The Brown Elephant

Row 1

5404 N Clark St (btwn Balmoral & Rascher)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-9382

Foursquare Tips

  • This is where my old Apple product go to find a new home.
  • Best time to come is at the end of college semesters.
  • So many hidden treasures in this resale shop. Feels good shopping for a cause since profits help the Howard Brown Health Center.
  • You never know what you will find here. Food luck!
  • Business in front, donations in the back. Go early on a Saturday to get the best selection.
  • Good quality second hand items although the best pieces can often be priced as if new.
  • Not a huge selection of clothes anymore, but they always have quality furniture and inexpensive books
  • Tons of great stuff and every purchase supports a great cause
  • Lots of vintage furniture, not that much clothing though.
  • Call ahead to see if they are having one of their amazing half off furniture sales. Amazing selection.
  • Good cause, can find good stuff
  • The Brown Elephant has the good, it's excellent thrifting experience and a staple vendor at the Vintage Garage!
  • Men's clothing selection is no longer what it used to be, but the book section is still going strong, esp on self help, fitness, and health books. Free condoms at the counter!
  • great furniture selection!
  • Great new fine goods destination on the west end of the shop.
  • cool little place... one of my fav thrift spots. great vinyl. good place to find some hidden treasures.
  • Always,Always,Always check if there is actually a CD in the case when you buy one. :|
  • Take the time to go through the CD collection. There is usually at least one gem!
  • The "staff" takes all your good stuff that you donate and price it for themselves, the shelves are filled with crap. Save your time, donate elsewhere.
  • Great cause to donate. Good selection of furniture. Get there early!