Top Flea Markets, Swap Meets, and Thrift Stores in Phoenix

Find Bargains and Unique Finds

Flea Market in Phoenix

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Whether you're looking for clothing, gifts, toys, furniture and more, or you just enjoy browsing, flea markets, swap meets, thrift stores, and mercados can satisfy your urge to find bargains. You can even make it a family outing, as many flea markets also have concession stands with food as well as entertainment.

  • 01 of 07
    Phoenix Park 'n Swap
    Photo courtesy of Phoenix Park 'n Swap

    One of the best swap meets for shoppers and bargain hunters, visitors will find a variety of merchandise at great prices. 

    Dates & Time:
    Open year round. Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Admission:
    Adults: $2 (Children 11 and under get in free). There is free parking and admission is free on Fridays.

    Features:

    • Stroller/carts and wheelchair rentals available
    • Garage sale merchandise permitted.
    • Thousands of shoppers every weekend
    • Entertainment
    • Rides
    • The facility can be rented for concerts, festivals or trade shows.
    • Auto Row is where people sell their cars every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
    • Food court, food stands and food trailers throughout the park.


    Location:
    3801 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

  • 02 of 07

    Situated inside the Desert Sky Mall, this marketplace offers visitors over 200 small shops and eateries. Shop a wide variety of items from fresh produce to clothing, seafood, general merchandise and more.

    Dates & Time:
    Monday though Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m.

    Admission:
    No admission charge; free parking.

    Features:

    • Shop from over 200 shops and food vendors
    • Barbers and nail salons

    Location:
    7611 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033

  • 03 of 07

    This swap meet is dedicated to donating new, used, working and/or non-working electronics. The event is hosted by the local Boy Scouts of America.

    Dates & Time:
    Third Sunday of every month from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Admission:
    No admission charge; free parking.

    Features:

    • A computer and electronics swap meet and recycling event.

    • Many swap meet vendors are from the computer repair industry, and offer a selection of new and refurbished computers and other electronics.

    • Proceeds benefit local Boy Scout Troop 446

    Location:
    9160 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

     

     

  • 04 of 07

    For those who love antiques, vintage finds, hand-made items, art and exotic imports, this market is for you.

    Dates & Time:
    First Saturday of the month from October through April. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission:
    $3 admission charge (kids 12 and under get in free), free parking.

    Features:

    • Outside, rain or shine
    • Vintage, handmade, antique, retro and funky one-of-a-kind finds
    • Emphasis on hand crafted, one of a kind, rare, custom and bizarre items

    Location:
    1500 N McClintock Dr/Hayden, 85281 Tempe, Arizona

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  • 05 of 07

    Open throughout the year, this huge market offers hundreds of merchants selling anything you can imagine.

    Dates & Time:
    Open throughout the year on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission:
    Free admission charge with free parking.

    Features:

    • Covered facility with misting system in summer
    • more than 1,500 shops
    • Food court
    • Check online for food and vendor coupons
    • Entertainment, car shows
    • Special Events for the community organizations such as the Leukemia Society, Child Crisis Center, Salvation Army, Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement. Special or waived booth rates may be available for nonprofit groups.

    Location:
    10550 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209-8304

     

  • 06 of 07

    Full of family fun, shoppers can take advantage of savings on fresh food, trinkets, clothing, home goods and more. 

    Dates & Time:
    Open throughout the year on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission:
    Saturday: $0.75
    Sunday: $1.50
    Children 11 and younger: free

    Features:

    • Home goods, trinkets, electronics, clothes and fresh produce
    • Entertainment, activities for kids

    Location:
    5650 N 55th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

     

     

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    Thrift Stores

    You might also be able to find great deals on second-hand clothing, furniture, home goods, electronics and more at a thrift store. Some of them are associated with non-profit organizations that use the donated items to fund operations.

    • Goodwill of Central Arizona has about 70 stores in the Greater Phoenix area. You can sign up online to receive coupons by email. Goodwill provides employment services in the community.
    • The Salvation Army has six family thrift stores in the Greater Phoenix area. They are involved with local domestic violence shelters, disaster relief, homeless services, senior programs and youth programs. During the winter holidays, they provide free meals to anyone who wants one at both Thanksgiving and Christmas and make sure that children get a gift through the Christmas Angel program.
    • Savers has seven retail outlets in the Phoenix area. The are not a non-profit, but they do support other nonprofits by paying them for donated goods. Of course, by reselling second-hand items, like other thrift stores, they are keeping items out of the landfills and contributing to recycling efforts.
    • The Arizona Humane Society Thrift Store uses 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit homeless animals in the state. Locations in North Phoenix and Mesa. Check online for sale days.