Trying to find the best deal on high-end merchandise? Maybe you’re trying to stretch a dollar to clothe a family or you’d like to reduce and reuse, then thrift stores and resale shops are the best option. This week, Wednesday, August 17 is National Thift Store Day. Celebrate the day by perusing some of your favorite resale and thrift stores here in the Valley.
According to Lawn Love, Phoenix is ranked #6 on their Top 10 Best Cities for Thrifting list. Our city has the variety and the quanity of merchandise to offer thrifty shoppers. With many new arrivals coming into the Phoenix area, there’s plenty of folks who’ve brought too many belongings along with them. Since the Valley of the Sun doesn’t offer many homes with basements due to our rocky terrain, resale and consignment shops are a viable outlet when home space is limited.
As a savvy shopper, one of the main reasons for spending time at thrift and resale shops is the dynamically changing inventory. New merchandise, either from consignment or donations is ever-changing and appealing. From trendy clothing and home furnishings to vintage items that harken back to a cherished memory, thrift and resale shops appeal to all ages.
In observation of National Thrift Store Day on August 17, Phoenix on the Cheap has come up with a list of the Top 5 Resale Shops here in the Valley of the Sun. Our choices represent all areas of the Valley. These shops boast a discerning eye when it comes to choosing their stores’ merchandise. Really, you can take advantage of the prices at these stores on any day. Don’t forget, you can unload you’re gently used fashions too for cash or store credit.
This post focuses on the top resale/consignment stores in and around Phoenix. Remember, the Valley is home to a plentiful array of thrift stores that are beloved, like Maggie’s Thrift, HALO Animal Rescue, Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, and many others, which support worthy causes. Phoenix on the Cheap will very soon post on these thrift stores and others, but for now, we’re offering this list of the top 5 resale shops in the Phoenix area.
If Phoenix on the Cheap has missed any of your favorite resale shops, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
1 Buffalo Exchange
With two locations in the Valley, Tempe and Mid-town Phoenix, Buffalo Exchange has been a trendsetter since the 1970’s. You’ll find trendy and designer fashions for the younger hip crowd. It’s fun to walk through Buffalo Exchange just to see the latest and greatest.
Make a note, on August 27, Buffalo Exchange is offering an extra 10% off for Student Discount Day.
2 My Sister’s Closet
With multiple locations throughout the Valley, My Sister’s Closet has an established strong foothold in the resale market with an amazing collection of designer clothing and accessories. Shoppers will find medium-price range classic and trendy clothing to more expensive couture, still at a discount compared to buying new.
My Sister’s Closet also offers other stylish stores, Well Suited for men and My Sister’s Attic for home furnishings.
3 Turn Style Consignment
Located in multiple states, with 5 locations in the Phoenix area, Turn Style provides a broad assortment of clothing for all shapes and sizes, genders, and style preferences. Turn Style also offers discriminately chosen gently-used furniture and an amazing assortment of home furnishings.
Shoppers love the fact that Turn Style prices items to sell quickly, so there’s always lots of new items to choose from.
4 Poor Little Rich Girl
Only one location, but Poor Little Rich Girl offers a unique and intriguing array of gently-used upscale clothing and accessories. It’s the kind of store a shopper enters and is puzzled, unable to determine if the store is actually resale or offers new clothing. The store’s contemporary decor adds to the ambiance and showcases delighful fashions including clothing, footwear, handbags, and jewelry.
Poor Little Rich Girl does offer some new clothing and accessories at their store too.
5 Plato’s Closet
With locations throughout the country and 4 here in the Valley, Plato’s Closet is part of a national chain. In fact, they’re owned by the same company as Play-it-Again Sports, which is a Valley favorite for gently used sports equipment.
Shoppers will find the latest brand-name fashions at Plato’s Closet. At this store, being part of a large chain pays off. Some of the store’s clothing comes from other areas of the country, which adds to an inviting assortment of shoppers’ favorite brands. Plato’s Closet prides itself on providing personable customer service too.