Thrifting the Basics

There are hundreds  of thrift stores in NYC. Some are well know and others are not.  I’ll  a admit that going to a thrift store for the first time made me nervous. However, I quickly go over it  because I was saving money  and many of the thrift stores  raise money for good causes.

National Audubon Society is an organization that  “works  to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity”. Another example is the goodwill store located at  220 East 23rd Street #1, New York, NY.

My favorite thrift store is  Housing works whose mission is  “healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. “ The first time I went to that store I bought myself a gap shirt for $10 in brand new condition along with a pea coat valued at almost $100 for about $40. The staffs were friendly , prices are reasonable, you always find something good to get and one can easily travel to the store by train.

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