Spend a leisurely morning or afternoon perusing the goods at some of the best thrift stores in Pennsylvania. You may just discover hidden treasures – a piece of jewelry, a vintage book, or the perfect centerpiece for your dining room table – for which you didn’t even know you were looking. And the best part? The money you spend at most thrift shops goes to a charitable cause.
1. Philly AIDs Thrift – 710 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Go ahead. Browse aimlessly. In fact, the Philly AIDS Thrift, which benefits local AIDS organizations, encourages it. The thrift shop - where you'll regularly find sales - features a plethora of items, including clothes, books, antiques, housewares, and knick-knacks. Visit Philly AIDS Thrift Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2. Impact Thrift Stores – 1700 Markley Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Stop by Impact Thrift Stores in Norristown, where you'll discover specials and a wide range of items: from clothing and luggage to furniture and musical instruments. In-store promotions are held throughout the week. Find the perfect addition to your home at Impact Thrift Stores Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
3. Riddle Thrift Shop - 1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
Peruse two floors of unique goods at Riddle Thrift Shop filled with uncovered treasures, including collectibles, furniture, and clothing. Riddle Thrift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4. Savers – 300 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Savers makes shopping for hidden treasures fun and the thrift shop features in-store savings, including Senior Day Tuesdays (seniors get 30 percent off of their purchase) and 50 percent off days for members of the Super Savers Club. Find just about everything you can imagine - from shoes to electronics - at Savers, which welcomes customers Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5. The Second Mile Center – 214 S 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Stroll through Second Mile Center to find a variety of electronics, books, clothing, and furniture. The thrift store often offers sales and discounts to provide the best deals. Plan your shopping trip at the Second Mile Center Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6. 2nd Avenue Value Stores – 1200 North Wales Road, North Wales, PA 19454
Visit 2nd Avenue Value Thrift Store on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday when you'll enjoy half off of all products of identified colors. 2nd Avenue Value Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
7. Matthew 25 Thrift Shop – 48 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543
Wander through Matthew 25 Thrift Shop to find good deals on jewelry, clothing, shoes, and books. The independent thrift store donates $10,000 monthly to local charities in the Lancaster area. Matthew 25 Thrift Shop welcomes shoppers Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
8. Re-Uzit Shop of New Holland – 707 West Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557
Re-Uzit Shop of New Holland, boasting a 40 year history, features just about everything you could want: Toys, clothes, games, furniture, home decorations, and household goods. Head to Re-Uzit Shop of New Holland Saturday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9. Care & Share Thrift Shoppes – 783 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
Enjoy savings all year around at Care & Share Thrift Shop and you'll be treated to 50 percent off on your birthday. Browse the countless items, including books, musical instruments, vintage albums, and toys. Care & Share Thrift Shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10. Community Thrift Center – 2226 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Meander through the sprawling Community Thrift Center that boasts a large assortment of vintage items, from clothing and electronics to household goods. Community Thrift Center welcomes shoppers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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