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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2004 05:25:09 AM »

i don't remember a st vinny's in central, but there is a salvation army further down on mass ave from goodwill, like when you're heading towards shaws. it's really small but they have a TON of books. and if you find out how to get to the big salvation army by bus, please post!!!
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2004 11:37:08 AM »

i don't remember a st vinny's in central, but there is a salvation army further down on mass ave from goodwill, like when you're heading towards shaws. it's really small but they have a TON of books. and if you find out how to get to the big salvation army by bus, please post!!!

The St V's was next door to the oriental grocery, around the corner from Starbucks. I will totally have to check out the SA, though.  I didn't even know it was there-- guess I never walk that far down Mass Ave.

I think the 429 bus out of Malden Station goes somewhere in the direction of the big SA on Rte 1, but I don't think it will actually get you there. I'll keep perusing bus routes...
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2004 08:05:56 PM »

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?? Franklin St.
Allston, MA

^^ Sorry about the vague address...I came across it the other day when I was lost in that area. It's near the Brighton St. intersection
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2005 05:05:20 PM »

Hi I have a thrift store downtown Malden.
> >
> > Right off orange line. Very busy store downtown seeks one item or multiple
> > items, cash
> >
> > or consignment option on the spot for any item, any category. I buy whole
> > apartments full, on a continuous basis. Keeping this 1600 sq ft store full
> > is hard to do. I need your help please. I buy, or you can consign. I'm
> > making appointments for next week, please view our website. (Under thrift
> > store) for a list of more items. Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> > This is a win-win deal; you consign fresh items or leftover yard sale
> items.
> > They are all documented, itemized, contracted. Then the items are labeled,
> > and priced. The customer buys the items, and then the item is written down
> > on our daily paperwork. Then the sales are transferred to Microsoft excel.
> > You will receive a check on the first week of every month with an itemized
> > listing printed up. If you want the items after 30 days please pick up any
> > leftover items, or the items will be either thrown away or donated to
> > Salvation Army. We can provide tax deduction information upon request.
> > Usually due to high traffic, 90% of all items are sold in the month. 30%
> of
> > the items sold on the first day alone. We are basically selling you 30
> days
> > of unbelievable retail space.
> >
> > This is a great opportunity for people who don't want to have a yard sale,
> > or people who are moving. You can not compare this to a yard sale. Most
> > people want to nickel, dime you, when they enter your home. We charge a
> fair
> > retail price that entices the customer to purchase the item right away, or
> > the chance of losing the opportunity to purchase these pre-approved items.
> > We take everything; we don't come into your house and select all expensive
> > items. We take everything except, clear glass, baskets, clothes or lamps.
> > Popular items include but are not limited to: Antiques, electronics,
> > jewelry, vcr or cassette tapes, woman's purses', collectibles and
> furniture.
> > We pick up items or you can bring us the items in the car.
> >
> > My father is an antique auctioneer. The Bayles' name means a lot to the
> > industry over the last two decades. My 12 years of antique experience,
> > combined with my 7 years of bringing box truck loads of items to flea
> > markets (Hollis, Revere, Rowley, Lynn) enables me to immediately know the
> > market value of any item. The addition to the business of my wife brings
> the
> > knowledge, and diligent unsurpassed work ethic that customers and clients
> > deserve. We provide an excellent, incomparable experience, you will tell
> all
> > of your friends. Word of mouth is spreading fast; we will become the best
> > thrift store in Ma period. Common items around the house including
> blenders,
> > toasters, and other common non-used items are turning into cash quickly.
> > Please call for a free, non-committing conversation on the new wave of
> > turning, items that are not used by you, into cash.
> >
> >
> >
> > Malden Center Thrift Store
> >
> > 88 pleasant St
> >
> > 02148
> >
> > Roy Bayles
> >
> > or 781 -388-0038
> >
> > gotantiques.net
> >
> > thanks
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2005 08:09:12 AM »

i don't think anyone mentioned Poor Little Rich Girl in Davis Square.  Its more of a vintage shop than a thrift shop i guess, but i have gotten some amazing deals in there everytime i go.  I got two lily pultzer (sp?) dresses in amazing condition for $10.00 each - they were on a sale rack, probably by mistake, and a great pair of black cocktail pumps for $18 and they are in new condition, and atleast 40 years old.  I love this shop, but its super small so give yourself time to hunt around. 

Other than that, the garment district in kendall/central and the Salvation Army in somerville on broadway heading towards winter hill are my favorite places to hunt for stuff.  I just buy whatever has fabric i like and restructure the stuff anyway, and since it seems like lots of us sew, its a lot cheaper than buying yards of fabric.
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2005 11:42:45 AM »

I have Cambridge abandonment issues--I moved out of Boston in 2002, yet I will still read and reply to these posts!  Cheesy

Anyway, a small, often overlooked spot in Cambridge is a church thrift store, I think it's Christ Church Thrift Shop, 17 Farwell Pl, which is a dead-end off of Brattle St, right past Church if you were going towards Arlington. 

I used to work at Burdick's which stares directly down that street, and I'd go buy cool stuff on my lunch break!  No one else was there but little old ladies!

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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2005 07:22:53 AM »

957 Commonwealth Ave in Boston.  It's right off the Pleasant Street stop on the B line.  Great clothes (designer jeans for 20 bucks!) and a constantly rotating selection of uber-cute handbags.

Last time I was in there I bought a purse and four shirts and a ralph lauren dress for about 25 bucks.  And, if you have money burning a hole in your pocket the Jasmine Sola outlet is right next door- it's still too pricey for me, but some of ya'll might be rich  Grin


« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2005 09:54:37 PM »

Why donate to Salvation army or goodwill thrift stores in Ma? Malden Center Thrift Store & Buddy's Consignment shop! 88 & 86 Pleasant St
Malden Ma. The Bayles name has been in business going on twenty years strong!. Welcome to ibuyantiques.org home of Maria Bayles,   
Please call (508)494-1800 (781)388-0038
   Before you have a yard sale or throw anything in the trash, this could be your opportunity to turn your unwanted items into cash! We offer many
services for you such as Estate Sales, Auction, or if you want the cash right away, we'll buy the item(s) from you. We buy one item or whole estates.
Also quality consignments accepted for future auctions.   We also have a moving company named "The Moving Experts". We have three locations in
Ma. Malden, Wilmington, and Lowel. ibuyantiques.org have been doing antique auctions for over twenty years.             
Some of the things I'm interested in buying: Our last auction was a great success, please give us some more items for our
next auction. Call today!
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2005 09:55:51 PM »

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Malden center thrift store
88 pleasant and 86 pleasant
malden ma 02148 off orange line
the best

Urban Renewals
122 Brighton Ave.

Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop
50 Prospect St.
Central Square

Savers locations:

Goodwill thrift stores in the area:

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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2005 01:27:50 AM »

Urban Renewals was having a 50% off sale on Friday, and I got some great stuff. I think I'll hit up Goodwill in Central tomorrow and see if I can continue my thrifting streak. Smiley
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