Seattle Thrift Shopping
Collected by Stephanie Perry , AFAR Local Expert
Only got $20 in your pocket? It'll last all day if you go on a shopping spree in Seattle's thrift stores. If you've never visited the Goodwill outlet, aka "the bins," put on your latex gloves and get ready for a treasure hunt.
1765 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
If you enjoy the thrill of thrifting — and you're ready to level up — put on some disposable gloves and head to the Goodwill Outlet, aka "the bins." (Seriously, people do bring latex gloves.) The inventory is all the stuff that didn't sell on the...
15301 NE 24th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
The Bellevue Goodwill is noted for quality goods dirt-cheap. Goodwill stores accept donations from the surrounding area & do not equalize among stores. In a wealthy town like Bellevue, this means the pickings are top notch. On a recent visit, I...
1400 S Lane St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA
The Dearborn Goodwill store is the biggest in Seattle, so try not to get overwhelmed when you walk into this roughly Costco-sized warehouse. Everything from men's and women's clothing and shoes, housewares, furniture, toys and games, and oddball...
1174 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 98188, USA
There's a lot of competition at Seattle thrift stores, and the most central shops are usually pretty picked over. But if you head just a bit out of the city center, you'll find stores that are bigger, cleaner, and have a better selection. The...
12548 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125, USA
Not a typical nonprofit thrift store, Value Village is a for-profit retail company that partners with charities. Value Village’s inventory comes from batches of clothes they purchase from nonprofit agencies, as well as direct donations from the...
5459 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
If you like strange and one-of-a-kind vintage home decor, Ballard Consignment could be a very dangerous place for you. A maze of connected rooms on two floors, the store is set up as a series of furnished rooms decorated in different periods and...
4535 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
Tucked away in West Seattle, this little thrift shop isn’t as big as some of Seattle’s other stores, but that also means fewer people know about it. While their normal prices can be a bit high, the 50% off and $1 sales make for serious bargains:...
4455 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
A West Seattle institution, Funky Jane’s has been around for over 20 years (as you might infer from the name). Sellers can bring in their unwanted women’s clothing, clean and in good condition, to be sold for store credit or cash; buyers get...
4461 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
Another little neighborhood consignment shop in West Seattle’s Alaska Junction, Many Moons carries men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, as well as handcrafted “healing talisman jewelry.” Prices are posted on the wall by category and apply...
2520 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Shoppers who love Goodwill’s “black label” better-brands department will love the idea behind Blue, Tacoma Goodwill’s boutique store: it’s a curated collection of higher-end clothing, shoes, and housewares, nicely arranged and displayed in a...
3121 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA
Tacoma’s main Goodwill store is surprisingly big, so allow yourself enough time to browse through the housewares, books, and art, as well as the men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. During October, they have a large costume boutique that includes...
14500 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155, USA
The Shoreline Goodwill store is a bit further out from downtown Seattle, but it’s well worth the trip: because it’s a little more remote, the goods aren’t nearly as picked over as some of the more central locations that see a lot of foot traffic....
115 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Finally, Capitol Hill’s hipsters get their own Goodwill store! Their newest location is clean, reasonably priced, and best of all, has its own free parking lot — a rare treat for shoppers on the Hill. Located in the old Half Price Books building,...
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