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ConcreteJungler
« on: June 01, 2005 08:18:07 PM »

Where are the best thrift stores in Las Vegas?  "Best" as in variety and price.  Resale stores, pawn shops, flea markets and vintage clothing stores are all cool.  My friend and I are taking an "everything but gambling and casinos" Las Vegas vacation in a few months and I was volunteered to be in charge of the itinerary.  I seem to recall a "member only" vintage store....  Any and all help appreciated!  I'll even send you a postcard from BunBoy.
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knitrrgrrl
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005 02:04:09 PM »

Aside from the usual Goodwill/Salvation Army type stores, there's Opportunity Village on Main Street, Buffalo Exchange on Flamingo/Maryland and Savers on Tropicana/Pecos. At least, those are the ones that are easy to get to and not in terribly skeezy parts of town.
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ConcreteJungler
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005 02:11:57 PM »

Thanks!  I'll put them on our itinerary.
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NVA
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2005 10:24:12 PM »

I reccomend Desert Industries and the thift stores owned by the Catholic Charities (I forget the name exactly). The ones I've seen have been cheap, organized and worth a couple of visits back.

Don't forget the yard sales on the weekend. The earlier you start the better the deals!
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elifante
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006 12:19:23 PM »

sorry to bring this from the dead.

but that member only place is most likely "The Attic" its a vintage clothing store in the Arts district off of Charleston and Main. Its pretty cool, its sort of hit and miss though, theres only vintage clothes upstairs and the downstairs is all kinds of wacky stuff. It used to be member only, or they charged to get in. Now its open to whomever.

I agree with Desert Industries. Theres one off of LV Blvd. passing downtown, going north. Then theres another off of Flamingo and Boulder highway, I like this one a little better because they have a few racks that are "vintage" stuff (not really, but they try).

Buffalo exchange is okay, its gotten pricier though. The las vegas one is the one that has impressed me the most out of all the other ones Ive gone to, being those in California.

When I lived in california, I loved going to Goodwill stores. Avoid them at all costs in Las Vegas, they are just left over junk from the end of the season at Target, and usually horribly disorganized.
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ConcreteJungler
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006 06:02:33 PM »

No need to apologize for this resurrection!

We didn't go last year, we might go this year so all that info is much appreciated.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006 08:32:27 AM »

This one isn't a Thrift store but...I have lived here 10 years before I ventured to it...but try the Gambler's Store in Old Vegas.  Anyone interested in paper arts would love it - they stock all the Casino used card decks...and other very VEGAS type stuff.    Definitely interesting for a one time trip.

Kathy
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006 11:59:28 AM »

I have a national directory of thrift stores. I hope this helps..

http://www.thethriftshopper.com
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InkNvDubs
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2006 08:30:47 PM »

Well that all depends on what you are looking for ... Goodwill (the central location off lake mead and the I 15) is good for old movie projectors 8mm and 16mm **every single time I go I get at least one or 2 movie projectors that are in great cond. Not so good for clothes.

There are some independently and locally owned thrift stores that are awesome for vintage purses, others are awesome for vintage furs. So what is it that you are looking for?




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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006 09:49:43 AM »

Okay, So I know this is a little off topic, but I really like rooting around in the Asian stationary stores and such down on Spring Mountain. Tons of cool stuff and usually pretty resonably priced. I think it's fun anyway and if you are into papercrafts it a wealth of cartoon and anime...
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006 11:01:43 AM »

I'm going to Vegas this coming spring (late March '07)- what are some of the best vintage/thrift stores and also some local fun things? Something that wouldn't be in the books, but it def. worthwhile.

I know yall already said a bunch of the stores already, but things could change.

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007 12:15:42 PM »

Fruition on South Maryland is good, and The Attic on Main Street is cool too. Both are a bit pricy, but you can find pretty awesome stuff. I think Fruition is just 80's vintage, The Attic is all around vintage stuff. Have fun!
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2007 06:41:23 AM »

i personally love savers on trop and pecos....every time i go i find at least one great wool vintage coat. super great stuff there. honest. but of course it just means you have to hit the right times. call them firs because they usually have a color a day sale...like all purple tags are half off. i refuse to go to good will. they just seem too expensive for me to go there and find something just to do a recon on. ya get me? cheers, and let me know how you do out there

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InkNvDubs
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2007 12:51:43 AM »

C & O Thrift Store (702) 631-7815 1164 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

ran by an elderly couple, pepared to dig and be in a maze - lot of fun & willing to bargan
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elifante
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2007 10:38:06 PM »

Im looking for great vintage furniture now. Craigslist is slightly helping, but I want more. The only store that really seems to have anything with sort of okay prices is Opportunity Village right now. Does anyone have any leads here?
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christysaysrawr
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008 08:46:44 PM »

i've been to vegas-
and ive seen the goodwills.
they are expensive!
i donts likes thems.
BUT there are some pretty good shopping places over there......
you might want to check out the indoor swamp meat?
does any one know where that is?
i cant remeber....
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