The Best Flea Markets & Thrift Stores in Nashville

Nashville Flea Market
Nashville Flea Market | © Unskinny Boppy / Flickr
Leena Kollar

Looking for a bargain shopping experience that will also strengthen the community? Flea markets and thrift stores are great places to find gently used goods where your purchase helps to promote local charities and organizations. Find whatever it is you need at an affordable price by shopping at one of these Nashville markets or stores.

1. This 'n That Thrift Shop


When you shop at This ‘n That Thrift Shop – staffed entirely by volunteers – you’re not only getting a bargain, but you’re also helping low-income families in West Nashville. Established in 1971, This ‘n That Thrift Shop gives its proceeds to St. Luke’s Community House. Provided through donations, the merchandise changes often. Some of the items for sale at the shop are clothing, small appliances, furniture, and linens.

2. Porter Flea Market


Launched in 2011 with a focus on handmade goods, the Porter Flea Market is a semi-annual event that features clothing, jewelry, and home goods, among other things. Hundreds of local creators display their goods, bringing in tens of thousands of shoppers. Featured in several media publications like Southern Living and Forbes Travel Guide,the event has earned a reputation as being one of the best artisan markets in Nashville.

3. Southern Thrift Store


In an effort to make the world more eco-friendly, Southern Thrift Store purchases items through a contract with a local non-profit organization, which means recycling goods through resale instead of throwing them in the garbage. The sales of these items help fund charitable programs in the Nashville community. The store sells gently used clothing, jewelry, electronics, small appliances, home décor, and sporting equipment.

4. Nashville Flea Market


Nashville Flea Market
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The Nashville Flea Market has been operating for almost 60 years. Located at The Fairgrounds Nashville, there are about 2,000 booths from nearly 1,200 vendors across 30 states. The goal of the Nashville Flea Market is to provide a way for traveling vendors to make a living while offering the Nashville community an alternative shopping experience. Some of the goods you’ll find at the flea market are antique furniture, boutique clothing, beauty items, leather goods, and yard art. Held the fourth weekend of every month, this flea market gets about half a million visitors each year.

5. Music City Thrift


Part of a family of thrift stores, Music City Thrift has been in business for over 30 years. The store sells high-quality gently used merchandise for men, women, and children. The store organizes items by department, product category, size, and color, making the shopping experience more enjoyable. Some of the items sold by Music City Thrift include clothes, shoes, furniture, electronics, and household items. Various charities, civic organizations, and religious organizations have partnered with the store, which buys local, to provide fundraising opportunities and support the Nashville community.

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