The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping you get well and stay well, by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. Through a unique quality resale shopping experience the WEST SEATTLE DISCOVERY SHOP helps to support the fight against cancer.

Staffed with friendly, dedicated volunteers, the Discovery Shop offers men's and women's clothing, vintage wear, accessories, jewelry, artwork, antiques, collectibles, books and household items.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

HAPPENINGS December 31 - January 13

We are closed New Year's Eve-Monday December 31 at 1 p.m. and New Year's Day.
Blue tags are 50% off beginning Wednesday January 2 and all men's and women's wear 50% off beginning that day through Saturday, January 5.

Warm winter coats for both men and women will be featured the entire month of January. Beginning Sunday January 6 through Saturday January 12 you will find them at 40% off the regular low prices. A large variety of colors, styles, fabrics, long, short or in-between. Many vintage to choose from also. Something for everyone's taste.
Remember, we're open until 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month during the West Seattle Alaska Junction Art Walk. If you work days here's your chance to visit us in the evening for some great specials.

All month specials: Mondays-Double stamps on Customer Appreciation cards, Tuesdays-20% off Senior's purchases, Saturday-20% off for HS students with ID and Sundays-50% off men's wear.
Shop with us for a unique quality resale experience. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Did you know: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and the ribbon color is teal/white.
"A World With Less Cancer is a World With More Birthdays"

Saturday, December 15, 2012

HAPPENINGS December 17-December 31

December 19 & 20 pick a candy cane for a special discount on your entire purchase.
All Christmas items are 50% off through Thursday December 20 and beginning December 21 they will be 75% off through the end of the month. Still some nice decor items to choose from.

Also starting Friday December 21 pink tags are $1. A great time to find a treasure!
We close both Christmas eve-Monday December 24 and New Year's eve-Monday December 31 at 1p.m. and are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

December 26 & 27 pick a candy cane for a special discount on your entire purchase.
All month specials: Mondays-Double stamps on Customer Appreciation cards, Tuesdays-20% off Senior's purchases, Saturday-20% off for HS students with ID and Sundays-50% off men's wear.

For a unique quality resale experience, shop with us to create a world with more birthdays. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Friday, November 30, 2012

HAPPENINGS December 3-December 16

  • "Glitter and sparkle" is the theme for our clothing put out especially for holiday wear beginning Sunday, December 2. If you're looking for something to make you feel festive, be sure to visit us first.  Some dressy coats will also be featured. There may even be a tuxedo for that special man in your life.
  • Starting Wednesday, December 5, holiday decorations will be discounted 50%. There are many items to choose from to complete your home for the holidays and for gift giving. If you need dishes to compliment your table, ours are 65% off select items.
  • Sunday, December 9, through Saturday, December 15, all red and green clothing will be 50% off.
  • We will close at 3 pm Tuesday, December 11, to honor our crew of exceptional volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer with us be sure to pick up a brochure for all the details. We especially need people Friday mornings and Sundays in our back room preparing items for sale. You will be helping in the fight against cancer. All of our proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
More specials: Pink tags are 50% off, men's wear 50% off Sundays, double stamps for Customer Appreciation cards Mondays 10 am-noon, 20% discount for seniors on Tuesdays and students with school ID on Saturdays.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

HAPPENINGS November 19-December 2


The Shop is decorated for the holidays. You'll be surprised how much can be displayed in our small space. Ornaments, trees, Santa's, snowmen and  Christmas sweaters galore! New items are put out daily. If you need china for your table, this is where you'll find some to impress your guests.

  • Friday November 23 through Sunday November 25 all clothing will be discounted 50%. You will also find some surprise unadvertised Black Friday Weekend specials. Come in and check them out.
  • Yellow tags $1 beginning November 21 through the end of the month and Pink tags 50% off starting December 1.
  • Sunday December 2 we will have Holiday Glam & Sparkle clothing for those special events you have coming up.
  • Sundays 50% off men's wear, Mondays double stamps on your Preferred Customer Card from 10am-noon, Tuesdays 20% off for Seniors, Saturdays 20% off for students with school ID.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Please check with us if you'd like to volunteer at the Discovery Shop and help us in the fight against cancer.

