The Best Thrift Stores in South Lake Tahoe

Wanting to thrift on your vacation or pick up a few unique finds for your lakehouse? South Lake Tahoe has several thrift stores that offer a wide selection of second-hand goods at affordable prices. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, a visit to a thrift store in South Lake Tahoe is a great way to save money while supporting the community. Not only can you score great deals, but you can also feel good knowing that your purchases are helping to fund local organizations and non-profits. Here are some of the best thrift stores in the area!

South Lake Tahoe thrift stores
Source: The Attic Thrift Store

1. Tahoe Thrift

If you can catch this shop while it is open, there are lots of treasures to be found. The shop is often closed so make sure to call ahead before heading over. This store tends to have more household goods and sports gear than clothing.

Address: 854 Emerald Bay Rd unit a, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

2. Goodwill

This thrift store is part of a nationwide chain and offers a wide selection of gently used items, including clothing, furniture, and electronics. We always stop here when we need to get some new snow gear.

This particular Goodwill has probably the best selection of books and games in South Lake Tahoe. We’ve also spotted quality pieces of furniture but this isn’t always the care. You can also donate items you want to get rid of, there is a drop-off line in front of the building.

Note: The parking lot is very small so try the CVS parking lot next door if the Goodwill lot is filled.

Address: 1069 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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3. Tahoe Kids Store

Need kids gear? Tahoe Kids is considered one of the best children’s thrift stores in South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Kids offers a wide variety of gently used kids items, including clothing, snow gear, toys and more!

Tahoe Kids is very organized so when we went in and needed a pair of shoes, we knew exactly where to look. This is one of those thrift stores where you can feel comfortable just telling the staff what you want and they will cheerfully help you find it!

Address: 2314 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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4. The Attic Thrift

This thrift store offers a wide variety of gently used items. When we visited we spotted dishes, a wide variety of clothing, record albums, new & used jewelry, DVD players and movies, cooking appliances, bedding, and more! We like that The Attic Thrift has fair prices. While it’s on the smaller side, it’s truly what a good thrift store should be.

Address: 970 Lodi Ave South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

5. Lakeview Thrift Store

Located near the bowling alley, Lakeview Thrift Store is an interesting place to peruse the aisles while enjoying being near the lake. It’s an eclectic store filled to the brim with unique items, so there are hours of browsing to be had in this little shop.

You’ll find items such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, tools, kitchenware, books, crafts, and posters. It’s important to note that their hours change depending on the season, with summer hours being the longest.

Customer service isn’t a strong aspect of this thrift store but it’s one of the only thrift stores in the area.

Address: 3320 Sandy Way South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

6. Tahoe Merchant

Tahoe Merchant Thrift is a small thrift store that is packed full of goods. Tahoe Merchant Thrift has a reputation as a great place to go if you are looking for tools and utensils. They have a great selection of clothing, cookware and shoes as well as a large selection of ski gear for adults and children.

800 Emerald Bay Rd Ste E South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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