Why Shop at the Westminster Thrift Shop? 

  • Revenues from donations help support community and world organizations
  • Help create sustainable lifestyles through recycling: Keep clothing out of landfills
  • Save $$ on women’s and men’s clothing: buy higher quality items at fair and reasonable prices
  • Caring volunteers who go the extra mile helping customers

Our Mission Statement 

To provide quality recycled merchandise at affordable prices to local families;  to care for creation by providing an outlet for recycled goods. 

Spring and Summer 2022:  We Have All Your Needs 

From name brands, new, and pre-loved women’s clothing (Jones NY, Talbots, J.Jill, Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne) to men’s designer, name brand, and casual clothing to  home decor and housewares to framed art, collectibles, lamps, vases, dishes, pots and pans, small pieces of furniture, books, puzzles, and board games to beachwear, chairs. Our inventory changes daily. 

Jar of Jewels 

Do you like surprises?  Like a mystery gift? Then the shop’s “Jar of Jewels,” a treasure trove of jewelry in a vase or jar awaits your purchase.  Jars or vases contain a variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, or pins.  What a great gift for yourself or a friend, and what about those precious granddaughters. 

What Our Customers Are Saying About the Thrift Shop 

“I appreciate you being here for me personally and for our community. I can purchase designer to casual clothing, at reasonable prices, so helpful since I am on a budget.”

“My purchases help to keep clothing out of those awful landfills.”


“I love the fact that I never know what I am going to find, they restock every day.”

 

Please see our NEW DONATION GUIDELINES, and please make an appointment by calling Karen Koepke, manager, 610-692-9298 or contact her by emailThe reason for this is that there may be times when a certain item has a large amount of inventory and our storage capabilities may be limited.  Thank You for your understanding and support!

 

Did You Know? 

  • Covid accelerated thrifting and it continues in 2022. Thred-Up has estimated the secondhand market will double from $36B in 2021 to $77B in 2025.
  • The stigma around buying secondhand has completely broken down.
  • The largest thrift shop in America is: Community Thrift Store and Donation Center in Selinsgrove, PA, at 74,000 square feet of shopping (need a weekend here to shop). 

 

We Welcome Your Donations 

It is only through your donations that the thrift shop is able to continue its mission of supporting many worthy community and world organizations. We are always in need of women’s seasonal clothing, shoes, and accessories, men’s seasonal clothing, housewares, home decor, small pieces of furniture. Please see our NEW DONATION GUIDELINES, and please make an appointment by calling Karen Koepke, manager, 610-692-9298 or contact her by email. Why: there may be times when we have a large inventory of certain items, therefore our storage capabilities would be limited. Thank You for your understanding.

 

Who Benefits From Your Donations? 

As we celebrate our 32nd season, 46 community and world-wide organizations have received funding as a result of your generous donations. To name a few local organizations:  Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Chester Co. SPCA, Charles Melton Arts and Education, Family Promise, Wings for Success. 

  

Location 

543-545 East Gay Street
Gay St. Plaza
West Chester, PA l9380
Telephone:  610-692-9298
Click here to email.

We Now Accept Credit Cards! 

The Westminster Thrift Shop does accept major credit cards. A $15 minimum purchase amount is requested.

Thrift Shop Hours

OPEN:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
OPEN:  Saturday 9 a.m. -12 noon
CLOSED:  Monday (workday), Thursday and Sunday