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Cure Thrift Sop – Love at first sight…. — February 3, 2016

Cure Thrift Sop – Love at first sight….

I walked into the Cure Thrift Shop and it was love at first sight – the 50% off sale just made it so much easier. This a great thrift shop and it benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research and Advocacy. The layout is magnificent and so fun to walk around, the staff outstanding and the selections bountiful. The displays are very well done and indicative of the top quality merchandise that this shop carries. The prices are good normally and with the 50% sale, the prices are spectacular.

The selection of both men and women’s clothes is outstanding. Everything trendy to classic pieces as well. The accessories section is generous and the jewelry wonderful.

They had brand new handbags, tote bags and accessories along with many other accessories including belts, scarfs, etc.

This is just one of those thrift shops that you just have to go to and I would be surprised if you did not find anything. The decor/home section has a wide variety of top quality items.

It is a great experience just to browse through this shop!! I highly recommend this shop, it is quite the experience. Kudos to the staff!

This is one thrift shop you should not miss!! Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

CURE THRIFT SHOP

111 EAST 12TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10003

212-505-7467

OPEN DAILY FROM

12PM-9PM

St Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop – Never Judge A Book … — January 24, 2016

St Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop – Never Judge A Book …

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When you first walk into St Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop, it looks ordinary.  PLEASE don’t let it fool you. It turns out that it is one of the most extraordinary thrift shops I have ever set foot in. The majority of their donations come from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop in New York City.  That should tell you right there that they have phenomenal stock. And the rest is not so bad either ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I think their specialty is clothing although they carry housewares as well. The prices are well below what you pay in other thrift stores in the area. Women’s tops start at $3.00 and men’s just a dollar or two more. They have good shoe section with equally appealing prices. Look all around the shop, they have hidden treasures everywhere!

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Fortunately or unfortunately, only a small part of the shop is dedicated to housewares. The housewares they do have are high quality. I bought a ceramic serving platter for $6.00 – the price was marked $40.00 on the back –(from the MSK thrift shop I am sure). I also purchased beautiful wine glasses for $1.00 EACH.

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This is a definitely hit or miss thrift shop (I have gone back a few times and have had many more hits than misses.) This is certainly worth the trip every time, it has been for me. Especially the when I scored a Land’s End wrap dress for $6.00.

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The staff is remarkable – professional, kind and courteous. The shop is small and has limited hours and it gets crowded on Saturdays so get there when they open. When they get fresh stock, it feels like Christmas. You just never know what you are going to find. Top name brands, high quality merchandise all the way. Stop in, it is highly unlikely you will be disappointed —- and you will even be pleasantly surprised.

St. Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop

82 Prospect Avenue

White Plains, NY 10607

914.949.5611

Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm until 5 pm

Saturday from 10 am until 12 pm

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

Treasure Trove Vintage Antiques and Thrift – New and Improved at New Location — January 6, 2016

Treasure Trove Vintage Antiques and Thrift – New and Improved at New Location

Treasure Trove Vintage Antiques & Thrift has moved. Its new location is at 115 N. McQuestern Highway in Mount Vernon. It is new, improved, and better than ever. It also has an INDOOR FLEA MARKET next door (Saturdays 10am โ€“ 6pm and Sundays 10am โ€“ 4 pm โ€“ call first to confirm if it will be open). Treasure Trove has multiple rooms, one better than the other. They took the best of their merchandise for the new space. I always liked Treasure Trove but I must commend them on the layout in the new location โ€“ it is very well done. I found the merchandise above average. They had quite a bit of furniture, in good condition, and priced to sell.

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I was quite impressed with the art work and the fact that they also have a whole room dedicated to it. I went through each and every piece and there were quite a few keepers there. They were a few New York and Brooklyn Bridge prints which I know are very popular right now. PLEASE do not forget to check out the walls of the shop, some of their best art work is displayed there.

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They had some wonderful decorative accents, many of which I fell in love with and need to make a return trip for (plus there were two prints I fell in love with).

They also had rooms of kitchen accessories, art, home dรฉcor, kidโ€™s clothes, men and womenโ€™s clothes plus so much more.

I think that the pictures I took will tell the best story of the โ€œnewโ€ Treasure Trove. This is definitely worth a trip.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year and until next time, Happy Shopping!!

