National Thrift Shop Day is celebrated on August 17, showcasing the importance of sustainable practices, supporting local and raising awareness of charitable organizations. Here are a few antique havens, consignment places and thrift shops to check out to find that unique stand-out piece whether it be clothing, vintage décor, furniture and more:
Take a mini road trip to Branded in Butler on 102 North Main Street and discover staple outfits with a vintage flair. Wanderlust for your wardrobe to uncover shoes, vintage tees, crewnecks, jackets and their knack for women’s vintage clothing. The shop is open every day from 12-9 p.m. and has over 2,000 products to browse on their website, no less.
Committed to bringing past treasures to today’s taste, Babcock Trading Company is a gold mine of an antique store specializing in antiques and collectibles with vintage Americana charm. Plus, the multi-level shop has farmhouse-style décor and architectural pieces to get lost from room to room. With refurbished furniture, show-stopping stained glass, vintage pennants and mid-century modern looks, there’s a lot to uncover here.
The East End Community Thrift (Thrifty) focuses on uplifting communities through an all-volunteer-run thrift shop and a portion of the donated clothing items are donated to programs such as Resolve, Sojourner House, and The Women and Children’s Shelter. Since opening in 1993, the thrift shop has worked with over 100 charitable programs to offer clients to shop for free to provide for themselves and/or their families. Shop for a great cause! If looking to volunteer, call the shop at (412) 361-6010 or email Shawna Hammond, Thrift Shop Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow Thrifty on Instagram and Facebook at Thomas Merton Center.
Retro, funky with a spark of vintage class, Three Rivers Vintage items sell fast! The shop is located at 1716 East Carson Street and has a color-blasted vision of vintage looks. From bathing suits, shoes, print dresses and more, the shop gives dated histories to each piece, bringing sheer, old-style classics to modern fashion. These hard-to-find standout garments could be the look at your next soirée.
Have other thrift shops to shout out? Let us know in the comments! Other notable places include Thriftique, Second Harvest Community Thrift Store, Highway Robbery Vintage, Avalon Exchange (Pittsburgh), Thrift-n-That, Vintage 416, Clothes Minded, and Community Thrift Center.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.