Best Thrift Shops in the West Valley

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Best Thrift Shops in the West Valley

Everyone loves a good deal, especially when you have a big family! And as Arizona’s Family Realtor, part of my job is knowing where to find great deals in Surprise and the West Valley. Get the most bang for your buck at some of the best local thrift shops:

Sun Bowl Plaza

10737 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351

The thrift shops in the “L-shaped mall” at W. Peoria Ave. and 107th Ave. in Sun City are packed with amazing deals. Each shop specializes in different things: home décor, knickknacks, and clothes, although the clothing can be hit or miss. This is also a great place to hunt for furniture! You’ll find store phone numbers, addresses, and hours for individual shops listed on the plaza’s site for Eve’s Place Thrift Shop, Caring Hearts Thrift Store, West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop, and Sun Valley Animal Shelter Thrift Shop. Closed on Sundays.

Brass Armadillo

13277 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395

The original Phoenix location is on Cactus and I-17, but the “Phoenix West” location opened in 2012 with 55,000 square feet of well-organized antiques and collectibles. This place is ginormous, and it carries a little bit of everything! You’ll probably need more than one visit to take it all in. New listings and upcoming sales are posted on the website.

Kid to Kid

8360 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381

With locations across the valley, Kid to Kid is by far my favorite resale place to find hidden treasures. The store is clean and has a good selection of kids’ clothes and toys, including Barbies, Transformers, and electronic toys. The store also stays up to date on recalled items and won’t sell them. Clothing is organized by size and color. You can sell your own kids’ clothing, maternity clothing, toys, or gear for store credit or cash, though you receive more value in store credit. Store credit can be used at Kid to Kid or at its sister store, Uptown Cheapskate.

Uptown Cheapskate

8360 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381

Uptown Cheapskate sells men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. You can even find some brand names, like Coach handbags and designer jeans. The store is selective about what it buys, which helps because everything is in very good to like-new condition. Sales are updated on the store’s website, where you can sign up to receive emails about upcoming sales and coupons.

Redesign by Goodwill

8679 W. Ludlow Dr., Peoria, AZ 85381

This Goodwill location is fairly new and super hidden; so it has great finds for bargain hunters who know where to look! The store carries furniture and accent furniture, home and wall décor, and other cute stuff like apothecary jars and picture frames. Coupons and sales are on the store’s website. Closed on Sundays.


7759 W. Bell Rd., Peoria, AZ 85382

This store carries just about everything, including clothing and designer handbags—even a high-end picnic basket for just $2. Get a SuperSavers Club Card to receive exclusive coupons and upcoming sale notifications.

Want to share another thrift shop gem in Surprise or the West Valley? Comment below!

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