Historians trace our love of retro clothing back to the Jacobean era, when homeowners lured shoppers to their garage sales by throwing in a complimentary air freshener with every Elizabethan-kirtle purchase. Celebrate old being new again with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of vintage clothes, jewelry, and home goods at Cheap Thrills, located at 2540 East Indian School Road.
Recognized for slinging the Best Antiques on a Budget by the Phoenix New Times in 2010, Cheap Thrills outfits smart shoppers with a multifarious array of vintage goodies. Insipid ears morph into dazzling aural appendages when bedizened with costume earrings ($3.99–$9.99), and classic dresses transport their wearers back to a time when twirling around in a frock generally resulted in a Technicolor dream sequence ($12.99–$29.99). Swathe the upper portion of lasso-loving arms in a men’s western short-sleeved shirt, leaving forearms unencumbered in case they're called to save a betta fish from a fight in a shallow puddle ($6.99–$29.99). The shoe room overflows with chic soles from bygone decades that facilitate fleet-footed moves, such as the waiting-in-line watusi ($8–$29.99). Cover bare-midriffed walls with retro art ($10.99–$28.99), or craft potent adult potables with a pre-seasoned barware set ($5.99–$18.99).
2540 E Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016