DU Field Notes: Thrifting on South Broadway
If you believe the motto, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” then thrifting is for you. You can find great deals at a thrift store that won’t break the bank. Plus, by donating more and thrifting more often, you will help the environment by keeping perfectly good items out of landfills.
There are abundant thrift stores, vintage shops and resale boutiques to choose from in the Denver area. So where to start? South Broadway is one of Denver’s major north-south arteries built in the late nineteenth century to haul produce into the city. Today, you’ll find unique eateries, bookstores, art galleries, vintage shops and more along this corridor.
Come along on this tour of South Broadway vintage and thrift shops where hidden treasures are just waiting to be found:
10 S. Broadway
Our tour starts here at Boss Vintage which has specialized in wholesale and resale vintage for over 25 years. You’ll find items and clothing from the early 1900s through today, including popular clothing trends from well-known movies, TV and theater.
1388 S. Broadway
From the Gap to Gucci, offers a large yet organized selection of fashion merchandise. Unlike other consignment stores, Mercer Place buys your gently used pieces outright, even before they are sold. After more than 20 years in business, this resale boutique has established a growing children’s and men’s department, too.
ARC Thrift Store
1515 S. Broadway
Nothing beats a good dig through the racks of clothing at an ARC Thrift Store. These stores have been an integral part of the Denver community for over 50 years. ARC’s mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Customers who shop their stores not only help their own budgets and the planet but also support a local charity. Proceeds are distributed to ARC affiliations in Colorado.
1866 S. Broadway
Located on South Broadway’s Antique Row, Regal Vintage is a one-stop shop. Everyday apparel like vintage band t-shirts mix with the shop's vast inventory of sequined, feathered and sparkly garb. Whether you're looking for a Halloween costume or a casual freaky Friday ensemble, look no further than Regal Vintage.
3041 S. Broadway
This woman-owned and operated small business specializes in fine women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories and home decor. Look for top brands, including Lululemon, Tory Burch, Free People, Gucci and more. Feel good about cleaning out your closet and turning those items into cash while shopping for your new look at this fun and friendly consignment shop located in Englewood.
6512 S. Broadway
For over ten years, Renewed Treasures has offered affordable products in a clean, well-cared for setting. You’ll find lots of high-end items that are reasonably priced, from clothes to books to furniture. Operated by the non-profit Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC), proceeds are used to help folks in the community.
Turn Style Consignment
151 W. Mineral
The last stop on our tour is Turn Style Consignment, one of two operated in Littleton. You’ll find a great selection of furniture, home décor, clothing and accessories. Name brands are scattered throughout the story. Their inventory changes seasonally so you can keep up on trends. Bring in your used items, shop and save. You’ll find bargains galore at this consignment store.