One of the best things about living in Flagstaff is the variety of budget-friendly thrift stores. As parents, we all know how expensive it can be to always have to buy new shoes for our rapidly growing child or how overwhelming it can be to have piles and piles of clothes accumulating in closets that our children no longer fit in.
Here is a list of some of my favorite places to thrift in our little mountain town:
What I love about Babies to Kids is that it is LOCAL and FAMILY owned. This place is pretty well known for being a one-stop shop for kids and parents alike since there is also a pottery studio for kids and a home-ware store for adults (Book Nest Mercantile). In addition to these awesome options, there is also a huge second-hand children’s clothing section and the option to trade-in gently used and good-condition clothing items as well for store credit. Trade-in for clothing is available Monday-Friday.
This place is great because its’ funds go toward Sharon Manor, a local home for victims of domestic violence. Another great aspect of this place is that if you have a large item you would like to donate, like a couch for instance, they offer services for pick-up FOR FREE!
3) Hodge Podge
Another charitable thrift store in town, this place helps fund The Northland Hospice. One of the things that stands out about Hodge Podge is how large it is. If you stop by here, plan on an staying for at least an hour! I have found a lot of unique vintage treasures here.
These are probably the most well-known places to donate and shop for used items. Not to mention, with Halloween right around the corner, both places are well-stocked with costumes and decorations. There are large sections for used toy and clothing items.
This place is an absolute gem if you are looking for something very unique and vintage, or a great gift for someone. Not to mention, if you are a fan of retro furniture, this place is it! They also do buy antiques if you have some treasures of your own you are looking to consign.