Top five thrift stores in Miami-Dade County

The storefront at Turn Back the Clock Shop. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

Thrifting in Miami-Dade County is just what you’re looking for if you want fashionable looks at low prices.

Purchasing from thrift stores is a great way to avoid falling into fast fashion trends and saving money while doing so. Research conducted in 2018 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency determined that 9,070,000 US tons of clothing and footwear were landfilled.

Here is a list of thrift stores to visit in Miami-Dade when you want to go on a vintage treasure hunt that won’t break your budget.

A section in front of the register at Out of the Closet thrift store. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

Out of the Closet
400 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami
305-764-3773
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Out of the Closet, located in Downtown Miami, is a vibrant thrift store with a variety of pieces including everyday clothing, shoes, furniture, books, movies, vinyl records and CDs. While looking through the racks, you will find top brand items and pieces from the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s that will have you reminiscing and excited to try new styles. Out of the Closet is a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. The store has a pharmacy that provides free HIV testing and refills for prescriptions. Out of the Closet also has multiple locations including Broward County and across the country.

Two customers browse through an aisle at Red White & Blue Thrift Store. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

Red White & Blue Thrift Store
901 E 10th Ave.
Hialeah
305-887-5351
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Red White & Blue Thrift Store is home to a vast selection of unique and classic items. The wide warehouse-like store is divided into multiple sections. These sections include clothing for men, women, and children; home furniture including couches and recliners; televisions, radios, and speakers; vinyl records, CDs, and books; and delicate glass and ceramic knick knacks. Red White & Blue Thrift Store is a cash-only store.

The display when you enter Turn Back the Clock Shop. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

Turn Back the Clock Shop
6354 Bird Road         
Miami
305-666-2064
Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Turn Back the Clock Shop is a cozy and eclectic thrift store that prides itself on its unique vintage pieces. “A main goal was to create a good vibe and aesthetic,” said the shop’s owner Sebastian Rodriguez, 19.  After opening in 2021, Turn Back the Clock Shop has curated a collection of affordable vintage fashion from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. This store has a vast selection of vinyl records by artists such as John Denver and The Crusaders, VHS tapes, childhood books and toys that are utilized as décor in the store and are available for purchase.

A clothing rack in front of bookshelves and décor at This ‘n That Shop. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

This ‘n That Shop
3155 Commodore Plaza
Miami
305-448-2114
Tuesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This ‘n That Shop is the place to go for knick knacks, books and pre-loved clothing. This ‘n That Shop was founded by the Plymouth Women’s Fellowship, members of the United Church of Christ, as a way to provide funds for local charities. As you walk into the store, there are glass cases on the right-hand side with antique jewelry and watches. On the left-hand side, you’ll find racks with women’s shoes, bottoms, tops and coats. Making your way to the back of the store, you’ll walk through the men’s, home décor, and children’s clothing section. In the back of the store, there are large shelves filled with books about religion, politics, fiction, non-fiction, children, and young adult pieces.

Women’s clothing racks at the Goodwill Superstore. (Jacqueline Flores Figueras/SFMN)

Goodwill Superstore
6842 SW 40 St.
Miami
305-661-4222
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

You can never go wrong with the staple Goodwill Superstore. Goodwill is a nonprofit organization that gives back to the South Florida community by providing jobs and funds. This thrift store has clothing and shoes for men, women and children of all ages. If you were born and raised in Miami-Dade County, you may find a few old t-shirts from your middle or high school. The simple organization of the store makes it easy to peruse through aisles. Aside from clothing, the store is divided into sections for kitchenware, home décor, jewelry and accessories. In the kitchenware shelves, you can find pieces that can be sold in sets or as stand-alone items. A collection of handbags can be found hanging on the walls at the back left-hand side of the store past the children’s clothing racks.

Jacqueline Flores Figueras is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital media and pre-law. Currently, Jacqueline is a college marketing representative for Sony Music U.