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We lived in CT for a long time but never once visited a thrift store. We moved out West for a couple of years and I have become ADDICTED - there are like ten thrift stores I can think of in town, and I visit about 4-5 of them often. They're GREAT - clean, cheap, and I feel good about buying second-hand.<br><br>
Well, we're moving back to CT. Not sure what town, but probably somewhere in Fairfield County. Either Fairfield or maybe a bit north, around Danbury or thereabouts. But I got to thinking - are there any good thrift stores in the area? Heck, any at all? I'm not talking about consignment stores really.<br><br>
Also, is Craigslist decent in the area? Here it's great, but again, I don't remember much about CL in the area. It seemed like the people we were around were embarrassed to buy anything secondhand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> But maybe that's just my paranoia and there's a whole secondhand subculture I don't know about!!
 

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Well I'm in RI so I'm not much use on the CT side but I figured I'd bump this for you. I do know people in this area are very much into buying second-hand. My only problem with CL/freecycle is frequent no-shows, but I'm sure that's everywhere...<br><br>
And I am addicted to thrift stores & curb shopping, lately it's taken all my willpower not to pick something up (we have too much stuff now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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Welcome back to CT! I've become addicted to Savers. We go to the one in Orange, but there is also one in Waterbury that may be closer to Danbury. I use Freecycle a lot. For bigger items I would look on Craigslist.<br><br>
Check out this website: <a href="http://www.thethriftshopper.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thethriftshopper.com/</a>
 

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don't know if you're still checking this thread, but my folks moved to darien so i know of a couple out that way--and since they're in an 'upscale' place, it's usually good stuff for cheap! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> there's the dca shop on post road that's run by little old ladies; there's yellow balloon, also post road, that's nice; and there was one called like bohemian boutique or something that may or may not still be there, also on post road, very near yellow balloon i think. there's also a good goodwill near the stamford line, just past uconn. happy hunting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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