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Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops in Wichita, KS

Secondhand shopping is one of the best ways to stretch the style budget for yourself and your family.

Consignment stores focus on high-quality items with low wear and tear. You’ll be astounded at what you can find for half price even though it looks new out of the box. Their high standards mean you won’t have to check as closely for rips, stains, or damage the way you do at garage sales.

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A number of upscale consignment boutiques for women’s fashions have cropped up throughout Wichita in the past few years. These resale shops are extremely selective about the quality and brands of items they’ll accept, which is great news for shoppers. You stand a real chance of scoring like-new designer brands for a song.

Your Guide to Thrift Stores and Consignment Stores in Wichita, KS

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The number of children’s resale shops also seems to keep growing. As fast as babies and small children outgrow their clothes, they barely look worn. So it’s easy to find secondhand clothing in great shape, along with gently used toys, diaper bags, swings, bedding, and even maternity wear. Just be aware that most resale shops will no longer accept or sell car seats and cribs because federal safety rules require them to meet a great deal of criteria. It’s also a good idea to check whether an item has been recalled through the Consumer Product Safety Commission before you buy.

Consignment furniture shops have a constantly evolving inventory, in all tastes and styles, which makes them really fun to visit again and again. In Wichita many also carry lighting, rugs, artwork, and home accents.

A note to consignors: If you’re looking to sell your own items, contact the shop before you bring in anything. Most will accept items for sale only during set hours. Be sure to ask which season of clothing they’re buying. Find out whether they pay cash or offer store credit in exchange for your merchandise. Some will pay cash on the spot; others pay after the item sells. Often the shop will set a window of time for your item to sell. If it doesn’t, it may be marked down, offered back to you, or donated. Learn about all of the shop’s policies in advance to avoid surprises.

Remember the good old thrift shops, too, for bargains that can’t be beat, last-minute Halloween costuming, kids’ dress up, and maybe, just maybe, that last little collectible to make your set complete.

A number of online consignment shops are springing up these days too, so don’t forget to take advantage of resale bargains there too. And children’s consignment sales usually happen in the spring and fall in Wichita.

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Clothing Consignment

For Adults

Another Lady’s Treasure (West Wichita)
8606 W. 13th St. N.
(316) 722-6200
Hours: Mondays and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Offers a substantial inventory of women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Cricket Alley Boutique (West Wichita)
9334 W. Central
(316) 302-4122
Hours: Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4
This self-described “born-again boutique” specializes in higher-end brands and provides faith-based fashion and beauty guidance. According to their website, they teach the latest trends in fashion as well as the right fit for body shape and appropriate apparel choices per life event.

Fit For A Queen Resale (East)
2817 E Central Ave
(316) 942-0006
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Specializing in plus size clothing (sizes 18-38 for women and 2x to 9x for men), shoes, purses, and accessories.

Recycled Threads
1104 E. Douglas, upper level
(316) 841-8024
Open on 2nd Saturday weekend (Friday & Saturday) of every month or by appointment weekly M-F. Call for hours. High-end designer clothing.

The Second Story (East/Central Wichita)
2425 E Douglas Ave
(316) 682-9119
Call for hours
Repeatedly hailed as “clean and organized,” this beloved consignment boutique across from East High carries women’s clothing and accessories.

2nd 2 None Consignment
229 N. Andover Rd., Andover, KS
(316) 619-2941
(CLOSED permanently)
This consignment boutique in Andover carries upscale wedding and prom gowns as well as everyday women’s fashions in a casual atmosphere.

Sweet Repeats (West Wichita)
8993 W. Central Ave
(316) 721-5664
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10-5, Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A west-side staple that has been in business for 20+ years, this consignment boutique carries inventory for young women and adults.

The Violet Closet – previously Christiane’s Closet (East Wichita)
517 N. Lorraine Ave.
(316) 612-6988
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open since 2000, this great little shop carries designer and boutique branded clothing, new fashion, jewelry, and accessories.

The Working Woman’s Shop (West Wichita)
2075 N. West St
(316) 943-3388
Hours: Tuesday- Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm (open until 6 on Thursdays). Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm
Originally conceived as a place for office workers to find affordable businesswear, the shop now carries many styles of clothing, formalwear, jewelry and accessories, and home décor.

Related: Where in Wichita can I find secondhand business clothes for work?

