Our Stores

Thank you for your interest in Second Life, where cleaning out your closets and saving money means giving homeless pets a second chance at life!

Everything we do is focused on helping animals, but we are not a rescue.  Instead, we opened our thrift stores to raise funds to help the rescue groups and spay/neuter programs that are already doing amazing work saving lives.

We operate 2 upscale thrift stores that share a parking lot and make shopping easy!  New merchandise is added daily in both stores, so the treasure hunt changes everyday!

Our Main Store

store front - compressedOur 5,000+ square foot Main Store opened in 2011 and sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, décor, books, and more!  The variety is endless!   You’ll find our store is geared to the bargain shopper and animal lovers- with fun animal motifs painted on the back wall, rescue and shelter information posted throughout the store – and our Chief Smile Officer, Riley, roaming the store and looking for a good ear scratch.

Did you know we have sold 127,286 men’s and women’s shirts between 2015 and 2020? That’s a lot of shirts that have been given a second life!

Learn more about the store that started it all here.

Our Furniture, Decor & More Store

img_2428Special Notice. This store is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Our Furniture, Decor and More store opened in November 2013 and is located next door.  It features furniture, artwork, lamps, decor, vintage and collectibles.  It’s a more intimate shopping experience and you never know what you might find!  Learn more about this store here.

Second Life is a Part of the Community

Second Life is not just a store.  We are part of the community and our goal is to make a difference by sharing our love for rescue animals.  In addition to running our stores, we:

  • foster cats from a local shelter to give them a chance to find their forever home.
  • host adoption events for animal rescue groups to help find forever homes
  • collect pet food and supplies for a pet food pantry, to help struggling families keep their pets.
  • educate about the importance of spaying/neutering, so families can be a part of the solution to overpopulation.
  • promote adoption and our love for rescue animals

We want our stores to be a destination for animal lovers and bargain shoppers!

Find Us!

Main Store:  1 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Furniture, Decor & More Store:  89 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, GA 30002

directions-dogWe are located in downtown Avondale Estates, Georgia in the east Atlanta metro area.  Our stores are located behind the Tudor Village (the Bavarian-looking buildings).

Look for our signs on the front and side of the stores with the Dalmatian head.  Park Once.  Shop Twice.

Our stores are located within:

  • 1/2 mile: DeKalb Farmers Market
  • 2 miles: Downtown Decatur & I-285
  • 5 miles: Toco Hills, Emory & Northlake areas
  • 10 miles: Inman Park, Grant Park, Tucker and Midtown areas

Contact Us:

Payments Accepted:

Cash and Debit/Credit Cards ($3 Minimum Purchase for cards).  No checks.

Free Parking
Marta bus stop in front of stores:  #8 Route (starts at Kensington Station)
Handicap Accessible in Main Store
Mobile Ramp available to enter Furniture, Decor & More store

EIN Tax ID #:  27-2314419