Flea Markets, Swap Meets and Thrift Stores in Phoenix

Bargains and Unique Finds

What are you looking for today? Are you interested in books? crafts? dolls? clothing? food? gifts? toys? Are you interested in buying used merchandise or new? Maybe 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, since many flea markets also have food concession stands and even entertainment.

Looking for fresh produce? See a schedule of local farmers' markets in Greater Phoenix area.

  • 01 of 08

    Swap Meet: Phoenix Park 'n Swap

    Phoenix Park 'n Swap
    ••• Find that unique thing at Park 'n' Swap. Phoenix Park 'n Swap

    3801 E. Washington Street, Phoenix

    Open year round. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays, 6 a.m. to noon, Saturdays & Sundays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Admission charge? Yes, but it is small.  Free parking. Admission is free on Fridays.

    Website: www.americanparknswap.com


    • 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.
  • 02 of 08

    Collectibles: Arizona Antique Market

    Antique City Warehouse in Mesa, AZ
    ••• Antique City Warehouse in Mesa, AZ. Judy Hedding

    1300 S. Country Club, Mesa

    Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Admission charge? None. Free parking.

    Website: www.antiquecitywarehouse.com


    • Collectors' Market
    • Indoors, cooled
    • Coffee shop
    • Special events, such as wine tastings
  • 03 of 08

    Flea Market: Mercado de Los Cielos

    7611 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

    Monday though Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Admission charge? None. Free parking.

    Website: www.desertskymall.com/mercado


    • Indoors, inside Desert Sky Mall
    • Catering especially to the Latino market
    • Barbers and nail salons
  • 04 of 08

    Swap Meet: Electronicfest

    9062 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale (outside Conn's)

    Third Sunday of every month, 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Admission charge? None. Free parking.

    Website: electronicfest.com


    • 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
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  • 05 of 08

    Flea Market: Thieves Market Vintage and Handmade Flea Market

    1500 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ

    First Saturday of the month, October through April from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission charge? $3, kids 12 and under free. $6 for early admission at 8 a.m.

    Website: www.thievesmarketvintageflea.com


    • Outside, rain or shine
    • Vintage, Handmade, Antique, retro and funky one-of-a-kind finds
    • Emphasis on the hand crafted, one of a kind, rare, custom and bizarre
  • 06 of 08

    Swap Meet: Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

    10550 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa (Superstition Hwy. - Signal Butte Rd. Exit & Baseline Rd.)

    Mid-Sept. to mid-May: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Mid-May to mid-June: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    Mid-June to mid-Sept.: Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission charge? None. Free parking.

    Website: www.mesamarket.com


    • 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.
  • 07 of 08

    Swap Meet/ Flea Market: Glendale Swap Meet

    55th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, Glendale
    at the Glendale 9 Drive-in

    Admission charge? None. Free parking.

    Website: www.westwindpm.com


    • Home goods, trinkets, electronics, clothes and fresh produce
    • Entertainment, activities for kids
  • 08 of 08

    Thrift Stores

    Malaysian man shopping in vintage store
    ••• Shopping at a Thrift Store. DreamPictures / Getty Images

    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 makes 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...MORE 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% of the proceeds to benefit homeless animals in the state. Locations in North Phoenix and Mesa. Check online for sale days.