10 Best Thrift Shops in Idaho!
Want to keep up with the latest fashions without breaking the bank? Consider stopping by a thrift or consignment store. Many Idaho thrift and consignment stores specialize in lightly used items from recent seasons, offering customers the chance to catch up with the latest trends or create their own. Here are the top thrift stores in the state.
Desert Industries (DI) is more than just a thrift store. They provide training and on-the-job experience, career and technical education, business partnerships, new life for old goods, community partnerships and grants, and humanitarian aid through their sales. Since opening in 1938, DI has spread like wildfire throughout the world, including Idaho’s five locations. Stop by the Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, Boise, Burley, or Nampa location to drop off your used antiques, blankets, computers, DVDs, home furnishings, knickknacks, radios, small appliances, tools, and much more. Check their website for a full list of welcome items and those that they don’t accept. You’ll find a little bit of everything at a DI, so come by often.
Every purchase at an Idaho Youth Ranch location goes to help Idaho kids in need by funding programs like Ranch Campus, Hays House, and Anchor House for kids on dangerous paths. With over 25 locations throughout the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, Eastern Idaho and Northern Idaho, you’re never far from a Youth Ranch. Check the website for up to date sales, including weekends with up to 50 percent.
Uptown Cheapskate prides itself on offering stylish, gently used clothes and accessories for up to 70 percent off. Sell your old clothes to Cheapskate for cash on the spot and peruse their extensive collection of clothes, shoes, handbags, and designer jewelry. They’re always buying and selling top brands, including Michael Kors, Zara, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and more. Cheapskate has partnered with the Kid to Kid charity to raise money for new school buildings in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, and Nicaragua, so you know your purchase is going to a good cause.
The Dollhouse Consignment Boutique in Hailey, Idaho partners with sellers to provide space for you to sell your lightly used items. Make an appointment and The Dollhouse will accept up to 30 adult items or 20 kids’ items per appointment, per season. Your sales are tracked and store credit is made available to you immediately. The owner is available for in-store and at-home styling appointments to help you rework your closet and “rejuvenate your inner diva,” as she calls it. Check their website for highlighted fashions, styles, and new arrivals.
The Reuseum in Garden City, Idaho “caters to those who embrace the art, science, and fun of DIY by offering new and used equipment and materials of all types,” according to their website. Unlike other thrift stores, the Reuseum is mostly interested in electronics. Bring in your unwanted or broken technological, including computers, consumer electronics, industrial machinery, parts, and flux capacitors. Buy used parts for your home project. You can even join their Education Center to learn about technology. Shop in person or with their online store.
More Than a Thrift Store in Nampa, Idaho is quite literally more than a thrift store: it’s part of The Community Builder Resource Center, established to “build new innovative programs…working with organizations and agencies that serve homeless youth, low-income individuals and families.” Their mission is to improve the local standard of living and raise awareness about low-income families. More Than a Thrift Store sells clothing, household good, furnishings, craft supplies, electronics, and more.
Again Consignment has two convenient locations in Eagle, Idaho. Again Consignment will purchase your clothes for store credit or cash. The shops focus on ladies, teens, tweens and guys clothing and accessories. Over 1,000 new items are added each week to their racks, so make sure to stop by often to see what’s new. Consignors are paid 40 percent of the selling price of their items, although there’s a yearly account fee of $5. If you’re not interested in selling, you can, of course, always buy.
Watersprings Thrift Store in Idaho Falls is part of a larger network of businesses that benefit the Watersprings Church. If you’re a Believer, you might find a community of like-minded individuals. According to their website, “Donations from individuals, families, and companies are sold at Watersprings Thrift Store and the proceeds are used to help ministries.” Watersprings accepts most items as donations.
ReNewed Expressions in Meridian, Idaho has been in business for over a decade and is now the largest women’s consignment clothing store in the Treasure Valley. They sell Juniors, Misses, and Plus Sizes to 3X, with up to 100 new items every day. Bring in your garments to see about consignment, or shop their racks for your new wardrobe. Check their website often for updates on new events.
The God Mine Thrift Store was originally established in 1955 to benefit the Community Library of the Sun Valley. Items for sale include sporting equipment, clothing, children’s items, household goods, sports equipment, books, artwork, and more. Donations are accepted during regular business hours and are tax deductible. Sales go to benefit the Community Library.