Thrift stores are the best place to go if you want to find truly unique items for a fraction of the price. For DIY experts, they’re also a great place to find furniture pieces you can convert and personalize. So, skip the cookie cutter stores and try something new this week. These thrift stores are overflowing with cool stuff, from chandeliers to rugs. Check them out!
1. Mystic Woman's Club
165 South Broad Street, Pawcatuck, Connecticut 06379
Started 45 years ago, this shop is a staple of the community. In fact, the store is ran entirely by volunteers and proceeds from sales go to the Mystic Woman's Club, which offers scholarships to local students. Find cool stuff and give back at the same time!
2. The Red Barn Thrift Shop
214 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut 06798
Another shop that supports the community, proceeds from the barn support First Church. But what makes this place unique is they specialize in gently used clothes from high end brands like Ann Taylor. Tons of chic vintage fashion to be found here.
3. Act II Thrift Shop
170 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443
Doesn't everything deserve a second chance? These folks think so! Their specialty is collectibles, antiques, and costume jewelry. It also has a great collection of prints, so if you love the idea of exploring finds from another era this thrift shop is for you.
4. Safe Haven Thrift Shop
82H Bennett Square, Southbury, Connecticut 06488
You can be a treasure hunter too, even if your budget is small. This shop features a little bit of everything and proceeds benefit local agencies that support victims of domestic abuse.
5. Liberty Square Collectibles
105 Main Street, Hebron, Connecticut 06248
This shop is a little different, offering up pottery pieces and products from the local farmer's market. It's a one stop shop that's overflowing with rustic charm. Art lovers will enjoy the collection of glasswork.
6. Gumdrop Swap
428 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
This place is unlike any other. In addition to selling new and gently used goods, they also have a swap system. From maternity to juniors clothing, turn in your old stuff and collect points called "gumdrops," which will then discount your purchases. Sounds like fun, right?
7. Carousel Thrift Shop
524 Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut 06890
This church isn't just for worshipping. It's also home to a thrift shop. They specialize in clothing items, including vintage dresses and ties. It's a great alternative to the mall when you're looking for formal attire.
8. Favahr Thrift Shop
250 Albany Turnpike, Canton, Connecticut 06019
Shopping here helps fund programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This is a great place to find books and movies, in addition to clothing. Their 60 year history is proof of how good their collection is.
9. Red, White & Blue Thrift Store
650 Wolcott Street, Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
You'll find daily specials at this conveniently located shop. The selection is absolutely amazing, with everything being offered. Appliances, games, and everything in between in one location.
10. Treasure Hunters Thrift Store
501 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
This non-profit has a great selection and is a great community resource. Community volunteers keep it running, along with word of mouth. Folks just love the fun options here.
11. One Stop Thrift & Consignment
352 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, Connecticut 06066
This is one bargain hunting adventure you do not want to miss. Books, DVDs, furniture and more are waiting for you at this premiere thrift store destination. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to go shopping.
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