If you’re in search of a retro t-shirt, a vintage piece of furniture, or jewelry from a bygone era, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. The thrift shops and consignment stores of New Jersey will give you something unique at a wallet-friendly price. You never know what you’ll find at a thrift store, which makes the adventure of bargain hunting and recycling even more fun. Here are the 8 best thrift stores in New Jersey.
Conveniently located near Princeton University, Nearly New caters to university students with their great selection of high-quality clothing, shoes, and accessories popular for young women. At the end of the winter and summer, they also have a massive sale called Bag Day, where every item you fit into the provided bag is just $10. They also accept consignments by appointment, so if you need to clean out your closet and make extra money, this is the best way to do it.
Any parent will know that children are expensive. But there is no need to purchase everything brand new, with kid-focused consignment stores such as Cottontails. Cottontails stocks gently-used baby gear, furniture, toys, clothing, and even baby shower gifts. In addition to a great selection of baby items, they also stock clothing for tweens from brands such as Hollister, Crew Cuts, and Abercrombie. They also offer a selection of maternity items.
Another option to make children’s items more affordable is Twice is Nice, a consignment store stocking children’s clothing and accessories. Also in store, find toys, books, furniture, movies, and clothing in sizes ranging from infant to juniors. They also accept consignments, but you should call ahead to see what they are currently accepting.
Then and Now Classics offers such a unique, wide selection of vintage items, making this a fun stop for picking out a gift or something for your home. Their reasonable prices will make you want to get lost among their stock, and some new-in items can even be viewed on Then and Now Classic’s Facebook Page. If there is something specific you’re looking for, but you haven’t been able to find it in-store, do be sure to make a request, as Then and Now Classics posts a wish-list on their website.
Associated with the Market Street Mission, which provides meals and assistance to those in need, the Market Street Mission Thrift Store is a large space that sells used items such as furniture, home items, clothing, and sports gear. As items sold are all donations, the earnings all go back into providing help to those in the community who need it. When visiting, expect to find a huge selection of furniture to decorate your home and office for very affordable prices.
Open for more than 20 years, New Leaf Consignment has been working to encourage the community to recycle by shopping for second-hand clothing and declutter their closets through consignment. At New Leaf Consignment, you’ll find women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories in popular name brands. New Leaf Consignment also donates old stock to non-profit charities to continue benefiting the broader community.
This not-for-profit uses all earnings from the Center Square Thrift Shop to benefit those in the area living with HIV/AIDS and their families. All staff are volunteers and all items for sale are donations. In store, you’ll find a wide variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women. A selection of home décor, knick-knacks, and seasonal items can also be found among the other treasures.
Perhaps you have the eye for luxury clothing but not the cash; that’s okay, as Double Take Luxury Consignment focuses on high quality clothing and accessories in current styles. Fashion conscious women will find top brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, and Gucci at massively discounted prices, sometimes more than half off. Double Take Luxury Consignment also offers an online store, so you can see for yourself the heavy discounts that you can find from the fashion world’s top designers.