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Reno and Sparks Thrift Stores

Save Money, Have Fun, Help a Worthy Cause


I discovered thrift stores when I was in college, a newlywed, and broke. Thrift stores are fun and save you a bunch of money. Our Reno / Tahoe thrift stores are a motley lot, but that's part of the fun. Poke around and you are guaranteed to find something useful. Another plus; stores run by non-profit organizations do not charge sales tax.

Goodwill Thrift Stores

Goodwill Thrift Store in Reno, Nevada, NV
Photo © Stan White
Great selection at these busy thrift stores, particularly household items and clothing.

6407 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89511 - (775) 853-7606

2424 Oddie Boulevard, Suite C, Reno, NV 89512 - (775) 358-6444

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks Thrift Shop

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada thrift stores shopping shops save money
Photo © Stan White
The Assistance League Thrift Shop offers lots of clothing in good condition, shelves of household items, furniture, books, children's toys, jewelry, and collectibles at bargain prices.

1701 Vassar Street, Reno, NV 89502 - (775) 329-6658

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SPCA Thrift Store

Thrift store, SPCA of Northern Nevada in Reno
Photo © Stan White
The SPCA Thrift Store supports the SPCA of Northern Nevada no-kill shelter and other animal programs in the Reno area community.

401 Vine Street (4th and Vine), Reno, NV 89512 - (775) 324-7776

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 3:45 p.m.

Thrift Depot: Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada thrift stores shopping shops save money
Photo © Stan White
Multiple locations mean there is probably a Thrift Depot near you. The Gentry Way location is big enough to have a good selection of furniture. All locations are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m.

575 E. 4th Street, Reno, NV 89512 - (775) 786-4499.

630 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502 - (775) 825-4424

640 Greenbrae Drive #160, Sparks, NV 89431 - (775) 331-5020

1450 E. Prater Way #105, Sparks, NV 89431 - (775) 331-5528

1075 North Hills Boulevard, Reno, NV 89506 - (775) 677-2266.

5105 Sun Valley Boulevard, Sun Valley, NV 89433 - (775) 674-6444

Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores

Salvation Army Thrift Store in Reno, Nevada, NV
Photo courtesy Salvation Army in Reno

Lots of goodies and a very friendly staff. They've always been helpful, even suggesting another shop if they didn't have what I was looking for.

1925 Sutro Street, Reno, NV - (775) 688-4588

2300 Valley Road, Reno, NV - (775) 688-4559

125 Gentry Way Reno, NV - (775) 284-4702

180 Winnie Lane, Carson City, NV - (775) 885-1898

St. Vincent's Thrift Shop

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada thrift stores shopping shops save money
Photo © Stan White
The store is big and roomy. With this much space, they've got an amazing selection of stuff, including lots of furniture. The shop is part of a complex housing Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada.

500 E. 4th Street, Reno, NV 89513 - (775) 322-9824

Washoe Arc Thrift Stores

Washoe Arc thrift store, Reno, Nevada
Photo © Stan White
From the website: "Washoe Arc will provide employment, learning, recreation and social opportunities, in addition to advocacy, for persons with disabilities, so that they may realize their dreams, make their own decisions and reach their own potential as contributing members of the community." To donate items, call (775) 333-9272.

790 Sutro Street, Reno, NV 89512

201 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV 89503

560 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502

1575 Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89502

580 E. Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431


Recycled Rugrats in Sparks, Nevada, NV
Photo courtesy Jennifer Norland, RecycledRugrats

A resale and consignment boutique for the buying and selling of high quality, brand name new and pre-loved clothing, accessories, toys, equipment and furniture for children (newborn to tween), along with maternity wear. Locally owned.

Spanish Springs Town Center, 300 Los Altos Parkway, Sparks, NV 89436

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Junkee Clothing Exchange

Junkee Clothing Exchange, Reno, Nevada, NV.
Photo © Stan White
Junkee is a used, or recycled, clothing and decorating store set up in a recycled building in the funky shopping area along Virginia Street, just south of downtown Reno. Since this is a second hand store, you never know what you'll find. If you have clothing to sell, Junkee's buys stuff Monday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

960 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 - (775) 322-5865

Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Plato's Closet

Plato's Closet, Reno, Nevada, NV.
Photo © Stan White

Buys and sells the latest looks in brand name, gently used clothing and accessories for teens and twenty somethings, both male and female. If you have stuff to sell, visit the website to see what they are buying.

1535 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 - (775) 322-0110

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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