From Vintage Malls to Nonprofit Shops, Here Are the Best Spots for Secondhand Home Goods
Thrifting your next piece of furniture is good for the planet, your wallet, and your home’s style
Online shopping has become addictively easy, from being able to shop Instagram posts to clicking on the latest and greatest sale from your favorite retailer. Browsing for second-hand furniture and vintage finds can feel time-consuming by comparison for the average shopper, but isn’t just for hobbyists. The hunt can make for a great adventure and can do good things for both your wallet and your home’s style.
Here are some of our favorite thrift stores to hit up across the West.
Community Thrift, San Francisco
The eclectic Community Thrift, open for over 35 years in San Francisco, has a variety of donated items that include clothing, home decor and furniture, kitchenware, books, and more. Their home pieces range from modern furniture to mid-century finds, and the shop hosts regular sale days on the first and third Monday, and the last Friday, of each month. 623 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles
Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest thrift store in Los Angeles, featuring furniture, clothes, electronics, and more. Plus, the organization St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles has a great mission worth supporting, as the group serves the homeless and those in need. 210 North Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA.
Retro Vegas, Las Vegas
Escape the Strip at Retro Vegas, an antiques store specializing in mid-century modern furniture, art, and accessories. It’s also home to the Red Kat vintage clothing store. Plus, the fun pink exterior alone makes it worth a visit. 1131 S Main St., Las Vegas, NV.
White Dove Thrift Shop, Phoenix
The Phoenix-based thrift store White Dove Thrift opened back in 2004 and now has a few additional locations throughout the Phoenix area. With clothing, furniture, and accessories, sale proceeds go towards Hospice of the Vallet’s patient-care programs to lower the cost of charity care. 5035 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.
Midtown Mercantile, Tucson
The Midtown Mercantile antiques mall is known for being massive—there are over one hundred stalls and vendors with a variety of vintage wares, from furniture and dishware to pottery and patio pieces. Plus, grab a free cup of coffee to enjoy while walking the many aisles. 4443 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ.
The Cat North, Santa Fe
Support Santa Fe’s humane society at The Cat North (or its sister shop, the Cat South), with furniture, housewares, and a books section, along with consignment clothing and accessories. All proceeds support the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and the homeless animals of Northern New Mexico. 541 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
H&E Used Furniture, Denver
H&E Used Furniture is full of lightly-used, high-quality home pieces, from couches and chairs to pillows and tchotchkes, and the furniture styles range from mid-century to cultural heritage pieces. H&E also has a book shop section full of used books, and will even repair lamps. 6443 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80222
Montana Camp, Bozeman
Just one mile from Bozeman Yellowstone Airport, Montana Camp Antiques and Boutique is a sprawling antique mall. With 10,000 square feet of antiques, furniture, and Montana-themed collectibles, the antiques mall even has a cabin-themed room and carries local paint lines. 26 E Main St, Belgrade, Montana
Ballard Consignment Store, Seattle
Nestled in the Ballard neighborhood of northwest Seattle, Ballard Consignment is 30,000 square feet of secondhand scores. The store is packed with furniture options, including mid-century finds, velvet couches and armchairs, rugs and more, along with decor, art, lamps, and vintage apparel. 5459 Leary Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
Hawthorne Vintage, Portland
Vintage shop Hawthorne Vintage is named for the Hawthorne District it calls home in southeast Portland. It’s filled with plenty of mid-century home decor and furniture finds, along with books, electronics, records, and more. 4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215