Why Shop at the Westminster Thrift Shop?

  • Revenues from donations help support community and world organizations
  • Help create sustainable lifestyles through recycling: saves production and energy costs, conserves our natural resources
  • Saves $$ on women's and men's clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, home decor, bedding, and furniture. 

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.

Fall & Winter 2022:  We Have All Your Needs 

From name brands, new, and pre-loved women's clothing to men's designer, name brands, and casual clothing to home decor and housewares to framed art, collectibles, lamps, vases, dishes, pots, pans, small pieces of furniture, books, puzzles, and board games. our inventory changes daily and often includes some of the seasonal fashion trends.

 

What Our Customers Are Saying About the Thrift Shop 

"It's so rewarding to find an awesome piece of clothing or jewelry for a fraction of the retail cost, especially when on a budget."

"I visit the shop a few times a week and I never know what I am going to find, they restock every day."

"My purchases help community organizations and keep clothing out of landfills."

"The shop volunteers are so friendly and helpful. It's like family."

Westminster Christmas Shop

The "Christmas Shop" is now open during our regular business hours.  Are you a budget shopper, which more of us are this year due to inflation, the thrift shop is your "go to shop."

Did You Know? 

  • There are currently more than 25,000 resale, consignment and not-for-profit resale shops in the United States.
  • The largest thrift shop in America is:  Community Thrift Store and Donation Center in Selinsgrove, PA, their main goal is to raise money to support a variety of local in-need organizations.

We Welcome Your Donations 

It is only through your donations that the Westminster Thrift Shop is able to continue its mission. We are always in need of women's and men's seasonal clothing, shoes, and accessories, housewares, home decor, and small pieces of furniture.  Please see our NEW DONATION GUIDELINES. We ask that you make an appointment beforehand by calling Karen Koepke, shop 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 begin our 33rd season, 46 community and world organizations have received funding as a result of your generous donations and purchases.To name a few local organizations:  West Chester Food Cupboard, Chester Co. SPCA, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Charles Melton Arts and Education, Family Promise, Wings for Success. NOTE: West Chester Food Cupboard was the most recent recipient of a check for $5000 from the Westminster Thrift Shop.

Thrift Shop Hours 

OPEN:  10 am - 3 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
              9 am - 12 pm Saturday
CLOSED:  Sunday, Monday (workday for volunteers) & Thursday

 

Thrift Shop Board Members:

Carol Wawrzniak, chairperson, Karen Koepke, manager, Judy Eberhardt, secretary, Joanne Ebert, Peg Garner, Fran Marcus, Judy Miller, publicity, Janet Colliton, trustee representative, Sandra Kurek, finance representative, Bob Cox, Carmen Knox & Cheryl Whiteley

 

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.