General Information

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.



Goodwill Stores

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.

Locations:  View the Root Cellar’s locations in Portland and Lewiston on a map.

For more information, visit the website for the Root Cellar in Portland and Lewiston.



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.