Long Island has a population of over eight million residents and makes up over a third of the state of New York's population. The towns and cities in Suffolk and Nassau counties are what are generally referred to as Long Island, although there are two other counties in the metropolitan area; Kings and Queens County. Today, let's take a look at the best thrift stores in Long Island that you have to visit.
1. Island Thrift
Island Thrift is located in Huntington, New York. This store is amazing if you're looking for home decor like vases, lamps, glassware, books, cookware, and more. There are some items that are overpriced, but these are items that are being resold from other stores like Marshalls or HomeGoods. For vintage and collectible items, they are priced very low.
2. Paper Doll Vintage Boutique
Paper Doll Vintage Boutique is located in Sayville, New York. This store is great if you are looking for vintage and retro clothing items that date back from the 1920s to the '90s. They also offer some unique handmade jewelry, vintage accessories like purses and glasses, and nostalgic home decor items.
3. North Shore Holiday House
North Shore Holiday House is located in Huntington, New York. This place is actually a residential Summer camp for girls in need, but they also have a thrift store. All the proceeds from their thrift store go towards running the camp. This thrift store is not open during the Summer when camp is in session but is open from September to June. You will be able to find designer clothes and home decor for great prices.
4. My Unique Thrift
My Unique Thrift has many locations; this one is located in Westbury, New York. This thrift store is decently large and is a very organized store that offers home goods, furniture, clothing, accessories, and shoes. They receive new items every day, so each time you go, you'll have fresh inventory. Also, almost everything is listed at an affordable price, so there are great deals to secure.
5. Suite Pieces
Suite Pieces is located in Huntington, New York. This technically isn't a thrift store but a warehouse with different vendors that sell vintage items. Here, you'll find things that are more curated for each seller. You'll find great vintage pieces; some can be more expensive than a “thrift” price, but when items don't sell, the prices decrease. Check out Suite Pieces if you're looking for small decor items and furniture.
6. Society of St. Vincent de Paul Long Island
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Long Island is located in Huntington, New York. This store is the place to visit if you're looking for furniture. You'll find items that are mid-century, but because they offer such great pieces, they aren't the cheapest. It's great if you don't want to pay full price, but you likely won't be getting any thrift-like steals.
7. Antique Attics
Antique Attics is located in Lake Grove, New York. It is a great store for vintage items, antiques, and collectibles. They will have home decor, memorabilia, furniture, home decor, and more. Antique Attics has been previously voted Best Thrift/Consignment store in Long Island.
8. Habitat For Humanity Of Long Island ReStore
Habitat For Humanity Of Long Island ReStore is located in Ronkonkoma, New York. If you're doing any home renovation projects, ensure this is one of the first places you visit. Here, you'll be able to find items like brand-new sinks, windows, tile flooring, cabinets, refrigerators, and more. You'll also likely find some furniture like couches and tables.
9. Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop
Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop is located in Bay Shore, New York. They offer a wide selection of clothing, accessories, furniture, and more. At Hidden Treasures, you will find racks and racks of clothing to look through, and they are regularly rotating their inventory. So you should be able to find great items each visit.
10. Barntique Village
Barntique Village is located in Moriches, New York. This is another one of those places that isn't technically a thrift store but multiple vendors who sell vintage and antique items. Each of these vendors has a small barn, hence the name Barntique Village. If you're planning to visit, just be aware that each barn has different hours and is only open when its owner is there. So, there might be some barns that are open and others that are closed.
11. Deep End of the Sandbox
Deep End of the Sandbox is located in Ronkonkoma, New York. They have an amazing curated selection of rare and hard-to-find pieces from the 1950s to the 1990s. You'll be able to find clothing, decor, vintage toys, video games, and more.
12. Remember Yesteryears Vintage Center
Remember Yesteryears Vintage Center is located in Oakdale, New York. It is a massive store with 15,000 square feet, making it the largest antique store in Long Island. Here, you'll find furniture, home decor, clothing, accessories and more. This is another place where vendors come and sell their curated finds.
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