10 top secondhand stores in metro Phoenix for clothing, jewelry and home goods

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Thrifting, secondhand shopping and vintage shopping are fun, can save you money compared to buying new and are environmentally friendly because they keep unwanted clothing out of landfills.

And astute shoppers can come across one-of-a-kind finds.

In the spirit of National Thrift Shop Day, which is Aug. 17, here are 10 locally owned secondhand clothing stores throughout metro Phoenix that have a diverse inventory, are relatively affordable and sell quality merchandise.

We know dedicated thrifters love Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. Since so many people already know about those, this list focuses on locally owned gems.

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Antique Sugar

If you're looking for one of a kind vintage pieces and accessories that span seven decades, Antique Sugar in downtown Phoenix has got you covered. This highly curated vintage boutique has something for everyone — from 1920s flapper dresses to prairie dresses from the '70s.

Vintage clothes and shoes are seen on July 2, 2020, at Antique Sugar in Phoenix.
Vintage clothes 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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The Bee's Knees

A world of carefully chosen knickknacks, household goods, accessories and clothing “with a femme vibe” sold for “super sweet prices” await you at this resale boutique, according The Bee’s Knees Facebook page.

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

Retro Ranch

This offbeat vintage store offers an “eclectic collection of furniture, housewares, apparel  and accessories,” according to the Retro Ranch website. If you are on the hunt for something old-timey in your life, this might be the place for you.

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

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Rocket A Go~Go

Rocket A Go~Go is an alternative boutique 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 perfect place for sneaker aficionados and streetwear enthusiasts with brands like Nike, Supreme and BAPE. The store has an especially good selection of footwear, 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 a designer pieces in a range of colorful optionsThe resale boutique has been offering quality clothing, accessories and shoes since 2008.

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

WHEAT’s Clothes Silo

This boutique provides free work clothing to help economically disadvantaged women succeed in the workplace and achieve a better future for themselves and their families, according to the website. Members of the public are encouraged to shop the casual and business wear. Proceeds support the WHEAT’s Clothes 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 gives customers "the best parts of the past," per its website, by offering unique trinkets, clothing and accessories.

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

Luxie Vintage

Bold fashionistas who are fond of "bright colors and busy prints" will like Luxie Vintage, according to the website. Garments with flair — statement jumpsuits from the '80s, Western fringe costumes from the '60s, a pink maxi wrap dress from the '70s — can be found at this locally owned boutique.

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

Sammie & Dannie

This family-owned vintage boutique in central Phoenix offers a "timeless" collection of clothing, accessories and select home decoration, according to the website.

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

Reach features reporter Amaris Encinas at amaris.encinas@arizonarepublic.com or on Twitter @amarisencinas.

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