Sure, you can head to Billings, Bozeman, and Big Sky and hit the upscale shops, if you want. But if you don’t mind things that are gently used and next to new, why not pay a visit to one of Montana’s fabulous thrift stores. These are our favorites in Montana.
Bargain hunters in Whitefish will dig the deals to be found at the Soroptimist Thrift Haus. The store is deep in clothing, shoes, and household items. Proceeds from the thrift store are donated to other local nonprofits and used to fund scholarships for high school students and single, working moms attending college.
Before you look elsewhere in Libby for furniture, tools, appliances, or toys, check out the selection at the Park Side Thrift Store. The proceeds from this nonprofit thrift shop are used to employ disabled workers and support staff, and all funds are used locally int the community.
One of the newer thrift stores in the Gallatin Valley, Twice Treasured Thrift is operated to raise money for Manhattan Christian School. This big, friendly shop in Bozeman is chock-full of everything from clothing to couches, along with other household items and décor.
For half a century, folks in Missoula have been buying, selling, and swapping whatever they can at the Circle Square Second Hand Store. Although they no longer “buy anything”—the sign is part of the historic character of the building and can’t be removed—they buy a lot of things, and then they sell them to you.
The Flathead Food Bank operates Second Helpings Thrift Store as a source of income to keep the food bank’s shelves stocked. And that’s good news for you—not only will you help keep food on the tables of folks in the Flathead Valley, you’ll also find some stellar deals at Second Helpings.
Community Closet Thrift Store is a nonprofit in Livingston whose proceeds are used to support educational and charitable organizations in the community. They sell all sorts of goods, from clothing and souvenirs to sporting goods and outerwear. Children’s books are free to kids.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission Thrift Store has a dual purpose: To provide employment training and work therapy for disadvantaged clients of the mission while also creating a source of income to help support the Mission’s programs. And you get to take advantage of awesome deals on everything in the store.
Folks in Butte will appreciate the huge selection boasted that BSW Thrift Store can boast. From electronics and toys to books and clothing, you’re certain to find whatever you’re looking for at BSW—and if not, stop back in a day or so, after a bunch of new donations have come in.
Bargain hunters in the capital city head to the Bargain Basement Thrift & Consignment Shop, located just behind—and operated by—St. Peter’s Cathedral. They specialize in smaller items like clothing shoes, jewelry, and smaller household items—no large furniture, appliances, or electronics.
For an upscale thrift experience, head over to the Nearly New Shoppe in Billings, where all the inventory is in style and in season. Their carefully-curated selection of clothing, accessories, and small household goods will practically ensure you’ll find exactly the must-have item you may or may not have known you needed.