Treasure Trove Vintage Antiques & Thrift

115 N MacQuesten Pkwy,

Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 612-3215

Hours

Mon3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wed10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thu10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Fri10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat10:00 am – 6:00 pm
SunClosed
Treasures Thrift Shop And What A Treasure It Is! — December 3, 2015

Treasures Thrift Shop And What A Treasure It Is!

I had been trying to get to the Treasures Thrift Shop for weeks and one thing or another kept coming up. I finally made it there and all I can say โ€“ WOW! Wow for the selection, wow for the prices, wow for the staff โ€“ and I had such a good time while I was there. I thoroughly enjoyed perusing through the shelves and racks โ€“ there is just so much to see and buy. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a great โ€œthriftโ€ shopping experience.

Let me start with โ€“ they had SALVATORE FERRAGAMO shoes (in very good condition) for $12 โ€“ yes, $12. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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They also have free shelves right before you enter the store, how great is that?

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They had a good selection of jeans, tops, sweaters, jackets, suits and all at reasonable prices (quite reasonable) and they have an excellent home dรฉcor/ household section. Obviously, they have a great shoe section (see note above ๐Ÿ™‚ ). They have a small boutique section with some designer clothes that has more than fair prices. They have shelves overflowing with bedding and linens and they had some spectacular items there too.

I understand that we should be on the lookout for our daily sales and markdowns as well as regular half-price and seasonal Five Dollar Bag sales.

Here is some additional information from their website:

Founded by Mildred MacDonald in 1968, and reinvigorated in 1993 by the efforts of Ginger Eliasberg, Treasures is staffed by a group of dedicated, hard-working volunteers from St. Stephenโ€™s Episcopal Church and the surrounding community. Treasures Thrift Shopโ€™s mission is threefold:

  • To provide outreach to the wider community by providing affordable merchandise
  • To raise additional funds so that St. Stephenโ€™s can expand its outreach programs (including support of Tanzanian AIDS orphans, the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Friends of Karen, Canines for Combat Veterans, Fessenden House, the Rural and Migrant Ministry, The Bridge Fund of Westchester, AHOME, the Peter A. Bard Acolyte Scholarship Fund, Taconic DDSO, and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility)
  • To provide fellowship for parish members by working together toward a common goal.

It just makes you want to shop there, all the more!! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend this thrift shop โ€“ it is one of the best thrift shops in Westchester. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Treasures Thrift Shop

50 Bedford Road

Armonk, New York

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

10 am until 2 pm

Humane Society Thrift Shop Revisited – NOW CLOSED :( — November 19, 2015

Humane Society Thrift Shop Revisited – NOW CLOSED :(

Is this thrift shop popular or what? I revisited last week and it is even more popular than ever before. They temporarily lost their dressing room because they have received so many donations over the last few weeks. The funny part is that they have expanded space in the front of the store but they still need more room. The houseware section is bigger AND BETTER than ever and the clothing, well, there is tons of it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ . The prices are reasonable, the selection ENORMOUS and Donna is just one of the nicest people ever and the shop has pretty reasonable prices.

Everyone that was in the shop while I was there purchased something. I think that that is a powerful statement and says a lot about the shop. There is a lot to go through but I promise you it is worth it. The racks are spilling over with clothes, literally spilling over with clothes.

The prices are phenomenal and well worth the trip โ€“ I definitely thought it was worth a revisit and mentioning again. And I still have to go back because I want to see the holiday windows!!!!

Patience is the key in this shop!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

There is a Municipal Parking on Huguenot Street and Centre Street but donโ€™t forget โ€“ you have to feed the meters.

Humane Society Thrift Shop

54 Centre Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Store Hours:

Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM and

Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:   New Rochelle Humane Society has changed their name to Humane Society of Westchester, to better reflect ALL of the communities they serve.

