3 Central Arizona Thrift Stores Owned and Loved by Locals

By Britteny Dee

August 23, 2023

Thrift stores often offer unique items at affordable prices, and fortunately for savvy shoppers in Phoenix and beyond, there are some good ones in the area.

Whether you’re looking for retro clothing, secondhand furniture, or quirky trinkets, eclectic treasures await at these thrift shops.

HALO Thrift Boutique

11649 N. Cave Creek Road, Ste. F, Phoenix

9 Southern Arizona Thrift Stores Owned & Loved by Locals

Photo courtesy of HALO Animal Rescue Thrift Boutique via Facebook

If you love fashion and animals, you need to add HALO Thrift Boutique to your shopping list.

This north Phoenix thrift shop was founded by HALO Animal Rescue in 2006 as a way to raise money for homeless pets in search of their forever home. At HALO Thrift Boutique, you’ll find everything from women’s clothing and shoes to purses and accessories—and almost every item is $4 or less. You can also shop for high-quality home furnishings donated by a local furniture consignment shop.

“I just adore this place! Literally, everything about it is perfect…. $$ goes to help animals, they have such a wide range of products to offer, you’re destined to find more than one thing you can’t live without, and the best part…….THE PRICES!!!!!!!!!” – Sarah Rose, Google review

The Bee’s Knees

2222 N. 16th St., Ste. 3, Phoenix

For shopping with a side of culture, head to The Bee’s Knees in Phoenix. This resale boutique has two attached galleries filled with local art, plus a courtyard area and garden. The items on offer are all handpicked and range from clothing and accessories to household goods and knickknacks. You’ll find popular brands like J. Crew and Banana Republic as well as lesser-known names.

“Great service, great selection. The inventory is always changing, the pieces are always cute.” – Kristin Lear, Google review

Glorious Treasures Thrift Store

10220 W. Bell Road, Unit 120, Sun City

9 Southern Arizona Thrift Stores Owned & Loved by Locals

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Edhuine via Facebook

Not only does Glorious Treasures Thrift Store offer a great selection of clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, and more, it also gives back to its community. This Sun City shop supports Arizonans with special needs by employing them at the store and teaching them life and job skills.

The store’s inventory is donated by community members and the proceeds are used to pay employees. Perusing the store is easy, too, as it’s divided up into different rooms with everything displayed in an organized manner.

“This is a wonderful place to shop in that they’re giving adults with special needs jobs. It was nice having employees so attentive and willing to help customers with their shopping experience. The store has several separate rooms to shop in, everything was beautifully displayed and not overcrowded.” – Susy Boring, Google review

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  • Britteny Dee

    Britteny has worked as a professional writer for more than a decade. She launched her career as a features writer in New York City, covering fashion, food, hospitality, and beauty. She has contributed to a wide range of publications, including Bitches Who Brunch, International Business Times and Glam, and has worked with famous faces such as Kate Upton and Nigel Barker throughout her career. She is currently a freelance writer focused on a variety of lifestyle topics, including travel, fitness and food.

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