Cape Cod Thrifting
Support small local businesses by shopping at these fun and funky Cape Cod thrift shops.
Racks upon racks of colorful outfits, items from unknown brands to top-of-the-line clothing tags, quirky household items, thrifting is a treasure hunt for the shopping savvy. Replace a wardrobe staple, find your new favorite conversation-starting accessory, discover the perfect decoration that your living room was missing. Thrift shops offer all that and more at prices you will not find anywhere else. Cape Cod is filled with shops bursting at the seams with unique finds, so grab your map and start bargain hunting.
Along 110 Main St. in Dennis Port, find the Northside Thrift Shop, a small store that supports a whole lot. This shop benefits the Northside United Methodist Church, so expect to feel a community vibe as soon as you step in the door. You have found the right place when you arrive in the parking lot surrounded by a white fence and a large tree mural, which the church youth group painted.
“We have a little bit of everything,” says one of the volunteers. Northside is staffed entirely by volunteers, some coming from the church and locals from the surrounding area. And they do have just about everything. Northside carries clothing, small furniture, household items, books, toys, fabric, frames, artwork, and glass wear, so there is no shortage of fun items to poke through. Be sure to plan your Dennis Port visit around their store hours. Northside is open Tuesday – Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm and is closed on both Sunday and Monday.
A consistent local thrift shop favorite is Cape Cancer Thrift Shop in West Barnstable. Pick up the perfect tchotchke or a souvenir to remember your trip to the Cape. Peruse the selection of fine and costume jewelry that is consistently flying off the shelves.
“We’re proud of our low prices, and due to our quick turnover, there are new items every week,” says Mary Ann, Director of Cape Cancer Thrift Shop. “You never know what you might find.”
This little Cape Cod-style house includes a living room, dining room, and den set up to help you envision the pieces fitting in seamlessly in your own home. Hunting through the miscellaneous items might keep you busy for hours, especially with a top floor filled with surprise items. All the profits go to Dana Farber and Cape Wellness, so shop knowing you are benefiting from a fantastic cause. In-store shopping is available with current COVID-19 safety measurements enforced. The shop is open daily from 10 am – 3 pm but is closed on Sundays.
Break out of the typical thrift shop experience with a visit to Wicked Thrift & PopRock Vintage in West Yarmouth, where the selection will convince you that you have never shopped in a thrift show quite like this. Wicked Thrift blends everything cool, colorful, and relevant, plus a great selection of casual basics. Celebrating ten years in business this year, this exclusive cash-for-clothes business ensures sure every shopper feels welcome from day one.
"We try to be the antithesis of other stores,” says Tammy, owner of Wicked Thrift and PopRock Vintage. “We have everything from $8 items to $800. I want to make sure there’s truly something for everyone.”
Wicked Thrift certainly backs up that statement. Shop everything from casual to formal dresses, everyday outfits, to funky colorful vintage pieces, and you are bound to find something that speaks to you. Explore a wide variety of accessories like designer handbags, on-trend shoes, and beautiful jewelry. Their vintage selection has colorful psychedelic pieces from the 70s and 80s, with rock and roll outfits from the 90s. If it is iconic, bright, and the life of the party, Wicked Thrift will have it.
Wicked Thrift is open for in-person shopping, and they also offer an online shopping option available with in-store pick-up. You can also find them in the app store with their new app, Wicked Thrift. With anywhere between 3,000 – 5,000 new additions every month, shop virtually without leaving the comfort of your home.
By Digital Content Coordinator, ARIANA JENNELL
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