For years, Lotus House Thrift Boutique has made their Allapattah store a refuge for shoppers and weary locals alike. The retail destination immediately welcomes you in with vibrant murals by local artists on the facade and thriving plants in the entry way that make you wonder whether this is a store or someone’s funky studio. Inside lies an eclectic mix of second-hand and designer clothes, furniture, and plenty of other goodies to get your hands on. But here are some things you might not know about the boutique:
THEY’RE AN ESSENTIAL PARTNER TO LOTUS HOUSE WOMEN’S SHELTER
Lotus House Women’s Shelter, located in Overtown Miami is a powerful non-profit that has been sheltering women and children in need for over 15 years. When you donate clothing or shop at Lotus House Thrift, you’re directly helping the platform that has transformed thousands of lives for the better. The store is also the home of their Barista Bar and Job Training program that teaches Lotus House members key tools to prepare for the workforce.
YOU CAN SHOP BIG NAMES
There’s more than just thrifted, donated, and second-hand clothes at Lotus House Thrift. On any given week you might just catch a fresh delivery from big name brands like Reformation (yes, THAT Reformation) who have partnered with the second-hand store by donating overstock items when clearing seasonal inventory. Right now, the store is still trying to sell over a hundred boxes from the sustainable clothing giant…so run, don’t walk!
SOME OF THE BEST FURNITURE DEALS IN TOWN
Yes, your eye might wander to the racks of clothing along the walls and the overflowing bins of bathing suits when you enter, but Lotus House is also known for their crazy furniture steals, and not just the thrifted pieces either. They have brand new sofas, coffee tables and shelves also sent to them as inventory partnerships from well-known outlets. On Wednesdays, all of their furniture is 40% off so make sure to head there before going to some of the bigger name stores.
So, head to the store and support a wonderful initiative, or support Lotus House directly for their life-changing efforts in our community.