It’s not just the mile-high elevation of Denver that will have you catching your breath. When you’re a thrift shopper in Denver, the abundance of thrift stores and what you’re bound to find within them will truly take your breath away. Just ask Denver’s Lexi Wilson, a self-described vintage nerd, who has thoroughly sifted through Denver’s many thrift stores to come up on all sorts of cool and interesting vintage scores she takes home to wear and share on LexiGoesThrifting, or resell at local vintage markets and online. Because thrift stores depend on donations from the community, no merchandise or store is ever the same as another, with new surprises filling every aisle and every rack every single day. Sometimes you just have to know where to look. So Lexi has put together this guide to highlight some of her favorite thrift stores around Denver that are charitable to the community as well as full of treasures awaiting your discovery.... more
Arc is amazing for a number of reasons—from employing and supporting workers with developmental disabilities, to holding an epic 50% off everything sale every Saturday. Arc is Colorado's largest chain of thrift stores with over 30 locations in the state.
Donating and shopping at Peak directly supports their efforts with Denver youth experiencing homelessness. They really do some amazing work in the city of Denver. I have found some real gems here!
Mile High Thrift has a huge selection to browse! If you put in the time, you are sure to find something good to take home. The prices are reasonable and the selection is always rotating.
Denver is lucky enough to have several locations of Goodwill’s Outlet stores. Items are brought out in large bins and sold by the pound. Certainly different than your average thrift shop—this experience is worth a try. It makes thrifting feel like even more of a treasure hunt!
Gone for Good is both a junk removal business and a thrift store so you never really know what you will find. It feels like a combination of a Habitat for Humanity store and a thrift shop. Good for great prices on furniture, yard tools, and home goods.
Soul Dog is a small thrift store that packs a big punch. Funds directly support their local dog rescue organization. You can find items for everyone in the family, including a good selection of pet supplies. This is a great thrift stop if you only have 10 minutes to spare, and don’t want to feel overwhelmed by the department store style thrifts.
A thrift store stocked full of only art supplies! An artist's dream thrift store. ReCreative has everything from sewing materials, to drawing supplies and everything in-between. It’s also a great place to donate art supplies you no longer need to be sure they’ll be put to good use.
Not only do we have the amazing per pound shopping Goodwill offers in Denver, we also have several really great regular Goodwill stores. The Broadway location is a really good stop, with clothing and home goods on the first floor, and furniture in the basement. The prices are great, and I always leave with something!
A great little thrift shop that benefits many great programs in the greater Denver area. The Assistance League of Denver Thrift Shop has a great selection of shoes, jewelry, clothing and home goods. I have found both great newer items as well as one of a kind vintage scores!
A cute little thrift shop right outside of town with plenty of clothing, home goods, and jewelry to choose from. Treasure Trunk directly supports programs benefiting those experiencing homelessness, as well as helping victims of domestic violence, and child abuse. A unique thrift shop I rarely leave empty handed.
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