Massachusetts April 30, 2019
This Bargain Hunters Road Trip Will Take You To Some Of The Best Thrift Stores In Massachusetts
You’ll find tons of treasures at great prices on this amazing thrift store road trip in Massachusetts. It’s the perfect day trip for any time of the year and a great way to scratch that shopping itch without gouging your bank account. The road trip is relatively short at just about four hours of driving, so you can tackle it all in one day if you choose. Click
here for directions and keep reading for all the details.
This place is just what you’d expect a Cambridge thrift store to be – super hip and very focused on quality. Boomerangs focuses on offering a handpicked section of vintage and modern goods that will definitely appeal to anyone looking for the perfect fringe jacket or set of matching 1970s dinner plates. The clothes here are surprisingly trendy and they even offer designer pieces at extremely discounted prices. Plus, all proceeds go to the AIDS Action Committee, so you can feel good about shopping. (563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)
Grime is the shop to beat when it comes to perfectly organized racks and displays. No sifting through tangled piles here – despite the name, everything is clean, tidy, and thoughtfully presented. You can find a mix of old and new wares along with handmade items from local artists. The staff is particularly knowledgeable about what’s on offer, so speak up if you’re looking for something special. (356 Shrewsbury St., Worcester)
Witch City Consignment & Thrift Store, Salem
We’re not done with the northeast yet. Witch City Consignment and Thrift Shop is located in – you guessed it – Salem, and it’s the perfect spot to scoop up fun knickknacks. There’s a bit of everything, from 1980s prom gowns to toys you may have played with as a child. You can also expect to find super cheap holiday decor, home goods, and accessories. The staff are usually happy to work with you on price if you fall in love with something, so don’t be shy! (301 Essex St., Salem)
Global Thrift Store, Waltham
This place falls into that category of thrift shops where everything is laid out like you’d expect to find in a department store. Rather than focusing on selling hand-picked vintage wares, Global Thirst store is a massive shop packed with everything from quality basics to homeware staples and even designer items. They have an awesome program where you can earn a "gem" for donating to the shop. This gem can be traded for an item from the shop marked with a label indicating that it’s part of the program. (322 Moody St., Waltham)
Oldie’s Marketplace, Newburyport
No thrift store road trip in Massachusetts would be complete without a visit to Oldie’s Marketplace in Newburyport. This vintage barn is packed to the gills with all sorts of antiques, bits, and bobs. You can find vintage toys, gorgeous gemstone jewelry, or retro sporting goods here. Shoppers looking for something quirky won’t want to miss unique items like suits of armor, old-fashioned trucks, or local art. The best time to stop in is during the warmer months, as the barn isn’t heated. (27 Water St., Newburyport)
Click here for driving directions and a map of the destinations. For another great road trip idea in Massachusetts,
check out this adventure that will take you to the best old school chocolate shops in the state.