Best Thrift Stores In Pittsburgh

March 1, 2011 8:45 AM

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Going to a thrift store does not equal being cheap or finding cheap looking items. Thrift store shoppers know quality merchandise can be found for a bit more than a song and a dance, but if you catch a sale you can redo a wardrobe. If you love name brands but not the prices take a stop at these great thrift stores.
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Designer Days Boutique

5846 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232
(412) 441-0330

If you’re all about brand name clothing and shoes on your very limited budget, do find a way to get yourself to this store. Many of their clothing items are from the classic styles that are always in season, but sometimes you find items that have that funky, cutting edge, look that you have to wear now.

Ambiance Boutique

4735 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201
(412) 697-0773

Be prepared to shop as though you are entering a high-end boutique. This store has new and gently-worn high-priced clothing at a reduced cost and if you’re looking for some cool accessories, they have those as well. However, if you’re a fashionista that has some clothing you would like to get out of your closet. Take a visit to this store.

Plato’s Closet

3747 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, Pa. 15146
(412) 358-0330

If you’re a fashion-forward gal who likes finding DKNY and Lucky Brand at a lower price than you’ll find in a regular store. Put this store on your shopping to stop list. Don’t despair you will not have to fight through endless items to find something good.

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Avalon Exchange

5858 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217
(412) 421-2911

This is the store for the young or young at heart hipster fashionista’s. Cool t-shirts, shoes, belts and bags can be found here. If you love brand name jeans, but hate the high price tags, you’ll love the selections.


7400 1/2 Church Street
Swissvale, Pa.
(412) 271-0544

One-stop shopping for clothing for everyone in the family and houseware can be found here for the budget-smart fashion shopper. Be sure to have enough time to sift through to find your name brand clothing.

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  • kelly

    Did anyone even bother to proofread this article? Dang.

  • kayscott

    OMG – the grammar and punctuation are horrible!

  • amanda

    It’s the best of PITTSBURGH not Boardman, duh! The Monroeville Plato’s Closet is great and they just moved into a larger store across Rt.22 from their old location.

    • heather

      yeah the ones in pittsburgh are horrible too duh!

  • Matthew Finlay

    Is there still a thrift store in Rt. 65 in Avalon? It was called the Red White and Blue years ago. I went there as a kid a long time ago.

    • H.A.

      Still there. Still some good deals. Still no dressing room for trying on clothes if you are trying to buy clothes.

  • Alyssa

    well, i love the platos closet in Bridgeville!! i have gotten so many nice clothes there for awesome prices!

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  • Patty

    Did they even think of any of the good will stores. Red white and blue is another really great thrift store. The fact that they make over a million dollars every year should prove that. Another thrift store not even mentioned is the Salvation army thrift stores.

  • Leslie

    Goodwill on Route 51 is awesome and another favoriite is St. VIncent DePaul on Route 88 — great for accessories/jewelry.

  • Leonna

    This missed the truly best ones: Red, White & Blue on 51 and any Goodwill store.

  • Erica

    This article looks like it was written by a seventh grader and none of these are even really thrift stores in the traditional sense, just resale shops. LAME.

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