Reno is a city located North of Nevada, about 20 miles from Lake Tahoe. This "Biggest Little City in the World" is known for its hotels and casinos. Sparks is situated just east of Reno and is the fifth most populated city in the state of Nevada. It gets its name from the late Governor John Sparks and is known for its popular Victorian Square where several open-air events are held.
The great thing about thrift shops is that you can find unique items, like secondhand clothes and household goods, all for a cheap price. Many discover thrift stores with their family, while in college, or as a newlywed when saving money is a top priority. These fun shops are full of useful items that are often run by non-profit organizations that don't charge sales tax and typically give back to a charitable organization. Below, you will find a mix of popular commercial thrift stores in Reno and Sparks, like Goodwill, along with hidden gems like St. Vincents. Just like a thrift shop, this list has something for everyone.
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Thrift Depot has quality selections and cleanly stores with purchases that go to the Mission to help the local homeless community. Thrift Depot has multiple locations for residents in Reno and Sparks, and the Gentry Way location is particularly huge and has a good selection of furniture. Some of the locations include:
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- 575 E. 4th Street, Reno, NV 89512
- 630 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502
- 640 Greenbrae Drive #160, Sparks, NV 89431
- 1450 E. Prater Way #105, Sparks, NV 89431
- 1075 North Hills Boulevard, Reno, NV 89506
- 5105 Sun Valley Boulevard, Sun Valley, NV 89433
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At the popular Salvation Army, there are lots of goodies and a very friendly staff. The workers here are traditionally helpful, even suggesting another shop if they don't have what you are looking for. Locations include:
- 1925 Sutro Street, Reno, NV
- 2300 Valley Road, Reno, NV
- 125 Gentry Way Reno, NV
- 180 Winnie Lane, Carson City, NV
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This resale and consignment boutique is for buying and selling high quality, brand name, new, and pre-loved clothing. Accessories, toys, equipment, furniture for children (newborn to tween), and maternity wear are also accepted. This locally owned shop is located at Spanish Springs Town Center at 300 Los Altos Parkway, Sparks, NV 89436.
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Junkee is a used and recycled clothing and decor store. The shop is set up in a building in the funky shopping area along Virginia Street, just south of downtown Reno. This secondhand store accepts clothing to sell weekly, and the clothing exchange can be found at 960 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Clothes Mentor buys and resells women's brand name clothing, apparel, accessories, purses, shoes, and more. They pay cash in the store in exchange for better brand name fashions for women, particularly clothing and accessories that are in good condition. The store is located at 1509 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502.
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Savers is a retail thrift store where families can find things a bit more organized and spiffy, all while saving money. The company supports various local charities, so you can feel good when you shop at Savers. There are two locations available:
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- 3800 - 250 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89502
- 2350 Oddie Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431
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Although the Patagonia Outlet in Reno isn't an official thrift store, individuals can save money on cool outdoor clothing. Patagonia supports numerous environmental causes, including acquiring products from environmentally responsible suppliers. The outlet can be found at 8550 White Fir Street, Reno, NV 89523.