For those who have the patience, thrift store shopping is great. Every thrift trip promises new, unique finds. Sure, you’re going to have to dig a little, but the moment you cast your eyes on that beautiful vintage dress that fits you like a glove, you’re hooked.
If you’re looking for a great spot to kick-start or expand your thrift collection, The Garment District is the place to go. The store bills itself as an “alternative department store” and does not disappoint. From vintage to contemporary, The Garment District serves up a great collection for all fashion tastes. Though the store sells some new clothing, it strongly promotes the eco-friendly movement through the buying of previously owned clothing.
The Garment District is legendary for its costume selection. Paired with Boston Costume, the store is packed with an extensive collection of new and used costumes year round. By the Pound is The Garment District’s other claim to fame. During select time frames, customers can rummage through piles upon piles of clothing and pay for their finds by the pound. A steal at $1.50 per pound (only $1 on Fridays), thrift store enthusiasts have a field day with this offering.
Walking into The Garment District, it’s hard not to be distracted by the décor, complete with bright walls and gigantic, quirky sculptures. Add two floors and 40,000 pieces to choose from, and it’s safe to say you might be a bit overwhelmed. However, we promise it’s worth it. When your friends compliment your new digs, you can tell them you recycled just by shopping.
The Garment District
Cambridge, MA 02139
Sunday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.