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Some Major Sales Coming Up At Housing Works, Goodwill, The Society Boutique & A Sale Not To Miss in Irvington, NY! — September 9, 2015

Some Major Sales Coming Up At Housing Works, Goodwill, The Society Boutique & A Sale Not To Miss in Irvington, NY!

Housing Works
Varied NYC and Brooklyn locations

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The Giant Fall Sale has started at select Housing Works. Locations are in NYC and Brooklyn.

Park Slope (266 5th Avenue): Saturday, September 12, noon–8pm
Hell’s Kitchen (730-732 9th Avenue): Tuesday, September 15, 5pm–8pm
Yorkville (1730 Second Avenue): Saturday, September 19, noon–8pm
Tribeca (119 Chambers Street): Tuesday, September 22, 5pm–8pm
Chelsea (143 W. 17th Street): Thursday, September 24, 5pm–8pm

The Society Boutique (Memorial Sloan Kettering)
NYC – Upper East Side

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The Annual Fall Opening Sales Event
Thursday, September 10-Monday, September 14
1440 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
(between 81st and 82nd Streets)
Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Goodwill
ALL LOCATIONS – New York and New Jersey
Customer Appreciation Day

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Get 25% off storewide during Goodwill’s Customer Appreciation Day sale held Tuesdays in September by region:
* 9/1 – New York City (except Van Dam outlet) & Long Island
* 9/15 – Hudson Valley
* 9/22 – Capital District & Broome County
* 9/29 – Northern New Jersey

WESTCHESTER COUNTY
ATTIC SALE at the Irvington Presbyterian Church, Irvington, New York
(Address on bottom)

(Run, don’t walk to this sale- I absolutely love love this sale) 🙂 🙂 🙂
Annual Attic Sale should not be missed – This is a massive sale that I swear by, I can’t wait. This sale takes over the whole church (and it is one big church) and here is just a sampling of what you will see:

Accessories
Baby
Bakery
Books
Boutique
Café
Children’s Clothing & Shoes
Electronics
Furniture
Holiday
Housewares
Linens
Men’s Clothing & Shoes
Sporting Goods
Toys
Women’s Clothing & Shoes
and much much more!

Friday, Sept. 12th – 10am – 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 13th – 10am – 3 pm
Irvington Presbyterian Church
25 North Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533
PARKING IS ACROSS THE STREET AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Two Blocks On The Upper East Side Equals Three Great Shops — May 26, 2015

Two Blocks On The Upper East Side Equals Three Great Shops

There are two blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that have three of the most popular thrift shops in that area. “Thrifter’s Row” is one of the most popular names that it goes by. The (Memorial Sloan Kettering) Society Boutique, the Cancer Care Thrift Shop and the Arthritis Thrift Shop are all within three blocks. You would be hard pressed not to find a bargain in one of the three. Even though I find these to be “high end” thrift shops, they do have sales and good ones at that. And if you are into designer duds J, these are the shops that you want to visit. 🙂

Proceeds from the Cancer Care Thrift Shop helps offer free (and extensive) professional services for people with cancer and their loved ones.

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What I like most about this store is that they go by the color coded sale system so ultimately there is always a sale. This store definitely has more stock than the others but not too much space to move around in to shop. There are designer treasures buried among the racks, it just takes patience to find them. The shoe section is a definite must look for designer shoe lovers and the jewelry section tends to have some unusual pieces. The women’s section is much more extensive than the men’s. This is definitely worth looking a visit.

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Cancer Care Thrift Shop
1480 Third Ave. (between 83rd and 84th St.)
New York, NY 10028
212.879.9868
Wed. & Thur.     11am-7pm
Friday                11am-6pm
Saturday            11am-4:30pm
Sunday              12:30pm-5pm

Proceeds from the Arthritis Thrift Shop help make a difference in the lives of adults and children living with arthritis. They fund research to find a cure for arthritis, advocate for better access to care and connect families to the treatments and support that they need.

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Racks and racks and every single one is worth going through. There are lots of treasures to be found.

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The women’s clothes range from very casual to exceptionally dressy. The sales are exceptional; the day I was there it was 50% off jewelry, handbags and shoes. The shelves were getting thin by the time I arrived late afternoon. It can get a little crowded but this is where patience pays off. The shelves high above carry art work and I always enjoy checking it out. I would say this thrift shop is definitely worth a visit.

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P.S. Don’t forget to check out the windows and ask about special previews and sales!

Arthritis Thrift Shop
1430 Third Ave. (between 81st and 82nd St.)
New York, NY 10028
212.772.8816
Mon.-Sat.              10am-6pm
Sunday                  12pm-5pm

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering  (MSK), founded in 1946, is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

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The Society Boutique (formerly Memorial Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop) is the most expensive of the three. They carry more designer items than not and this is where you may find the piece you always wanted or even the one you didn’t know J you wanted. They are currently renovating the back room so they are not fully stocked at the moment. The have fine china, crystal and some houseware (a bit overpriced in my opinion). The book selection offers some coffee table books but be prepared to pay but it is still better than full price. They also carry some evening wear. The store is spacious so you can browse leisurely.

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This shop has a very loyal following but please don’t listen to the naysayers who think it is a shop for the older crowd, there is something here for both young and not so 🙂 young.

Great window displays, check them out.

PSA: Their Summer Bazaar takes place from Wednesday, June 17 – Saturday, June 20.

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The Society Boutique (formerly Memorial Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop)
1440 Third Ave. (between 81st and 82nd St.)
New York, NY 10028
212.327.2957
Mon.-Sat.              10:30am-6pm
Sunday                  11:30am-5pm

A thrift shop is only as good as the donations it receives. Now that summer is coming and you may be cleaning out that closet again – please, please bag up the clothes that you no longer use and donate them to charity. Donate to your favorite charity or any charity. Goodwill, Salvation Army, any local thrift store by you — just donate – thousands of people are being helped in New York every day by the money thrift shops raise throughout the area. They help so many people with a wide variety of needs. Hopefully as I tell you about each charity, you will understand how your shopping dollars help those in need. Pay it forward.

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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