The rising costs of gas and food won’t render the savvy shopper completely helpless when the desire for a new item strikes. You just have to know where to shop. Thrift and consignment shops are on the rise with a revamped, polished new style, and New Jersey is home to some of the best. By Emily Tamburri.

See Also: NYC’s Best Thrift Stores

Double Take Consignment Boutique

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35 Nathaniel Place
Englewood NJ, 07631

If you are like plenty of other shoppers out there with Fifth Avenue taste – without the budget –  Double Take Consignment Boutique is the store for all designer retail. With four NJ locations (Englewood, Ridgewood, Redbank and Short Hills) and a full stock of high end designer bags, accessories and clothing, Double Take is sure to have you looking twice at their unbelievably discounted prices on slightly used products in impeccable condition. With strict standards about what is accepted from consigners and placed on their shelves, you are sure to find the perfect pair of Manolo Blanik pumps that you never thought you could afford until now.

Then & Now

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610 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Then & Now is a treasure trove for your home design and furnishings. In business for over 18 years, Then & Now has items carries the spectrum of household items from the practical, such as chests, dining sets, armoires and pantry storage to antique, unusual or collectible books, china, Lennox, quilts and jewelry. The thousands of items in this large space are displayed in an uncluttered manner so all items are easily viewed and moved to their new home. Then & Now has over 400 active consignors, constantly stocking the store with unique items, new to you every day.

Hidden Closet

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15 North Spruce Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 818-4880

Accepting only in-style, current clothing at the best quality, makes the Hidden Closet one of the top second hand stores New Jersey has to offer—you’ll even find some brand new items with the tag still on. Women’s styles range anywhere from the Gap and Express to Armani and BCBG at lower-than-you’d-expect prices. An organized color coded system labels the tidy racks of anywhere from 35-75% off the original price, ensuring that you discover something which looks and fits like new. Hidden closet also offers an elaborate array of suits and office-attire, as well as children’s clothes, making it a one-stop shop for all fashion forward, business women and moms alike.

Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique


38 Oak Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Recently named a 201 magazine “Best of Bergen 2010-2011” winner for the second time in a row, Savvy Chic specializes in women’s high end clothing, shoes, accessories handbags and jewelry. If the deep discounts weren’t enough, Savvy Chic’s location in the elaborate Old Post Office Building is sure to draw you in with their classy window displays, showcasing some of the latest store arrivals. Currently accepting all types of prom dresses to add to the repertoire of stylish collections, you can now buy the one of a kind dress you’ve been searching for, or, turn yours in to make room in your closet for all the other exciting finds you’ll discover upon setting foot into this store.

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Comments (18)
  1. MM says:


  2. Jess says:

    Nearly New Consignments Boutique in McAfee, NJ has all your favorite designer and name-brand fashions from head to toe. Definitely worth checking out!

  3. peggy says:

    Squan Dry Goods in Manasquan Nj is amazing with clothes for ages 9months to 99 …and jewelry accessories and furniture…

  4. gary says:

    Check out Overtime Sports Consignment in Clifton, NJ. You’ll need to make an appointment but they’re the only sporting consignment business in Northern NJ. Very nice owner too!

  5. mike says:

    rch thrift shop in galloway township new jersey 609-864-3078 nice clean very nice people there web site http://www.rchthrift,com

  6. Cole says:

    Asbury Park Trading Post is one of the best shops around, More womens stuff as usual but there is a lot of Mens items also, Great Prices , Asbury Park New Jersey

  7. Yvonne says:

    you have to check out Doubletake consignment in Ridgewood they have 3 other locations but my favorite is the Ridgewood location. The staff is wonderful, their merchandise is always fresh and they are always getting great merchandise…oh and their sale’s are sooooo worth me calling out of work and waiting on line to get first dibs. They are so helpful when buying or consigning 🙂 my fave !!!

  8. Ann says:

    Cherry Pick Children’s Consignment Boutique carries quality name brand clothing, accessories, furniture and toys. Voted best of the best in Monmouth county! Visit for full details.

  9. kim says:

    go check out Bella Couture Consignment Boutique in Sparta NJ 07871

  10. CHERYL WOOD says:


  11. Ray says:

    What about children’s consignment??? We have a great shop in Spotswood (lower Middlesex County) called My Little Haven. Small but neatly packed with amazing designer finds for babies, kids and expecting moms to be!

  12. Heather says:

    Check out Bump to Bump Maternity ( for Maternity Consignment. Based out of Oakland, you can shop or consign by appointment.

  13. Jonathan says:

    Please come to Clifton NJ to check out Little Bean- it’s a great new upscale childrens and maternity consignment boutique!!

  14. EVA says:

    What about mens consignment store.. Theres one in Englewood, nj. Gentlemens Aggreement.

  15. P Aioby says:

    what a great article! most people don’t know that consignment shops are not only a great way to find cheap designer items for those looking BUT also a great way to sell your unwanted items. I always think- if i sold some items i wasn’t using in order to get that new juicy top ive had my eyes on then…the splurge doesn’t count!

  16. nim Rodman says:

    And you get free bedbugs with your purchase!

    1. michelle says:

      You can get bed bugs with buying new clothes also. They had to close down Abercombe and Juicy Couture on Fifth because they had so many bed bugs. It took the stores 2 weeks to re-open.

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