[long time lurker, first time poster]
Goodness gracious! Monmouth county crafters? Shoot me now.
I live right around there, about 5 minutes from. Been in Backward Glances, but I don't love it. I got my halloween costume there last year.
There's also a thrift store on King's Highway- not exactly sure where...
There's one off Sandy Hook right before you go in, St. Jude's Thrift Shop. That's a nice one, two floors. Bit of a drive from where I live (not that I drive heehee).
Edit: I don't know how much you frown on double posts here, so I thought I'd play it safe and just add to this post:
On candycanechild's reccomendation (and since I was in Red Bank anyway) I checked out Nearly New- that place is the most up to date and chic thrift shop I've ever been in. The woman there is really nice, like you said. I found a beautiful gypsy/broomstick skirt for $25, a little expensive for thrift, but it was never worn and retailed (I sound like a comercial) like $175 at Barney's NY. I think I'll have to take the waist in a little, but with all the gathering in it anyway I don't think you'll be able to tell.
Anyway, thanks for the reccomendation- I'll be going back.