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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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    Little Kidz Blessings
    403 E Christiana St Ste 10, Martinsburg, PA 16662
    Kid's consignment boutique that offers all of the hottest clothing brands at affordable prices. We carry gently used apparel for newborns through junior sizes and a large selection of maternity clothing.
    (814) 793-2300
    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
    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)
    St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
    115 Ashcroft Ave, Cresson, PA 16630
    (814) 886-9566
    Village Closet of Duncansville The
    501 3rd Ave, Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 696-6333
    Twice Cherished Childrens Consignment Botique
    200 Hollidaysburg Plz, Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 695-2556
    Goodwill Industries
    1115 Scalp Ave, Johnstown, PA 15904
    (814) 266-6143
    Kinney's Meadowview Estates
    121 Meadow View Ln, Ebensburg, PA 15931
    (814) 948-7943
    Repeat Boutique
    1234 Scalp Ave, Johnstown, PA 15904
    (814) 269-3295
    It's Worth Repeating
    4848 Admiral Peary Hwy, Ebensburg, PA 15931
    (814) 471-0210
    2025 Bedford St, Johnstown, PA 15904
    (814) 266-0111
    Goodwill Industries
    540 Central Ave Ste 400, Johnstown, PA 15902
    (814) 536-3536
    St Vincent De Paul
    301 Central Ave, Johnstown, PA 15902
    (814) 536-6690
    Compassion House
    2010 Somerset Ave, Windber, PA 15963
    (814) 467-0567
    Goodwill Industries
    249 Maple Ave, Johnstown, PA 15901
    (814) 534-0163

    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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