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subliminalpolka
« on: February 06, 2004 01:30:05 PM »

Hey there!  I've been lurking about the illustrious Craftster site for a few months now and have finally decided to carpe post-em.  Whee.  Smiley

By way of introduction, I'm almost 25-years' worth of Rachel and currently call Howard County (on the edge of Baltimore) my home.

Here's my question:  Do y'all know of any good thrift stores (preferrably ones that have a decent selection of vintage fabric) in the Balt/Metro area?  Outside of the (overpriced) places in Bethesda and Tacoma Park, I'm at a loss.  Sad

Thanks!
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piecefulartist
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2004 06:44:01 PM »

hey. the goodwill super thrift store on rolling rd is good. my daughter buys everything there. also, near me...the laurel thrift store has good finds.  mostly if i want fabric, i just buy some clothing i like and cut it up.
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piecefulartist
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2004 06:46:35 PM »

oh, yea...i forgot. have you tried 'blanks' off security blvd? it's an old fashioned, family owned fabric store - good place to find unusual stuff.
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subliminalpolka
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2004 12:24:09 PM »

Hey, piecefulartist!

Yep...I've tried the Laurel thrifts, but they're usually pretty hit-or-miss.  Never heard of the Security Blvd shop, though...hmm...  Smiley

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004 05:47:56 AM »

I don't know how far you are willing to travel, but if you ever go out for a day of thrifting (I hope I'm not the only one who sets out entire days for this), be sure to come down to Baltimore County...   and let me know if you do.  I can give you the addresses of some really good ones, including one that survives soley on stuff found from "eviction curbs"...   I can't gaurantee the quality of the stuff, but you are definetly bound to find some stuff that people wouldn't have gotten rid of otherwise...

But yeah, let me know, and I'll hit you up...   Sorry I don't know of any in the Ho.Co. area, I live in Baltimore.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004 06:02:55 AM »

can  u let us know of the thrift shops, etc. in baltimore county?  i live in columbia and work in baltimore city. so i get everywhere. and i love second hand stuff!! last week i picked up a great hand-knitted 70's style sweater for $30 in a 'second hand/antique' store in takoma park - that's where i go for yoga. so anywhere there are thrift stores in md, i'll go.  there are also lots of good ones up and down rt. 5 from dc to southern md. i get to those too. ok, so anyway, let's hear about the ones in baltimore county!  THANKS.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004 08:36:27 PM »

Okay, so here is my favoritest place on the internet (for finding thrift stores) to go.   You can sort the results by distance from wherever (I either choose my house or my bank, LOL), or just browse.

Happy thrifting!

http://phonebook.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Thrift+Stores/S-MD/T-Baltimore/
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2004 01:59:20 PM »

Sorry for the slow reply; I hadn't checked this thread for awhile!

Fear not...you're not alone when it comes to day-long thrifting ventures.  Smiley  (I like to coordinate those with the early Saturday morning yard sales, myself.  'Cause nothing makes the boyfriend happier than me coming home with a car full of junk, hah.)

So - yep - I am not against hitting up Baltimore for a few hours.  What's good?  Smiley

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2004 09:52:11 AM »

Geez, now you're asking me to pick...

Okay, well, first.  There's a Goodwill on Belair Road (21236 zip code) in the shopping center at the intersection of Belair and Silver Spring Roads (next to the JoAnn Fabrics...  could that BE any awesomer?).  They're kind of pricey as far as Goodwills go, but they've got decent stuff.

And my newest find is a place called Edgewood Thrift, in Edgewood (Harford County) on Route 40.  They're HUGE!  My boyfriend and I spent about 2 hours in there the other week and it was fun.  They have an entire half of the store for women's clothing, and boy do they need it.  They're really good price wise, and they have all sorts of different stuff.  Just beware, if you don't like country music, too bad, cause that's all they play.

I suggest going to the Edgewood Thrift on a Saturday between 9 and 4, because in the same shopping center they have a flea market center, and you can hit both up without having to move your car.  I know, it's great.

Other than that, it tends to be hit-or-miss.  There's a Salvation Army (not open on Sundays) on Harford Road, right before the 695 Exit (if you take the Harford Road Carney Exit number 31B it's close to that), but they don't have a fitting room.  Boo.

Good luck, and happy thrifting!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2004 06:52:21 PM »

Hey, my favorite thrift store is in Baltimore-- the Value Village thrift shop on Belvedere Rd. off of Park Heights.
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