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« on: February 24, 2006 07:25:34 PM »

I've been back in DE for 3 years, and am starting to miss kentucky because they have ENORMOUS thrift stores, with ridiculous amounts of VINTAGE everything... (perfect stuff for re-purposing) so I want  to know if anyone knows of any other nice big delaware thrift stores...  here are the ones I know...
family thrift center in stanton
salvation army in wilmington
the various good wills but they're all small... and seemed to have started selling the vintage stuff on ebay not in the stores?
resettlers (not a thrift store, but crazy vintage estate stuff pretty cheap)

tell me there are more and that I don't need to drive back to the bluegrass state to get cheap old stuff...  also any info on flea markets, etc in the area...

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 10:23:40 PM »

any of the thrift stores i've been to around here are seriously junk, not even refinishable junk... like tables that are covered in mold that i would not bring into my apartment if they paid me... sorry i can't be any help, but i'm happy to see that maybe there is a delaware crafter that isn't just into knitting since i felt left out cause i suck at knitting. also you may want to look into rural pa like right outside of philly, it's much closer than ky if you live in wilmington. just a thought

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006 06:42:08 AM »

I've only been to Family Thrift Center once. I'm still scarred for life from the open jar of chocolate body paint that we found there.  Shocked

It's not so great for vintage, persay, but out of the thrift stores around here, I tend to find the best stuff at the Kirkwood highway Goodwill (I don't know about their furniture, since I don't have my own place and therefore no reason to look, but I do tend to find decent clothes and tons of books there.) Sometimes I'll go to the Salvation Army on the UD campus too, since they have those color-coded tags where you can get discounts on stuff on certain days. Though I usually don't find as much (or as-good) stuff there.

There's also this big outdoor flea market down somewhere in the Dover area. I don't know where, exactly, because I went with two friends. But they had some interesting stuff there. And Amish food, if you're into that sort of thing.

I keep swearing to myself that one of these days I'm going to head up to Philly and find a real vintage store, but it'll have to wait until I'm not so broke that I can't even afford Goodwill.  Tongue

(poo head- I'm not into knitting either.)

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006 12:01:05 PM »

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


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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008 12:01:15 PM »

Maybe not vintage, but Cowtown is pretty close by depending on what part of Delaware you're from. If you haven't been, you should definitely go. It has a lot of really cheap clothes and other random things, like shampoo and fake Sharpies.

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008 01:20:22 PM »

Hi, I'm new to the area.  What is Cowtown?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008 09:28:54 AM »

It's this giant flea-market type thing in New Jersey...They have a lot of really cheap knock-off stuff, like fake brand-name purses; I got a pack of 24 colored permanent markers for $2.  It has a little (or a lot) of everything, but it's only open a couple days a week.  There is also a rodeo there, but I haven't seen it... Undecided

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