We all know the saying: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s certainly the case with thrift stores. When you’re shopping for second-hand items, you never know what you’ll discover – and that’s the appeal. Well, that along with the satisfaction of scoring a great deal. Thrifting is financially smart, eco-friendly, and you’re usually supporting a good cause. So, next time you’re searching for an unbeatable bargain, hit up these 11 New Mexico thrift stores.
1. Jay’s Unique Thrift Shop (Questa)
You never know what you’ll unearth at this affordably-priced store. Until you started digging, you probably didn’t know you wanted a set of antlers or a ukulele, but now you’re not leaving without them! This fun and funky shop is located at 12 Highway 38 in Questa.
2. Blue Door Thrift Store (Ruidoso)
This thrift store has been open less than a year and its proceeds help to support the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca. Inside, you’ll find home goods, decorative knick-knacks, along with some furniture and clothing. Blue Door runs sales pretty regularly, which makes it easy to score a real bargain. Sometimes the price is as low as five bucks per bag! The shop's located at 147 Highway 70 in Ruidoso.
3. Thrift Town (Albuquerque)
Thrift Town is massive and it’s well organized so you’re not looking for a needle in a haystack. If you’re on the hunt for decent quality items at good prices, this is the place to go. The folks here claim to have 4000 new items arriving each day and the clothing racks and shoes seem to go on for miles. Thrift Town is located at 3900 Menaul Boulevard NE in Albuquerque.
4. Cannon Thrift Store (Clovis)
Anyone can shop at this Air Force Base thrift shop - in fact, you’re likely to receive a very warm welcome. For great deals on good quality furniture, and much more, look no further. Cannon Thrift Store is located at 202 S Olympic Boulevard, Building 76 on Cannon Air Force Base.
5. Classy Cats Thrift Store (Alamogordo)
How can you not want to shop at a place called Classy Cats, which supports a feline rescue organization and often has adoptable cats on-site? Pick up some books, décor, clothing or even a new furry best friend! This thrift store is located at 928 New York Avenue in Alamogordo.
6. Double Take (Santa Fe)
Boots, boots everywhere. If you’ve ever wanted to unleash your inner cowboy or girl, then you're in luck. This 25,000 square foot store is crammed with high-end Western wear, along with Southwestern pottery, jewelry, and home furnishings. This is more of a consignment store, so it’s definitely more expensive than the average thrift store, but still lower than standard retail prices. Double Take is located at 320 Aztec Street in Santa Fe.
7. The Family Thrift Center (Albuquerque)
The main draws of this thrift store are the vast selection (especially of clothing), the sales, and the knowledge that you’re supporting our veterans. This store is located at 1201 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Suite B in Albuquerque.
8. Artemis (Las Cruces)
Score super deals on high-quality clothing and accessories at this Las Cruces consignment store. The items here are more curated than at a regular thrift store. If you’re looking for a second-hand shopping experience with a boutique vibe then you’ll love Artemis. The store is located at 614 E. Lohman in Las Cruces.
9. Second Chances (Artesia)
You never know what treasures you’ll discover at this friendly thrift store specializing in household items, clothing, and furniture. Second Chances is located at 1906 S 1st Street in Artesia.
10. Suzie’s Thrift Store (Carlsbad)
Whether you’re seeking cute clothing for kids or adults, Suzie’s has a wonderful selection. This family-friendly store also sells household items. It is located at 1509 B South Canal Street in Carlsbad.
11. Talking Talons Thrift Store (Cedar Crest)
Talking Talons Thrift Store
Root through the offerings at Talking Talons to uncover unexpected scores. The store contains inventory that’ll help you set up a house, yard, office, or your wardrobe! Each day, there is a half-off sale on items in select categories so, if you time it right, you can really save. The store is located at 12159 State Highway 14 N in Cedar Crest.
Which New Mexico thrift store is your go-to spot? What’s the best deal you ever scored?