If you ask Macklemore, finding your favorite thrift store is almost as exciting as going shopping when you get there. Sure, we’re not in Seattle where there’s a Value Village on every street corner, but the number of thrift store alternatives in and near Rexburg is higher than you’d think.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite thrift stores in the area, and what you can expect if you decide to pay one a visit.
Second Helpings is a thrift store located in the basement of the Family Crisis Center on Main Street. With some of the lowest prices in town, and a recently renovated store, the selection of clothes is larger and more affordable than ever. We’re talking 99 cents!
Deseret Industries is a great place to find just about anything. From furniture to kitchen supplies, clothes and toys — DI is the largest thrift store and donation center in Rexburg. Despite the plethora of knee-boards and broken keyboards, the selection is thoroughly picked over by over 28,000 students and locals in the area. So if you find something you like, it probably won’t stay on the shelves for long.
DI also offers some new items that you might not want to buy used, like bedsheets.
Finders Keepers is a small, independent, family-friendly thrift store just over the railroad tracks from Webster Potato. With lots of options for babies and children, your best chance to cop some flannel zebra jammies might be just a 15-minute drive away.
Deseret Industries also has a location in Ammon that opened fairly recently. Similar to the Rexburg location, they have just about everything a largescale thrift store should have: clothes, toys, furniture, electronics, household and outdoor items, and more! They also stock select unused items like pillows, socks, underwear, and big-warm coats in the winter time.
My Thrifty Thrift Store is a one-of-a-kind thrift store located in Idaho Falls. Formerly a traditional clothing outlet, they recently transitioned to focusing on furniture, books and everyday household items. If you’re looking for some vintage or antique furniture, or a nice second-hand matching dish set, you’ll want to start your search here.
Watersprings Thrift is a trendy thrift store owned by the Watersprings Church of Idaho Falls. They share a space with a small café that serves breakfast items and fresh paninis. It’s a great place to snag a velour jumpsuit and some house slippers then grab some lunch when you’re done.
Idaho Youth Ranch is located immediately next door to WinCo Foods in Idaho Falls. If you’ve got some leftover cash after getting your groceries, pop over. You never know what you’ll find. Voted Idaho Falls’ best thrift store of 2018, they know what they’re doing when it comes to secondhand goods. With great prices, great items and a great atmosphere — if you’re hunting, looking for a come-up, this place is really awesome!
Goodwill recently opened a location in Idaho Falls and has been doing extremely well. Probably the widest known thrift store in the nation, your best shot at finding some secondhand clothing from out-of-state — like a dookie brown leather jacket with a fringe that would make John Wayne jealous — will be right here at Goodwill.
St. Vincent de Paul is an often forgotten thrift and consignment store, run by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul — a Catholic Digest Fave Five Charity. Dedicated to giving back to the community and largely volunteer-based, St. Vincent de Paul is so much more than a cheap place to save some money (and look incredible in your granddad’s clothes). If you’re also looking for a place to volunteer and help people, this is a great place to do just that.
There are even more
Keep in mind, there might be more places to grab some thrifty clothes in the area. There are several places like Runway Fashion Exchange and Uptown Cheapskate that will even pay you for your lightly used clothes.
If you decide to check out any of the places on our list, we would love to see what you find! So tag us on Instagram — you might be the next person we feature.
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