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hobijack
« on: September 19, 2003 08:34:31 PM »

Thought I might post a couple of my fave thrift stores near the DC metro area and accessible via metro.

-Deja New Thrift Store (near Bethesda metro station): clothes selection not that great but I've found several planters and kitchen stuff

-Prevention of Blindness Thrift Store (near King Street metro in Alexandria, VA): great overall selection

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snoopendous
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2003 07:12:56 AM »

Thanks! Isn't there also a second hand clothes store in Bethesda called Mustard Seed or something like that??  There is also a second hand consignment shop in Dupont called Secondi which is not all that cheap but I have found a few things there anyway.  But really it is somewhat expensive, and I have found things at the Ann Taylor loft store further down the street on sale at a better price than at Secondi.  
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snoopendous
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2003 04:13:56 PM »

There is advertised a big rummage sale on Connecticut avenue at this Church that is in between the Dupont Circle and woodley metros -- across the street from where the Washington Sports club and the Bucca Di Beppo restaurant is, if you know Connecticut ave.  The rummage sale is I believe on October 25.  I don't belong to the church but I attended the rummage sale last year.  They basically had these huge piles and piles of clothes stacked on top of one another -- indeed it was a true "rummage sale" but the clothes were really cheap -- like $2 per skirt or shirt, and with a bit of ingenuity the clothes, many of which were a bit old, would look nice.
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Lorie
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2004 04:59:53 AM »

There's also a Goodwill on Duke Street in Alexandria, it's on the west side of the freeway (At least, I think it's west- just go the opposite way of going to oldtown). I've found good-priced antique furniture there, and there's lots of neat old stuff behind a counter you can't get to (dammit!)

Lorie
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snoopendous
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2004 04:20:51 AM »

there is also either a goodwill or salvation army on Glebe Road in Arlington, although I have never gone in there to shop - just dropped stuff off there.  there are some thrift type stores selling used furniture on 14th street, kind of across the street from the Home Rule store, although I think that these stores are more expensive than they should be.  probably cheaper to drive or walk around and hope to find stuff that people are throwing out.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2004 04:50:31 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2004 03:42:29 PM »

My favorite thrift store in the area is Value Village in Langley Park -- it's HUGE, very cheap, and always has something good (clothes, home decoration stuff, boxes, bedding, books, games...).  It's not easy to get to by Metro, but it's easy with a car -- it's just on 193 between Riggs Road and the university.  There's also a medium-sized Salvation Army near there, on New Hampshire Ave. just south of the 193/NH Ave. intersection.  

My favorite secondhand store is Glad Rags in Takoma Park (Carroll Ave. and Ethan Allen Ave.), but it isn't particularly cheap.  However, they have great stuff, and they sell crafty jewelry -- Jody might be amenable to taking work on consignment.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2004 05:13:30 AM »

Just to add...there's a small but really nice thrift store in Arlington, in the Westover neighborhood (on the border of Arlington and Falls Church) on Washington Blvd.  I can't remember the name of it, but it is near Lebanese Taverna and a bunch of other stores.  Got some great clothing and a few other things there the other day for a really low price!  Cheesy
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dirtbomb
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2004 06:31:45 PM »

There are a couple more vintage style thrift stores in Tacoma Park walking distance from the metro. Polly Sue's (I think that the name) is my favorite, on Carrol Ave a few doors down from the bead store. I want to through a costume party every time I go in there just so I have a reason to by a pretty dress. My husband found a complete pink suit there with a frilly pink shirt and everything to wear to a prom party.
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flossie
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2004 02:55:52 PM »

Thanks! Isn't there also a second hand clothes store in Bethesda called Mustard Seed or something like that??  There is also a second hand consignment shop in Dupont called Secondi which is not all that cheap but I have found a few things there anyway.  But really it is somewhat expensive, and I have found things at the Ann Taylor loft store further down the street on sale at a better price than at Secondi. 
Yeah, Mustard Seed is in Bethesda; it's really close to the metro station. It's not really a thrift store though--they are really picky about what kinds of clothes they sell--they have to be fashionable, etc. It's not that cheap either. A tee-shirt might cost $5-8. They also sell thrift shop clothes with jacked up prices. Tongue  Half of the store is devoted to new clothes also.  I like Deja New, I've found some nice stuff there.
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