Did you know November is Pancreatic, Lung, Stomach and Carcinoid Cancer Awareness month?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

HAPPENINGS - November 5 - November 18

Come in Tuesday November 6 to "pick a chip" for a special discount. Everyone wins in this Election Day event.

Wednesday November 7 starts a four day 50% off store-wide clearance to make room for our Holiday Extravaganza that starts Monday November 12. WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 to prepare for the opening the next day, with the shop filled with decorations, gifts, etc. You won't believe your eyes!

Saturday November 17 the West Seattle Discovery Shop will celebrate their 22nd year anniversary. Refreshments will be served from 1-3 p.m. and all day you can "BUY ONE, GET ONE" on clothing.

Special thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers for making this "A Unique Quality Resale Experience" with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Shop to create a world with more birthdays.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

HAPPENINGS October 22 - November 4

"A Unique Quality Resale Experience"

October 22 - 27: Greeting cards galore! Come in and stock up on cards for every occasion.

October 26 - 31: Black and orange clothing and all Halloween costumes and decor 50% off.

October 29 - November 5: VINTAGE JEWELRY EVENT. A wide variety of pins, earrings, bracelets and necklaces from the 40's, 50's, etc. If you like glitter and sparkles you're going to love this display. Christmas is coming - a perfect time to pick up a special item for that special someone in your life, or a gift for yourself!

Pink clothing each Tuesday in October is 50% off. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

Blue tags are $1 through the end of the month. Yellow tags are 50% off beginning November 1.

Our regular sales continue: Men's clothing 50% off on Sundays, double stamps on Customer Appreciation cards Mondays from 10a.m. to noon, Tuesdays 20% off on Seniors purchases, students showing school ID receive 20% off on Saturdays.

All Proceeds Benefit the American Cancer Society

Saturday, October 6, 2012

HAPPENINGS October 8 - October 21


Every Tuesday in October pink clothing will be 50% off. Shop with us to create a world with more birthdays. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • Books are restocked daily to reach all readers.
  • Columbus Day, October 8, pick a flag for a special discount on your purchases.
  • We're open until 8:30pm Thursday October 11 during the Junction Art Walk
  • ALL CAMERA BUFFS - Sunday October 14 through Saturday October 20 cameras and accessories will be featured. Some old, some new, some in-between!
  • Do you need greeting cards? Starting Sunday October 21 you will be overwhelmed by the variety of cards featured through Saturday October 27.
  • All blue tags are 50% off, plus our regular sales continue: Men's clothing 50% off every Sunday, Seniors 20% off on Tuesdays, students with school ID 20% off Saturdays and double stamps on your Customer Appreciation card Mondays from 10am to noon.

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"A Unique Quality Resale Experience"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

HAPPENINGS September 24 - October 7

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the entire month of October we are offering pink clothing for 50% off every Tuesday.

Our books are only 50 cents for pocket size and $1 for hardbacks and "as priced" for coffee table and cook books. These will be featured throughout the shop starting October 1. Many titles to please anyone's taste.

  • Halloween decorations are out. A large variety of ghosts and goblins.
  • All blue tags are 50% off.
  • If you come in to shop on your birthday, be sure to tell us so we can give you 20% off your purchase.
  • And, of course, we may surprise you with daily unannounced specials, as well as our four regular weekly customer discounts:    
  1. Men's clothing 50% off on Sundays.
  2.  Double stamps on your Customer Appreciation cards Mondays between 10a.m. and noon.
  3. Senior Day Tuesdays are 20% off for those 55+.
  4. 20% off on Saturdays for students with school ID.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

HAPPENINGS September 17 - September 23

VINTAGE, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FUNDRAISER EXTENDED ONE WEEK! Items marked with a red "A" will be available for 65% off the original price. These will go fast so come in early to get your choice of items from the past.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

HAPPENINGS September 10 - September 23


You can still purchase displayed items at 50% off through Sunday September 16 then they are gone. This fundraiser occurs twice yearly with all new items each time.

Beginning Monday September 17 - Sunday September 23 all shorts and sleeveless/short sleeve garments are 50%. Winter items will then be on the racks.

