Best Designer Thrift Store

5902 York Road,, (410) 435-3244

Junior League thrift stores have a reputation for being pretty snazzy, and the Wise Penny is no exception. With a storefront that mimics a funky J. Crew in appearance, the Junior Leaguers who own and operate this store have cultivated a mix of brands, from Prada and Ralph Lauren to New York & Co. The Wise Penny is sort of like a mini Marshalls: They sell fine china, kids' toys, pictures, shoes, purses, and tons of clothes. The sweater selection is varied (cable-knit, Fair Isle, even cashmere); there are tweed blazers aplenty in the men's section. But if you're in the market for a women's blazer, expect to see lots of shoulder pads.

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