This past weekend, I was on an adventure to find a new pair of jeans. Though I could have easily bought one at the mall, I decided to visit some thrift stores on Broadway. In the afternoon I was gone, I was able to visit five stores. Though the shopping part was unsuccessful, I found some stores I will definitely be revisiting.
Regal Vintage is about thirty minutes from my house. While that distance is a little further than I would like to drive for a normal shopping trip, looking through the different clothes is fascinating. The prices vary, but since most clothes are “one of a kind” from different eras, they are a little pricey. Nonetheless, it is a fun store to visit and look through. There are two main rooms with women’s and men’s clothes, and a small side room with various toys and collector items.
Address: 1866 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Fifty Two 80s:
Fifty Two 80s is a toy store with tons of old toys. There is not any clothing (besides a small collection of Bronco’s gear in the back) but it was interesting to see all the different toys from the last century. I didn’t spend much time in this store, but for those that are more “into” vintage toys, it will be a blast. This store is also located right next to Regal Vintage.
Price: (I didn’t really see the prices)
Address: 1874 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Goodwill on Broadway:
The Goodwill on Broadway is a department-store-turned-thrift-store and is the largest Goodwill I have been in. There are two levels, though the lower level with furniture is kind of small. There was a wide variety of women’s clothes, and the men’s section seemed small (though I wasn’t there for a long time). It was extremely busy that day, with another sale going on, so I didn’t stay very long. The location is near the Mayan Theater, and there seemed to be a lot of fun stores around the area. Overall, it is a place I would go to again, on a day that is not so busy.
Address: 21 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209
Arc on Broadway:
This Arc store is pretty similar to most thrift stores in Highlands Ranch/Littleton. There was not really a defining aspect of this store, but I will probably go back another time. On this particular day, there was a 50 percent off sale, so it was busier than I would expect on any other day. I also had some interactions with some interesting personalities (such as a lady making comments about us, and the supervisor yelling at us for not standing in the right place for the line). All in all, it is a store I will go back to, despite the customers.
Address: 1515 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
I was excited to visit this store. Similar to Plato’s Closet, it is a consignment store that customers can buy and sell clothes at. It was a little pricey compared to what I was expecting, but the clothes were in great condition. Definitely a “hip” place to visit, and there were tons of young people in there. From what I saw, most of the brands are places you would find at the mall, and the costs were somewhat lower than regular retail pricing. I definitely want to go back and explore more, and it is located just a few stores down from the Goodwill.
Address: 51 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203