Best Thrift Stores & Resale Shops
in San Francisco Bay Area
If you share the thrill of the hunt for second hand treasures, here are some of the best thrift stores and resale shops on the SF Bay Peninsula.
GOODWILL, 1700 Haight St/Cole, San Francisco: Not my favorite but a big store I always visit when near the Haight-Ashbury District.
GOODWILL, 1215 California Dr, Burlingame: One of the nicest Goodwill stores around and often has new goods. Even my husband, who hates shopping, found some excellent brand new brand name shirts there. Last time we went for a sale some well-to-do friends, who live in Burlingame, were also buying shirts and said they shop here all the time.
GOODWILL, 28 W 25th Ave, San Mateo: They usually have plenty of inventory and prices are reasonable. I like the clothing, books and glassware at this location.
SAVERS ON BROADWAY, 875 Main St, Redwood City: Lots of stuff at decent prices. Not very clean though, so skip it if you are sensitive. By the way, skip the Sunnyvale Goodwill store where prices can exceed those of the local Marshalls and TJ Maxx stores.
DEANZA FLEA MARKET, De Anza College Parking Lot, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino: This flea market used to raise money for the student body is the BEST… big (825 stalls), classy (high quality of goods), and busy (up to 20,000 shoppers when the weather is good)! It is held 8 am-4 pm the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine. See details
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP, 39 E Main St, Los Gatos: This is probably my very favorite Peninsula thrift store even though it is small. Excellent selections, good deals, great cause, nice people. I often go here with a friend on Saturdays after a nice walk; then we cross the street for coffee and lunch at the Purple Onion, 26 E Main St. What a great way to spend a morning! :)
HAPPY DRAGON THRIFT SHOP, 245 W Main St, Los Gatos: While you are in Los Gatos this thrift shop, at the East end of Main St from the Discovery Shop, is a good place to check out too.
GILROY PREMIUM OUTLETS, 681 Leavesley Road/Hwy 101, Gilroy: About 150 retail outlet stores are located here including most of the big brand names. Good deals on all new merchandise.