Why Support the Westminster Thrift Shop?
- Revenues from donations help support community and world organizations
- Help create sustainable lifestyles through recycling
- Save $$ on new and name brand women’s and men’s clothing and accessories
- Caring volunteers who go the extra mile helping customers
- No waiting in line as in big box stores
- A safe shopping environment, following CDC guidelines
Evident at the Westminster Thrift Shop
Summer dresses, capris, sandals, white shoes, accessories, and jewelry have been stored away. Fall is apparent now on our clothing racks, some of those trendy clothes and colors await your purchase. And, don’t forget our jewelry cases sparkling with trendy pieces that will compliment a new fall outfit. Home decor areas also have an array of fall items that can add a different look to a room. Visit us, bring a friend, help us celebrate our 32nd season and third year in the Gay St. Plaza.
Fashion, Color, Jewelry Trends for the Fall/Winter 2021
Are you a trend setter? If so, below are some of the trends for the upcoming season. If you prefer to coordinate your own outfits, the shop has a varied selection of new, designer, and pre-loved clothing and colors. Fall Fashion Trends:
- 90’s Revival
- Sheath dresses
- Maxi length cardigans
- Tall, square toe boots
- Loose-fit Denim
- Sweater Vests
- Print Pants
- Puffy, Quilted, and Textured Handbags
Fall Color Trends
The Pantone Color Institute forecasts global color trends, and is a leading source of color expertise. Their color choices for Fall fashions: Mykonas Blue - a brisk blue like the Aegean Sea; Adobe - a warm, sun-dried clay; Fire Whirl - a vigorous red; Rhodonite - a blue-based purple. Stop in and see our new Fall fashion display as pictured here.
NOTE: Our items are priced fair and reasonable. Your purchases help support many charitable organizations, especially during these challenging times. To name a few: Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Family Promise, Bridge of Hope, Chester County SPCA, Charles Melton Arts and Education, Migrant Ministry, Orphan Grain Train, West Chester Senior Center, Wings for Success.
Cosmopolitan magazine notes the following fall jewelry trends: over-the-top statement necklaces, thick choker necklaces, long chains, and polished pendants. Hoop earrings are a staple and continue to trend over the last several seasons. This fall, hoops are reimagined elongated shapes, crumped designs, and very long. We were intrigued after reading about Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State’s famous pin collection, each one telling a unique story. In one of her stories, she noted, “I wore a Bee pin when I was going to sting Yasser Arafat.” Perhaps you can find the pin that will tell your story. The shop has quite an array of unique and beautiful pins ready for your purchase, or beginning of a pin collection.
We Celebrate Our 32nd Year!
From our humble beginnings in a small school classroom of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in November, 1990, the thrift shop mission continues: to provide quality recycled merchandise at affordable prices to local families; to care for creation by providing an outlet for recycled goods. To date the thrift shop has provided support to 46 community and world-wide organizations as a result of donations from our generous donors. Gratitude is expressed to approximately 40 volunteers who provide about 4,000 hours of service to the thrift shop. Thank you for your visit today!!
We Welcome Your Donations
Please think of the Westminster Thrift Shop first when you have donations. We are always looking for women’s seasonal clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, jewelry, men’s clothing, housewares, home decor, and 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.
543-545 E. Gay Street
Units 22 & 23
West Chester, PA 19380
We Now Accept Credit Cards!
The Westminster Thrift Shop Board of Directors recently approved the usage of credit cards for thrift shop purchases effective June 7, 2021. Major credit cards will be accepted with a $15 minimum purchase amount requested.
Thrift Shop Hours
OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am - 3pm
OPEN: Saturday: 9am - 12pm
CLOSED: Monday (workday)Thursdays & Sundays