Purchasing something used is a great idea for multiple reasons — two of which are the fact that it’s good for the environment and cost-effective. But let’s be honest, giving clothes, furniture, and decor a second chance at life is not just cheap + sustainable, but it can also be a really fun weekend event. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to get the best deals and find the most unique pieces, especially with so many great places to shop throughout Essex County + Northern New Jersey. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some awesome places to thrift locally — whether you’re looking to buy something new or donate clothes + other household items. Keep reading for a list of thrift stores and consignment shops to visit in Northern NJ.
Be sure to check out our list of thrift shops in Hudson County.
Beehive Thrift Shop | 123 Spring Street, Newton
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This thrift store has everything from decorations to furniture, seasonal clothing to brand-new formal gowns. The Beehive Thrift Shop even has small appliances and antique items. Recent patrons have noted that the dressing rooms aren’t currently open. The friendly staff helps visitors find their own personal deals.
Little Treasure Thrift Shop | 2 Maple Avenue, Montclair
This thrift shop sells both vintage and modern clothing along with some home decor. Plus, every Saturday from 11AM to 4PM, Little Treasure Thrift Shop runs free Arts & Crafts classes for kids between the ages of 3 and 12. This is not the store’s only community initiative — just recently, Little Treasure gave away free school supplies to those in need. Plus, the shop has also been known to have some beautiful African fabrics and head wraps for sale.
Read More: A List of Must-Shop Boutiques in Montclair
New Leaf Consignment | 16 Park Avenue, Madison
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Designer brands are available here and the options seem almost endless. There are different sizes available, and the friendly staff is there to always make sure guests see what they need. New Leaf Consignment also has seasonal consigning periods to sell clothes, including designer brands. Co-owner Stephanie Vezza also offers fashion consulting services for those interested in being styled by a professional.
Plato’s Closet Fairfield | 137 US-46, Fairfield
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This thrift shop is full of so many amazing finds. What’s even better is that visitors can actually sell clothes to Plato’s Closet and receive cash right on the spot — just don’t spend it all in one place. There are other locations in New Jersey, as well, including Edison, Middletown Township, Ledgewood, and more.
Renaissance Consignment Boutique | 410 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood
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Renaissance Consignment Boutique is a favorite among visitors. Here, guests can find a great selection of designers and options, so there is really a gem for everyone. Many love to visit the downstairs area which has great options of artwork, furniture, decor, and more. Two sisters run this boutique and focus on women’s clothes on the main floor.
ReStyle ReSale Boutique | 127 Main Street, Andover
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Visitors love searching the racks for the best vintage and lightly-used pieces. ReStyle ReSale Boutique has a great array of vintage costume jewelry, unique decor, fashion hats, clothing, and more. This boutique has a great vibe and people enjoy coming back to check out the latest finds.
Save + Rave Consignment | 615 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
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Save and Rave Consignment is owned by Alonya, a woman who loves both fashion and the arts. Save and Rave sells women’s new, vintage, and gently loved clothing + accessories — and it’s packed full of fun and unique finds. It’s open Thursday through Sunday.
Sprouts Consignment Shop | 322 Main Street, Madison
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Sprout’s Consignment Shop offers childrenswear and maternity items. This shop has a robust list of lovable brands including Adidas, Burberry, H&M, Lily Pulitzer, and more. There tends to be a seasonal sale every few months to make way for new items. What’s great is that sellers (or consignors) receive a certain percentage of the selling price depending on the item.
The Westfield Service League | 114 Elmer Street, Westfield
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The Westfield Service League is kicking off its 90th year of service and reopens its doors on September 8th after having been temporarily closed. The Westfield Service League has been donating its proceeds to a host of non-profits throughout Westfield and Union County, so shopping here is beneficial in multiple ways. It sells both new and gently used clothing. The shop is always looking for people to sell clothing — to find out how to consign at The Westfield Service League, click here.
West Village Clothing | 410 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood
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West Village just officially reopened for fall with a host of different clothing items for the colder months. Owned by Sarah Hayden, this shop sells casual women’s (and some juniors’) clothing and accessories. West Village is currently accepting fall and winter consignments, but anyone interested in selling their clothes must make an appointment to do so. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Woodstock Vibes Thrift Store | 3235 NJ-94, Franklin
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The vibes at this thrift store are top-notch, especially the funky, colorful bug car in the front of the store. Visitors enjoy the clothing choices on the racks as far as the eye can see. One note is that prices may be a bit higher than other options.