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Happy Hauling: swap meets, co-ops, vintage, and resale shops in Kansas City

Here’s the deal — the swap meet and vintage shopping scene is stellar in the KC metro.

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Frugal finds

When it comes to Kansas City’s shopping scene, we love a good treasure hunt — and a good bargain. Our city is home to several stellar swap meets, cool co-ops, fabulous vintage shops, and resale gems. So get in, we’re going shopping.

Swap Meets

Boulevard Drive-In Swap ‘n’ Shop, 1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS
Pull up to the drive-in every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shop local. Make sure you bring your own snacks as the concession stand will be closed.

Nate’s Swap Shop, 8200 E. 63rd St., Kansas, City, MO
This enormous outdoor flea market takes place every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm, just minutes from downtown. It features vendors selling both new and used merchandise – and there’s food, too. Pro Tip: Cash is preferred so stop at the ATM before you go.

Rusty Metals Automotive Swap Meets, The Twin Drive-In, 1320 NE 291 Hwy, Independence, MO
Looking for new parts for your car? Stara there. This seasonal meet up is where Kansas Citians gather to swap parts for classic cars, hot rod, muscle cars, and trucks.

Co-Op markets

KC Night Market, Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central St., Kansas City, MO
Enjoy this monthly market that happens, you guessed it, at night. A rotating list of local vendors gather at the Crossroads Hotel to sell everything from books to clothes. Follow its instagram to stay up-to-date on market dates + times.

The Strawberry Swing

The Strawberry Swing collective popped up during Cornocopia.

The Strawberry Swing, Strawberry Hill district
This local craft fair channels the handmade movement. It’s a network of markets and pop-ups for local makers.

Vintage shops

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, 1450 Golfview Dr., Grain Valley, MO
Peruse 500+ dealers in this 42,000-sqft showroom. You’ll find everything from antique clocks to sports memorabilia. The mall is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

KC Vintage Flea Market, Parlor, 1701 Locust St., Kansas City, MO
Find retro clothing, accessories, mid-century furniture, and various collectibles at Parlor’s monthly flea market. The market is hosted every third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Gather at Parlor to find your next look at the Vintage Flea Market.

Photo by Parlor

River Market Antiques, 115 W. 5th St., Kansas City, MO
Right in the center of downtown KC you can fulfill your antiquing dreams. First opened in 1994, this 30,000-sqft store is home to 160+ dealers.

Resale and consignment shops

Annie’s Children Resale, 841 W. 39th St, Kansas City, MO
Keep your kids looking cute without breaking the bank. This resale shop sells children’s clothes from newborn to 18 youth — including dance wear and school uniforms.

Arizona Trading Co., multiple locations
Come here to buy, sell, or trade your gently used clothes. You can also offer the store your jewelry, shoes, and hats for store credit.

Couches to Curios, 7076 W. 105th St., Overland Park, KS
Enjoy everything home goods in this consignment shop. It even has a section for designer handbags.

Design by Exchange, 6295 N. Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, MO
This Northland shop sells preloved fine furniture and home decor. Plus, it offers estate sale management services. Take a virtual walk through before you go.

Do Good KC shopping

Give yourself new clothes while giving back at Do Good.

Photo by Do Good KC

Do Good KC, 413 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Shop here and do good directly. Every dollar spent goes to local animal shelter Wayside Waifs and mental health nonprofit Kids TLC.

Maj-r Thrift, multiple locations
This is your one-stop thrift shop. These mega marts are found throughout the KC metro area and offer everything from name brand clothes to gently used appliances.

My Best Friend’s Closet, multiple locations
Looking for luxury without luxurious prices? Then say hello to your new best friend. This carefully curated consignment shop offers ladies, juniors, and plus sizes. The Barry Road location also carries Men’s clothing.

Revive, 613 NW Murray Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO
These new and gently used pieces are for the frugal yet fashionable consumer. Its stock includes luxury items like Louis Vitton and Chanel. Pro Tip: Used items are always available to browse, but you need an appointment to view luxury items.

Wild Child Resale, multiple locations
Pop in for new-to-you childrens clothes, including a local goods section. Or you can stay home and use its $5 flat-rate shipping instead – that covers anywhere in the US.

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