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 V.19 No.35 | September 2 - 8, 2010 

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Thrifty living

Two first-edition paperbacks of Breakfast of Champions can’t be wrong

Ah, the recycled life—thrift stores, resale shops and vintage clothing boutiques. Where else can one procure a bowling shirt, a used copy of Lolita and a Herb Alpert record in one stop? Spend a buck or two at these joints and defeat the big-box bullies.

The problem compiling this list lies in the tendency for thrift shops to just pop up here and there. Churches and religious organizations often have them on site. There are plenty of consignment shops and other places to buy good used stuff out there, but I didn’t want to spiral too far down the rabbit hole. My research may have failed to yield a comprehensive list—all the more reason to get out there and explore.

2 Time Couture: 600 Central SE, 242-3600

Animal Humane New Mexico Super Thrift Store: 607 Virginia Street SE , 255-5523 ext. 103 or 116

Bargain Box Thrift Shop: 5211 Lomas NE, 265-0443

Barrett House Attic: 4308 Lomas NE, 262-1073

Black Orchid Couture: 349-4290, blackorchidcouture.com (this store is soon to be online only)

Buffalo Exchange: 3005 Central NE, 262-0098

Charley’s 33s and CDs (and vintage clothing): 7602 Menaul NE 296-3685

Family Thrift Center: 1201 Juan Tabo NE, 275-3323

Family Treasures Thrift Store: 6431 Gibson SE, 247-2889

Flea Market Things and Collectables: 200 San Mateo SE, 268-1122

Frockstar: 115 Harvard SE, 266-6979

Goodwill Industries: 5000 San Mateo NE, 881-6612; 6636 Caminito Coors NW, 899-9790; 3211 Coors SW, Suite E, 877-4910; 1108 Juan Tabo NE, 298-2800; 2003 Southern, Suite 113A, Rio Rancho, 892-0215

Grace Thrift: 7720 Central SE 232-9509

Joy Junction Thrift Shoppe: 4500 Second Street SW, 217-9586

Kids’ World Resale: 1031 San Mateo SE, 262-9604

My Best Friend’s Closet: 2801 Eubank NE, 298-4099

New Gen: 505 San Mateo NE, 265-0046

Off Broadway Vintage Clothing: 3110 Central SE, 268-1489

Ordo Dei Imperceptus: 4508 Fourth Street NW, 503-7411

Other Mothers Children’s and Maternity Clothing Exchange: 4800 Cutler NE, Suite 4A, 884-6333; 9231 Coors NW, 922-8857

Paws & Shop Thrift Store: 7901 Fourth Street NW, Suite G, 217-3476

Pohl’s Thrift Store: 2323 Isleta SW, 452-0842

Q—New and Vintage: 208 Dartmouth NE 266-2545

Redeux Boutique: 1447 Eubank NE, 323-5538

Regeneration: 2740 Wyoming NE, 237-0022

Revolver: 3507 Central NE, 255-2996

Ritzy Rags Resale Clothing: 1200 Yale SE, 255-6251

SAFE House Thrift Store: 1301 San Mateo NE, 265-9233

Salvation Army Thrift Store: 411 Broadway SE, 765-5395; 4501 Silver SE, 254-1778

Savers: 3300 San Mateo NE, 888-0116; 3400 Calle Cuervo NW, 890-2680

St. John’s Thrift Shop: 1406 Central SW, 242-6751

St. Vincent De Paul Society: 4301 Fourth Street NW, 346-1500

Things Etc. the Indoor Flea Market: 11109 Central NE, 268-1717

Thrift Town: 3900 Menaul NE, 872-0647

TrendBenderz Gallery and Boutique: 311 Gold SW, 899-4575

Vietnam Veterans of America: 1201 Juan Tabo NE, 275-3727

Vintage and More: 7005 Fourth Street NW, 344-7300

Vintage Cowgirl: 206 San Felipe NW, 247-2466

What Goes Around: 6300 San Mateo NE, 858-1067

Wow Resale Store: 5820 Zuni SE, 255-0201

 
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