The Best Thrift Store on Long Island must have a visionary staff. Thrift store management is one of those little-considered, ever-complex art-forms – how to attract the awesomest of stuff that other people don’t even want, keep it cheap, and not just end up with stacks of XXXL Michael Jordan jerseys. As a result, you get cowboy boots made from melted down “I LIKE IKE!” pins for four bucks. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Thrift Store on Long Island.
Long Islanders voted Selden Thrift in Selden the Best Thrift Store on Long Island!
1. Selden Thrift
614 Middle Country Rd., Selden. 631-736-3979.
Selden Thrift is a vintage Mecca. It carries the usual thrift store fares—clothing, shoes, furniture, books, household items, etc.—but this place is the size of a supermarket. So the next time you go shopping, head over to Selden Thrift and spend the day exploring, discovering unique treasures—and saving money.
2. Junior League of Long Island
1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-621-4890. www.jlli.org
Since 1951 the Junior League of Long Island has been at the forefront of helping the community. It is focused on education and charity, as its group of women continue to provide leadership within the community.
3. Community Thrift Shop
274 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-4883.
Like most thrift shops, Community Thrift Shop relies on donors and their customers who set the value of their merchandise. The shop also benefits local charities as it continues its strong relationship with the Long Island community.
NATIONAL. Salvation Army
Multiple locations. www.salvationarmyusa.org