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Key Terms in the World of Thrift Shops

Because of increased prices, consumers are looking to second hand shopping to make small and large purchases. Thrift stores offer bargain and sale prices for gently used apparel, household decor and other items. Window shop through these key terms that might be useful next time you visit a thrift shop.

  • Consignment - An arrangement where a consignor delivers items or goods to a consignee to be resold or reused where the consignee pays a portion of the proceeds to the consignor. Clothes and furniture are among the many items that may be put on consignment.
  • Resale - The act of selling again or selling something that was already bought. Resale shops fall in the category of thrift shops because of the potential bargains that may exist and because used items such as furniture and clothes may be found in a resale shop. Resale shops often have sales for many items at cheap prices.
  • Vintage - Second hand garments from a previous era. Garments over 25 years old are typically considered vintage.
  • Charity Shop - A thrift store owned by a charity but is run as an independent business under contract. Charity shops are considered a retail establishment but only collect money from buyers for items purchased toward that independent charity.
  • Thrifting Community - Online community that share cheap deals for thrift stores in various regions. These communities also give general advice on thrift shopping for new and seasoned shoppers alike. There is often a forum, weekly newsletter and daily deals associated within the thrifting community.
    Association of Resale Professionals
    Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
    Featuring the best thrift shops with low rates and competitive services. We also offer educational meetings and resale information for anyone interested in learning more about what they can do.
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    User Review: "Well displayed and organized. Didn't feel like a thrift shop, more like a boutique. Furniture, pictures,china and other..."
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    Bryn Athyn Church
    520 Tomlinson Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
    We are housed in a beautiful old barn on the campus of the Bryn Athyn Church School. We offer clothing for the whole family, household goods of every sort, furniture and collectibles at low prices.
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    (215) 947-7646
    User Review: "Old setting, decorations from the old days, great volunteer support, good service, children corner."
    Red White & Blue
    935 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
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    (412) 766-6098
    User Review: "I loved shopping here! I never thought id be buying used clothes but there so clean and organized it was fun! its cheaper..." - Kimberly (PA)
    Emmaus Thrift Store
    49 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    We are the largest thrift store in downtown Gettysburg. We have clothes, shoes, electronics, books, housewares, small appliances, and much more. We rotate our stock regularly.
    (717) 337-1643
    Childrens Treasures Consignmen
    1229 E. Philadelphia, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
    We are a children's consignment store selling new and gently used name brand clothing, baby equipment and toys.
    (610) 367-0799
    Salvation Army
    1244 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
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    (717) 290-1605
    User Review: "Called asking if they carried a particular item; employee was rude and uninformative."
    Society of St Vicent De Paul
    6247 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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    (215) 437-4560
    User Review: "We wish miss lenore was still at this store...Miss her very much! michelle was gone for a while, now she's back and louder..." - j. (PA)
    Beehive Thrift Shop
    7136 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
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    (215) 742-5060
    User Review: "I went to this store because it is just down the road from the salvation army store. Mostly clothing. What smaller items ..."
    His Hand Extended Ministries
    303 Mamont Dr, Export, PA 15632
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    (724) 327-5568
    User Review: "This is a really nice store for anyone but especially someone on a budget - clothing is $1.00/each!! very nicely arranged..." - Kathie (PA)
    Circle Thrift
    2007 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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    (215) 423-5060
    User Review: "I really enjoying shopping at circle thrift, I love how they have great sales every week. The people are wonderful and the..." - Lorna (PA)
    Blue Mountain Thrift Store
    1251 E. Main St, Annville, PA 17003
    Used furniture, used clothing, house wares, linens, kitchenware, glassware, collectibles, electronics, hardware, books, toys, games, appliances - 20,000 sq feet of quality merchandise.
    (717) 867-1595
    Yesterdays Bargain Thrift
    125 W. Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19120
    Affording new & used clothing, shoes, accessories, household items and appliances.
    (215) 548-5864
    Tyme Youthcenter
    11613 Rte 453, Curwensville, PA 16833
    Great used items for sale All used clothing items are just $1 dollar including name brands. Also available are household items, shoes and more. New items are never more than 10 dollars. All proceeds help the youth center.
    (814) 236-1555
    342 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17602
    We redefine what it means to be thrifty! We specialize in bargain clothing, re-habbed furniture & jewelry. Our unique blend of brand new fashions & lightly worn, hand picked clothing appeals to everyone!
    (717) 371-6074
    Twenty Something Consignment
    6 West Northampton Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
    Our unique consignment boutique is known for being very fashion conscious and fairly priced. The shop also carries boutique items made by local artists including jewelry, purses, and clothing.
    (570) 208-1710
    Castaway's Thrifty Treasures
    301 Windermere Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050
    New and used clothing for men,women and children. Get inexpensive accessories, shoes, and jewelry. Get a handbag through our layaway program. All items are thrift shop priced.
    (610) 626-6102

    Thrift shops are stores that sell second hand items such as furniture, clothing, and jewelry. Thrift stores often give people the option to purchase these used items at the cheapest possible prices. The shop might be operated as a charity or a consignment store. Although some consignment stores focus on selling vintage and antique clothes, others concentrate on selling second hand clothes at cheap prices. They often carry a wide range of styles for men, women, and children. They might even have baby clothes for sale. Many thrift stores can afford to sell used furniture and textiles at bargain prices because they do not pay money for these items. Instead, they accept donations. They can then resale the items at extremely cheap prices. Although many people think of thrift stores as inexpensive places where they can buy costumes, many of the stores have modern fashions from name brand designers. Instead of spending a lot of money on these items at a retail store, people can choose to buy them much more cheaply from the thrift shop. Some of the stores will even have gold and silver jewelry at inexpensive prices. Since the types of items and fashions that stores keep in stock can vary significantly, you should consider using a popular Internet search engine to find the websites of several thrift shops in your area. This could help you decide which ones have the types of clothing, footwear, furniture, and jewelry that interest you. Instead of driving from store to store, you can decide which ones fit your style best.
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