• Your Guide to Thrifting {+ Vintage} in Hudson County

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    The Marie Kondo movement is real {and if you haven’t watched yet, check Netflix/your local bookstore}, but thrifting / second-hand shopping is something that is still a fun activity that is hard to say no to. Thrifting is more than just shopping – it’s about supporting the local communities and neighborhoods where thrift stores are located. Most thrift stores’ profits are donated to local organizations and act as a haven for families looking for quality items at affordable prices. If the charitable side of thrifting isn’t enough, purchasing thrift store items is a way of recycling products that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

    Beyond thrift store perusing, visiting vintage shops are another great way to give older items a fresh breath of life. Whether you’re a thrifting fanatic or are new to the sport, read on to find a list of the most abundant thrift and vintage stores in Hudson County — mainly in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond for clothing, furniture, décor and one-of-a-kind antiques. Below is your guide to thrifting and vintage shopping in Hudson County:

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    MyUnique Thrift Store {3196 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Boulevard, Union City} 

    One of 10 locations in New Jersey and New York, MyUnique’s Union City Thrift Store offers a selection of donated china, antiques, second-hand rugs, and an endless variety of used (vintage + designer) clothing for all ages starting at only a few dollars. Each day, MyUnique puts out new pieces within its warehouses, so each time you go they have completely new merchandise. Other nearby locations include Union, Watchung, South Plainfield, and Elizabeth. Trust us, you won’t leave the store without finding something that is truly unique {pun intended}.

    Read More: Hoboken Boutiques to Shop Locally: A Guide

    The Thriftique WareHouse {40 Carbon Place, Jersey City} 

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    For those who love rummaging through old books, paintings, and antique records, this spot is for you. The Thriftique Warehouse offers a glimpse into history and the owners, Tony and his wife, are true lovers of all things thrifting and have been in the business their entire lives. What is most exciting about shopping here is while there are indeed price tags on all items, it feels more like an eclectic flea market than simply a storefront.

    The Salvation Army Jersey City {248 Erie Street, Jersey City} 

    Armoires, dressers, and tables galore! For any newcomers, The Salvation Army in Jersey City is the place to stop by for a new dining set, a beautiful wooden china cabinet, and more décor. The furniture here is a fraction of the price from a big box store, and added bonus – it all goes to a good cause. Proceeds from The Salvation Army thrift stores support the Adult Rehabilitation Centers throughout New Jersey.

    The Salvation Army Union City {900 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Boulevard, Union City} 

    The best thing about The Salvation Army is that it has over 20 stores in New Jersey and each one is so different. This second location in Hudson County is in Union City, and it offers a large selection of gently used designer clothing, furniture, and décor for anyone looking to buy something second-hand and for a good cause.

    St. Mary’s Advocates {536 Garden Street, Hoboken} 

    This Hoboken based thrift store is all about helping the local community. Its items range from toys and clothing to pieces for the house that are affordable — and some treasures of finds. All staff are volunteers and the store’s proceeds go to healthcare and health education in Hoboken.

    6th Street Antiques {408 6th Street, Hoboken} 

    This Hoboken locale is ideal for a weekend peruse for antique finds. Open Thursday to Sunday, 6th Street Antiques has one-of-a-kind finds that can transform any space from a little drab to unique and exciting. Think a Bentwood bar stool from the ‘50s, gorgeous lamp sets from the ‘40s, and so much more. The shop even sells vintage clothing and jewelry to jazz up any wardrobe.

    And Some Seriously Sweet Vintage Shop Options:

    Vintage on First

    Vintage on First {257 1st Street, Hoboken}

    Think of Vintage on First as a gateway to your vintage heaven. This vintage shop, owned by Mark Rosado, collects and sells clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more, with a special focus on chic and fun pieces from the ’40s and ’90s. An added bonus is that many of the items Vintage on First sells are vintage designer gems {from Gucci to Fendi to Chanel}.

    See More: Vintage on First Reopens at New Location in Hoboken

    Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store {195 Montgomery Street, Jersey City}

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    You know the old saying…and it rings too true. This Jersey City shop boasts stunning vintage finds that go as far back as the Victorian era. From clothing items {like a Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo}, jewelry, and a few hidden bespoke items, Another Man’s Treasure is a real…treasure. It has been featured in Elle as one of the top spots in America to shop vintage.

    Revival Vintage {47B Harrison Street, Hoboken}

    For those seeking some seriously chic vintage items, Revival Vintage is the spot. With clothing that goes as far back as three centuries ago, this Harrison Street shop sells an array of stylish finds {think flapper dresses and vintage gowns} and accessories. BONUS: They offer on-site seamstress services!

    Hoboken Modern {159 14th Street, Hoboken} 

    For a selection of vintage finds that range from ceramic items, furniture, books, and more, Hoboken Modern is the spot {and it’s more upscale thrifting, if you can even call it that — that’s for sure}. This 14th Street shop boasts a collection of rare glassware, jewelry from the ‘60s, artwork, a selection of Danish wall units, and so much more to decorate a home with a dose of vintage charm.

    Worth a mention: Mint Market in Jersey City {reopening in February 2019!}

    Mint in JC also boasts some amazing vintage finds {think Chanel + Gucci + all the sequins}, and will be reopening in February 2019 {after a pipe burst and flooded the place}. Can’t wait!

    Have a favorite thrift or vintage shop we didn’t mention? 

    Share your finds in the comments below.


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