.
- EcoMart – “Be Eco Friendly”
- 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #A1
- San Diego, CA 92111
- Phone: (858) 292-2326
- Web: www.eco-mart.us
Eco Mart will take a look at the stuff you bring in anytime and give quotes. They are accepting secondhand clothes, vintage items, furniture, appliances, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys… I could go on and on. Of course, the better condition your items are in the better price you will get. Be sure to also have warranties, paperwork and supporting documents depending on the item.
6 thoughts on “Worlds Largest Eco-Friendly Department Store”
What a gem! You have such a good eye, Jody!
I’m thinking about selling some of my own stuff in this place– I’m still in the downsize process.
That sounds like a great idea. Trying to downsize myself here. It’s such a job. And the husband fights me every step. (Sigh.) He’s STILL talking about those 20 excess t-shirts I gave to Goodwill. I will never hear the end of that one I guess. Of course, I did it behind his back….
I think men have a harder time with downsizing in some cases. I can understand how you’d want to sneak those old shirts in the give-away pile. Maybe you should have sneaked in some “new” shirts in the mix- ha.
The bags look amazing!
I need to go back to this place. I guess they get “new” items daily.