Thrifty nifty: 6 picks for secondhand fashion

Deseret Industries (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

There are many different locations throughout Utah Valley for the popular thrift store Deseret Industries. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Every time the seasons change,  a new list of things you should and shouldn’t wear comes along. But who has the time or money to keep up with every new trend? With today’s throwback styles, thrift stores with vintage clothing are an enticing option for fashionistas on a dime. But if you’re not into the vintage look,  you can still find fresh fashion at a fraction of its original cost at modern consignment stores like Plato’s Closet. Here are our top picks for second-hand fashion shops in Utah Valley:

1. Plato’s Closet

Plato’s Closet has a good selection of trendy clothes for women, and a small section for men. You’ll also find shoes and accessories here.

592 E. University Parkway, Orem


2. Trendy Xchange

Trendy Xchange is a little newer on the secondhand block and is a great place to find brand name clothing for women. The store also has a section of secondhand prom dresses for the younger crowd.

2255 N. University Parkway, Provo


3. Deseret Industries

Because  DI carries about every knickknack imaginable, finding a great clothing item may take time. But isn’t that what thrifters love? New items being donated every day.

435 S. 500 East, American Fork


4. 7 Circles Clothing Outlet

7 Circles gets its stock from year-end closeouts, store returns and extra inventory.  Most of its clothing is brand new but at a huge discount. 7 Circles carries clothing and shoes for men, women and children.

533 N. 1200 West, Orem


5. Encore Thrift Store

Encore Thrift store opened its doors on Center Street in Provo last April. This quaint little shop is known for its vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women, as well as for its vinyls and antiques.

466 W. Center Street, Provo


6. Savers Thrift Store 

Savers, with its never-ending racks of clothing for men, women and children and its wide selection of Halloween costumes, will always be a thrifter’s favorite.

81 N. State Street, Orem



Kim calls Utah Valley home, but she spent her high school years in Australia, where she learned to drive on the other side of the road and tolerate Vegemite. Since earning an English degree at BYU, Kimberly has worked for Covenant Communications, Utah Valley Magazine, Daily Herald and Eat My Words. When she isn't writing, Kim loves traveling, teaching Pilates, and spending time with her husband and three children. Read more from Kim at

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