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« on: July 27, 2005 12:06:39 PM »

Here's what I learned on my adventure yesterday.

The goodwill on 6225 e main street in mesa is pretty alright. lots of housewares and some furniture. I didn't get to look at clothes, but they had some (ugly) needleworked wall art.

the lutheran thrift store and furniture annex at 48something east main is also pretty rad. the actual thrift shop seemed to have more than the furniture annex, but I suppose that's liable to change.

meme's quality used furniture was pretty much a bust unless you like creepy dusty overcrowded overpriced stuff. it's also on east main on the way to apache junction.

Hopefully this thread will catch on and be a great resource.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005 07:56:44 AM »

Has anyone ever been to Gracie's Thrift in Tempe?  Every time I go to that SAS on Apache I see it and wonder what it's like inside.  I figure "I'll stop there when I'm done at SAS..."  Then two hours later I'm frantically checking out and racing home.  Happens every time..... Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005 08:14:31 AM »

I can tell you of two places not to bother going to, the two thrift stores closest to my house:
The Salvation Army on Scottsdale Road south of McDowell and
The Goodwill on Scottsdale north of McDowell.

Both are pretty lame. The SA is small and the Goodwill is huge and had some decent looking stuff but was surprisingly not very cheap. The one thing that I think is kind of neat at the Goodwill is that the clothes are all arranged on the rack in groups by color.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005 08:37:34 AM »

Has anyone ever been to Gracie's Thrift in Tempe?  Every time I go to that SAS on Apache I see it and wonder what it's like inside.  I figure "I'll stop there when I'm done at SAS..."  Then two hours later I'm frantically checking out and racing home.  Happens every time..... Embarrassed

i went to gracie's before...my friend was looking for a side table. not much luck. i think it's just hit or miss with this one. it's really small, but i saw a few potential items. you're not missing too much though.

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EDIT!! okay..i'm an idiot. denise looks like youre not the only one that needs her memory ironed. i thought we were talking about the thrift store down further on main st. it's across from pala mesa apartments and a "dr.pease" sign. i used to live at pala mesa, that explains why i remember all those landmarks. but in fact it's called st. vincent.

St Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Stores
(480) 644-0887
2352 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201



gracies is the one across from that restaurant that's like a firehouse? that place is cool. i've found a lot of great things there. they always have fabric for sale...which is weird..they either cut it up from old things, or just have it lying around...always really 80's looking or retro, which go great with my purses. it's a good place.

Gracies Family Thrift Store
(480) 967-5231
1520 E Apache Blvd Tempe, AZ




the other one is on main st...(apache, but past the 101 going east) is the Mesa Thrift Store. The front of the store faces east. It's huge! and yes the awning is blue. It's a good place too. A little more pricey for some things, but overall not to shabby.

Mesa Thrift Store
(480) 890-2287
1018 W Main St Mesa, AZ


okay sorry for the round abouts....
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005 09:56:38 AM »

oh my heavens!  i think it was gracie's where i got a ghostbusters shirt for a quarter!  i also picked up a pretty red slip there.  happy purchases.  but the place was pretty small, and they didn't really have a lot.  (to verify, i believe it had a blue awning?  it was between stinkweeds and s.a.s.)

i think the best thrift store i've been to in a while was over on apache right by gracie's.  i thought it was a goodwill, but i just looked it up and can't find a listing.  ellen, beth and i hit that place one day and we were in frickin' heaven!  we all loaded up with stuff, and there was so much more i wanted to grab.  i've only been that one time, so i can't attest to the consistancy.  (maybe someone else can verify if this is indeed a goodwill i'm thinking of?  i believe it's east of s.a.s., but west of the 101.  also, the storefront does not face the street.)

man, i need to get my memories ironed out or something.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005 10:24:35 AM »

k i edited my response.

and thanks to you all, now i want to go thrifting!!!  Cheesy Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005 12:45:11 PM »

Okay - next time I'm going to Gracie's BEFORE I go to SAS!
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2005 02:16:16 PM »

I give up, what is SAS?
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2005 02:46:06 PM »

oh my!  leave your house this instant!

"sas fabrics by the pound"!!

here's the closest one to you (which is the one we're talking about):

          1700 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281

there's two more locations in the west valley:

          9840 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

          1111 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014


somebody give her the skinny because i'm running out the door...
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2005 03:32:57 PM »

If you like fabric, trims, lace, ribbon and sewing supplies in general you'll love SAS.  What they lack in presentation and cleanliness they make up for in low prices.   Smiley
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