Whether you need to pawn some of your own items for a cash loan, or are just interested in checking out the great deals at this downtown Boston store, stop by Empire Loan Jewelers and Pawnbrokers. The vast quantities of items can be somewhat overwhelming but approximately 98 percent of the merchandise is jewelry. The staff is genuinely courteous and the store's reputation is excellent, having been featured in many local magazines and newspapers. The discriminating goldsmith on staff ensures some great buys on high-quality jewelry.
This vintage clothing store has more retro threads than any place in town. There is excellent quality second-hand clothing to be sure, in such good shape you probably will not even notice that it has been worn before. Walking in here is like being cast back to the roaring 1920s: you will find tuxedos, ball gowns, shoes, hats, coats, stoles, accessories, costume jewelry and everything you need to outfit yourself for a cool costume party or small theater production.
Walk into Le Bon Marche and you will find tons of second hand and consignment clothing. Generous mirrors aid you in your decisions. Another part of the store features antiques, furniture and art pieces. Other notables include a collection of beer steins along the back wall, several old fedoras, plates, china, small statues of Buddha and even an old time radio. Take your time in sifting through these fascinating items.
Find graceful and stylish second-hand clothes for men at this shop. It has all the appearance of a new clothing store, such is the care taken to keep the surroundings comfortable and the staff is more than helpful. You'll find some great retro fashion, including the thin lapel sport coats and skinny ties of the 80s, wide ties and lapels from the decade before that and probably even some stuff your father once wore. It's a great chance to stock up on current or past fashion trends; after all, what goes around always comes around, eventually.
Designer clothes at a thrift store? There are plenty here at this spacious and well stocked store in Allston. Shelves and racks are filled with clothes from top designers like Claiborne, Guess and Anne Klein. There are shoes from L.L. Bean, bags and purses from Coach, as well as books, collectibles, linens, jewelry, bedding and even a large range of furniture. Every Wednesday is Senior Citizen Day, with a special 50 per cent discount off most items.
Cambridge's biggest second-hand store has helped thrifty souls outfit themselves for proms, job interviews, costume parties and everyday life. Suits, jeans, and shoes comprise the front section of the large store; the back room boasts Austin Powers-esque 60s and 70s vintage threads. If you do not mind picking through piles of rejects, try the chaotic Dollar-A-Pound store downstairs, which also sells books and assorted oddities.
One of the big chains. Carries books, videos, and CDs with many discounted offerings. The store offers a few cozy places to curl up with a book, and a decent selection of books - though it's thin on classics. A nice enough cafe provides a rest stop if you're lucky enough to find a seat; the chairs are guarded jealously by people leafing through new purchases.
It is the flagship concept store of Barefoot Books, an independent children's publisher dedicated to celebrating art and story. Enchanting to visit, the store showcases Barefoot Books' entire high-quality product line, including books, audio books, prints, artists' cards, and party collections, as well as stunning original artwork by acclaimed Barefoot Books illustrators. While you're there, visit the Storytellers' area and Artists' Caf, where Barefoot hosts ongoing programs including storytelling for adults and children, arts and crafts workshops, puppet shows and special programs for parents, and original art exhibitions by their talented illustrators.
Entering the store, you'll be greeted by a wall of music in pretty high volume. For the most part, they sell a bunch of CD's, cassettes, and albums. Plus some DVDs and video games. They also carry some cool T-shirts, cosmetics, jewelry and other trendy items. The staff are young friendly and helpful. You can find some used CDs and DVDs for a bargain. Good store to buy music.
Specializing in no-frills, quick do's, you'll pay $9.95 for a child's haircut. It does not take appointments. If you have a Shaw's SuperMarket Card you'll receive $1 off the regular price. The quality of the cuts will vary according to the stylist you get. The turnover is pretty high here. Also, do yourself a favor and don't go on the weekends. You'll end up waiting for up to an hour.