There’s nothing like finding a vintage treasure at discount prices — thrifting really is the name of the game. There are many benefits to shopping secondhand — you can save and make money, help out the environment, and find unique clothing to reinvent your style.
Here are 18 local thrift, consignment, and resale shops to discover your next one-of-a-kind thrift find.
Editor Consignment will have a Capitol Hill sibling shop opening in June. | Photo by Editor Consignment
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | Various times | Downtown Everett | $30+ | Come out for an authentic PNW rock + roll experience, plus a free Night Market with food trucks and beer garden.
Cornish Toward 2030 Campaign Gala | Thurs., May 19 | 6 p.m. | Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St. | $50+ | Join a special celebration of the arts that will raise money for student scholarships and campus building projects. 🎭
Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $30+ | Watch Sue Bird + company as they take on a West Coast rival. 🏀
Kurt Vile and The Violators | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | The Moore Theatre | $29.50+ | Rock out with the band and its special guest — alternative rock group Chastity Belt from Walla Walla. 🎸
U District Street Fair | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | 4229 University Way NE | Free admission | This two-day street fair is filled with tons of food trucks, beer gardens + sidewalk vendors.
2022 Annual Seattle Friendly Soccer Tournament | Sat., May 21 | 10:30 a.m. | Starfire Sports Complex, 14800 Starfire Way | $55+ | Join a team, volunteer, or come out to watch and get a tournament jersey, swag + drinks when you register to play. ⚽
Run or Wine 5K | Sat., May 22 | 12 p.m. | Warehouse Wineries, 19510 144th Ave NE, Woodinville | $30+ | Take part in a post-run (or walk) wine tasting with options for beer + cider. 🍷
Dina Martina | Sun., May 22 | 7:30 p.m. | The Triple Door | $25+ | This drag performance artist has received high praise from the likes of John Waters, Graham Norton, and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Seattle Parks and Recreation is shortening its opening hours at both Golden Gardens + Alki Beach this summer to 4 a.m.-10 p.m., starting Fri., May 27 through Sun., Sept. 4. The change comes in an effort to reduce crime and illegal activity that typically occurs after hours in these locations. 🏞️ (My Ballard)
Boston Properties real estate company recently acquired a 37-story Madison Center office tower for $730 million, making this the largest multi-tenant office sale the nation has seen in 2022. This is also the second Seattle office property bought by the developer in less than a year. 🏢 (Puget Sound Business Journal)
And we have lift-off. Teams from Newport High School in Bellevue finished first + second in the American Rocketry Challenge, which took place in Virginia this past weekend. A total of 724 teams from across the US competed to see who could build the best rocket to carry two raw eggs in a 40-41 second flight. 🚀
Ken’s Market founderKenneth Giles died earlier this month at the age of 91. Growing up in Greenwood, Ken had strong North Seattle roots and bought his first store at 73rd St. + Greenwood Ave. in 1955. Ken’s Market grew to be an institution — and is still owned and operated by his family. 🥬 (Seattle Times)
The Port of Seattle has joined several PNW maritime organizations + leading cruise lines to explore the feasibility of a “Green Corridor.” Basically, the corridor would be a maritime route with zero greenhouse gas emissions, and the group has committed to researching potential tech, economic + policy solutions. 🛳️
Social media company Meta is linking up with the University of Washington on a new initiative that lets PhD students from UW collaborate with researchers from the tech giant. The Meta AI Mentorship Program could cover topics like machine translation + natural language generation. 💻 (GeekWire)
Congrats to Dr. Jocelyn Thomas. The President of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization — a Seattle-based org of Black nurses in the city — received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the UW School of Nursing. The award honors grads who exemplify excellence in leadership. 🩺 (The Seattle Medium)
Go fish? Heck yeah. After a pandemic hiatus, the Emerald Waters Anglers will be hosting its Summerfest this Saturdayfrom 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle. Expect plenty of equipment vendors, guides, demos, and generally lots of geeking out over fly fishing. 🐟
Which bookworms want to play some Bingo? Yesterday, the Seattle Public Library released its annual Summer Book Bingo card. From now until Tues., Sept. 9, you can track your reading list with the goals of filling out lines or the whole cards — then submit it for a chance to win a gift certificate to a local indie store. 📚
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Do you remember where you were? Yesterday marked the 42nd anniversary of when Mount Saint Helens erupted — a volcanic event that could be seen from space. In honor of Volcano Awareness Month, the Washington Department of Natural Resources created a new map poster that shows a birds eye view of the mountain’s metamorphosis since that day.
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Editor’s pick: With warmer weather starting to sneak in, it’s that time of year to swap my sweaters for the summer clothes I keep in storage. And all this talk of consignment stores has me itching to do some major spring cleaning on my closet.
You know what I love most about giving away old clothes? It means I now have an excuse to buy something new. And I’ve got my eye on picking up some designer threads from Sell Your Sole — hello, Gucci.
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