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


Exercise and weight loss are the top two resolutions for a large majority of people in the new year. The thrift shop has exercise wear as well as yoga clothing if you are considering an exercise program. If weight loss is your goal, consider the thrift shop for a transition wardrobe. Our racks have fashionable, trendy, and some designer brand women's clothing in all sizes, and at affordable prices. If the man in your life is dieting, the shop has an array of men's casual and dress shirts, designer slacks and name brand casuals as well as winter coats in many styles.

Pantone Color of the Year: 2022

The Pantone Color Institute forecasts global color trends and is a leading source of color expertise. "VERY PERI" is the institute's color choice for 2022 and is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with violet-red undertones. You, undoubtedly, will see this color used in fashion, graphic design, and printing industries throughout the year. Look for this color in the thrift shop as you select your seasonal wardrobes.

Are You a Snowbird?

 If you are a "snowbird" migrating from the cold to a warmer southern locale, make the thrift shop one of your stops before traveling south.  Besides a transition wardrobe, we have games and 500-1,000 piece puzzles for brain activity, lots of yarn and fabric for those creative projects, photo albums for pictures in which you captured those memorable moments, or a great novel or "how to" book.

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, accessories, jewelry, men's seasonal 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 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!


$5,000 Donation to the Westminster Mission Fund

The Pandemic was one of the thrift shop's most challenging times. During the past 32 years over $328,000 has been donated to 46 community and world organizations. The Westminster Thrift Shop Board of Directors recently approved a donation of $5,000 to the Westminster Thrift Shop Mission Fund. It is only through your generous donations and continued support that this was feasible. Again, thank you! 


Thrift Shop Snow Policy

We often receive phone calls and emails regarding the Westminster Thrift Shop snow policy. Note:  If the West Chester School District has a 2 hour delay, the thrift shop will open at 9 a.m. on Mondays (workday only) and 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the West Chester School District closes for the day due to inclement weather, the thrift shop closes for the day.


We Celebrate Our 33rd Year!

From our humble beginnings in a small 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.  We thank our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, our regular customers, and our new, enthusiastic shoppers. Thank You for visiting with us!



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