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Spence-Chapin Thrift Shop

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1473 Third Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.776941 -73.955306
at 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-737-8448 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($) Budget, ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Consignment/Thrift Shop
  • Products & Services: Children's Clothing, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Hats, Men's Shoes, Women's Hats, Women's Shoes, etc.

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Official Website

spence-chapin.org

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags
  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes

Children

  • Children's Clothing

Clothing

  • Men's Formalwear
  • Menswear
  • Swimwear
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Womenswear

Home

  • Antique/Vintage Furniture
  • Decorative Accents
  • Living Room Furniture
  • Bedroom Furniture

Profile

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Spence and Chapin, long bastions for the education of New York’s blueblood feminine heirs, sponsor thrift shops to support the Spence-Chapin organization’s considerable good works in the larger community, mainly by recycling the high-end, high-quality cast-offs of elegant, label-happy UES moms. The jam-packed store donates thousands of dollars every month to charity, earned from the sale of near-new castoffs like Prada and Miu Miu dresses, Carolina Herrera leather totes, and Marc Jacobs peacoats, all at half their one-time retail price—or less. Granted, the gently worn clothes can be a season or two behind, but how much does a year matter when you’re talking Lacoste polos or lined Ralph Lauren gray flannel slacks? The shop is organized by category, with men’s clothing towards the back and women’s offerings crammed onto racks that line the whole space; a selection of furniture—heavy on the kitchen tables and chairs—is also available. The shop is usually crowded with both merchandise and people; shop early for the best picks. While the jaundice-suggestive fluorescent lighting could be better for choosing among the used Luca Luca gowns, shopping at the Spence-Chapin thrift shop is worth it for the bargains alone. Sadly, no schoolgirl uniforms are for sale.

Extra

Visit www.spence-chapin.org to learn more about volunteering for the Spence-Chapin organization, which owns the thrift shop.

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