2432 Esplanade
Former location of Holiday Market
Monday-Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
Payment Method
Cash and Charge

Thrifty Bargain is one of Chico's largest and most interesting thrift stores. They carry clothing for the entire family, electronics, furniture, housewares, knick-knacks, books, toys, and more. The clothing is separated by gender/age (men's, women's, children's), further by type (pants, shirts, etc.), and then by color (all the blue ones are together, for instance). This is great if you are searching for a particular piece of clothing in a particular color.

There is a sign on the wall that lists the sale items for the day. It is based on the color of the price tag. One day the blue tags may be 50% off and the yellow tags may be 75% off. There is a constant rotation of the tag color on sale. In addition, they have a senior discount day (Monday) in which senior citizens get a discount on all purchases. Saturday and Wednesday are 30% off for everyone as well. Watch for special discount days on major holidays too.


2010-02-20 11:19:33   hola quiero hacerles un comentario acerca de sus tiendas que tienen en el valle central, la que tienen en Madera la manager she is friendly and bilingual but the manager en Merced she is rude whit the costumers and always she is hablando en spanish and she take items from the prodiction area and she said is sold,like fragances or beatiful decorations .my comment is you have to cuidar un poco mas, I live in Planada,ca gracias —

2010-09-15 19:11:13   Recently they have had 50% off everything on Thursdays and 50% off clothes on Fridays, so take advantage of the sales! —

2011-06-29 19:00:17   this place is simply awesome!


2011-09-29 12:54:18   This is MY fave store. 95% of my closet is Thrifty Bargain and one of the best things is....I get tons of compliments on the clothes I wear and my co-workers always ask me, "Where did you get that, it's soooo cute". —