Jamaica Plain, June 2014


window-thrift-shopping in jamaica plain  (sonya kovacic)

window-thrift-shopping in jamaica plain (sonya kovacic)

Here's a happy fact for penny-pinchers: Greater Boston is home to over 100 thrift stores and consignment shops, and at least one secondhand vintage truck.

Thrift shopping saves money, but also helps local nonprofits – for example, Goodwill provides vocational services for disabled people, 
Sister Thrift supports a nonprofit animal shelter, and Boomerangs raises over $1 million annually to support the work of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

One store (The Garment District) gets an 850-pound delivery of clothing every day. If anything, it's a unique way to find a bargain.