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The Best Thrift Stores in Maryland

black girl wearing a long black and white print dress from thrift stores with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8

My favorite sport is thrifting.

Ok, I may be exaggerating a bit because if you follow me on Twitter then you know I’m obsessed with watching football and basketball and obsessed with playing football and volleyball (tennis too!). But I digress.

When it comes to shopping– nothing gets me more excited than thrift stores.

black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8
black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8

Why I love thrift stores and thrift shopping

It is all about the thrill of the hunt. I tend to thrift shop when I am looking for something in particular but nothing specific. Did I confuse you yet?

Basically, I like to thrift shop when I know I want silky dresses or when I want an oversized blazer or when I’m in search for men’s jeans to turn into the perfect denim cutoffs. I try to keep it general and I like to be open to finding new treasures at the thrift store.

My love of thrift stores and thrift shopping also stems from wanting items that others do not have. Yes, I am a fashion and style blogger but nothing irks me more than seeing everyone rocking the same same from Zara. More often than not, I love the item too but my want to be original forces me not to purchase said item.

Instead I will run over to my favorite thrift stores near me and find something similar that I can style up to showcase my personality.

Aside from the shopping part of it, my friend Janell has me really being more cognizant of “fast fashion” and its negative effects on the Earth and people. But I plan on interviewing her on my youtube channel soon and will let her speak on all of this.

 

My favorite items to buy at the thrift store

While I touched on it briefly, my favorite items to buy at the thrift store vary but I almost always browse certain areas depending on the season.

During the spring/summer season I am all about looking for “old grandma” type silky midi dresses, jeans to DIY into cut-offs, and band t-shirts that I can distress and wear to music festivals. In the Fall and Winter, the search at my favorite thrift stores changes and I am on the hunt for men’s blazers– I have always liked them oversized so I can belt at the waist, real leather skirts, trench and wool winter coats and sweaters, especially Ralph Lauren Polo ones.

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The best thrift stores near me in Maryland

When I first moved to the DC area, the only thrift stores I ever frequented were in Virginia. In Alexandria alone there are like 5 thrift stores within a 10 mile radius of each other so it felt like heaven. Now that I live in Maryland and am always thrifting, I have a great handle on the best thrift stores in Maryland.

Shall we begin?

Value Village | Landover, MD

Address6611 Annapolis Rd, Landover Hills, MD 20784

Best finds: Christian Dior Trench Coat

Village thrift store | Bladensburg

Address6611 Annapolis Rd, Landover Hills, MD 20784

Best Finds: Italian leather pencil skirt and a Penguin with tags on baby blue blazer

Village thrift store | Camp Springs, MD

Address6307 Allentown Rd, Camp Springs, MD 20748

Best Finds: A royal blue London Fog trench coat

black girl wearing a long black and white print dress from the thrift stores with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals

Value Village | Hyattsville, MD

Address2277 University Blvd E, Lewisdale, MD 20782

Best Finds: Coach classic saddle bag

2nd Avenue Value Stores

Address201 Fort Meade Rd, Laurel, MD 20707

Best Find: Armani jacket

Planet aid | Baltimore, MD

Address5425 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, MD 21229

Best Find: Kate Spade handbag

collins avenue thrift | Baltimore, Md

Address211 Collins Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229

Best Finds: too many to count. This is my go to for books, trench coats, and very inexpensive wool winter coats (I have purchased 7 from there)

black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8
black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8
black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8
black girl wearing a long black and white print dress with yellow fringe earrings and hair back in a ponytail with black square glasses and floral black open toe sandals-8
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2 Comments

  1. jenna
    April 18, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Great post – I love thrifting as well! I decided to switch to thrift shopping to lower my impact on the planet, and it has been such an enjoyable thing to do. It looks like you have a nice list of places to go; unfortunately, I don’t have a Value Village near me… But the Salvation Army in my city is pretty good so I can’t complain!
    -Jenna ♥
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    • jennjeanpierre
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      April 19, 2019 / 1:11 pm

      Hi Jenna! Thrifting is LIFe lol. Im glad you had a chance to look at the post and thank you for taking the time to comment. I also have a new youtube video out 🙂 Check it out if you would like

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