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Consignment Stores in Bucks County

With the end of summer approaching and a new school year looming, everyone’s got two things on their minds: shopping, and discarding. Whether it’s school supplies, books, or clothes, it’s natural to want to buy new things for the start of Fall. With everything starting back up again—school, clubs, and your favorite TV shows—Fall is a time of change and rebirth. Plus, buying new things is fun. But, when buying new things, it’s generally a good idea to go through what you already have and get rid of whatever you don’t need or want anymore, so when you buy new things, you can feel truly transformed and ready for the new season. Luckily, there is a special breed of business that allows you to buy and discard, all at the same place: the consignment store.
 
Maybe you’ve found that you’re having trouble fitting into the same clothes as last year. Or maybe you have a whole stack of books that you’ve already read—or, be honest with yourself, are never going to read. Maybe you have some nice collectibles or other house wares that are simply taking up too much space on your shelves. You can sell all of it at a consignment shop; make a bit of money, then buy something new that you love. Save some money, save some space in your house, and save some time (by selling at the same stores you shop at)! You might already know where the nearest Goodwill is, but why not try a local business instead? If you’re not sure where to start, check out our recommendations:
 
In Yardley, there’s Consigning Women, which has been selling women’s designer clothes and accessories as well as home decor for twenty years. If you think you have items that would fit in the store, call the phone number listed on their Facebook page to make a consignment appoint. You also might want to like their page to get updates on when they’re having store-wide sales.
 
In Doylestown, you’ll want to check out Vera Fran Consignment Boutique. They have women’s, men’s, and children’s designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as some furniture and house wares. If you’d like to consign, they have helpful guidelines on what they accept and how they’ll pay you on their website, so be sure to read it over before calling to make your appointment. Whether or not any of your old clothes are sold in the store, however, they’ll definitely find a good home; all unsold merchandise is donated to a local women’s shelter aimed at empowering women and ending domestic violence. 
 
If you’re looking to buy (or sell) vintage clothes that aren’t quite designer, Night Bird Vintage Clothing in New Hope might be for you. They’ve got a large selection of men’s and women’s clothes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Call the number on their website if you’re interested in getting rid of some of your old clothes, or just stop by one afternoon for a quick blast to the past!
 
If you’re in Richboro, you should swing by Pennies From Heaven, an upscale women’s consignment boutique with clothes, accessories, furniture, paintings, new and classic books, and other home decor. Stop in and ask about consigning if you think you have items that would sell in the store—they carry such a variety of items that you’re sure to find something either to buy or to sell.
 
My Sister’s Closet, in Langhorne, is another upscale women’s consignment shop. They sell new and gently used clothes and accessories, so you won’t be able to sell any of your ten-year-old sweaters here, but if you have anything that isn’t too worn and is currently in style, they’ll be happy to help you find it a new home. However, if you don’t sell anything here, you should at least stop in to do some shopping; for every $20 you spend, you get $1 of credit to be used on anything in the store.
 
If you’re looking specifically to buy or sell used books, you can try either Newtown Book and Record Exchange, in Newtown, or Central Books, in Doylestown. Newtown Book and Record Exchange sells paperbacks of any kind, vinyls, CDs, and DVDs. If you want to get in touch with them about selling part of your book or music collection, there’s contact information on their website. Central Books sells hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas for at least a 65% discount from their original price, and they’ll buy any recent books in good condition for either cash or store credit. You don’t need to make an appointment to consign at Central Books, but you do have to come during their buying hours, which are posted on their website. If you’re quick, their last buying day in August is tomorrow, August 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00. After that, they’ll be buying in October and December of this year—so check their website often if you want to sell!
 
Whether you have some back-to-school shopping to finish up or you have piles of clothes in your drawers that you haven’t worn in years, consignment stores can be truly amazing, and supporting a local business will always feel better than shopping at a chain. If you’ve never been to a secondhand store before, we encourage you to try the ones above for you foray into consignment! And if it’s not your first time, you might want to add these stores to your favorites. We assure you, it’s worth it.
 
 
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Jill, check out Yoga at Newtown Therapy and Wellness. They have a wonderful selection of classes for various ages and stages, including teens and veterans. 


 

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