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Whether it’s clothing, knickknacks, furniture or toys, the post-recession abundance of thrift stores means you can find sweet vintage stuff in some unlikely spots — and for some unlikely prices. Tip: Visit in the mornings for first crack at each day’s new merch. Keep in mind that your cool-hunting might actually help people — many thrift stores benefit charitable causes and community programs. And since thrifting is essentially recycling, you’re even doing the planet a solid.
A Second Chance Boutique: Look for purses, jewelry and scarves at this high-end consignment boutique. Prices are a little more, but it’s worth it when you find a discounted … Prada bag? Yes! 2797 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 29, 734-2545
Savers, Tropicana & Eastern: Manufacturers just don’t make hardback and board books like they used to, but you can always find them at this Savers location. 2300 E. Tropicana Ave., 433-1402
Deseret Industries South: Before you visit department stores for your black-tie and gala needs, check the racks at this clean, bright store. The selection of ball and party gowns is second-to-none, as are the condition and prices. 4655 E. Flamingo Road, 547-0320
New Vista Emporium: Most pieces at these stores — couches, recliners, table-and-chair sets and wall units — are in tip-top condition. 5220 W. Charleston Blvd., 457-4677
GAMES AND TOYS
Charleston Outlet: One of the best boutique areas in town — you can find Disney collectibles, Barbie dolls and more. I’ve purchased plenty of games here, and none have missed a piece. 1548 E. Charleston Blvd., 388-1446
Deseret Industries South: Your first stop for suits, ties, slacks and vests — the selection is so good, you often won’t need to go anywhere else. 4655 E. Flamingo Road, 547-0320
Charleston Outlet: A ’70s-inspired belted coat? Check. The leather jacket of your dreams? check. I scored a fitted red leather number, without a blemish, for $10. 1548 E. Charleston Blvd., 388-1446
Buffalo Exchange: Funky platforms, colorful pumps and laid-back casual styles can all be found; the men’s section has wingtips and older, hard-to-find styles. 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 791-3960
Epic Thrift, Buffalo Exchange: Looking for a retro movie shirt? Buffalo Exchange is your place. For retro bands and sports team shirts, head to Epic Thrift — I picked up a terrific vintage Beastie Boys shirt for $1. Epic Thrift, 3145 E. Tropicana Ave., (855) 636-3742; Buffalo Exchange, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 791-3960.
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