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blister_in_the_sun
« on: July 12, 2005 10:28:53 PM »

What are some really really nice thrift stores in Southwestern CT? I'm running out of places to go. Bleh.

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sagethyme
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2005 06:07:16 AM »

Have you tried the ones in Greenwich and New Canaan?  The Greenwich Hospital has a thrift shop,  which is supposed to be good. 

What are you looking for?  Some of the consignment stores around here are good, too.  But face it, Fairfield County is expensive!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2005 06:11:53 AM »

The Goodwill store in Westport!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2005 07:41:51 PM »

i'm bumping this... i'm in wallingford and west haven.  there are a few salvation armys and goodwills i go to, but where do you go? If anyone is every around Manchester, there is a really good Goodwill there. Seriously, everytime i go, i find tons of awesome stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006 12:09:24 PM »

I have a national directory of thrift stores. I hope this helps..

http://www.thethriftshopper.com
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2006 09:57:00 AM »

I haven't found any thrift stores as amazing as the ones you would find in the city and I've done more than my fair share of searching. There isn't anywhere that always has good stuff. I've found some awesome stuff at Goodwill (either the one in Westport or the one in Norwalk). There's also a place called Trash in Danbury that's pretty sweet depending on what you're looking for. Let me know if you discover any hidden gems. =)
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006 06:06:40 PM »

Oh gosh, I was on the way to a New Britain Rock Cats game last weekend, and I passed a Salvation Army that sold items by the pound! I wish I had more information, but I'm pretty sure it was in New Britain.  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2006 01:06:29 PM »

Hi,

What kind of "stuff" are you looking for in a thrift store?

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006 03:01:10 PM »

i'm bumping this... i'm in wallingford and west haven.  there are a few salvation armys and goodwills i go to, but where do you go? If anyone is every around Manchester, there is a really good Goodwill there. Seriously, everytime i go, i find tons of awesome stuff.

Here's a link to all the Salvation Army thrift stores in Connecticut:
http://www1.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use.nsf/0378ecf1ee9af11785256f5000546901/591473dd59c6375180256fba004e8922!OpenDocument

I go to:
Salvation Army
274 Crown Street (between College & High streets)
New Haven

Here's a link to all the Goodwill thrift stores in Connecticut:
http://newhavengoodwill.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=CTNH_locations

I go to:
Goodwill
645 South Main Street (Rte. 17)
Middletown

Goodwill
2369 Dixwell Avenue (near Skiff Street)
Hamden

I've heard there's a great thrift store in Old Saybrook, but I've never been.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2006 10:14:21 AM »

 I am not sure how close you are but the danbury salvation army was also a good spot,
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2006 06:23:49 PM »

I go to thrift shops for, uh, decidedly non-crafty purposes, but the Westport Goodwill's really good.  Same goes for Norwalk and Hamden.  Stamford... eh, the service is less-than-receptive, but sometimes there's good stuff (same deal for Danbury's Goodwill, but it seems like there's a LOT of CD's that are just empty cases).  Also, there's two in Bridgeport.  Ocean Terrace is a regular one, while Boston Avenue (on Route 1) is an outlet, so it's clothes by the pound.

It should be noted the link to all the Goodwills in CT is just the ones owned by Easter Seals Goodwill of New Haven, and not all of them.  There's a bunch owned by Western Connecticut Goodwill.  This link should show all of the Goodwills in CT.  Thanks for the link to all the Salvation Army locations (and thethriftshopper.com), I was looking for something like that.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2006 05:33:46 PM »

There is a thrift store called the Yellow Balloon in Darien on the Post Road. It is seasonal and is closed for the summer. Not sure how the prices are during the seasons that they are open, but several years ago I got a designer skirt for $2.00 when they were trying to get rid of their inventory. They only have clothes, though (I think- haven't been there in a while - maybe I will check it out tomorrow!). As someone previously posted, Fairfield County is very expensive. Everyone is now hip to the Goodwills, etc and the prices have really gone up.
Hope that this helps.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007 12:34:25 PM »

there is this adorables (and expensive) vintage store in the center of chester (tiny town near essex and deep river) that sell a on of stuff but is like um maybe 7 by 7 feet and has way to much stuff in it.  ALso in old saybrook there is a amazing kinda big vintage store that sells everything from prom dresses to napkin rings.  It is called Tovas Vintage Shop.  The one in chester is called the willow tree


Pssst: the store next to willow tree sells really cool clothes and *TIARAS*.  ALso there is a really cool bead store in the center of Chester.

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2007 10:28:12 PM »

There's also a goodwill in Danbury, its not amazing but sometimes its worth a look
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