See you in two weeks – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Chappaqua — November 4, 2015

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Chappaqua

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Who doesnโ€™t love to entertain? With the holidays just around the corner, you may want to stop by the Discovery Shop in Chappaqua. This is an upscale thrift โ€œboutiqueโ€ that donates 100% of its proceeds to the American Cancer Society. It carries everything from fine china, crystal, art, furniture, bric-a-brac, and so much more. They also carry new and very gently used menโ€™s and womenโ€™s clothing. All items in this shop are in pristine condition. Not to mention that this is the only American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in all of New York State (California has 40 Discovery Shops). That is why I HIGHLY recommend visiting this store, I promise you will not regret it. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is obviously in an affluent area so the merchandise is top notch and the prices are a little high to reflect that ๐Ÿ™‚ —- BUT you are getting exceptional merchandise. It seems that the Discovery Shop is the recipient of some truly amazing donations. You could see this from going through the clothing racks, it is amazing. Everything is incredibly clean too. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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I thought they had some rather fine art work as well. So many timeless art pieces hang on the wall. There were some great posters too. Toys and small appliances are listed on the website but I was so excited doing my thing that I might have walked right past these items.  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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I will also tell you that this shop is all run by volunteers. They are one nicer than the other and so sweet and helpful. They care about their mission and it shows in their work. Visiting the Discovery Shop is well worth the effort and a must see.

Chappaqua Discovery Shop
400 King St
Chappaqua, NY
914-238-4900
Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

An Amazing Goodwill Boutique Opens On 14th St — September 17, 2015

An Amazing Goodwill Boutique Opens On 14th St

When you are in the Union Square area, you absolutely positively have to go see the new Goodwill Boutique on 14th Street. In fact, I actually recommend that you make a special trip just to see this place – WOW!!! They are celebrating Fashion Week and judging by the selection in the boutique, this is one huge party. This boutique has flown to the top of my favorite Goodwills. The selections are plentiful and the quality of the merchandise top rate, the prices are amazing and the staff incredibly helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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The brands are endless, I saw Monaco Club, Searle, Vince Camuto, J. Crew, Calvin Klein, H & M, Banana Republic, Gap, Jones New York, Tahari, Levi’s, Coach, Diesel and the list goes on and on and on. There were so many brand new items on the racks, it was incredible. The housewares section was extensive and it included a linen section. The men’s section was broad with an excellent selection of men’s shirts, jackets, jeans and so much more. The children’s section was abundant all around. And the women’s section was nothing short of epic. The selection of jeans alone was great. Not to mention blouses, dresses, sweaters (sweet) and every other item in the women’s department. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did I mention that have a superb winter coat selection for men, women and children. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The donations that this store received are some of the best that I have ever seen. I thought the best way to tell you about this Goodwill  Boutique is through pictures!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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What I love most about Goodwill is their mission – ” Goodwill Industries empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.” I admire and respect Goodwill, always have, always will. I wish them continued success and I applaud them for all their efforts.

GOODWILL
14th Street Store & Donation Center
7 West 14th Street (just west of 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011
212-206-1619
Regular hours
Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Until next time, Happy Shopping!!!!

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, noonโ€“8pm
Hell’s Kitchen (730-732 9th Avenue): Tuesday, September 15, 5pmโ€“8pm
Yorkville (1730 Second Avenue): Saturday, September 19, noonโ€“8pm
Tribeca (119 Chambers Street): Tuesday, September 22, 5pmโ€“8pm
Chelsea (143 W. 17th Street): Thursday, September 24, 5pmโ€“8pm

The Society Boutique (Memorial Sloan Kettering)
NYC โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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, donโ€™t walk to this sale- I absolutely love love this sale) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
Annual Attic Sale should not be missed โ€“ This is a massive sale that I swear by, I canโ€™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
Cafรฉ
Childrenโ€™s Clothing & Shoes
Electronics
Furniture
Holiday
Housewares
Linens
Menโ€™s Clothing & Shoes
Sporting Goods
Toys
Womenโ€™s Clothing & Shoes
and much much more!

Friday, Sept. 12th – 10am โ€“ 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 13th – 10am โ€“ 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!!

A Fantabulous Village Vogue Boutique in Milford, CT – CLOSED :( — August 25, 2015

A Fantabulous Village Vogue Boutique in Milford, CT – CLOSED :(

I was in Milford, CT visiting family and later on when heading to 95 South โ€“ lo and behold —- what do I see on the way but this fabulous display and my car just automatically stopped ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I came across Village Vogue Boutique in Milford on Main Street at the Village Green and what an absolutely fabulous find this shop turned out to be.

