If you’re like me and you’re constantly on the hunt for new thrift stores (and you happen to live near Cherry Hill, NJ), this post is your ultimate gold mine! Besides compiling a list of my favorite haunts, I’ve also explained a bit about each store — what’s great about them and (in some cases) what’s not-so-great.
I plan to update this post in the future as I make new discoveries. So if you’ve got a spot that should be on this list, leave it in the comments below! I’ll check it out and add it to the list if appropriate.
Location: Pennsauken, NJ
Village Thrift is at the top of my list because they are probably one of the biggest thrift stores in my area, and I visit them several times a week. The store is busy so clothing turnover is pretty quick, which means that you can come here often and still find something new that wasn’t there last week. The store is organized pretty well, with everything organized by size and type. The prices are pretty low, but they sometimes will mark up brand new items or brand-name items a bit more. I find the associates to be nice, but not as aggressively helpful as in the nicer boutique stores (this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially if you are introverted and like to shop without interruption).
Red, White and Blue Thrift
Location: Berlin, NJ
I come here occasionally but have yet to make a purchase. The reason for that is…this thrift store doesn’t have fitting rooms. I was seriously annoyed by this until a friend made a genius recommendation: go to the store wearing leggings and a fitted top so I can try stuff on in the aisles.
Upon writing this post, I have yet to try this out because this thrift store is a bit out of my way location-wise. But I have every intention of going back and trying out this tip, because what this store has going for it is a large selection of clothing. They have plenty of inventory available, so you are likely to find something you like.
Location: Maple Shade, Willingboro, Pennsauken
I frequent the Goodwill stores near me several times a week as well. They have great inventory turnover, so there’s always something new to discover. They are pretty well organized by clothing type and size, so it’s easy to find stuff. And their prices are some of the lowest around, but only on this list by Urban Promise. I find the associates in my Maple Shade Goodwill store to be exceptionally friendly. They always chat me up at the register, and they don’t act annoyed when they see me dump a bunch of rejected clothes on the return rack (yes, I notice these things). I have great luck at Goodwill so I highly recommend giving it a try.
Urban Promise Thrift Shop
Location: Maple Shade, NJ
As a native Maple Shader, this shop is the closest to where I live, and I love it. Unfortunately I don’t get around to visiting as often, despite it’s proximity to me, because the clothing turnover is very slow. If I visited twice a week, I wouldn’t see anything new. However, I’ve had great luck here on my occasional shopping trips, and it has been the source of some of my favorite blouses. The prices are seriously great! Everything is typically under $10. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Frugal Thrift & Vintage
Location: Collingswood, NJ
Located in Collingswood, Frugal is a fun place to shop. The prices aren’t too bad and I’ve gotten a few cute things here. They don’t carry as much inventory as other thrift stores I’ve seen, so you won’t find as many options here. But it’s still worth the occasional look.
Location: Haddon Township
Shopping trip pending – review to come!
Pricing: Medium – High
Greene Street is my most-visited consignment store. The cost is a bit higher, but the clothes are all in excellent condition, and they are all current and stylish. I’ve gotten quite a few pieces here, but something I have really good luck with is shoes. I’ve gotten three well-loved pairs of shoes here and they were all in almost-new shape when I purchase them. I also love finding jewelry and accessories. The associates are reasonably friendly and helpful at the Marlton store that I frequent.
Location: Maple Shade
Plato’s is probably one you’ve heard of, because even non-hardcore thrifters will give this store a try. They will buy your gently used name-brand clothing from recent seasons and resell it. In general, things are in better condition than they are at a typical thrift store, but you still have to be careful to inspect your purchases. You can make returns though, as long as you still have the tags. I have decent luck here, but everything at this store tends to be overly trendy and made for juniors. If you wear juniors clothing, that’s not a bad thing. As someone who’s got curves and prefers classic silhouettes to hyper-trendy pieces, I find that I don’t have as much luck here as I do elsewhere. But it’s a great store, and definitely worth a try, especially if you love following trends and changing up your wardrobe often.
Pure Couture Consignment
This store is a bit pricey, but the pieces are all high-end and curated. I purchased a blazer here that I adore (I wish I could remember how much I spent but I can’t! I think it was around $30 for a very nice, BCBG Max Azria blazer). I had a great conversation with the owner during my visit, and my experience there was overall very pleasant. I don’t shop consignment as often as thrift (because I like deals!), but I would come back here because it’s a great shop and I love supporting local business.
Raks Thrift Avenue
This is a great place to go if you’re looking for gently used designer brands. I personally haven’t bought anything here yet, but I’ve browsed the store many a time and always had a pleasant experience. Everything is well-organized and in great condition.
The Lavish Loft
Pricing: Medium – High
This store is clean and well-organized. The prices are a bit higher, but the first time I went to this store I found a gorgeous White House Black Market blouse in the sale section for just $10. The people in the store were nice, but I don’t recall having any sort of intense conversation with them. This is a good store, but it doesn’t stand out in my memory as much as some others do.
Caroline’s Bazaar – Designer for Less
Shopping trip pending – review to come!
Irene’s Consignment Boutique
This store is decidedly less curated then other Haddonfield boutiques, so more digging is required. I personally have yet to find anything at this store, but they had a decent selection so you might discover otherwise.
I’ve never purchased anything at this store (yet), and still I’m going to give them a raving review. When I walked into this well-curated, French themed vintage boutique, the owner handed me a glass of pink champagne. I was looking for a blazer, and she helped me scour the store for them, even pulling a few out of storage downstairs. She was so kind and so helpful, and I had a great experience there, despite the fact that I didn’t make a purchase. The clothing there is absolutely stunning — the only reason I didn’t make a purchase was because I didn’t quite have luck finding what I wanted in my size. But that’s okay — and that’s the nature of these boutiques. It can be a feast or famine when it comes to having luck finding things. But seriously — j’adore this store. The decor is so fun to look at and the owner is enchanting. It’s well worth a peek!