It’s no secret that thrift shopping is one of my favorite ways to find affordable home decor. Ever since we moved to Skagit County in Washington state, I have been on the look out for more and more amazing places to score vintage pieces. After over 18 months of visiting shops and researching, I’m thrilled to finally put together this guide! If you’re local or even just want to make a day trip from Seattle, here’s my ultimate guide on where to thrift shop in Skagit County!
The Best Places to Thrift Shop in Skagit County & Skagit Valley — My Favorite Stores!
When it comes to thrifting, I typically focus on 3 cities/towns in the Skagit area: Sedro Woolley, Mount Vernon and Burlington. These areas are where I usually run errands, so it’s easy for me to also pop into a few consignment shops, antique malls, or thrift stores along the way. While this post isn’t a full, exhaustive list of every single shop (that would be SO hard to do!), it is a guide to the places I love to frequent and have had success while shopping.
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I grouped these two shops together because they are next to each other and totally worth checking out at the same time! Both are old Victorian-style homes that are packed to the gills with incredible treasures. But my favorite part is chatting with the shop owners because they are just as interesting as the vintage items.
Moonlighting Antiques is recently re-opened due to the pandemic and is owned by the most charming elderly couple. They have a background in art and teaching, so the shop has a really great selection of prints, photography, paintings and mixed media pieces. I recommend calling ahead before planning a trip to ensure that they will be open as their hours are a bit undefined at the moment.
As for Pam’s Past Times, I could not recommend stopping in more! The entire shopping experience is special because there’s literally just so much and the owner, Pam, is amazing. She’s built a wonderful collection and is very knowledgable. I have spent hours in just this one shop!
This antique mall is truly one of my favorite vintage shops in Skagit County to shop and explore. It isn’t an enormous antique mall, so it’s doable in an hour if you need to keep the trip quick. I’ve had a lot of luck finding vintage artwork, tabletop items, and very affordable furniture here.
Admittedly, this independent shop is tiny and not always a goldmine. But it’s a good place to stop by if you have a few minutes and just want to have a good old fashioned rummage. Also, the profits from the shop are used to “improve the lives of women and girls in our community,” but I haven’t found much documentation of that online to substantiate.
Hands down one of my all time favorites, The Red Door is a must. It’s pretty small, but PACKED with total treasure. When I visit, I usually try to do at least 3 passes because there’s so much in the shop that it’s easy to miss something. I especially recommend visiting during the holidays to shop for vintage holiday decor — most of my collection is now from there!
I’ve found tons of amazing decor at The Red Door including vintage rugs, small furniture items, tabletop pieces, artwork, and more. It’s honestly so good and I try to stop in every time I go to town to run errands.
I always love visiting a local Goodwill, no matter where I am. The one in Mount Vernon is huge and has a large section of home items. Plus, because it’s so big, they often have a lot of furniture to peruse.
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I love thrifting for a good cause and this is a great example. All of the proceeds go to supporting the Humane Society of Skagit Valley. I’ve found the pricing to be really reasonable. One of my favorite vintage quilts came from there!
The store itself is pretty small, so I recommend adding it as another stop on your thrifting game plan.
The Habitat for Humanity store is one of my favorite secret sources for thrifting, especially when it comes to large pieces of furniture, affordable building materials, and appliances. The best part is that the price tags are dated. So the longer an item is in the store, the larger the discount! Plus, the proceeds of your purchase goes toward helping the organization make more homes for people in need.
While this shop is mostly clothing, you can still find a variety of items and home decor. I’ve only been a couple times, but if I have a few spare minutes, I usually stop in to have a look around.
Have you ever been to any of these antique stores and thrift shops in Skagit County? Or do you have others you recommend? Leave a comment and let me know! I’m always on the lookout for more thrifting sources and locations to check out.