When shopping for clothes nowadays, it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid fast fashion brands. Even brands that claim to be sustainable might not be what you think. However, one thing is for sure: buying clothing secondhand, no matter what brand it is, is better than buying clothing new, because it prevents another thing from heading to the landfill.
At 227 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, N.J., Thriftnicks is a secondhand hotspot for miscellaneous goods, such as antiques, sports equipment, toys, and vintage fashion.
The Center Square
Located at 800 Main Street, Belmar, N.J., The Center Square prides itself as being “not your ordinary thrift shop.” That’s because in this store you can find all your usual thrift expectations of clothing, household decor, and random knick-knacks, but it’s run by a nonprofit that works to provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Junior League of Summit
At 37 DeForest Avenue, Summit, N.J., Junior League of Summit is another shop with an important mission. All the funds from the bargain store, which sells clothing, toys, decorations, furniture, and more, are used to fund grants, scholarships, and projects to give back to women in the community.
At 3235 Route 94, Franklin, N.J., Woodstock Vibes is a high-end thrift shop known for hand-picked clothing items.
Thrift Shop of Hope
Located at 79 W Palisade Ave, Englewood, N.J., Thrift Shop of Hope is a secondhand shop with a variety of cool finds. If you are looking to see what it has lately, new arrivals are posted on Facebook.
Family Thrift Store of Howell, New Jersey
At 2929 US-9, Howell Township, N.J., the Family Thrift Store offers endless browsing of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, as well as shoes, and accessories. You can find Family Thrifts in three locations in New Jersey.
Located at 212 Madison St, Passaic, N.J., Passaic Thrift prides itself as a place to find high-end quality clothing. Another plus is that Passaic Thrift is known to be a clean and organized store.
Little Treasure Thrift Shop
At 2 Maple Ave, Montclair, N.J., Little Treasure Thrift Shop could be the place to find new vintage items. With secondhand treasures of every variety, you could be browsing forever in this store.
Independent Thrift shop
Located at 39 Kings Road, Madison, N.J., Independent Thrift Shop is a secondhand store where all the proceeds go to local charities. The store often has a paper bag sale, where you can buy anything that fits in a paper bag for a fixed price.
Westfield Service League Thrift Shop
At 114 Elmer Street, Westfield, N.J., Westfield Service League Thrift Shop has been supplying the community with secondhand goods for around 90 years. And the best part is, all the money from purchases goes to local nonprofits.