The 8 Best Thrift Stores in Boston

Nilam Mukherjee | February 12, 2021 | Style & Beauty

Thrift Store finds

Sometimes, the best things in life are hidden gems. The same goes for fashion.

Thrift stores offer the chance to find something different each time. Here, fashion has no rules, and it’s up to you what you make of it. Embrace the crazy, weird and classy world of thrifting. You might just find some vintage Versace or perfect '90s realness.

Next time you're ready for a chance, spice up your closet, your life, and your look with a trip to one of Boston's best thrift stores. All you need is time to shop, and these eight treasure troves will provide the fabulous finds.

See also: The 10 Best Thrift Stores in NYC

The Garment District

200 Broadway / Website

Fashion is all about experimentation. Mixing modern and vintage, this thrift store’s got everything from animal prints to flashy sequins. Change up your look or even your wardrobe with an assortment of bold accessories. One statement piece can make all the difference.

Buffalo Exchange

312 Harvard St.; 238 Elm St. / Website

A thrifter's dream come true: where basic meets bizarre. This thrift shop’s versatile collection of freakishly cute pieces surely has something that belongs in your closet. Stocked with eclectic articles of clothing and dazzled accessories, these new and recycled gems will spruce up any outfit.

Vivant Vintage

318 Lincoln St. / Website

This western-style vintage shop gives your look a subtle southern twist. Shop cowboy boots, belt buckles and more. For the spiritual babes: they’ve got an assortment of crystals, along with other small items for the senses.


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175 Newbury St. / Website

This consignment store hidden away on Newbury street isn’t one to pass by. Castanet is filled with high-designer favorites from Céline to Balenciaga, Prada and more. All items are in perfect condition, too. Discover them before someone else does.

See also: 8 New Spots and Shops to Try This Month in Boston

Great Eastern Trading Co.

49 River St. / Website

Established in 1969, all the pieces in this shop were en vogue before they were vintage. Infused with a nostalgic vibe, you’ll find a colorful selection of clothes and costumes from different decades. Feel free to be someone else as you walk through history.


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109 Charles St.; 391 W. Broadway / Website

For anyone who wants to freshen up their style, this chic shop has a variety of unique and fun finds. Each article has a distinct, and individualized element. These pieces are truly as one-of-a-kind as you.

Raspberry Beret

2302 Massachusetts Ave. / Website

Best name for a second-hand store ever. Bring out your 2000s lookbook. This consignment shop is all about class, style and luxury. Their high-end, vintage designer items pull together any outfit, no matter the occasion. Get ready to make Prince proud.

High Energy Vintage

429 Somerville Ave. / Website

Styles from the past often circle back around, but some things never go out of style - like a classic leather jacket. Along with clothing, High Energy Vintage offers vinyls and old school video games. It's so awesomely '80s, it's Back to the Future.

Photography by: Astrid Stawiarz