Wednesday, March 5, 2014

News and Reviews: Good Stuff Thrift of Fairless Hills, PA


543 Lincoln Highway. Fairless Hills, PA 19030

In another late night productivity binge, I was perusing my Twitter account for any pertinent thrifting activity when I found an interesting tidbit of information. In addition to the handful of new follows from thrift shops scattered across the United States, one new Twitter addition was not only local, but along my usual route of regular thrifting stops.

Good Stuff Thrift is just few miles up the road from two thrift stores I frequent and yet somehow I had missed it. 

Fabulous quilled paper dress on display.

After a quick shoutout on Twitter announcing my intent to stop by, I hit the sack in eager anticipating of exploring new secondhand territory. And when I arrived the following afternoon, I was not disappointed.

After being warmly welcomed and invited into the exclusive "employees only" area for a tour, the store manager Linda filled me in on some of the Good Stuff itinerary. After opening a mere five months ago, Good Stuff Thrift plans to expand its already impressively sized sales floor to accommodate special sale price-items. And according to my own research, another Good Stuff Thrift location is planned to open in Lancaster, PA. With all net proceeds benefiting children in the community through four local charities, Linda is excitedly planning for the future of Good Stuff Thrift.

A thoughtful dresser display.

And while I see big things in store for the future of this Fairless Hills location, I'm in love with the minutia. The dressers are decorated with decorative flair. The displays are clean, color-coordinated and demonstrate a real love for secondhand style. 

While I love rolling up my sleeves for a little thrift-junking now and again, I find myself having a true appreciation for secondhand staging. The sales floor of Good Stuff Thrift is a curated collection of home furnishings and decor. And this is no easy task, given the limitation to a specific supply of donations. 

Just look at this secondhand spread!

Fully utilizing the space for impeccably staged furniture, quality clothing, an assortment of bric-a-brac,  books and more, Good Stuff Thrift has made my list of regular stops on the thrift route. I even found an addition to my Teeny Tiny Secondhand Treasures collection, to be featured in a later post.

And if this baby was on the sales floor, I would've swooped in, for sure.

Want it! 

In summation, Good Stuff Thrift has a consignment feel with thrift store prices. Stocked with high quality furniture, it's a promising location for thrifty home makeovers. Like a page from a catalogue for a fraction of the cost, this is one thrift shop with good things in store. 

Junkers may be disappointed. But the thoughtful details and vintage wares will win you over without a doubt. 

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Are you a thrift shop owner local to Philadelphia or Bucks County, PA looking for a visit from Let's Go Thrifting? I'm always on the prowl for new thrifting territory. 

Drop me a line and I'll try to stop by. 

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4 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Engaging, lovely review. I really like how you described this shop as having a consignment feel with thrift store prices. That's something one rarely encounters (at least in this part of the world) with thrift stores any more. I remember far more feeling that way back in the 90s and very early 2000s, but these days they're often either woefully sparse or frightening overflowing and in many cases of both, very (very!) overpriced. It's great to know that you found one that excelled so well on both parts right in your own backyard.

♥ Jessica

*PS* Thank you very much for your lovely compliments on today's 1940s outfit post. I look forward to seeing your Thrifted Fashion Look Book series.

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks for the comment love, Jessica. I know I lucked into something here. Quality finds at affordable prices. That is rare.

Laura Whitman said...

Oh man! this place looks great! I live near Lancaster, so I may have to make a trip when that store opens.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks for reading, Laura. I'm sure you'd really enjoy Good Stuff Thrift when that location opens. And PS: I've found some really nice thrifted goodies in the Lancaster area!