What are everyone's thoughts on thrift stores in the area? I'm mostly looking for clothing (plus sized, mens, and toddler girl), but a well-rounded store would be cool too. I know about the Salvation Army (but would prefer an independent shop, if there is one).
Thrift stores for Hospitals have a better selection of everything. Make a day of going to Abington, Bryn Mawr, St Mary's etc.
I recall some demominational outlet near Bryn Athan. Many of the private concessioners cater to the low income and get their products from the low income population.
There are a ton of consignment shops on Main St, including one specifically for babies and toddlers.
I really like Greene St Consignment on Main st but don't expect thrift store prices. I used to get housewares, books, etc at Impact up in Norristown when it was on Germantown Pike. They moved onto DeKalb (?) near the DMV up there. They have a large clothes dept that looked ok but I'm always with the kids when I go.
Same goes for the kids consignment shop on Main. Very high-end kid clothes. Juicy Couture for kids etc.
Believe it or not Chestnut Hill has some nice shops, down towards Night Kitchen bakery, but across the street.
You might try...
a day trip to Glenside. It's become something of a thrift store Mecca.
For kids' clothes it is always a good idea to keep an eye out for yard sales. You can get great stuff, virtually
unused, for a relative pittance.
There is a high-end consignment store - mostly men's - in the Consignment market on Main St. between Shurs
Ln. and Ridge Ave. Tons of great furniture too, BTW.
There is a relatively new thrift store in East Falls on Ridge Ave. below Calumet. It had some clothes there,
mostly appliances. Worth a look.
I know of a couple of other spots but can't pull them out of my brain just now.
Most of the independent stores donít carry plus sizes. Why donít you try the Dress Barn at the Northhorne(?) strip mall at Germantown & 202 (across from Sears Hardware). They are now having a 70% sale and have a large plus size selection. When you are there be sure and buy at least two pair of Jones lined 100% washable polyester slacks. They are a beautiful material and when worn with cotton long underwear are an indispensable parts of a winter wardrobe. The last pair I bought form Macy was reduced and discounted to $ 75. The outlets have them for $ 60. Dress Barnís are only $ 30 and I like the zipper and button catch more on them than on the expensive slacks.
If you havenít found anything at DR go north on 202 to McDonalds and have a $ 1 yogurt/fruit cup it is a delicious inexpensive lunch. Then go south 202 to Jackson (St or Way) turn right, go a couple of blocks to Markley and turn left. On the left is the Impact Thrift Store. Itís a really big store and you should be able to find something.
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