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Traveling Thrifter - Philadelphia (and Lehigh Valley - Part II)


I'm just sitting here weeding through cancelled travel due to COVID19 and trying to salvage remaining trips. Looking at my pending list, I noted Pennsylvania is next up in mid-July...well, hopefully. I was originally headed there for a sorority conference in Philadelphia, connecting with my aunt (who is also my sorority sister). While the conference has been cancelled, I decided to still try to spend some time with my aunt. In thinking through this trip, it reminded me that I never shared my thrift adventures from my last visit to the Keystone State in October. Here's a list of some stores in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley Area and my favorite features of each:


2nd Ave. Thrift Stores (North Wales, PA)

Type: Regional chain thrift store

Fav feature: Large inventory; sized clothing racks; multiple locations; great sales and specials; spacious and neatly organized


Goodwill - Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ and Philadelphia (Parkside Ave, Philadelphia)

Type: Regional chain thrift store

Fav feature: Large inventory; sized clothing racks; multiple locations



My Sister's Closet (Bethlehem, PA)

Type: Small boutique resale shop - multiple locations

Fav feature: loyalty program; great merchandising with quality items; friendly staff


Junior League Thrift Shop - The Junior League of Philadelphia (Ardmore, PA)

Type: Small boutique consignment & thrift store

Feature: Great jewelry and designer selection


Clothes Mentor (Allentown, PA/Ardmore, PA)

Type: National chain consignment store

Fav feature: Quality new or gently loved merchandise; sized racks; great accessory selection


Penny Wise Thrift Shop (Ardmore, PA)

Type: Small boutique thrift store

Fav feature: Unique antique housewares


Happy shopping! Oh! And, please do your tummy a favor! Stop by the Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philly to experience foodie bliss! Thank me later...


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