Boston's Oldest Thrift Shop Celebrates 85 Years

Customer Appreciation and Anniversary Event Announced

It’s hard to believe that it was the Roaring 20s when the Thrift Shop of Boston first opened its doors in 1926. Boston’s oldest Thrift Shop is celebrating 85 years and a tradition of giving back to the community on June 8, 2011. During extended hours (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.), The Thrift Shop will offer a storewide discount of 50 percent off in honor of the anniversary throughout the day followed by afternoon refreshments and a check presentation at 4 p.m.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children and families served by The Home for Little Wanderers, The Thrift Shop of Boston has provided generous financial support by raising more than $550,000 since the collaboration began — $50,000 in just the past year — for the nation’s oldest child and family service agency. Proceeds from sales at The Thrift Shop have helped The Home to provide annual services to more than 7,000 children and families living in at-risk circumstances throughout Boston and Eastern Massachusetts

Today, The Thrift Shop is operated by one dedicated full-time staff member, five part-time staff, and a wonderful group of volunteers, some of whom have been working there for many years. Located in the heart of Roslindale Square, The Thrift Shop is conveniently located between Belgrade Avenue and Washington Street and is accessible by Commuter Rail and many bus routes. Street parking is also available. The Thrift Shop offers a variety of antique goods including furniture, artwork, books, bric-a-brac, jewelry and designer clothing (Coach, Ann Taylor, Lily Pulitzer) for bargain-hunters and retro-chic style-seekers. For more information and store hours, visit or call 617-325-5300.


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