You’ll always find a warm welcome at our Emmaus charity shops in Colchester. We have four charity shops and a cafe in the town centre, and all are run by our companions, alongside our volunteers and staff.
Whether you’re popping in for a quick browse, or for a specific item, you never know what hidden treasures you might find among our donated items.
While we’re known as the place to go for good quality second–hand furniture, we sell so much more. From the latest fashions and vintage clothing, to electrical goods, books, vinyl and household items. Our charity shops in Colchester sell a range of amazing things. Whatever your budget, you’ll find a bargain.
The Home Shop is our retro inspired charity shop on Colchester High Street, perfect for those with a creative vibe. Our lovely team of volunteers, hand sort our clothing donations to select vintage finds especially for the store. Here, you’ll also discover funky furniture, a collection of vinyl and a mix of household items.
While you’re visiting The Home Shop, why not pop into The Emporium – its near neighbour – on the High Street. Discover a shop full of quality furniture items for your home.
If you’re looking for a quiet escape, take a break at our New Life Shop and Café on Crouch Street. Browse through our vast selection of fiction and nonfiction books, all at charity shop prices, while you place an order for lunch or coffee and cake. Who knows, what you could end up taking home with you!
If you’re looking for a real bargain, pop into The Works for a huge selection of second-hand furniture at budget prices. Whether you‘re looking for a one-off item to upcycle, or to furnish an entire flat, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for within your budget. Take your pick from a range of dining sets, sofas, coffee tables, display units, cabinets, dressing tables, beds, desks, drawers and wardrobes.
Wherever you decide to shop, our friendly team of companions, volunteers and staff will be on hand to help you during your visit.
It’s worth visiting our shops on a regular basis to make sure you don’t miss a bargain as our stock is replenished on a regular basis. While we have all become more proactive in protecting our planet’s resources, with upcycling, recycling and thrifting, our Colchester charity shops are becoming ever more popular.
By shopping with us you’re not only likely to pick up a bargain, you’ll also be helping to support Emmaus Colchester. Every penny you spend with us goes back into the charity, as we work together to end homelessness.
Step inside and take a look around!