While the idea of sustainability is certainly not new, the list of industries sharing their ethical practices and goals for reducing waste continues to grow. The second-hand marketplace for fashion, jewelry, and furnishings has existed for decades but is seeing a revival — especially in towns with a bustling arts scene, like Montclair. Whether antiquing has always been a hobby or minimizing the carbon footprint is top of mind, we’ve compiled a list of can’t miss spots. Read on for the list of thrift stores and antique shops to visit in Montclair.
Fashion + Accessories
Connie’s Vintage Trunk | 220 Bloomfield Avenue
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Browsing through Connie’s Vintage Trunk is like scrolling through the decades. There are women’s dresses from as early as the 1920s and menswear dating back to the 1940s. Silk robes, embroidered kaftans, and denim jumpsuits; it’s almost like a museum.
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One Savvy Design Consignment | 629B Valley Road
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What began as a side business buying and refinishing furniture has now turned into a consignment store giving new life to used handbags and clothing. Gucci belts, Tom Ford sunglasses, Dior sneakers, and a Roberto Cavalli blouse can all be found here.
Home + Furnishings
ANS Antiques | 32A Church Street
For those looking to sell their valuables or even an entire estate, call the professionals at ANS. The experienced buyers will pay top dollar for both modern and antique jewels, art, coins, and more.
J&J Antiques | 44 Fairfield Street
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At J&J there is everything from furniture to chandeliers and lighting, to glass vases to pottery. Joseph and John hope to make the best out of your pre-loved shopping experience.
Jerry’s Antiques + Estates | 229 Glenridge Avenue
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The one-stop shop for selling and buying those funky Christmas tree ornaments, designer handbags, and antique furniture. Jerry’s can also help with estate sales planning or selling smaller quantities of family valuables.
Montclair Antique Center | 34 Church Street
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This antique heaven is actually a collection of pieces from over 50 dealers and it isn’t even the entire inventory. Inside you can find such gems as a vintage leather Hermes watch, an upholstered chair from Italy circa 1900, and a canvas oil painting from the 1800s.