Before you shop new, you will want to check out the numerous resale stores that dot the Treasure Valley. Not only can you score a good deal on used or consignment goods, but you can feel good knowing you’re reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Boise Thrift Stores Support Nonprofits
Want to spruce up your closet while supporting a good cause? There are several shops that support nonprofit organizations and offer quality products.
The Idaho Youth Ranch is a nonprofit that provides therapy and aid to children and families in crisis. Shop at the nonprofit’s thrift stores to support this great cause. The Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store in downtown Boise is well known for its collection of vintage clothing.
St. Vincent de Paul, Vets 4 Success, and the Assistance League of Boise are just a few more examples of nonprofits that receive support through thrifty shoppers. If you have a soft spot for helping out homeless animals, then you will want to do your browsing at Re-Style Animal Rescue Thrift Store.
Consignment and Resale in Boise
If you are hoping to clean out your own closet during your shopping trip, swing by one of the many resale and consignment stores. Uptown Cheapskate is one such store. At one of the two locations, you can sell your old clothes for instant cash or for 25 percent more trade-in value. Again Consignment adds more than 1,000 accessories and clothing to their racks every week, your items could be included!
For more unique pieces of clothing, Serendipity Boutique Consignment is the place to be. This State Street boutique sells your typical clothing, but also vintage pieces and costumes. Need an 80’s wedding dress for a Halloween party? How about a 70’s men’s suit? Serendipity has you covered.
Any adult with kids will tell you how expensive it can be to keep growing kiddos clothed! Thankfully, Kid to Kid and Kid and Kidz Again both offer you the opportunity to resale and purchase used items. While not a store, the biannual Moppet Togs event is a citywide consignment opportunity for parents to sell and buy items ranging from onesies to bicycles.
Buy Used for Outdoor Adventures
Boise is well known for all the activities that you can do outdoors. From skiing to mountain biking, all the necessary equipment and clothing can add up. Local stores such as Outdoor Exchange, Boise Gear Collective, and Score Outdoors are the best way to get outfitted for your next adventure. Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Head to the Boise location of Play It Again Sports to continue your search.
Home Thrift Stores
You don’t have to break the bank to outfit your new home. In fact, if you are looking for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, then shopping thrift and consignment stores is a great option.
Boise Furniture (formerly known as The Recycled Room) offers a combination of new and consigned pieces in its 6,000 square foot showroom on Chinden Boulevard. From mid-century to modern, you will find a wide variety of consignor pieces at Ricochet. You can even pick up some new clothing at Ricochet Rack after shopping for home decor. If you are hoping to elevate your decor, Reclaimed Interiors prides itself on selling luxury consignment pieces.
If you are hoping to find items to remodel your home, then Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity’s two ReStore locations stocks everything from windows to appliances. You can donate unused building materials to Second Chance Building Materials Center and shop what other patrons have contributed. You can walk away with a new-to-you backsplash knowing that your dollars are supporting the homeless and veterans.
These are only a few of the many thrift and consignment stores that you can find in the Treasure Valley. We hope you are able to find at least one good “gem” when you shop at these stores! Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite shop that we forgot to spotlight.
If you ever have any questions about the ever-changing marketplace or know someone looking to buy or sell, please do not hesitate to reach out!