Being thrifty is the fad. Cleveland offers destinations to suit different tastes, from the cheap to the unusual to just plain vintage. Here are four of the city’s best thrift stores and flea markets in Cleveland. – Kurt D. Moore

Jamie’s Flea Market

46388 Telegraph Road
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 986-4402

Jamie’s Flea Market features 200 inside booths and 400 spaces outside, all with a variety of items. One can find anything from Amish items and leather goods to sports equipment, lamps, and collectible coins and stamps. Food vendors are also located on site. Jamie’s Flea Market is promoted as northeastern Ohio’s largest flea market. It is open year round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrive early for the best deals.

Carlisle Township Flea Market

430 Oberlin Elyria Road
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 323-3532

Carlisle Township Flea Market is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday year round. It can be found in the former Elyria Value City furniture store north of I-480. Articles for sale include antiques and collectibles, bridal gowns, housewares, vintage jewelry, Amish furniture and more. Regular vendors are listed on the website, and new vendors arrive every weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Payne Avenue Thrift

3627 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 326-7809

Payne Avenue Thrift is located in midtown Cleveland across from Payne Commons Shopping Center. The store gets new items daily and carries anything from dishes, pots and pans, and glasses to towels, curtains and blankets. It also has lamps, furniture, air conditioners, lawn mowers, bikes and more. Half-off savings are offered weekly. Payne Avenue Thrift advertises itself as the place to “help you make those ends meet.” Posted hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but the website cautions that hours may vary.

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 939-9933

Flower Child, a vintage store that carries items from the 1930s through the 1980s, has a wide variety of products. It has anything from furniture and art to housewares and clothing. Flower Child, which also has a location in Columbus, is one of Cleveland’s largest vintage stores. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.