Resale Shops History

Allen Community Outreach’s (ACO) Resale Store first opened in 1998 as an Upscale Resale Shop. Founded on Allen Community Outreach’s mission of providing necessities, the principles have not changed: providing free, quality clothing to clients who reside in Allen, Fairview and Lucas while simultaneously selling affordable clothing, furniture, and housewares to the public. Clients are able to shop for their needs side-by-side retail customers with a gift card distributed by ACO caseworkers. This method allows all people to maintain their dignity. The Resale Shop also provides a source of funding and offers ongoing support for other ACO programs.

Donation of clothing and household items are accepted during regular business hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at ACO’s flagship store located at 801 E. Main Street in Allen. With the support of donations from local residents and businesses, ACO is able to continue to fill the stores with a variety of merchandise while providing critical funds to help families with emergencies such as financial assistance for rent and utilities, clothing and food, and long term goals of education and employment to provide permanent sustainability.


ACO’s Boutique On The Road began as an opportunity to travel to local shows or events and sell merchandise from the Resale Shop, while increasing visibility of ACO in the community. A few years ago, The Shops of Watters Creek offered a temporary spot in an unleased retail space for ACO to open during the holidays. It wasn’t long before the positive partnership was realized and ACO is now a tenant free of charge as long as the space is available. The Boutique On the Road has become known throughout Collin County as a bargain-priced, high-end shopping experience for home décor.

In 2010, the Treasure Chest opened as an idea to try and sell items that were not the quality we require in our Resale Shop, including also out of season merchandise. Since its opening, the Treasure Chest has become a destination shop for savvy shoppers, wholesale customers and those individuals that love the “thrill of the hunt.” This store ensures that the ACO Resale Shops make a conscious effort to not fill the landfill with sellable items and continue our mission as “Green Stores.”

With three stores under ACO’s umbrella of resale operations, there is something for everyone!


Resale Shop Locations

ACO Resale Shop

801 E. Main Street
Allen, TX 75002
Phone: 1-844-9RESALE
Fax: 972-727-1462

Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ACO Boutique

Watters Creek Shopping Center
945 Garden Park Dr,
Allen, TX 75013

MON-SAT 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

ACO Treasure Chest

301 W. Boyd Drive
Allen, TX 75013

Open 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays of each month 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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