There are many places in Portland and Lewiston that sell reasonably priced clothing. The stores listed in this guide are mostly thrift stores. Thrift stores sell “gently used” clothing, which means that someone else owned the item and used it, but it is still in good condition. Because the items are used, thrift stores sell them at a discount. That makes thrift stores a great option for purchasing more expensive items, like winter coats.
About: Goodwill stores sell many different kinds of used items, including clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, books, and games.
Locations: To find a store near you, visit the Goodwill website.
The Root Cellar
About: The Root Cellar offers a space where youth can drop in for food and games. It also offers a clothing distribution program, selling large bags of clothes for $2.
Threads of Hope
About: Threads of Hope is a thrift store that sells used clothing, furniture, shoes, handbags, dishes, lamps, and even art for reasonable prices.
Location: 244A St. John Street, in Union Station Plaza, Portland ME (See a map)
Phone: (207) 781-8555
Visit the website for Threads of Hope.
Hope House Family Support Center
About: The Hope House Family Support Center offers a number of services, including a family thrift store. Other services include a farmer’s market, classes and support groups, and special events.
Location: 91 College Street (See a map)
Phone: (207) 577-1165
Visit the website for Hope House Family Support Center.