Long Island Thrift Shops

Where to Find Thrift Shops on Long Island

Thrift shops have been around for a very long time, but in a shaky economy, these economical stores have a broader appeal. Most thrift shops offer clothing and shoes, but others feature household items and furniture as well. Here’s a sampling of some of the thrift shops on Long Island.

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    Northern Thrift

    Young man shopping for clothing at thrift store
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    UPDATE: This great thrift shop in Huntington closed in the winter of 2009. I'm sure those who shopped there were sad to see it go. I'm leaving this up just to make sure everyone knows that it's not open. For similar bargains, check out two sister stores which have survived to this day: Island Thrift and Selden Thrift, listed below.

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    Island Thrift

    700 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood

    This mega-store is filled with bargain clothing and shoes for men, women and children, furniture and home decorations, as well as books, toys, jewelry, seasonal items and some furniture. There are half-price specials for items with a designated ticket color of the day.
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    342 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY, (516) 569-0510, thriftshopncjw@optonline.net

    Clothing, housewares, appliances, books, more.

    Shopping Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed.: 9:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m., Thurs.: 9:30 a.m. - 7:45 p.m., Fri.: 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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    Selden Thrift

    614 Middle Country Road, Selden, NY, (631) 736-3979.

    Yet another supermarket-sized sister store to Island Thrift (and the now closed Northern Thrift.) Selden Thrift sells "all the usual suspects" in places like these: lots of clothing and shoes in a wide range of sizes and for all age ranges, furniture, household items and lots more.

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    1395 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, (516) 621-4890

    Find discounted, used clothing for men, women and children, as well as end-of-season sales throughout the year. The basement features shoes as well as housewares.

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    Twin Pines Consumer Association Thrift Shop

    382 Main Street, Port Washington, (516) 883-9777.

    Both new and gently used clothing, books, household items and some furniture.

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    525 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, (516) 338-1760 (See next listing for their Levittown store.)

    This store is the size of a supermarket and features just about everything you can think of: men's, women's and children's clothes. Almost all of the clothes are in good condiition and very clean. The prices range from super-cheap to reasonable. I passed up a $5.99 leather jacket from Lord & Taylor because it was a little big on me, but it certainly was an incredible price.

    They also sell wedding dresses, shoes and boots, household goods, electronics, artwork, sports equipment, and all manner of tchotches  for the kitchen and bathroom.

    Ask about becoming a VIP member for free. They'll email you about their special members' discount days.

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    3041 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY, (516) 731-1727 (See above listing for sister store in Westbury.)

    This store is the size of a supermarket and features just about everything you can think of: men's, women's and children's clothes. Almost all of the clothes are in good condiition and very clean. The prices range from super-cheap to reasonable. I passed up a $5.99 leather jacket from Lord & Taylor because it was a little big on me, but it certainly was an incredible price.

    They also sell wedding dresses, shoes and boots, household goods, electronics, artwork, sports equipment, and all manner of tchotches  for the kitchen and bathroom.

    Ask about becoming a VIP member for free. They'll email you about their special members' discount days.

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    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Thrift Boutique

    93 Main Street
    Port Washington, NY
    (516) 944-3623

    From gently used designer clothes to decorative items for the house, this thrift shop offers excellent bargains.

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    St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop

    1424 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, (631) 385-1226.

    A small shop with big bargains. There are clothing and shoes for men, women and children, as well as some decorative items for the house. Formal gowns are also available, and coats and jackets are sold in season.

    Other St. Vincent de Paul thrift shops are located at:

    21-60 Jericho Turnpike
    Garden City Park, NY
    (516) 746-8250

    1705 Jericho Turnpike
    Huntington, NY
    (631) 858-0380 and

    259 Broadway
    Bethpage, NY
    (516) 681-2101

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    Community Thrift Shop

    274 New York Avenue, Huntington,(631) 271-4883.

    Staffed by volunteers from six local charities including Huntington Hospital and Planned Parenthood, this shop features household items, some designer clothing, and some items that still have their original price tags attached.

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    The Salvation Army Thrift Shops

    The Salvation Army has multiple thrift shops in Long Island. They sell clothing, shoes, furniture and household items.
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    Salvation Army - Nassau County

    • 462 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, (516) 354-9498
       
    • 94 Front Street, Hempstead, (516) 481-7600, extension 355
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    Salvation Army - Suffolk County

    • 227 Little East Neck Road, Babylon, (631) 669-1354
       
    • 110 Bellrose Avenue, East Northport, (631) 754-4449
       
    • 414 East Main Street, Patchogue, (631) 654-9380
       
    • 319 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 727-1571
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    St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Nearly New Shop

    One of my readers recommends this thrift shop. It's located at 315 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. Phone: (631) 588-2057.

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    22 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY, (516) 223-3974.

    Clothing for men, women and children, shoes, housewares, more.

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    319 Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Head, NY

    Clothing, books, many other items.

    Hours: Wednesday from 9 a.m .to 2 p.m.

    Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.