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Teen and Young Adult

Plato’s Closet (East Wichita)
8241 E Kellogg Ave.
(316) 681-2400
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am to 8 pm.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 12 to 6 pm.
Geared towards tweens and 20somethings, this shop focuses on fashions that are well within the trend cycle. Most items are only 12 to 18 months away from new.

Uptown Cheapskate (West Wichita)
2243 N. Tyler Road, Suite 105
(316) 765-9263
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm. Sundays 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Owned by the same company that franchises the Kid 2 Kid brand, this teen and young adult boutique carries gently used brand-name clothing, shoes, bags and accessories.

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Babies and Kids Consignment or Resale

Hannah Banana (East Wichita)
5900 E. Central Avenue, Suite 200
(316) 618-1600
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This kids’ consignment boutique is a good place to find upscale children’s fashion.

Kid to Kid (West Wichita)
2243 N. Tyler Road, Suite 109
(316) 729-7020
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm. Sundays 12:30 to 5pm
Sells good-condition used clothing up to youth size 14, plus toys, baby gear, and maternity wear. Also carries a selection of new items such as hair bows, Melissa and Doug toys, and dance gear.

New 2U Kids (East Wichita)
2819 E. Central
(316) 269-6942
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is a good location to find gently used children’s clothes, size preemie to youth 10/12, shoes, toys, baby equipment and baby accessories.

Trendy Tots (East Wichita)
29th and Rock Road
(316) 634-6996
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 7 pm. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday 12-5 pm.
Sells clothing for preemies up to youth size 16, and shoes sizes from newborn up to youth size 4, plus furniture and baby gear. The store also tries to stock professional maternity wear for working moms.

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Used Furniture Stores and Furniture Consignment

Findings, etc. (East)
515 N. Woodlawn
(316) 779-8869
In the space formerly known as ReLove, Findings, etc. has an eclectic mix of home decor and furniture. Several local artisans make one-of-a-kind items and also paint, repurpose, and upcycle furniture. They do have a boutique area with clothing, jewelry, handbags, and accessories.

Furniture on Consignment factory direct closeouts
4504 E 13th St N
(316) 789-7500
This store sells inventory on consignment from manufacturers, allowing you to get “new for the price of used” furniture.

Habitat ReStore
601 N. West Street
(316) 943-6996
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-6
New and used home improvement items at a discount. All proceeds benefit the mission of Wichita Habitat for Humanity. They have furniture, sinks, tubs, plumbing supplies, paint (also check here for possible free paint), appliances, and other items. Inventory changes on a regular basis, so this can be a real treasure hunt.

Invio Fine Furniture Consignment (East Wichita)
535 N. Woodlawn
(316) 631-3817
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 5:30pm; Thursday 10am – 7pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Carries an eclectic, carefully curated mix of furniture, home accents and décor. Style range from trendy contemporary to traditional, with the occasional antique.

MK Consignment
West: 7393 W. Central Ave.
South: 2559 South Seneca
East: 2120 N. Woodlawn
(316) 570-9500
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
Now in its third year, MK has a growing inventory of furnishings and home décor at two locations.

Old Town Architectural Salvage
126 N Saint Francis St
(316) 558-5120
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Monday to Wednesday by appointment
Shopping here is part adventure, part museum, part treasure hunt. Just wandering around their old unique building in downtown Wichita is a treat, and it’s filled with lots and lots of interesting and cool items from days gone by. Even my kids enjoy it – I love this place!

Paramount Antique Mall (3 locations)
East: 10187 SW Highway 54, Augusta, KS, (316) 775-3999
West: 13200 W. Highway 54, Wichita, KS (316) 722-0500
Northeast: 6297 E. 13th St., Wichita, KS (316) 260-6316

Second Hand Rose
332 N. Seneca (Delano)
(316) 267-1605
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. Thursdays 12 to 5:30 pm. Closed Sunday.
Part consignment store and part funky thrift shop, this store carries an ever-changing combination of furnishings and home décor, plus collectibles and the occasional bicycle or musical instrument.

The Cottage Market
200 W. Main Street, Valley Center, KS 67147
(316) 305-1624
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 12-4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local vendor goods for your home, farmhouse and vintage style primarily.

Junk in the Trunk Emporium
4535 E. 61st, Kechi KS
(316) 613-8788
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
3500 square feet of space with vendors selling antiques, vintage, shabby chic, collectibles, junk, retro, repurposed, and recycled.

The Vintage Rhinestone
135 N. Oliver, Kechi KS
(316) 258-4748
Hours: Thursday 2-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vintage and new items for home and garden. Several markets and other events each year.

