Secondhand shopping at the best thrift shops in NYC isn’t considered thrifting if you end up spending your life savings for ethical fashion. And unlike the cities’ privately owned boutiques, which curate retro-loot for a premium price, thrift stores sell used clothes that were donated by individuals—most of the profits go directly to charity—for a buck and up. As much as we love sifting through throwback items at New York’s best flea markets and vintage clothes shops in the city, the thrill of the hunt keeps these top-notch shops in business. And if you need a place to donate your gently used goods, much like consignment shops in town, you can trade your duds for cash.
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