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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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, email@example.com
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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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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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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3041 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY, (516) 731-1727 (See above listing for sister store in Westbury.)
This store sells 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
From gently used designer clothes to decorative items for the house, this thrift shop offers excellent bargains.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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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
1705 Jericho Turnpike
(631) 858-0380 and
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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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St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Nearly New Shop
One of our readers recommends this thrift shop. It's located at 315 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. Phone: (631) 588-2057.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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