10 Best Thrift, Thrift, and Vintage Stores in Metro Phoenix

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Thrift stores, thrift stores and vintage shopping are fun, can save you money compared to buying new clothes, and are environmentally friendly as they keep unwanted clothes from ending up in landfills.

And savvy shoppers can stumble upon unique finds.

In the spirit of National Thrift Day, which is August 17, here are 10 locally owned second-hand clothing stores in the Phoenix metro area that have a diverse inventory, are relatively affordable, and sell quality goods.

We know dedicated thrift stores love Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. As so many already know, this list focuses on local gems.

Vintage shopping, flea markets and thrift stores in Phoenix: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/life/2022/08/17/vintage-clothing-stores-phoenix/10289185002/Tips for finding the best treasures

ancient sugar

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and accessories that span seven decades, Antique Sugar in downtown Phoenix has you covered. This very neat vintage shop has something for everyone – from 1920s flapper dresses to 70s prairie dresses.

Vintage clothing and shoes are seen on July 2, 2020 at Antique Sugar in Phoenix.

Details: 801 N. Second St., Phoenix. 602-277-5765, antiquesugar.com.

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bee’s knees

A world of curated trinkets, homewares, accessories and clothing “with a feminine vibe” sold at “super sweet prices” await you at this resale shop, according to The Bee’s Knees Facebook page.

Details: 2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix. 602-903-9033, facebook.com/Thebeesknees2222.

retro ranch

This quirky vintage store offers an “eclectic collection of furniture, homewares, clothing, and accessories,” according to the Retro Ranch website. If you are looking for something old in your life, this might be the place for you.

Details: 4303 N. Seventh Avenue, Phoenix. 602-297-1971, RetroRanch.com.

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Rocket A Go~Go

Rocket A Go~Go is an alternative store in Tempe that offers “punk, rockabilly, retro, alternative and plus size” themed fashion with the goal of “dressing unique humans with unique fashion”, according to the Rocket A Go~Go Facebook page.

Details: 15 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. 480-434-4433, rocketagogo.com.

Wang’s closet

Wang’s Closet is the place to be for sneaker lovers and streetwear enthusiasts with brands like Nike, Supreme and BAPE. The store offers a particularly interesting selection of shoes, clothing and accessories.

Details: 1810 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe. instagram.com/wangscloset.

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poor little rich girl

Poor Little Rich Girl offers designer pieces in a range of colorful options. The resale boutique has been offering quality clothing, accessories and footwear since 2008.

Details: 1582 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. 602-354-5680, Poorlittlerichgirlresale.com.

WHEAT’s clothes silo

According to website. Members of the public are encouraged to purchase casual and business attire. Proceeds support WHEAT’s clothing silo with training and education programs.

Details: 4000 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-264-2262, hungerhurts.org/empower/wheats-clothes-silo.

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Time Bomb Vintage Clothing

Time Bomb Vintage Clothing offers customers “the best times of the past,” according to its website, by offering one-of-a-kind trinkets, clothing, and accessories.

Details: 4632 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix. 509-220-9162, time-bomb-vintage-clothing.business.site.

Luxury Vintage

Daring fashionistas who love “bright colors and busy prints” will love Luxie Vintage, according to the website. Clothing with style – trendy 80s jumpsuits, 60s western fringe suits, a 70s pink maxi wrap dress – can be found at this local boutique.

Details: 2240 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe. 480-572-1683, luxevintage.com.

Sammie and Dannie

This family-run vintage boutique in downtown Phoenix offers a “timeless” collection of curated clothing, accessories and home decor, according to the website.

Details: 4540 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-314-5935, sammieanddannie.com.

Reach introduces journalist Amaris Encinas to [email protected] or on Twitter @amarisencinas.

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