Tried and true thrift stores in metro Phoenix

Tried And True Thrift Stores In Metro Phoenix

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By Teresa K. Traverse

February 27, 2024

Thrift stores are often destinations where you can find plenty of deals and steals. From antiques to plenty of clothing, there’s an abundance of discounted items that you can buy.

If you’re looking to save money, declutter, or just do some digging, here are seven tried and true thrift stores across the Valley. Happy hunting!



7036 N. Seventh Street in Phoenix

Since 2007, Hissyfits has served Valley families by offering them gently used kid’s clothing, toys, and accessories. Most thrift and resale stores tend to have a plethora of items for shoppers of all ages, whereas this spot only serves children. This shop also stocks gifts and accessories.

If you have any gently used children’s goods that are still in decent shape, consider consigning your items here.

Be sure to check this store’s Facebook page for deals like 75 percent off before you head out!


Goodwill Clearance Center

515 N. 51st Ave. in Phoenix

Goodwill is a very well-known second-hand store that has locations all over the Valley and country. But this location is special and somehow manages to stand out amongst the rest.

This massive Goodwill Clearance Center is a destination for resellers. There’s an area called the bins where they can hunt for buried treasures in a bunch of, you guessed it, bins. You can even see pictures on Google reviews of people lined up outside the building. Look forward to furniture, clothing, electronics, shoes, and many other used items.

Please note that children 12 and younger are not permitted inside, and only one shopping cart is permitted per customer.


Assistance League of Phoenix Thrift Boutique

7044 N. Seventh Street in Phoenix

For 62 years, the Assistance League of Phoenix Thrift Boutique has sold used goods that benefit its eponymous nonprofit. This nonprofit’s programs help children who are living in poverty. One example is the Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing, shoes, and other essentials to kids.

Find gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. The store also carries home décor, books, sporting equipment, furniture, and a plethora of other goods.

To date, the thrift has provided over $400,000 to help support the community.


Sun Health Resale Shops

Two locations in metro Phoenix

The Sun Health Resale Shops have been in business for 40 years. Like the shop mentioned above, the proceeds raised at both shops benefit worthy causes. All of the proceeds support health and wellness initiatives through Sun Health Foundation and special projects at Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

These shops also have an eBay store too. As of press time, there’s a vintage butter dish, a leather saddle suitcase trunk, and a hand-carved wooden jewelry box in the online store. All purchases are also free of sales tax.

According to its website, the shops currently accept clean and gently used furniture, household items, jewelry, small appliances, tools, clothing, home décor and kitchen gadgets. If you have large furniture you’d to donate, you can call the shop to arrange a pickup.


The White Dove Thrift Shoppes

Four locations throughout metro Phoenix

Proceeds from all The White Dove Thrift Shoppes benefit the Hospice of the Valley — the largest not-for-profit hospice in the United States. The shops share the same logo as the hospice.

The very first Phoenix location opened 20 years ago in 2004. Since then, the brand has opened a total of four stores throughout the Valley. Donated items can go to patients in need. Anything that can’t be used or sold is donated to other charities. Proceeds also benefit specialized and innovative patient-care programs and can decrease the cost of care.

White Dove holds sales throughout the month. Be sure to check out this calendar to find out what and when certain items are on sale. For instance, on certain days in February, candles and baskets are 25% off.



Four locations in metro Phoenix

Although we couldn’t find an official opening date for any of Savers Valley locations, the very first location of this thrift chain opened in 1954 in San Francisco. Today, there are four locations throughout metro Phoenix.

Proceeds from these shops benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. After you drop off clothing for the first time, you’ll save 20 percent on your next purchase. The company estimates that it keeps a total of 700 million pounds of reusable items out of landfills.


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

Four locations in metro Phoenix

You’ve likely heard of St. Vincent de Paul due to its extensive charity work throughout the Valley. This charity’s thrift shops, accept donations of used goods to help support its many services. The nonprofit operates four thrift shops throughout the Valley.

St. Vincent de Paul provides services for the unhoused, a dining room that serves others for free, medical and dental care for those without insurance, food boxes, and services for those struggling financially.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.Tried and true thrift stores in metro PhoenixTried and true thrift stores in metro Phoenix


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  • Teresa K. Traverse

    Teresa K. Traverse is a Phoenix, Arizona-based writer and editor. Her work also has appeared in national print outlets including Weight Watchers, Bust and Parenting magazines and on sites like Tripadvisor, Wine Enthusiast, SFGate, Brides, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bustle, Racked,, WeddingWire, Refinery29, The Daily Meal,, USA Today and Fast Company. She's the managing editor of Sedona Monthly. In her spare time, she loves hiking, reading magazines and spending quality time with her long-haired Chihuahua, Rocket. Visit to check out more of her work.


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