September 17, 2021

23 must-visit San Antonio thrift stores and flea markets for finding secondhand treasures

Whether you're a seasoned deal-hunter or a thrifting newbie, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to perusing the many thrift stores and flea markets San Antonio has to offer.

We guarantee these 23 second-hand shopping destinations are great places to score discounted treasures, whether it's an artisan decor piece, a fall-ready sweater, a new couch or almost anything in between. 
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Bussey's Flea Market
18738 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Schertz, (210) 651-6830, busseysfm.com
Featuring more than 500 vendors, this weekend market doesn’t play around. With so many vendors, pretty much any shopper can come home satisfied, whether you are looking for unique vintage goods or bargain garage sale finds. Whether you’re a flea market newbie or a seasoned expert, you’ll enjoy exploring everything this market, serving the area since 1978, has to offer.
Photo via Instagram / ralphdeluca
Bussey's Flea Market
18738 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Schertz, (210) 651-6830, busseysfm.com
Featuring more than 500 vendors, this weekend market doesn’t play around. With so many vendors, pretty much any shopper can come home satisfied, whether you are looking for unique vintage goods or bargain garage sale finds. Whether you’re a flea market newbie or a seasoned expert, you’ll enjoy exploring everything this market, serving the area since 1978, has to offer.
Photo via Instagram / ralphdeluca
Thrift Town
2864 Thousand Oaks, (210) 656-8696, thrifttownstores.com
SA’s lone Thrift Town is a go-to for gently used clothing and home goods. Here you’ll be able to support local charities and shop their rotating stock containing thousands of items. Plus, they are constantly offering sales and promotions if you are looking for a real steal.
Photo via Instagram / mahdee.sun
Thrift Town
2864 Thousand Oaks, (210) 656-8696, thrifttownstores.com
SA’s lone Thrift Town is a go-to for gently used clothing and home goods. Here you’ll be able to support local charities and shop their rotating stock containing thousands of items. Plus, they are constantly offering sales and promotions if you are looking for a real steal.
Photo via Instagram / mahdee.sun
Buffalo Outlet
145 W Olmos Dr, (210) 832-8838, buffaloexchange.com
Little brother to Austin’s iconic Buffalo Exchange, this little outlet comes through every time. It is consistently organized and well-stocked, and it makes up for its more limited selection by offering most in-store items for $7 or less. They also play some of the best tunes to thrift to in town. If you’re new to thrifting, let this be your easy introduction.
Photo via Instagram / recycledrehab
Buffalo Outlet
145 W Olmos Dr, (210) 832-8838, buffaloexchange.com
Little brother to Austin’s iconic Buffalo Exchange, this little outlet comes through every time. It is consistently organized and well-stocked, and it makes up for its more limited selection by offering most in-store items for $7 or less. They also play some of the best tunes to thrift to in town. If you’re new to thrifting, let this be your easy introduction.
Photo via Instagram / recycledrehab
PicaPica Plaza
910 SE Military Dr, (210) 927-7422, picapicaplaza.com
PicaPica is the definition of hard to define. Is it a mall? Is it a market? Regardless, venture inside and you’ll be able to do anything from shop artisan goods, receive services (like a haircut, maybe?), grab some food and even get some thrills on the kiddie amusement rides. Take this gem as proof that the South Side knows what’s up.
Photo via Instagram / indiosboots
PicaPica Plaza
910 SE Military Dr, (210) 927-7422, picapicaplaza.com
PicaPica is the definition of hard to define. Is it a mall? Is it a market? Regardless, venture inside and you’ll be able to do anything from shop artisan goods, receive services (like a haircut, maybe?), grab some food and even get some thrills on the kiddie amusement rides. Take this gem as proof that the South Side knows what’s up.
Photo via Instagram / indiosboots
Texas Thrift Store
Multiple locations, buythrift.com
With four locations across SA, Texas Thrifts are as large as their namesake implies, offering thousands of items every day. No matter what section you’re shopping in, the selection is bountiful and offers something for everyone.
Photo via Instagram / texans_sosa
Texas Thrift Store
Multiple locations, buythrift.com
