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Capture Some “White Elephants” and Explore Thrifting in Kent

With the holidays ahead stretch your budget and make Kent, Washington your shopping destination for fabulous finds in furniture, household items, jewelry, artwork, clothing and more.

New to you: the thrill of the hunt. Searching for that special vintage something or hope to discover a unique bargain you can’t live without? You’re sure to unearth something to your liking at one of Kent’s thrift shops.

Bargain hunting in downtown Kent

Park the car in Kent’s historic downtown district and let the shopping begin.

  • Seattle Children’s Kent Bargain Boutique. Shop ‘til you drop and feel good about it knowing your purchases support Seattle Children’s Hospital. You’ll find a nice selection of jewelry, vintage glassware and home items along with lots of designer labels. Ask about daily specials.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store. When it comes to thrift stores, this one’s a classic. The large space offers loads of clothing, housewares, furniture and assorted everything else. Half-price specials are offered daily. Monday shoppers can nab 99-cent-tag deals.
  • Page Turner Books. This downtown Kent fixture at 314 W. Meeker St. isn’t technically a thrift shop, but it’s worth a mention. The self-proclaimed “nerd culture store” features thousands of classic and current sci-fi and fantasy, suspense and paranormal fiction, along with a big collection of movies, video games and comics. Check their Facebook page for more info.

Thrift destinations in East Hill Kent

Head to some well-recognized spots in East Hill Kent where your shopping dollars help the community and the world.

  • Kent Goodwill offers used clothes, furniture, sporting goods, housewares and more. And you’ll find the deals you come to expect from Goodwill, including daily tag specials. Even better, your purchases support programs that provide jobs, job training, educational opportunities and resources for people with barriers to employment.
  • Value Village is a global thrift store that not only offers great used items at great prices, it keeps millions of pounds of goods out of landfills each year. Everyone wins.

Your treasure is waiting to be discovered. Check out other shopping options and more things to do in Kent.