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Tell us: Where are the best thrift shops in Greater Boston?

We want to know the vintage markets, thrift stores, and consignment shops where you've found your best items.

Vivant Vintage in Allston. David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Whether you’re looking to save some money or be a more sustainable shopper, there’s no shortage of options in Greater Boston. 

An increasing number of Americans are turning to thrift stores, consignment shops, and vintage markets to do their shopping, according to a study by thredUP, an online consignment market. Their 2022 Resale Report found that the secondhand apparel market in North America will grow eight times faster than the traditional apparel market by 2026. 

While thrift shopping has existed for decades, it saw a spike in popularity during the height of the pandemic as some felt inspired to clean out their homes and others turned to secondhand stores to get them through financially difficult times. Fifty-three percent of American consumers have shopped secondhand in the last year, and that number is only expected to grow. This will hopefully mean good things for our wallets and the planet. 


Last year, we asked readers where they go thrifting in Greater Boston and they shared 40 recommendations of secondhand shops in the area. Help us update that guide with your current favorite Boston-area thrift stores.

Do you like browsing Boomerangs, last year’s top pick, or do you prefer Vivant Vintage’s weekend markets? Tell us the thrift stores you prefer and why you love them by filling out the survey below or e-mailing us at [email protected] and we may feature your response in a future article.