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Thrift Stores in Vegas

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by sco5123, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. sco5123

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    I have developed a new love of shopping. But, like always, I am always looking for an excellent deal!

    I once shopped Ralph Lauren clearance and got flip flops for $6 and jeans for $20. Crap is like a couple hundred dollars for no reason.

    I recently walked into a Goodwill and Plato's Closet by chance near a very popular mall.... and I am so hooked.

    I never gave thrift stores a shot until now. Particularly for Plato's Closet, they are so picky about the clothing they take that most of it is barely used and it's real strong, solid designer brands. Goodwill was awesome for professional clothing and blazers! I found a Banana republic blazer (MADE IN ITALY!! Bellisimo) for $5. Got it dry cleaned... and omg I feel like a star.

    So, ever since, I have been on a bit of a binge thrift shopping episode, partaking in the Plato's Closet grab bag of $20 for as much clothes as you can fit in a plastic bag....I saved at least $1000. Even scored a limited edition Donnie and Bourke bag, which was initially like $300-500. Real gold plating. Best 50 cents I ever spent!

    It got me to thinking....does Vegas have any thrift stores? I did a little research and yes, why yes they do. Plenty of goodwills and only one plato's closet near Sunset Station. I wonder if they have any more. Have you ever shopped thrift? In Vegas? Experiences? Other thrift stores not mentioned?
     
  2. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    There's a Ross Dress For Less on the strip right across from Monte Carlo.
     
  3. sco5123

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    Oh I love Ross! But Ross is not a thrift store. More like a discount/clearance store. I forgot what it's called.
     
  4. VegasGroove

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    Hi Sco!

    Whenever I bring my Mom with me to Vegas, we hit the thrift stores. She likes going to them, so I make sure I have a line up of places to take her. Following is a list of places we go to. And to tell the truth, I found a cute dress and a couple sweaters. LOL!!

    SALVATION ARMY – 4001 WEST CHARLESTON (we went twice and haven't gone back in a couple years)
    SAVERS – 2620 SOUTH DECATUR (Savers are huge places and well-stocked, clean)
    SAVERS – 8530 WEST LAKE MEAD
    VETERANS VILLAGE THRIFT – 6029 WEST CHARLESTON (large, grungy, appears unorganized)
    ASSISTANCE LEAGUE THRIFT – 6446 WEST CHARLESTON (small, but where I found items, slightly higher prices)
    GOODWILL - 3345 EAST Tropicana (first one we went to back in 2011, remember it being large, but crowded)
     
  5. ExVegasLocal

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    When I lived in Las Vegas, my mother (a ferocious consignment shopper) used to make me take her to a store called "Designing Woman" (Women?) or something like that, when she would visit. It was down off of Bonneville, I think. Anyway, I used to sit on the chair and wait as patiently as I could, while she spent hours shopping. One time, I noticed a small rack of men's suits - the only men's clothing they had. I asked why they had these suits. I was told they were Steve Wynn's. Evidently, Elaine Wynn brought all of her used clothing to this store to consign it, and even though they only sold women's clothes, they made an exception for her and let her consign Steve's suits. My mother never left that store empty handed.

    I don't know if the store is still there. You'll need to do some googling.

    I also found this article on the web:

    http://vegas.racked.com/2014/4/1/7609397/the-seven-best-consignment-shops-in-las-vegas

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. makikiboy

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    For seniors, also remember that Ross' has a discount day for seniors 50 and older. Not sure what day that is, could be Tuesday.

    Also remember that the premium outlets also have a Tuesday discount day for seniors. YMMV though, many stores do not honor the discount day so check before you buy something. I learned that the hard way.

    Another place that I try to visit is the 99 cent store. Love the place, I usually pick up reading glasses from there. I somehow seem to sit on my glasses or lose them or scratch them so I love to go there to check out the cheap reading glasses. I also notice my eyes starting to get worse so I've progressed from +1.00 to +1.25 to +1.50 the past 15 years. I may buy a +1.75 pair on my next trip to see if I can see better. These stores aren't close to the strip or downtown but I usually rent a car and I see them all over, Charleston ave, Decatur, etc.

    I'm going to miss that Disney character store that was located in the annex at the old belz premium outlet. They always had cheap t shirts that had funny stuff on it (my fave was the t shirt that looked like the USPS logo with the eagle but this one the eagle is holding a beer mug and the shirt says "US MALE").
     
  7. HoyaHeel

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    Around where I live, Platos Closet tends to be very junior focused (in style, size, and brands) so I rarely shop there. On a couple trips when we had a rental car in Vegas (and esp when my husband had other plans I wasn't interested in) I've hit some of the thrift stores. Along W Charleston were a ton (I set up a Google Map with all the places I identified online) https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?mid=zrDV_oCfyVW0.kIBGVETmOhDo

    I think the Assistance League was my favorite, but anyone who's a thrift store shopper knows that you just have to search everywhere & often to get that great buy.....

    I had a meeting in a building yesterday that has a fantastic thrift store I just don't get to very often, I picked up a pair of Schoeller fabric pants for $5. I'm in heaven!!!!
     
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    I've been to a couple of the Savers in Vegas, and a salvation army store too I think. Pretty nice, more of a Western theme to the house-ware items. I did notice 2 things in particular. 1. There was a fair amount of what my daughter calls "hoochie mama" clothes, which I liked - nice to come home with something a bit blingy to confuse everyone back home, and for very little $$, and 2. there were almost no kitschy Vegas souvenirs to be had - maybe they sort through and dump those. I was hoping for some retro casino t-shirts or something!

    Thanks for the tip about Plato's - never heard of 'em, I'll have to check that out!
     
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    One time I left for a business trip without an overcoat, I pulled off the interstate for gas, saw a thrift store and picked up a London Fog 3/4 length trench coat. Don Draper wore this same one in season 4 of Mad Men, so I bought a bottle of Canadian Club, a pack of Pell Mell's, and had an affair with a secretary. Best $20 ever spent.

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  10. 16gauge

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    We were in Vegas last April for the junior hockey championship. The ice rink hosting this is on Flamingo, near the beltway. Between the games, my wife had us stop in a few area thrift stores. There is a Goodwill at the corner of Flamingo and Apache along with a Salvation Army on Durango, just south of Flamingo.
     
  11. downtowndonna

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    Love love thrift stores! In the late 90's I was one of the original sellers of clothing on Ebay. I started out selling my own clothing because I was blindsided by divorce, and had 2 kids to feed. Then got really good at it. I became so good at going through racks, I can practically do it blindfolded. You can feel good quality fabric.
    I found some spare time to do some thrifting..looked some up in the yellow pages. The best one was a consignment shop called 'ritzy rags". I got an outfit that Gladys Knight consigned, and a snakeskin Dooney bag. Also love Buffalo Exchange.
     
  12. Sage V

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    Goodwill also has 2 clearance centers and an upscale store called Déjà Blue in the area. Bought luggage at the clearance center that I now use for the vegas trips.
     
  13. schwaiguy

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    Never heard of Deja Blue, but I thrift the sh*t out of Vegas every trip. The best quality I ever saw was in a St. Vincent DePaul store.
     
  14. oldmedic

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    thanks for the info...
     
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    thanks for the information!!
     
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