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I could not believe this place โ€“ what a mixture of vintage and modern and they had lots of sales racks – $5 and $10 sales racks with quality merchandise. All I can say is fantabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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They carry all types of clothing, casual, dressy and vintage. All good quality name brand clothes and some high end designer in there as well. Did I mention that they carry estate jewelry? Their collection is stunning as well as their accessories. Also, they have quite a selection of designer shoes and handbags.

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The prices are reasonable for a consignment store and there is just so much to see (and want ๐Ÿ™‚ ). They also have a formal dress section that has so many beautiful dresses that you can use for weddings, proms, black tie affairs and oh yes, they even have a few wedding gowns. This store carries a broad range of clothing and in every style imaginable.

The owner was not in the day I was there but the lovely woman that was there (forgive me for not writing her name down) was amazing, kind and patient with all my questions. I love this store because it is an adventure and so much fun going through all five rooms. Itโ€™s just so chock full of surprises and full of wonder. I do enjoy it when I find special shops like this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I bought this beautiful black (yes, I know you are shocked ๐Ÿ™‚ I picked black) dress with colorful sequins ๐Ÿ™‚ and a gorgeous broach and of course I hit the $5.00 rack and found a great long black (:))blouse that will be perfect for the fall.

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If you are in the Milford area, this is a great shop that I am sure you will do well by. Check out their website for additional information if you are interested in being a consignor — http://www.villagevogueboutique.com

I definitely plan on another visit soon and this time I will go slowly through the five rooms so I donโ€™t miss a single thing! If you are in the Milford area, this is a must see!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Village Vogue Boutique
163 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT
203.283.9400
Tuesday-Friday from 11am-6pm
Saturday from 10am-5pm

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

A Goodwill In Elmsford Not To Miss — August 20, 2015

A Goodwill In Elmsford Not To Miss

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I fell in love with this Goodwill the moment I walked in. It is spacious; clean with an incredibly friendly staff. (Thanks Janae for all your help and patience with me ๐Ÿ™‚  you were great). I absolutely love love the layout, you can go through the roomy racks and shop with ease. Of course Sunday is a great sale day at Goodwill (two different color ticket items at 50% off ) and in my opinion, the best day to shop and I did very well for myself. I bought a Ralph Lauren denim skirt for $2.49 ๐Ÿ™‚  (almost new condition) and Ann Taylor (also almost new condition) slacks for $4.29. ๐Ÿ™‚ (FYI – When I mention a label, it is with the intent that I would like my readers to know the quality of the merchandise that I am purchasing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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What this Goodwill lacks in the casual/work dress selection (my favorite department) โ€“ it certainly makes up for in every other department.

The womenโ€™sโ€™ section is filled with jeans, slacks, blouses, shirts, skirts, jackets and wide selection of coats. They also had a rack with womenโ€™s suits that were reasonably priced. I saw Harve Bernard, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Jones of New York amongst others and all in great condition. The menโ€™s section was equally as impressive with a very wide selection of merchandise. The shoe rack was amazing and if you are a womenโ€™s size 10 shoe especially, I would definitely check it out โ€“ the shoes were all stylish and quite a few (more than usual) were brand new.

I did not see too much art work, but what was out was in decent condition.

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The housewares section was extensive with the usual dishes, glassware, etc. What I did score on was a glass percolator for $7.99 (GREAT PRICE) and it had just got in the store a day earlier (Goodwill dates the items for when they came in). I just love percolator coffee from the stovetop; it is absolutely delish in my book.

All in all, I walked out with 2 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, a leopard scarf, a pair of shorts and my percolator for $23.62. Bear in mind I used $5 in Loyalty Points โ€“ but I still did brilliantly well and enjoyed my little excursion. I have a feeling that the store was not fully stocked on Sunday, it seems to be in a high traffic area โ€“ it had a nice crowd shopping on a Sunday morning. I canโ€™t wait to see it fully stocked. This Good will is definitely worth a return trip or two or three. ๐Ÿ™‚

Goodwill
380 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(Westchester County)
914.347.4376
Monday – Sunday 10am-8pm

Until next time, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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