We are open Thursday September 13 until 8:30pm during the West Seattle Junction Art Walk. Sunday hours are 11am to 3pm and all other days 10am to 4:30pm.
  • Incentives to shop at the Discovery Shop besides quality resale merchandise are:
    • Monday - Double stamps from 10am to noon on your Customer Appreciation Card
    • Tuesday - 20% off to Seniors over 55
    • Saturday - 20% off for students with school ID
    • Every day through September 18 - Pink tags 50% off
    • Starting September 19 through the end of September - All pink tags are $1
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Monday, August 27, 2012

HAPPENINGS August 27 - Sepbember 9

Vintage, Antique & Collectible Event begins Monday August 27

  • This is our biggest fundraiser during the year and we have something for everyone, whether you're a collector or not! Included are pieces of the cobalt net pattern of Russian Lomonosov porcelain, Rosenthal china, many dolls that include Marilyn Monroe and Mae West, Life magazines from 1938.
  • There is a silent auction for a dessert 6 place setting of Le Comptoir De Famille's French cherry design - prim'style ending September 5.
  • All yellow tags throughout the shop are $1 through the end of August.
  • WE WILL BE CLOSED LABOR DAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3. But when Thursday September 6 rolls around we will be having a 50% off store-wide clearance through Sunday September 9 to clear our summer and bring in winter.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

HAPPENINGS August 12 - 26


Something for everyone - from Junior Trends to Seniors!
  • Daily Manager's Surprise Specials Sunday August 12 through Saturday August 18 along with our usual 50% off men's wear Sundays; Mondays double stamps on Customer Appreciation Cards from 10AM to noon; 20% off for Seniors on Tuesdays; 20% off Saturdays for high school students with school ID.

  • Month-end $1 sale on yellow tags begins Wednesday August 22.
  • 50% off store-wide Sunday August 19 through Saturday August 25 to make room for our Vintage, Antique & Collectible Event starting Monday August 27. We will be closed Sunday August 26 to prepare for the event. A collector's paradise!
We'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

HAPPENINGS July 30 - August 12

See what we have to offer at our West Seattle Discovery Shop.
Whether your style is classic, retro, contemporary or anywhere
in between, you are sure to find something unique. All proceeds
benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • Wednesday August 1 - Sunday August 5 women's wear will be "2 for 1" - buy one item ad get the second one of equal or less value free.
  • Yellow tags are 50% off starting Wednesday August 1.
  • 50% off men's wear every Sunday.
  • 20% off for Seniors on Tuesday.
  • High school students with school ID 20% off Saturday.
  • Double stamps on Customer Appreciation Cards Mondays between 10am and noon.
Watch for our bi-annual Vintage/Antique/Collectible Event beginning Monday August 27. A collector's paradise!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

HAPPENINGS July 16 - 29


Thursday July 19 through Sunday July 22 you get 30% off all clothing, shoes and accessories (excluding jewelry)

Advantages of shopping with us ---

  • Manager's specials every day the last two weeks of the month. Daily surprise! 
  • 50% off men's wear on Sundays
  • Senior days on Tuesdays with 20% off
  • Mondays receive double stamps on your Customer Appreciation card between 10AM-noon
  • High school students show school ID and receive 20% discount on Saturdays
And the best advantages of all ---
  • Great customer service from the staff of wonderful dedicated volunteers
  • You help support the fight against cancer by volunteering, donating and purchasing high quality, gently used goods
Remember to bring your own shopping bags! We are not exempt from the Seattle Plastic Bag Ordinance that began July 1, 2012.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

HAPPENINGS July 1 - July 15


Well, flowers at least! Stop at the Discovery Shop during the West Seattle Summer Fest for your pick of some unusual and beautiful plants. Details below.

  • July 1,2,3 red, white, blue clothing will be 50% off.
  • During the West Seattle Art Walk July 12, Thursday, we are open until 8:30PM.
  • WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST runs Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, with 50% off store wide (excluding plants) at the Discovery Shop. Featured will be a special event of 150+ indoor and outdoor plants donated by our volunteers, a local nursery and other donors. Hours are 10AM to 8PM Friday and Saturday and 11AM to 5PM Sunday. Lots of activities for the kids at the Alaska Junction festival.
  • During the next two weeks -- all blue tags are 50% off; men's wear 50% off Sundays; double stamps on customer appreciation cards from 10AM-noon Mondays; seniors 20% off Tuesdays; students 20% off Saturdays with ID.
Shop, donate or volunteer at the West Seattle Discovery Shop. 
Together, we're saving lives.

