Updated: Sep 15, 2019
I love thrifting, and I aim to be a " baddie on a budget" ! I don't care if I make a million dollars in the future, I will still be thrifting. If you have never been thrifting before or don't go often, this is a great way to save money. There are a lot of misconceptions about thrifting and it truly isn't terrible. In later posts, I'll talk about things to know when you go thrifting, thrift hauls, and all that jazz, but for now I will share with ya'll my favorite places to shop at. If you don't know where to go, then I will give you a head start ;)
Urban Jungle : 118 Knickerbocker St, Brooklyn , NY 11237 b/t Thames St & Flushing Ave East williamsburg , Bushwick. This is part of the L Train Vintage chain, and all the stores are AMAZING, but this one is top tier ! It’s super big and organized . Prices are insanely cheap and you are bound to find something for yourself. I will say that make sure you go in on a day that you know you can actually go through the clothing because there are so many things to look through and you don't want to miss out on anything. Another thing I’ll say is if you see something you like, BUY IT, because if you go back and try looking for it then you will not find it. Definitely worth looking at !
No Relation Vintage : 204 1st Ave New York, NY, b/t 12th st & 13 st East Village. This is also a part of the L Train Vintage chain, and this place is just as good. There are so many unique pieces in this place. Just like the last vintage store, you do have to do a lot of digging, but I think it’s worth it , the prices are reasonable so you can’t go wrong. This place is ideal if you want a nice denim jacket for the low. Why spend thirty - dollars on a denim jacket when you can get it at half the price at a vintage shop. This is a store for those who are really looking for real VINTAGE pieces. So you will see plenty of retro pieces. If that’s not what you are looking for then don’t go, but I highly suggest giving it a chance.
Salvation Army : 34 - 02 Steinway St, Long Island City, NY 11101. I love this thrift store. It’s so organized and clean ! My favorite thing about this store is that they have labels on each section and it makes the shopping experience a lot less hectic. There are so many quality items that you can find here. This place is definitely great for first timers as well ! My favorite section is the vintage section :)
Good Will : 7 W 14 st New York, NY 10011. I always get lucky in this store. They have 50 % off all the time, and who doesn’t love a discount . They even have a discount section and if you go to this place (you definitely should), that is what you need to check out first. If you’re looking for a good place to donate your items this place is for you as well.
No Relation Vintage : Gowanus, Brooklyn , 654 Sackett St New York, NY 11217 b/t 4th Ave & 3rd Ave. If you are a first time thrifter then this is the perfect place for you. It isn’t overwhelming, and it is very organized. The staff here is super friendly and on top of that the prices are amazing ! You will not spend more than 15 dollars on a pair of jeans . Highly recommend because this store is also apart of the L train Vintage chain and I love every one of em, but this store is in my top 3.
Buffalo Exchange : 29-16 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105. I like to joke and say that the buffalo exchange chain is sooo boujee. I only say that because you find some real high quality pieces in here. The kicker is that all these high quality pieces are at reasonable prices. I typically go to the one in Astoria because it is convenient for me, but the other ones are just as good. So this place is to all my boujee brothers and sisters out there. You can also bring in your own pieces that you no longer use anymore for store credit. You can get cash for them as well, but you are better off just getting the store credit for your items.