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August 17, 2015

Five Philly-area thrift shops with great finds

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08132015_OnceWorn Once Worn Consignment/Facebook

A rack of clothing at Once Worn in Northern Liberties.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. 

Monday is National Thrift Shop Day. So get out there and snag some good deals. 

Check out these five Philly-area thrift shops for some great finds.

Philly AIDS Thrift 

Philly AIDS Thrift at 710 South Fifth Street (Street View/Google)

Philly AIDS Thrift is a nonprofit business that distributes proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDSThe shop, located at 710 South Fifth Street, sells an assortment of good finds, from clothing and furniture to televisions and antiques. You can also sift through the store's dollar bins and dollar racks for extra savings.

Greene Street Consignment


Greene Street Consignment (Greene Street/Facebook)

Greene Street Consignment has 10 store locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Customers can choose from an assortment of men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories. The store has a 10-piece minimum to consign and sellers keep 40 percent of profits.

2nd Time Around


A customer wins a store gift card at 2nd Time Around. (2nd Time Around/Facebook)

2nd Time Around runs on the idea that "buying and selling pre-owned designer clothing should always be a great experience: seamless, personal, rewarding and, of course, thrilling." The store's Philadelphia location is at 1728 Chestnut Street. There is also a shop in Haddonfield, Camden County.

Once Worn Consignment


A rack of clothing at Once Worn. (Once Worn Consignment/Facebook)

Once Worn at 906 North Second Street in Northern Liberties specializes in both recent and vintage fashions. Choose from a variety of clothing, shoes and designer handbags. Best sellers are items from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Vintage and items with interesting patterns.  

Buffalo Exchange


A woman browses items at Buffalo Exchange. (Buffalo Exchange/Facebook)

At Buffalo Exchange, customers can buy, sell and trade new and recycled clothing. With 48 locations across the country, the Philadelphia store can be found at 1713 Chestnut Street.

Do you have a favorite local thrift shop? Tell us in the comments.