Turnstyle Thrift Shop

60 North B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401



Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays




We accept credit/debit cards for purchases.

We have a “NO RETURN” policy on all items purchased.

Donations are accepted during normal business hours.

Turnstyle Thrift Shop

Owned and operated solely by member volunteers of Assistance League of San Mateo County, and having no paid staff, Turnstyle Thrift Shop is the primary means of funding our philanthropic programs. All items in the shop are donated by the public. Annual sales at Turnstyle for fiscal year ending June 2017 totaled approximately $159,000.

Turnstyle, located at 60 North B Street in downtown San Mateo, has been operating in the same location for over 40 years. Customers have come to rely on us for “gently used” merchandise, including men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, household items, jewelry and small furniture pieces at very affordable prices.

Click here to view Donor Policy

Our Latest Improvements

We’re always trying to make changes to improve our Thrift Shop and customer experience.  Here are pictures of a few of our most recent changes.

Porcelain and Glassware

Women’s Weekly Fashion Display

Thrift Shop Donations

Your donations are always appreciated and accepted during normal business hours.  Donations are tax deductible, a receipt will be provided.

Please bring your “gently used” items to the shop entrance and a volunteer will assist you in dropping off your items.

For safety reasons, donations are accepted only during business hours.  Please, do NOT leave items outside when we are closed, as they will be damaged by the weather.  Unfortunately, we do not have a pick up service.

Donation Guidelines

Please, NO broken or damaged household items.
Please, NO significantly damaged, torn, or stained clothing items.

Due to space limitations, we can NOT accept the following items:

  • Large furniture, mattresses, or large appliances
  • TVs, computers, or printers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Cars or motorcycles
  • Large exercise equipment
  • Baby furniture, infant car seats

Our members work hard to sort, clean, and price donations