Related: Wichita-area Barn Sales and Flea Markets

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Wichita Thrift Stores

Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Shop
2431 E Douglas
(316) 687-6107
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

DAV Thrift Stores, Wichita KS
5455 E. Central Ave. (East Wichita)
(316) 684-7496
4720 S. Seneca (South Wichita)
(316) 529-2037
3015 George Washington Blvd. (Southeast Wichita)
1202 W. Douglas Ave. (Delano)
(316) 262-4440

Gently Used Resale
2523 S. Seneca St.
(316) 267-5800
Hours: Monday -Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Benefits Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

Goodwill Stores, Wichita, KS
9 locations in the Wichita metro area. Visit goodwillks.org/locations for addresses and hours of operations.

World Impact Thrift Store
2323 E. Central Ave.
(316) 267-3333
Supports the church planting ministry of World Impact Wichita.

Thrift on Woodlawn
Unfortunately, Thrift on Woodlawn has closed.
830 South Woodlawn STE 150
(316) 272-5784
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Non-profit thrift store that carries clothing for women, men, and children, housewares, home furnishings, and media (CDs, DVDs, video games, etc.) website


Barn Sales/Flea Markets

Outlet Stores and Off-Price Retailers

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2nd 2 None Consignment
229 N. Andover Rd., Andover, KS
(316) 619-2941
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This consignment boutique in Andover carries upscale wedding and prom gowns as well as everyday women’s fashions in a casual atmosphere.

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Used Books, Video Games, Movies, CDs and Records

Al’s Old & New Books
360 E. William, Suite 102
(316) 264-8763
Al’s Bookstore has been in business downtown since the 1950’s, and has a great reputation for friendly, helpful service. They sell new books at 10%-25% off of retail, including local authors and local history books.  (Note that Al’s does not try to carry current, just released titles since you can get those at most discount stores at already low prices.) They also buy, sell and trade used, out-of-print and rare books, and used audio books on CD, Special search services are available for hard to find titles.

Parklane Shopping Center, 924 S. Oliver. (316) 684-2600
Plaza West Shopping Center, 601 N. West St. Suite 216. (316) 946-1078
Tyler Crossing Shopping Center, 8760 W. 21st N. Suite 108. (316) 721-5575
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-8, Sunday 12-5
Locally owned and family operated secondhand book store since 1993 in Wichita, Kansas. They buy, sell and trade books, music, movies and more.

CD Tradepost
7900 East Harry Rd. (316) 682-6640
2401 S Seneca. (316) 262-4774
410 North Hillside Suite 900. (316) 691-8411
8821 W 21st Suite 300. (316) 295-2470
New and pre-owned music, movies and games.

Game Stop
Towne East Square, 7700 E Kellogg Dr. (316) 686-7111
Tallgrass Center, 2111 N Rock Rd. (316) 683-4993
29th & Rock, 3000 N. Rock Rd. (316) 636-4424
One Kellogg Place, 11661 E. Kellogg Dr. (316) 612-4700
Pawnee & Broadway, 2570 S Broadway St. (316) 266-4307
Kellogg & West, 583 S West St. (316) 941-3654
Derby Marketplace, 1918 N Rock Rd, Derby. (316) 789-1840
New Market Square, 2413 N Maize Rd. (316) 729-9330
New and pre-owned video games, consoles and accessories.

Game Xchange
833 North West St.
(316) 943-1373
Buy, sell, and trade interactive entertainment software and video games.

Half Price Books
8145 E Kellogg Dr, (Kellogg & Rock)
(316) 652-2412
The store has a wide selection of books (bestsellers priced at 20 percent off), CDs, records, and movies, In addition, they have board games and gift items. They buy or sell almost “everything printed or recorded except yesterday’s newspaper” and pay customers in cash, not store credit.

Vintage Stock
Towne East Square – 7700 E Kellogg Dr. (316) 260-6223
Towne West Square – 4600 W Kellogg Dr. (316) 239-6361
Vintage Stock buys and sells new and used CDs, records, video games and consoles, comic books, graphic novels, toys, board games, sports cards, collectible game cards and other memorabilia. They also rent movies and video games, with the option to buy after you try, and can repair damaged DVDs or CDs.

Related:  Where in Wichita can I find secondhand business clothes for work?

Originally published: June 30, 2014
Republished August 22, 2014
Updated: February 25, 2019


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