Best Thrift Stores & Flea Markets In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 7:04 PM

Flea markets and thrift stores are often the ultimate shopping experience for those who don’t mind gently used items. Where second-hand stores were once only the province of the needy and downtrodden, such shops have undergone a huge uptake in acceptability, sales and inventory. Las Vegas flea markets frequently offer hard-to-find and unique items. Bargain hunters who make thrift stores part of their regular shopping routine are often rewarded with some amazing finds, including designer clothes at basement rates. — Mike Donahue

Deseret Industries

3750 West Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 649-8191

4655 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 547-0320

The two locations for Deseret Industries in Las Vegas have an astonishing variety and selection of used items for bargain hunters. The stores and inventory are clean and kept in individual divisions that could rival any department store in almost any city. The nonprofit Deseret Industries is both a vocational rehabilitation facility and a thrift store operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). The stores sell everything from cameras and furniture to books and lawnmowers. Some of the clothing available still has original labels attached. Everything in the store is sold as is and cannot be returned. Clothing, however, can be exchanged with a sales receipt, provided the Deseret Industries tag is still attached. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada Inc.

1280 West Cheyenne Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 214-2008

Goodwill of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that educates, trains and employs people with disabilities to sell a wide array of gently used items. Eight different store locations are spread throughout the Las Vegas Valley, making Goodwill an easy-to-find source for some great deals. Goodwill’s inventory includes CDs and DVDs, clothing, furniture, sporting goods, kitchenware, tools, exercise equipment, jewelry and more. Goodwill of Southern Nevada has a seven-day return policy for all electronic equipment. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fantastic Indoor Swapmeet

1717 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 877-0087

For more than 20 years, the Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet has been giving Las Vegas shoppers the ultimate in bargains. Hundreds of small individual shops and stores selling everything from billiard supplies to hand-crafted jewelry to incense and candles can be found in this unique indoor venue, where protection from the blazing Las Vegas summertime sun is especially welcome. Many of the items available at Fantastic are one-of-a-kind works of art that you won’t find anywhere else. Entry into the swap meet is $1; it is 50 cents for seniors and free for children under 12. Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.f

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