Boston’s Best Thrift Stores

Thrift shopping can be one of the most frustrating or one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s fun to go out on a lazy Saturday or Sunday and explore a thrift store looking through the never ending racks. Sometimes you find a special one-of-a-kind piece that makes the whole exploration worth it. The best part of thrift shopping is how much money you can save while finding fabulous pieces! With back to school around the corner (we’re sad too) head out to some of Boston’s best thrift stores. Save money, look fabulous, and support local!


Artifaktori offers creative and rare vintage pieces that are normally difficult to scope out. The entire store is filled with clothing, accessories, and other treasures that have been hand picked to represent the store’s fun and hip vibe. Their store is known as a, “playground for creativity,” which it represents through the clothes from the 30’s through 80’s.

121 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-5854

22 College Ave
Somerville, MA 02114
(617) 776-3708

second time around

Second Time Around
If you are on the search for thrift finds from high end designers, Second Time Around is the place to go. They carry everything you need to create a great outfit, from racks of coats, skirts, shoes and cases full of jewelry. They have a large denim selection from brands like Lucky, True Religion, and J Brand. They also carry basics like plain T’s and tank tops. Be sure to check the racks in the back for the best deals on the items that have been in stock the longest! Because of their ever changing selection, stop in every season to pick up some unique pieces.

82 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-0049

176 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
(617) 247-3504

219 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
(617) 266-1113

324 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
(617) 236-2028

275 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
(617) 232-5444

8 Eliot Street
Cambridge, Ma
(617) 491-7185

buffalo exchange

Buffalo Exchange
If you head into Buffalo Exchange, be sure to make some room in your closet for your new finds, and bring your gently used clothes that you no longer wear with you for cash or a trade. Buffalo Exchange has a large selection of jeans, leather, basics, accessories, and even brand new merchandise. They pride themselves on the slogan that, “our clothing is by the community, for the community”. 80% of the clothes in the store are bought and sold by members of the local community, which helps minimize pollution and urban sprawl.

180 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA
(617) 779-7901

238 Elm Street
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
(617) 629-5383

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