With four locations across SA, Texas Thrifts are as large as their namesake implies, offering thousands of items every day. No matter what section you’re shopping in, the selection is bountiful and offers something for everyone.
Photo via Instagram / texans_sosa
Traders Village
9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Traders Village’s San Antonio outpost won Best Flea Market in the Current's Best of San Antonio this year, meaning it is a must-stop. The place is massive, so you can shop around for hours and hours. The market also offers attractions like amusement rides and live music, and there’s always fun, themed events going on. 
Photo via Instagram / tradersvillage_sa
Traders Village
9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Traders Village’s San Antonio outpost won Best Flea Market in the Current's Best of San Antonio this year, meaning it is a must-stop. The place is massive, so you can shop around for hours and hours. The market also offers attractions like amusement rides and live music, and there’s always fun, themed events going on.
Photo via Instagram / tradersvillage_sa
Karolina’s Antiques
1709 Blanco Rd, (210) 731-9787, karolinasantiques.com
Karolina’s may be the most colorful one-stop-shop in town. Whatever style you’re looking for – antique, retro, etc. – you’re bound to find something to fall in love with. There’s also a bounty of artist-made items you won’t be able to pass up. Though known for being a must-visit during Fiesta and other seasonal holidays, Karolina’s offers decor for every time of year.
Photo via Instagram / karolinasantiques
Karolina’s Antiques
1709 Blanco Rd, (210) 731-9787, karolinasantiques.com
Karolina’s may be the most colorful one-stop-shop in town. Whatever style you’re looking for – antique, retro, etc. – you’re bound to find something to fall in love with. There’s also a bounty of artist-made items you won’t be able to pass up. Though known for being a must-visit during Fiesta and other seasonal holidays, Karolina’s offers decor for every time of year.
Photo via Instagram / karolinasantiques
Mission Open Air Market
207 W Chavaneaux Rd, (210) 923-8131, missionopenairmarket.com
This staple open-air market off 410 boasts over 2,000 unique vendors selling goods ranging from Mexican candy to bargain vintage finds to western wear. Put on your comfiest pair of walking shoes and stop in on an upcoming Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday! 
Photo via Instagram / queenoftacostx
Mission Open Air Market
207 W Chavaneaux Rd, (210) 923-8131, missionopenairmarket.com
This staple open-air market off 410 boasts over 2,000 unique vendors selling goods ranging from Mexican candy to bargain vintage finds to western wear. Put on your comfiest pair of walking shoes and stop in on an upcoming Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday!
Photo via Instagram / queenoftacostx
Thrift City
6804 Huebner Rd, (888) 684-7438, thriftcityllc.com
This place has everything an avid thrifer might desire, from clothing to decor to furniture. But if you’re a bookworm, you’ll definitely have to stop by. There’s a generous selection of novels for all ages, along with DVDs and – if you’re the retro sort – video tapes. While this spot is for-profit, it’s still worth the visit.
Photo via Google Maps
Thrift City
6804 Huebner Rd, (888) 684-7438, thriftcityllc.com
This place has everything an avid thrifer might desire, from clothing to decor to furniture. But if you’re a bookworm, you’ll definitely have to stop by. There’s a generous selection of novels for all ages, along with DVDs and – if you’re the retro sort – video tapes. While this spot is for-profit, it’s still worth the visit.
Photo via Google Maps
Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Shop
307 W Olmos Dr, (210) 826-2195, boysvillethriftstore.com
This non-profit resale shop benefits children in need through Boysville programs. The stock is constantly rotating and pretty varied, meaning one week you could go in and score a Wii U, and the very next you could find the vintage evening dress of your dreams. Not to mention, your purchases go to help those in need! 
Photo via Instagram / boysvillethriftstore
Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Shop
307 W Olmos Dr, (210) 826-2195, boysvillethriftstore.com
This non-profit resale shop benefits children in need through Boysville programs. The stock is constantly rotating and pretty varied, meaning one week you could go in and score a Wii U, and the very next you could find the vintage evening dress of your dreams. Not to mention, your purchases go to help those in need!
Photo via Instagram / boysvillethriftstore