Sep 10, 2012

10 Best Thrift Stores in NYC

photo via pinterest

One of my absolute favorite pass times is to shop thrift. I thrift more often than I'd like to admit and would thrift every day if I had acres of land to place all my findings! But alas I keep it to a minimum by only buying items that I truly love and cant live without. If you can recall my How To Thrift post, I mentioned that you should only buy what you love because the pile can get pretty high on items you just like or favored because the price was right. In spirit of my love of thrifting I wanted to share with you the places I go to find great items! I thrift in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. I have complied a list of the places below:

Salvation Army (34-02 Steinway Street, Astoria NY 11105)
Goodwill (32-36 Steinway Street, Astoria NY 11105)
Goodwill Outlet (47-47 Van Dam Street, Long Island City 11101)

Buffalo Exchange (109 Boerum Place, Brooklyn NY 11201)
Artists and Fleas Market (70 North 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211)
Brooklyn Flea market (winter-1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217, Summer- 27 N 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211)
Beacon's closet (88 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211)
Vice Versa (241 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211)

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market (W 39th Street and 9th Avenue, New York NY 11101)
Salvation Army (208 E 23rd Street, New York NY 10010)

Like every store that is not thrift, these stores do have their hits and misses so it is important to be patient. Always go with a plan and plenty of time because it can get overwhelming! I hope you find great items and I would love to hear about your luck!


Brianna said...

Saw you on The Feisty House. I wish I lived in New York so I could take advantage of all these thrift stores! Lovely blog.

Candace Belle said...

Thank you Brianna! Well hopefully you can visit soon and take advantage of these great thrift shops! :-)

Ms K said...

Thanks for this great overview! There is even one in BK I have never heard about (Vice Versa) need to check it out asap :-)

Pich and Roor said...

So excited that you made this!! Next time I'm in NYC I'm going to be using this as my guide :)

Vivi N. said...

Considering that I'm heading to NYC next Saturday for a day trip, this list is God's sent. I'll be in Manhattan so I'll check out the stores that you recommended in that area.

pntszdinFluence said...

Check out the Salvation Army on 46th and 10th too. I always find good stuff in there. And I only go on Wednesdays. 50% off. WOO HOO

Candace Belle said...

@pntszdinfluence absolutely right!! I've never been to this location but always hear great things about it! Thanks for the addition.