Monday, June 18, 2012

HAPPENINGS June 18 - July 2

Only six months until Christmas! Visit the West Seattle Discovery Shop now to shop for those on your Christmas list, or whatever the occasion. Many one-of-a-kind items to suit anyone's taste.

  • The last two weeks of June and July we will be having "Manager's Specials" and each day different items will be featured. We don't even know yet what those might be so you'll need to come and check this out for yourself.
  • We will be CLOSED JULY 4. Visit us July 1-3 to pick out a red, white or blue clothing item for 50% off.
  • On Sunday's men's wear continues at 50% off; Tuesdays are Senior days with 20% off; Mondays between 10AM and noon you get double stamps on your Customer Appreciation Card; Saturdays students showing school ID receive a 20% discount.
Did you know that by shopping and donating at the Discovery Shop you are helping to create a world with more birthdays? All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, thanks to a wonderful staff of volunteers.

Friday, June 1, 2012

HAPPENINGS June 4 - 17

  • Flowers, lighter colors and clothing are in the forecast. Also sunshine, hopefully! The West Seattle Discovery Shop at 4535 California Ave SW is celebrating June with some events too good to pass up. We're open Sundays from 11AM-3PM and all other days 10AM-4:30PM.
  • Friday, June 1, started our Picture and Frame Event. Our special volunteer, Jeff, is in charge of this area and has been working diligently for weeks to prepare items for the sales floor to suit every taste. You're sure to find something you need!
  • Pink tagged items are 50% off through June 19.
  • On Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, we are open until 8:30PM - joining other Alaska Junction merchants for the West Seattle Art Walk. All day when you come in to shop you can "pick a flag" for a surprise percentage off your purchase. Fun for everyone.
  • Bring Dad in Saturday, June 16, and find him a special gift at the Father's Day Tool Event. We will be displaying tools, tools and more tools to delight everyone. You will find antique, collectible and contemporary tools where something is sure to please him.
  • Sunday men's wear is 50% off. -Monday you get double stamps on your Customer Appreciation Card from 10AM to Noon. -Tuesday is 20% off for Seniors. -Saturday students receive 20% off by showing their student ID card.
Shop, donate or volunteer. Together, we're saving lives.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

HAPPENINGS May 21 - June 3

We will be closed Monday May 28 for Memorial Day
  • In celebration of Memorial Day, Friday May 25 starts 3 days of 50% off "Anything Red, White or Blue"
  • The popular Book Event continues through Sunday May 27. Four books for $1 - lots to choose from.
  • Come in & pick up Yellow Tagged items for $1 beginning Wednesday May 23 through the end of the month.
  • Friday June 1 Pink Tags will be 50% off until Wednesday June 20.
  • Starting Friday June 1 PICTURES & FRAMES will be displayed. You will be surprised by the large selection available. New items will be put out daily so check often if you don't see what you want the first time you come in.
The Discovery Shop is the official resale shop of the American Cancer Society. We accept donations which are resold to raise money for the fight against cancer. Come join the fight as a donor, shopper or volunteer!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


The Discovery Shop located at 4535 California Ave SW and is staffed with friendly volunteers from 10AM-4:30PM to make your shopping a fun event. You can join us - you'll be glad you did!
- Yellow tags continue at 50% off through May 22.
- Pre-Mother's Day sale with 50% off all women's wear Monday, May 7 through Sunday, May 13.
- For a $1 donation you can win a beautiful dish garden made by one of our talented volunteers. The drawing is Thursday, May 10. Plenty of time to deliver it on Mother's Day.
A Book Event with titles to please all readers begins Sunday, May 13 through Sunday May 20.

Join us on your actual birthday and let us help you celebrate with 20% off your purchases.
 "A World With Less Cancer is a World With More Birthdays"

Saturday, April 21, 2012


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! You already know that an American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is a great place to get incredible deals on unique quality resale items but did you know it's also a great place to volunteer? Pass the word to your relatives and friends.

Volunteers are currently needed Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and afternoons. You can help in our back room by preparing donations, just four hours a week. Join other members of your community and join the fight against cancer. Questions? Stop in the Discovery Shop at 4535 California Ave SW or call 206 937-7169.

