Are you craving a bit of retail therapy and looking to go shopping off the beaten path? San Jose has an abundance of shopping districts to check out, but its flea markets and thrift stores will surely wow you. Here are nine shopping venues where you can load up on souvenirs to commemorate your trip.
Do you love dressing up and standing out? Neu2u Thrift Boutique, located in the heart of San Jose, is an excellent spot to search for those funky finds that will set you apart from the pack. You can hunt for colorful bowties, unique hats, and stunning jewelry.
Neu2u Thrift Boutique, 436 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 291 0282
Crossroads is a successful chain of thrift stores in California. Whether you want to model a contemporary outfit or go home with something from the past, such as vintage ’70s band T-shirts, the store definitely has it all. Once you shop at Crossroads in San Jose, you’ll want to visit all of their locations.
Crossroads Trading Co., 1959 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 292 6100
When you go inside 23 Skidoo, it’s impossible to have a bad time. Full of fun prints, bright colors, and retro flair, the quirky vintage store is a must-visit during your time in San Jose.
23 Skidoo, 427 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 295 2334
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A unique thrift shop near Cambrian Park, Not Too Shabby is one of San Jose’s most well-loved vintage furniture stores. A variety of vendors sell their furniture and home décor at the shop, so there are lots of styles to sort through. Whether you purchase an exquisite multicolored lamp for your living space or a globe for your office, you’ll enjoy meandering through the multitude of treasures inside the shop.
Not Too Shabby, 1791 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 978 8347
Black & Brown vintage boutique is the city’s hidden gem. The shop sells clothes for men and women of all ages and has a knack for acquiring the latest styles. Even though you might be purchasing something someone wore before, it will be an on-trend ensemble.
Black & Brown, 751 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 298 1970
Since 1993, Unicorn Thrift Shop has developed a solid customer base in San Jose. The community donates the goods, and then Unicorn resells them. When the store sells the items, 100% of the proceeds go to EMQ FamiliesFirst, a non-profit organization that helps children and families who have undergone trauma. Not only will you leave the store with something you love, but you’ll be helping the community too.
Unicorn Thrift Shop, 1181 Redmond Ave, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 997 9188