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Thrift stores in NYC are the best way for fashionistas to find their hidden gems with extra money in their pocket for the train. New York City is the home for fashion and whether you’re all about streetwear, business chic, athleisure or the full-on slay, this city is the place for you. However, you don’t have to strut down Fifth Avenue to find the item that speaks to you.
There are phenomenal thrift stores all over NYC and many that are hidden and not on your general tourist guide — but we got you covered with our compiled list of thrift stores that you won’t find in tourist guides.
1. Urban Jungle
Urban Jungle is an oasis full of gems with name brands like North Face, Champion and more. This store is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Knickerbocker Ave between Flushing Ave. and Thames St. There are extremely affordable with prices that won’t break the bank. You can easily find a coat, windbreaker or an adorable skirt for under 40 dollars.
You can buy sports paraphernalia, jeans, fur coats, dresses and so much more. It would take a full day to go through every single item in the store but, it’s well worth the hunt. They have a wide selection of items for kids, women, and men along with accessories and items for the home. Going on vacation? No problem! Urban Jungle has floral button-ups to last you for years but, if you’re trying to tone it down, walk over to the overalls section. Their selection will have you ready for those Saturdays out and about in the city.
2. Le Point Value Thrift
Le Point Value Thrift is a chain thrift store located in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The store hours are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week. So, if you have a full schedule on the weekdays, make sure to set some time during the weekend to visit the store. Their wide selection will have your walking out of the store with bags of outfit choices.
Every day at the Le Point locations you can find items that are 50 perfect off their already discounted price. Sometimes there are discounts on sweaters, dresses, button-ups or children’s clothing. Every month is a new opportunity to snag an item for the low (think 10 dollars and below).
3. Everything Goes Clothing Thrift and Vintage
Everything Goes Clothing Thrift and Vintage is a popular thrifting destination in Staten Island with a wide selection of brand name clothing for women, men, and children. You can never have too many accessories at this location. From hats, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, Everything Goes has it all. If you’re shopping early for your next costume party attire, they got you covered. Whether it’s the 70s, 90s or Gatsby themed party, Everything Goes Clothing wide selection will leave with an item that will allow you to take your imagination to the next level. Like them on Facebook to stay up to date with what they have in store.
4. East Village Thrift Shop
The East Village Thrift Shop is an adorable place tucked away in the East Village of Manhattan on the corner of 2nd Ave and E 12th St. You can purchase books, clothing items and a wide selection of shoes for women. The location is not large but still contains a nice variety of items that are affordable and unique.
5. Angel Street Thrift Shop
Angel Street Thrift Shop in NYC is a gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing store with items organized by category and mannequins showing off potential outfit ideas. Revenue made from purchases goes to charity. Expect to find fur coats and pieces that are perfect for an interview or your next office fit. They also have furniture, china, and silverware, art, antiques, and instruments. You can also give back to the community by volunteering your time at the store for a few hours a day.
6. The Sharing Place Thrift Store
The Sharing Place Thrift Store is voted by NY Daily News as one of the best thrift stores in the city. Located in East Harlem, this store was created to provide the public with the rarest finds and support programs at the LSA Family Health Service, a non-profit that’s been serving the East Harlem/ El Barrio community since 1958. Shop with the joy of knowing that you’re making a difference and anticipate getting a bang for your buck with their $1 clearance rack outside the store.
7. MyUnique Thrift
MyUnique Thrift arguably is the Walmart of thrift stores in NYC. With locations in the Bronx, Queens, Long Island and more, this store is jam-packed with clothes. Safe to say it’s almost overwhelming. If you’re shopping at the Bronx location, wear your comfiest sneaker, grab a rolling basket at the front of the store and be prepared for a full day thrifting (and we’re not complaining).
8. Island Thrift
Island Thrift is a chain thrift store in NYC with three locations in Long Island. The warehouse-sized locations are full of clothing, shoes, books, and furniture to decorate. Unfortunately, they are a little on the pricy side but, still affordable and thankfully have a lot of options that will help in your selection process.
Crossroads is the go-to destination for thrifting the latest trends in NYC. If you choose to donate to their thrift stores in NYC just know, they pick and choose the items they prefer in detail. While inside, if you look closely, you might find a designer item (can you say Dolce and Gabbana). It’s located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Flatiron District.
10. City Opera Thrift Shop
If you’re a supporter of the arts and a fan of rare one-of-a-kind pieces, City Opera Thrift Shop in Manhattan is the place for you. The shop’s purpose is to support the New York City Opera along with hosting events. The cool part about this store is—the in-store stylist. We stan.
11. Celene’s Thrift Shop
Celene’s Thrift Shop has a wide selection of items outside of clothes. If you want a lint roller, CDs, glasses or even a phone case you just might find it. The store is full of items. You never know what you might find.
12. The Thrifty HoG
The Thrifty Hog is all about bringing the chic into your thrift store experience. The proceeds go to homeless moms and their kids while also providing them with job preparation. They’re located on West 25th Street in Manhattan and open Tuesday-Sunday.
13. Cancer Care Thrift Shop
The last (but certainly not least) thrift store to highlight is, Cancer Care Thrift Shop. This store is allowing us to shop, for a good cause. The decor on the inside of the store adorns with a balance of pink and brown colors on the wall. You’ll find a wide selection of heels that are great for the office, purses and maybe even a cute pair of sunglasses. If you’re interested in being the go-to for all things in NYC shopping, check out our article on our top-rated Soho boutiques.