Posted: Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017

By Visit Ventura


Updated March 5, 2024

I absolutely love shopping, and thrift stores in Ventura provide a wide variety of styles without emptying your bank account. If you are an avid thrifter, you will see all your thrifting dreams come true in Ventura. The best place to begin is in downtown Ventura.
Let’s start with one of my personal favorites:

Coalition Thrift Store

Thrifting in Ventura Coalition Thrift Store

This is one of the biggest thrift stores on Main street. Coalition thrift store has stylish name brand purses at lower prices. They also carry some soaps handmade in Ventura. This is usually my go-to place when I’m searching for the perfect bag or simply browsing the clothes racks. Aside from having lots of clothing, Coalition thrift store supports survivors. Your money will be supporting women who have come out of abusive relationships.

Buffalo Exchange Ventura

Thrifting in Ventura, Buffalo Exchange

Now Buffalo Exchange is not necessarily a thrift store but a consignment store. It is however one of my favorites. If you are like me and your personal styles are constantly changing, Buffalo is the place for you. Every other month I find myself needing a new look and Buffalo exchange allows you to trade your clothes for some new styles. They have such eclectic styles including vintage, beach, punk etc.


Thrifting in Ventura, Goodwill

It wouldn’t be right for me to talk about thrift stores without me mentioning Goodwill. Tons of awesome finds in this particular Goodwill on Main street including furniture, music, books and clothes. One of my favorite times to go to thrifting is around Halloween because they always have so many creative costumes to choose from. So when you do happen to get the shopping bug, head on over to Downtown Ventura and check out the thrift stores.

There are also Goodwill stores in Midtown Ventura off of Thompson Boulevard and on the Eastside of town off of Telephone Road.

Avenue Thrift (Boys and Girls Club of Ventura Thrift Store)

Thrifting in Ventura, Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store, Avenue Thrift

Don’t miss out on the chance to support another great cause by shopping at the Avenue Thrift, aka the Boys and Girls Club of Ventura Thrift Store. With rows and rows of clothes, you’ll definitely be able to find something cute for half the cost.

C.A.A.N. Thrift Store

Thrifting in Ventura, CAAN Thrift Store

Another awesome spot for finding hidden treasures, head over to C.A.A.N. Thrift Store in Ventura to look for your next unexpected find. The staff is always stocking up the shelves so you never know what you’ll run across.

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