Thrift shops are not very prominent in Saudi Arabia, not like they are in the USA. The culture here seems to turn up their noses at previously owned items. But there is a thrift shop I found that is the best kept secret in Jeddah! Like any thrift store, you do have to look for finds and you may not find what you are looking for. I loved this rustic painted chest that I found there.
The thrift shop is called MAWAKEB AL AJER, located in the Al Khalidya District behind Al Badrya Towers. Proceeds benefit widows, children and the poor. HOURS are SAT-THU 9am-9pm, FRI 4pm-9pm. TEL: 056-868-9001 or 055-241-2167. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, furniture, knick knacks, paintings, dishes, books, etc.
DIRECTIONS: South on Prince Sultan Rd, then West (right) on Rawdah. Turn right after Danube. After you pass Salon/Spa on left, turn around and turn right onto street where salon is. CLICK HERE for a pinpoint map location.