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« on: May 11, 2004 07:24:34 PM »

Are there any really good thrift stores in Connecticut?  I know of a few Salvation Army's but is there anywhere else?  And also, and good bead stores?  I know of Beads East in Vernon but that's it.  Any suggestions would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004 08:52:45 AM »

The Goodwill store in Rocky Hill tends to have really good clothes and housewares. This week I bought some french tarrot cards for 99 cents and a really nice food processor for $4.99!

They're remodeling the store so they've moved down the street into temporary space in a mini-mall on the Salas Deane Highway.

Also on the Salas Deane is a store called "Consigment Express" -- if you're looking for designer clothes they're awsome and their prices are similar to thrift shops but everything is sorted by size and color and there's not much "junk" to go through.

There's a fab bead shop in West Hartford -- I can't remember the name of it but it's on Farmington Avenue just as you start heading into West Hartford Center.

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004 10:13:47 AM »

Thanks, that helps alot, i think i go through the salas deane highway (wethersfield/hartford right?) all the time to get to work and i'm definitely going to try to find consignment express tomorrow sometime.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004 01:06:57 PM »

There's a fab bead shop in West Hartford -- I can't remember the name of it but it's on Farmington Avenue just as you start heading into West Hartford Center.

Is this it?
Beadoir
968 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford
(860) 231-8755

I found a bunch by looking up "beads" in the Yellow Pages.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004 07:17:55 AM »

Yup, that's it Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2004 10:07:39 AM »

Bead stores: http://www.hammerededge.com & http://www.rockgarden.com
Vintage/Thrift stores: Tova's Vintage & The Closet Door in Old Saybrook.  As far as I know, they do not have websites.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2004 03:09:47 PM »

I can second the rock garden! They are just on the Branford green - nice selection.  There is also The Bead Hive in Guilford on Route 1 / Boston Post Road.

For thrift, there's Hole in the Wall - off the Guilford Green.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2004 10:27:13 AM »

I know there is a Goodwill in Bridgeport that is pretty big and i have gotten a lot of things there. Also, there is a consignment store in Westport near Anthropologie that was selling almost everything for under $5
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2004 01:49:34 PM »

 :If you are looking for really unique beads (they are glass) try Architectural Stained Glass (in Brooklyn CT)  Their website is asg.studio.beads.com Wink Her stuff is super nice and you won't find this anywhere else.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2004 01:16:50 PM »

Bead Street on Main Street in Middletown is a lovely little store with lots of beads, findings, and a few completed pieces and lamps.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2004 07:05:14 AM »

In Manchester-
bead store - Harvest. it's off of main street. run by really nice hippies (original hippies). its' been around forever. sometimes expensive, but a lot of unique stuff, and a lot of ideas with their stock of premade stuff.

thrift stores- there's a salvation army and "the penny saver" on broad street. penny saver is the hospital auxillary's thrift store., also a salvation army on silver lane in east hartford and it's really big.

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006 06:05:02 PM »

I have a national directory of charity thrift shops that I hope you'll find useful.

http://www.TheThriftShopper.Com
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