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My Go-To Thrift Guide for the Upcoming Months in San Francisco

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With the summer time rolling around it’s time to update our wardrobes. As college fashionistas, it’s super important that we find eco-friendly finds at a cheap price. With the sunny weather approaching it becomes the perfect time for Flea markets and sales, which are happening all over the city. I’ve created a short list of upcoming Flea markets, favorite thrift stores, and some of my most anticipated upcoming thrift events in San Francisco. 

I recently attended the Inner Sunset Flea Market between 9th and 10th Ave. It contained tons of vendors that were selling at extremely reasonable prices. I found a lot of stuff under 25 dollars. It was pretty crowded but I was still able to comfortably search through clothes. I noticed there were lots of vendors selling vintage Carhart and Levis, so if you’re looking for those two brands this is definitely the place to be! The next upcoming date is May 12th, the Flea market opens at 11 am and usually has musical guest appearances. You can follow their Instagram @innersunsetflea to receive updates. 

You may have been to Porter Vintage located on 701 Valencia Street. It’s a fantastic thrift store with tons of vintage items. On a normal occasion, the store’s pricing is fairly a bit too much for my budget. However, on April 28th and May 5th, they’ll be having their Porter Vintage Blowout sale, leaving every item under $10. The times of the event have not yet been released, so I recommend you follow their Instagram account  @portervintage to keep updated. This is a huge sale, so I recommend attending early so you can get the best picks! 

Last but not least, I always recommend Out of Closet Thrift which has two locations on Polk, and Folsom. This is a fairly reasonably pierced thrift store that is also clean and organized. My favorite part about this thrift is that every 96 cents of each dollar you spend is donated to the Aids HealthCare Foundation. You can find more information on the movement at their Instagram @outofthecloset. This location also accepts donations if you are ever trying to clean out your closet.  As someone who constantly feels the urge to update their wardrobe these are definitely my highest recommendations for the best affordable finds. There are tons of hidden thrifts, and flea markets not located on Haight Street. I recommend searching through social media and always paying attention to your local neighborhood events!

Livia Williams

San Francisco '26

Hello! My name is Livia Williams I am currently a second year at SFSU majoring in journalism. I am a huge advocate for social justice issues and find pride in addressing the inequality that sadly still exists within our societies. I like to tell stories from women all over the world and captivate readers into understanding the obstacles they face on a day to day basis. I hope to provide women with a sense of peace when they read my work and gift them with the realization that they are not alone, and we are all in this together.