  • Crafts made by our volunteers, friends and families are very popular! This event will continue through Sunday, April 29.
  • Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. Anything green sells for 20% off.
  • Our popular $1 sale on all blue tags runs from Saturday, April 21, through the end of the month. Grab some good buys!
  • Watch for yellow tags at 50% off starting Tuesday, May 1.
  • Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, join us for our "Spring Zing" and get 25% off store wide. (Jewelry excluded.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Our "First Ever Handwork Event" starts Sunday, April 15
  • We kick off the event at the Discovery Shop, 4535 California Ave SW, with a sale of homemade cookies baked by our super volunteers. If you're not a sugar enthusiast you'll find other items available. For instance, American Doll clothing, knit hats and scarves and many many more items made with love by our volunteers, friends and families.
  • Blue tags continue at 50% off though Saturday, April 21. Also on April 21 we join other merchants in the Alaska Junction with a 10% off Tax Free Day. Did you lose your shirt on tax day? Here's your opportunity to replace it at a great price.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week begins Sunday, April 15. The Discovery Shop is an all-volunteer run shop so stop by and thank them for giving their time to help in the fight against cancer. You may want to check out the opportunities for volunteering also. For just four hours a week you can make a difference!
  • Did you know you can get 20% off purchases on your birthday? Just show the cashier your ID to get this discount.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happenings April 8 - April 15

Lots of fun things happening at the Discovery Shop at 4535 California Ave SW in the West Seattle Alaska Junction!

  • Blue tags are 50% off through April 21
  • Mondays - double stamp on customer appreciation cards between 10AM-Noon
  • Tuesdays - 20% off total purchases all day for Seniors
  • Saturdays - 20% off all day for High School students, with ID
  • Monday, April 9, through Saturday, April 14 - "2 for 1 Event" on Tees & Tops, Shirts & Blouses
  • Watch for our Cookie Sale Sunday, April 15, which kicks off our "First Ever Hand-work Event" featuring the talents of our wonderful volunteers, their friends and families. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Visit us and see why it is so gratifying to volunteer at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop.
We're open 10AM - 4:30PM Monday - Saturday and 11AM-3PM Sunday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Double stamps on customer cards Monday from 10AM to noon and 20% off complete purchase Tuesday for Seniors over age 55. All pink tags $1 through Saturday, March 31. Questions about donating items or volunteering? Give us a call at (206) 937-7169 or visit us at 4535 California Ave. SW in the West Seattle Alaska Junction. Together, we're saving lives.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


  • March 16th and 17th - Friday and Saturday - Anything green 50% off. HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

  • Beginning Monday March 19th through Sunday the 25th - Come in and find a winter coat or jacket for 50% off. Lots to choose from.

  • Men's wear is 50% off the marked price every Sunday in March.

  • Pink tags are 50% off through Wednesday March 21.

  • Early birds get double stamps on their customer cards every Monday from 10AM to Noon.

  • Seniors receive a 20% discount on their entire purchase every Tuesday.

Monday, March 5, 2012

HAPPENINGS 3/12 thru 3/18

We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day both Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th with specials on all green items. 

Items with pink tags continue to be reduced 50% through March 21st.  Men's wear is reduced 50% each Sunday.  Double stamps on your customer appreciation cards every Monday from 10am to Noon and 20% off on your purchases all day Tuesday for senior citizens.

When you shop or volunteer at the Discovery Shop, you support the ongoing search for a cure for cancer.  The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is open Sundays from 11am to 3pm and all other days from 10am to 4:30pm.

Monday, February 27, 2012

HAPPENINGS 3/5 thru 3/11

Our Antiques and Collectibles fundraiser continues March 5 through March 11th with 50% off marked prices and all items with pink tags are also reduced by 50% through March 21st. 

Early Bird shoppers are rewarded with double stamps on their customer cards every Monday from 10am to Noon and you can now continue to help support us in the fight to cure cancer during the Art Walk on Thursday, March 8th when the Discovery Shop will be open until 8:30pm. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

HAPPENINGS 2/27 thru 3/4

Our Antiques and Collectibles fundraiser continues and we have lots of merchandise on hand.

All yellow tagged items are $1.00 through Wednesday, February 29th and all men's wear is 50% off marked price every Sunday through the end of the month.  Stay tuned for our upcoming storewide 50% off sale starting March 1st.

Keep taking advantage of our early bird rewards - double stamps on your customer card each Monday from 10am to Noon.