Keeping items out of landfills, finding vintage clothing, supporting charities, and saving money are reasons thrifting has gained popularity in recent years. That said, many people also like thrifting because it's fun! Fortunately, several of Baltimore's great resale shops are located close to The Academy on Charles, a community featuring spacious apartments near Johns Hopkins University. Both veteran thrifters and newbies will find a lot to like at these two shops.
This newcomer to Baltimore's resale scene opened in June 2019. Already, Ruth's Repeats is getting accolades from customers for high-quality merchandise at very affordable prices. The shop carries a combination of new, gently-used, and vintage apparel for women and men. This boutique's selection also includes jewelry and accessories. Recent cool finds include a couple of pairs of new Kate Spade glitter Keds for $28 and LuLaRoe dresses for $8. Although the store hasn't been open long, it's held two sales reducing the price of selected merchandise by 20 percent. Ruth's Repeats is at 2521 North Charles Street and is about a mile down the street from The Academy on Charles.
Known for friendly service and bargain prices, this location of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. seems to have a bit of everything including clothing, footwear, accessories, jewelry, and housewares. Located at 3101 Greenmount Avenue, the store is less than a mile from The Academy on Charles. Every week the store reduces the price on selected merchandise. Here's how the discounts work. Each item for sale receives a colored tag before it goes on the sales floor. Each week the shop reduces prices on merchandise tagged a particular color. Recently, the offer of the week was 50 percent off all red-tagged clothing, shoes, and housewares.
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