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« on: September 17, 2007 05:38:38 PM »

So I live in the midst of Northeastern's campus (not far from the Prue) and while I was going out on the B line I noticed that one of the few thrift stores that I know of, that sold clothes/fabric was going out of business (Packard's Corner stop, I don't know the name of the store though)
Which brings me to my questions, where are there good thrift places in boston?
My total list is 2
1. The Garment District/ Dollar per pound (technically in Cambridge)
2. Cheap Chic (technically in Allston)
Can anyone help me out here?

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007 02:52:12 PM »

I'm in the same boat. I go to Emerson and I've been hunting for good thrift since I've got here. There's a Salvation Army in Cambridge on 328 Massachusetts Ave. I have yet to check it out but I figure you can always depend on SallyAnnes.

Also, "Second Time Around" is awful. It's mad expensive, avoid.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007 01:58:36 PM »

there's a Goodwill on Mass Ave in Central Square as well.  It's next to Phoenix Landing.

There is a HUGE Goodwill on Harrison Ave, on the Boston/Roxbury line.  I don't know the exact address, but it's right off Melnea Cass Blvd.  I have no idea how to get there via public transportation.  It's really big, but not as well-organized as most Goodwills are.

If you have a car, there is a decent Saver's in West Roxbury, on VFW Parkway, but I think you can only get there via car.

Oh! and Centre Street in Jamaica Plain (easy to get to via the 39 bus or Orange Line -- Green Street stop) has a Boomerangs (run by the AIDS Action Committee, I think), and nearby South Street has a men's clothing thrift/vintage store called Gumshoe.

If I think of any more I'll let you know.  I've been a thrift store rat since the 80s and have seen many of them come and go.

« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 12:08:02 PM »

sometimes you can get lucky at boomarangs(sp?) in jamaica plain. 
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007 03:03:12 PM »

There's also a Goodwill in Davis Square (techinally Somerville, I suppose), and Boomerang's (JP...there was one in Brighton Center, but I believe it is gone now) can be good.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007 03:24:11 PM »

I really like "urban renewal" on harlot st. in allston. I've gotten some really awesome stuff there for pretty cheap.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007 12:49:28 PM »

I really like "urban renewal" on harlot st. in allston. I've gotten some really awesome stuff there for pretty cheap.

I love Urban Renewal also! Make sure you bring cash though, cause they don't take cards. They have an ATM machine in the store though, that charges crazy fees.

There's a Salvation Army in Somerville also, on Broadway.

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007 01:55:46 PM »

here is a guide to thrifting from the boston phoenix...mentions some good stores!

« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008 09:49:22 AM »

I really like "urban renewal" on harlot st. in allston. I've gotten some really awesome stuff there for pretty cheap.

you can deffinately get lucky at urban renewals. If you are looking for anything 80s you can get it there!

Just a little correction though, it's on brighton ave. not harlot st.  Wink
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008 05:26:36 PM »

They just (by just I mean like 3 months ago) opened a huge new goodwill on the B line next to the Paradise. lots of trend stuff, prices by catgory

« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2008 01:13:22 PM »

Does anyone know of any on the outskirts of Boston? In the Braintree/Quincy/Southie area? I know of one salvation army in Quincy it looks pretty big but I haven't checked it out yet on the southern artery.
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