Bargain Thrift Center: Philadelphia's favorite thrift store since 1985.

Whether you're looking to snag a unique piece of home decor, a great pair of name brand jeans, or just need a practical kitchen item, Bargain Thrift Center is your source for affordable, quality goods and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Individual sections of the store offer items for men, women and children. From pieces never used with their original price tags to wonderful vintage items we’ve got something for everyone!

Please note: After 25 truly memorable years we chose to close our 4530 Germantown Avenue warehouse location on January 5, 2019. Sincere thanks to all of our loyal customers for your support and patronage. Be assured we will remain at our original 5261 Germantown Avenue location (currently in our 34th year!) and look forward to the opportunity to continuously offer fabulous, unique and affordable items to your every day.


At Bargain Thrift Center, new items are added daily so our inventory is constantly changing and fresh. 

Come see us!

We are easily accessed by public transportation or car, with plenty of free street parking available:



Bargain Thrift Center

5261 Germantown Avenue (at Queen Lane)
Philadelphia PA 19144

Open Monday thru Saturday 10 am til 6 pm

What You'll Find Here:

Brand name clothing and accessories, jewelry, housewares, linens, toys, games, books, artwork, vintage and collectibles.

Accepts Cash, Debit and Credit
Free On Street Parking
Handicap Accessible


Check Back Often For Current Promotions:

We are thrilled to announce the Premium Goods Pop Up Shop will be returning shortly! We are finishing up work on a new space conveniently located directly across the street from our shop at Gtwn & Queen Lane. As soon as we have a date we will send out an email and post to social media! Thanks for your patience :)


Need An Easy Fundraiser? Host a Clothing Drive!

How it works




  • Your organization collects used clothing and other items to donate.

  • We come to you to pick the items up.

  • Items are weighed and you are paid by the pound.

  • We cut you a check - it’s that simple.


Easy to host and profitable!

Perfect for busy organizations -  schools, churches, synagogues, sports teams, scout troops, PTA and other non-profit events.

Instead of selling things and adding to clutter, offer the opportunity to clean out those drawers and closets.


We do accept the following items:

  • Clothing and shoes - All sizes (men’s, women’s, children’s and babies’) styles, and seasons of clothing and shoes (sandals, boots, sneakers and dress shoes).

  • Accessories - including pocketbooks, purses, totes, school bags, backbacks, wallets, belts, ties, scarves, hats gloves.

  • Household linens - blankets, bedspreads, comforters, quilts, bed sheets, towels, shower curtains, window curtains and draperies, tablecloths, pillows.

  • Soft toys - stuffed animals and dolls.

  • Hard toys (smaller than 24”x24”x24”) and games

  • Housewares kitchen, office, garage, decorative & holiday items 24" or smaller.

We do not accept the following items:

  • Furniture or mattresses
  • Electronics or appliances
  • Wet, smoke damaged or mildewed items
  • Books
  • Records

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About Us

Located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Bargain Thrift Center has been a fixture of the community since 1985.

We pride ourselves in our 30+ year history of providing quality goods and service to our customers, many of whom have been shopping with us since we opened our doors.

As a family-owned business, the core tenants of our store are a sense of community and family. Bargain Thrift Center is a place where our staff knows many customers by name and where everyone is welcome to shop in a clean, comfortable atmosphere. We hope you'll stop by and see for yourself why Bargain Thrift Center continues to be one of Philadelphia's leading thrift stores. 

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