Photo courtesy of Discover Mercantile

Phoenix’s fashion scene just got a sustainable upgrade with the opening of Discover Mercantile, a curated resale, thrift, and gift store that combines style with environmental consciousness. Located at 3241 E. Shea Blvd., Ste 7, this shop offers a treasure trove of pre-loved clothing, funky artwork, home décor items, and more, making it the go-to destination for eco-friendly shoppers.

Discover Mercantile is the brainchild of friends Heidi Koffman and Natasha Beal, who share a passion for thrifting and a commitment to sustainability. Their store showcases an eclectic mix of items, ranging from midrange to boutique clothing, with well-known brands like Anthropologie and Lululemon mixed in with no-name treasures. Shoppers can also find a range of vintage artwork and quirky gifts, such as reusable canvas bags and humorous stickers.
What sets Discover Mercantile apart is its strong focus on circular fashion. The founders believe that sustainability doesn’t have to compromise style. “We’re proving that secondhand items can be just as fabulous as new ones, and far more sustainable,” Beal says. The store updates its inventory weekly, ensuring that there is always something new to discover.

Discover Mercantile also operates a unique buy-back program, encouraging customers to recycle their wardrobe. Shoppers can bring in their gently used items and receive store credit or cash in return, promoting a cycle of reuse that benefits both the consumer and the environment. Items that don’t fit the store’s current inventory are donated to local nonprofits, ensuring they still find use in the community.

For Koffman, the motivation behind opening Discover Mercantile runs deep. “Thrifting isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. I grew up going to yard sales and estate sales, finding those unique pieces that you can’t get anywhere else,” she explains. This passion is evident throughout the store, from the carefully selected items to the layout designed to make each visit an adventure.

The store held their grand opening April 18. Catering for the event was provided by Lovecraft, with swag bag items donated by local businesses including Shea Cheese, 32 Shea, and Black Rock Bouldering Gym, showing just how supportive the North 32nd community is.

Current business hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These hours are expected to be expanded soon to weekday hours.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook @discovermercantile to keep up with special pop-up sale days, where they will have special pricing and events. For more information, visit