How All of America’s Lost Luggage Ends Up at One Alabama Thrift Store (And Why You Really Need to Go There)


Of course you haven’t. But when you find out, you’re going to wish you’d wondered about it sooner.

The short answer is: it ends up in the tiny town of Scottsboro, Alabama, at a store called Unclaimed Baggage. This store is exactly what it sounds like: a place that sells people’s long-lost stuff.

Clothes, shoes, books, cameras, musical instruments, sporting goods, books, computers, cologne, jewelry, bags – Unclaimed Baggage adds 7,000(!) new items to their inventory every day, all taken from luggage that was lost and never recovered.