The Bargain Box Thrift Store

In the Heart of San Clemente

Our Thrift Shop is located in downtown San Clemente on El Camino Real. The store is full of boutique items, clothing, home decor, housewares, jewelry, collectibles, linens, and seasonal décor. You never know what treasures you will find. After a visit to our shop, you can stroll among many other shops, and wonderful restaurants nearby.

Find a variety of treasures

You’ll find thousands of articles of new and gently used clothing and household items. We emphasize value shopping, but we also feature name-brand fashions, jewelry, antiques, and other amazing finds!

Shopping Helps Others

Our store meets a variety of community needs. When you shop, you support our Operation School Bell® program, as well as a variety of other local philanthropic endeavors. When you make a purchase, you are not just taking home a hidden treasure, you are helping others to receive treasure in their own lives.

Shopping Local Means Giving Local

All proceeds stay in the local community. This store is managed and staffed through the efforts of volunteers. We invite you to shop with us and donate your gently used items. Together, we’re changing lives.


1:00PM - 4:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM


  • We accept all credit/debit cards except American Express and Discover.
  • We have a “No Return” policy on all items purchased.
  • No tag, no sale!


(949) 492-2800

526 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672


Your donations help touch the lives of many in our community.

Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided.

Donation Guidelines

Donations are accepted anytime during normal business hours.

Please, NO broken or damaged household items

Please, NO significantly damaged, torn or stained clothing

Due to the size of our store we can only accept furniture upon request.  Please call our store for details.

State and Federal Laws do not allow us to accept:

  • Auto parts
  • Cell phones
  • Computers, Monitors, Fax Machines, Printers
  • Baby Furniture, Car Seats
  • Children’s clothing
  • Food
  • Mattresses
  • Paints, Solvents, Chemicals
  • TVs, VCR’s
  • Large Gym Equipment