Thrift and Consignment Stores

thriftthumbThrift and consignment stores can be a great way to buy gently used, and even new merchandise, at a fraction of the cost of retail.  Gone are the days when these stores were dingy and frowned upon.  Used is cool again, and people are often getting rid of brand name merchandise they never wore, or can no longer fit into.  Many offer clearance merchandise, senior discount days and coupons.  You’ll want to call a store for their specific deals.  Like any good sale, be prepared to put a little time and effort into the hunt, but your wallet will thank you!  Here are a few thrift stores in the area…

Avalon Exchange – Squirrel Hill, 5858 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, (412) 421-2911

Avalon Exchange – Mt. Lebanon, 680 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228, (412) 343-2360

Clothes Minded, 4740 Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, (412) 685-4017

7400 1/2 Church Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15218, (412) 271-0544

Red, White and Blue Thrift Store, 890 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA  15226, (412) 381-1060

Red, White and Blue Thrift Store, 935 Ohio River Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA  15202, (412) 766-6098

Once Upon a Child (children’s), 1925 Park Manor Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA  15205, (412) 788-8000

Plato’s Closet (teens and twenty-somethings), 7775 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15237, (412) 358-0330

Plato’s Closet (teens and twenty-somethings), NEW LOCATION: Grand opening July 1, 2010, 1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA  15017, (412) 257-5200

There are also multiple Goodwill and Salvation Army locations as well.

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