Attention thrifters, hipsters, and generally anyone looking for a sweet deal and a fun afternoon: If you haven’t checked out Urban Renewals yet, IT. IS. TIME.
Walking into Urban Renewals’ small storefront one might not expect much, but it is HUGE, making it the perfect place for a thrifting adventure. It’s definitely my go-to for searching for Hawaiian blouses, velvet skirts and expanding my vintage salt-and-pepper shaker hoard (inspired by Allston Diner’s amazing collection). Seriously, you can find almost anything here, just make sure to give yourself enough time to sift through the enormous amounts of clothing, furniture, kitchenware, household appliances…the list goes on!
For those who are dedicated thrift shoppers like me, Urban Renewals is a special paradise. You can find all kinds of brands in great condition, while enjoying that special thrill that thrifting brings. On my last visit, I saw more cute Kimchi Blue dresses than I could count. I also ended up bringing home a Ralph Lauren cocktail dress for $12!
Urban Renewals’ prices are nice and cheap, and get even cheaper on Thursdays, where you can get stuff for 50% off with your student ID. Make sure to hit up the ATM beforehand, because this place is cash only!