thrift store

Secondhand News: Give back by “shopping” your local church

December 7, 2015

BY LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — When patronizing a big-box thrift store, it’s often unclear who you’re helping in the process. Will the proceeds from your purchase benefit charities nearby? Will your donated clothes be sent abroad to people in need? Sometimes you just don’t know, especially when [read more]

Secondhand News: As Thrift Stores Close, Can Old Stay New?

June 17, 2015

LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — On a recent trip to the beach, I was disappointed to see that one of my favorite little back road antiques stores was closed. Like a farewell scene on a soap opera, a montage instantly played in my mind of all the things I’d seen there during past visits: Fisher Price toys [read more]

New Thrift Store Widens the Treasure Hunt

February 15, 2014

Lauren Flynn Kelly Growing up outside New York City, I spent many a weekend scouring the antique clothing stores of the East Village for that perfectly worn-in vintage T-shirt or a faux fur coat fit for one of the Isley Brothers. But it was the consignment shops in and around my quaint New Jersey [read more]

Thrift store opens on Rhode Island Avenue

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Can we ever have too many thrift stores? (Don’t answer that.) Caroline Sirri, a vendor at the Saturday flea market at Northwestern High School, has opened Fecosasa Consignment & Thrift Store at 4806 Rhode Island Avenue. Actually, at the moment it’s a thrift store only; [read more]
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