Which Ones are Worth the Trip?
Keeping in mind we are all looking for something different, these are, in my opinion, the chosen establishments that will most likely meet the demands of collectors.
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Phoenix
12419 N 28th Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85029 Phone: 602-942 0030
Open 9 AM-9 PM 7 days a week. Closed on Christmas.
Huge, plan to spend some time here! The largest number of antique dealers under one roof in the entire desert valley. Depression glass, crystal, china, and pottery, including Roseville and Rookwood. History buffs should check out the military memorabilia. The dealers feature rare items from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as well as World War I and World War II. Vintage glassware such as Pyrex, Fire King, and similar makers can be found here. Definitely worth the trip! The staff is friendly, and prices are, for the most part, fair and reasonable.
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Goodyear
13277 W McDowell Rd Goodyear, AZ 85395 (623) 889-0290
Open 9 AM-9 PM 7 days a week.
FUN! Over 55,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles shopping. Our Phoenix West, Arizona antique mall location opened in March 2012 and quickly became the “Ultimate Antique Shopping Adventure” in Phoenix. Something for everyone! Prices are as expected.
Antique Trove / Antiques
2020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 480-947-6074
Hours: Open Daily 10am-6pm Monday – Sunday Visit Website
I love this place! Since 1989 Antique Trove has been my go-to destination for antiques. Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, they are known for their vast selection of items in a 23,000-square-foot store. From the Victorian era to the psychedelic 60s. A large selection of furniture from the 1800s to mid-century modern. Jewelry, coins, clothing, sports memorabilia, art, albums, and western collectibles. Vintage glassware throughout the store. Prices are average, but there are bargains to be found here.
White Dove / Thrift, Charity
GLENDALE | 17045 N. 59th Ave. This location I’ve shopped at.
Other Locations: I haven’t yet been to.
MESA | 1255 W. Guadalupe Rd.
MIDTOWN | 2711 E. Indian School Rd.
SCOTTSDALE | 8461 E. McDonald Dr.
The White Dove Thrift Shoppes support Hospice of the Valley’s mission.
I like to call this thrift store a hit-or-miss place. I found many collectibles here at reasonable prices, but I have walked out empty-handed many times. Furniture, clothes, glassware, dinnerware, books, jewelry & fashion accessories. The staff is always friendly.
Savers / Thrift
3517 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053
15020 North Northsight Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (Pricey Inventory) 😦
A little bit of everything, I’ve found some glassware collectibles here and usable craft supplies—lots of clothing, linens, housewares, and some furniture. Monday is 50% off excluding red tag items, and Tuesday is Senior day, 30% off, also excluding red tagged items. This is a favorite stop for me.
Tip: The Scottsdale location is more expensive for the same stuff; after a few visits, it wasn’t worth the trip.
Goodwill / Thrift
:)There are a million Goodwill stores, and I’ve probably been to them all. In my opinion, if you’re looking for something of value or a collectible, you won’t find it at Goodwill. Those days are over, in my opinion. Goodwill now has an online shopping network similar to eBay; anything of value is plucked from public donations and posted there. Unfortunately, finding a treasure at Goodwill is nearly impossible. Save your gas. Interested in visiting the online overpriced shopping experience? shopgoodwill.com
Deseret Industries / Thrift
6825 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308 (623)486-4151
Closed on Sunday
One of my favorite thrift stores, housewares are abundant, and I have found lovely vintage & quality dinnerware here, including Fiesta and Pyrex. However, if you’re looking for really nice clothes for adults or children, this is the place large selection. Great prices on everything. Some furniture, toys, and electronics.
Merchant Square Antiques
1509 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
A great shopping experience, you won’t be disappointed. Merchant Square is home to over 250 merchants, making us one of the largest Antique Malls in Phoenix, AZ. Walking into Merchant Square, you will find various antique, vintage, redesign, shabby chic, and unique items. Plan on spending some time here; there is lots to see!
Hungry from all that shopping? Market Way Café is conveniently located inside the store, with locally grown produce, locally raised meats, dairy, and Proof Bread made in-house daily. Food is made the right way, the “old-fashioned way.”
St. Vincent De Paul / Thrift
2945 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032
8231 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85020
There are many around the Valley, but the two listed above I visited were enough for me to avoid the others. Mostly furniture & clothes, some books, and a lot of junk. The same kind of basic stuff found at Goodwill; however, the prices were somewhat better. The stores I visited had an unclean vibe…once again, save your gas.
Halo Thrift Shop
11649 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite F Phoenix, AZ 85020
Another hit-or-miss place, but I have found a treasure or two here. There is a nice inventory of useful pet items, bowls, collars & leashes, and on occasion, dog/cat crates at very affordable prices. If you’re in the neighborhood, it might be worth visiting.
Humane Society Thrift Store
13401 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022
A well-organized thrift store with a VERY affordable inventory. I like this store, although, like any thrift store, you could certainly leave empty-handed. However, I can honestly say I have found unique pieces of value here. The usual thrift inventory, but a little nicer. You will find a ton of lamps at this store. Furniture is in good usable condition from what I’ve seen. Friendly staff and a special section of collectibles with a fair but higher price tag. Take a chance; I hope you find what you’re looking for here. Very good prices.