Whether you’re hoping to find the perfect unique gift without leaving a large environmental footprint or just some new special pieces for your wardrobe, Northwest Philly’s consignment, thrift, and vintage shops will help you reduce, reuse, recycle, AND find a thoughtful gift that didn’t come from Amazon. All of these shops are also located within a short walk of a regional rail or bus stop, for more info or to plan your car-free trip visit www.septa.org.
Bargain Thrift Center and Warehouse Outlet
This family-owned business has been offering the community housewares and clothing and more in 2 locations for more than 3 decades. Shop for affordable gifts including vintage collectibles, kitchenware, toys, and brand name clothing at the Center, keeping an eye out for daily half-off tag specials, and hit the Outlet for $1 or less finds, conveniently located just 5 minutes away.
Bargain Thrift Center (5261 Germantown Avenue)
Bargain Thrift Warehouse (4530 Germantown Avenue)
Beggar’s Banquet Vintage
Thanks to a selective eye and commitment to sustainability, this cute Roxborough shop is a perfect stop for pristine condition vintage clothing, lingerie, jewelry, shoes, housewares, and vinyl records. You can even check out the online store in advance to browse some of their collection.
Beggar’s Banquet Vintage (6011 Ridge Avenue)
Filled with home goods galore for your favorite vintage collector, and furniture that doesn’t include a wrench and Swedish instructions that will spruce up any room, Consignment Marketplace is one of Philadelphia’s shopping gems. Barware, planters, games, lamps, and a great website with pricing to browse before you shop, and they even offer free parking in the lot across the street.
Consignment Marketplace (4001 Main Street)
Cultured Couture Vintage
From tweed and silk to worn leather, this unique mostly-menswear shop is the place to discover rare vintage and designer pieces curated by one of Philadelphia’s most creative fashion minds. Find inspiration before you visit on their website’s beautifully shot photo gallery, but like all fine art you need to be there to truly experience it.
Cultured Couture Vintage (6379 Germantown Avenue)
E&F Woods Thrift Store
West Oak Lane
In addition to gently used furniture, kitchenware, and clothing, E&F Woods has a small selection of pet supplies including bird cages and fish tanks, and offers a 20% military discount with ID. Open afternoons Monday thru Saturday.
E&F Woods Thrift Store (6028 Ogontz Avenue)
Greene Street and Greene Street Mens
With 10 locations, Greene Street is well known around Philadelphia as a go to for women’s consignment, thanks to their well-stocked and organized collection of apparel and accessories. And with Greene Street Mens just a few doors down, you can find the same mid to high end quality consignment pieces for the whole family.
Greene Street (8524 Germantown Avenue)
Greene Street Mens (8518 Germantown Avenue)
The Heirloom Shoppes
The highlight of this unique pop up shop is the Heritage Corner which features African imports and history exhibit, but you’ll also find antiques and collectibles, souvenirs and trinkets, a Color Book Gallery of children's educational books and educational items, and Sugarbabe's gently used clothing & jewelry. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-6pm in November and December.
The Heirloom Shoppes (6353 Germantown Avenue)
I Spy, You Buy
This cute little boutique in the heart of Mt. Airy carries stylish men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, both on-trend and vintage. They’ve earned a reputation for helping customers put together outfits, and organize the store by clothing style if you just want to browse on your own.
Main Street Music
This much-beloved independent record store doubles as a gathering place for music lovers and carries an extensive collection of affordable new and used CDs, vinyl, and DVDs. They still host live in-store shows, and have a frequent buyer program if you plan to come back for more.
Main Street Music (4444 Main Street)
Martin Pulli Fine Jewelry & Watches
Martin’s love of timeless pieces has helped him develop a collection of antique jewelry and timepieces that are nationally-renowned among collectors. Hours are by appointment only, but tapping into his expertise will help you pick a gift that won’t soon be forgotten.
Martin Pulli Fine Jewelry & Watches (4337 Main Street)
My Favorite Things Exotic Resale
You fill find more than just a few of your new favorite things at this remodeled Chestnut Hill home-turned-museum. And add-on atrium allows for even more special finds to be on display, including artwork, antique jewelry, dresses, and hats, and you will easily lose yourself in the joy of hunting for new treasures.
My Favorite Things Exotic Resale (7715 Germantown Avenue)
Shoppers keep coming back to Remix on Main Street for well-priced designer consignment clothing, jewelry, and handbags thanks to their fashion expertise and eye for the perfect look. With labels like Chanel, Prada, and Jimmy Choo without the expected price tag, it’s the perfect place for timeless gifts and special pieces for your wardrobe.
Remix (4355 Main Street)
Statement Boutique Consignment
Germantown Avenue has been said to rival Palm Beach “Consignment Row,” largely in part to Statement Boutique and Deb Flynn’s ability to put together the complete perfect outfit for a special occasion or find a unique gift. She keeps the store well stocked with everything from formal dresses to casualware in sizes zero to plus sizes for women of any age.
Statement Boutique Consignment (7942 Germantown Avenue)
Whosoever Gospel Mission Thrift Store
Sure, you’ll find super affordable furniture, clothing, and household items here, but you’ll also help raise much needed funds for their outreach to homeless men, and help provide real life workforce development training for the men enrolled in their New Life Rehabilitation and Job Readiness Program, and that’s a gift that keeps giving.
Whosoever Gospel Mission Thrift Store (101 E Chelten Ave)
Since 1986, Worn Yesterday has been offering new or gently-used children's and maternity clothing, including high-end boutique clothing in like-new condition, one-of-a-kind clothes for one-of-a-kind kids, shoes and accessories. They also carry brand new merchandise consigned by small boutiques and manufacturers, but at prices you’ll love.