5 Best bets for Boston-area thrift stores
When youre not pressed to find a last-minute costume, though, Garment Districts real rewards are often found in their by-the-pound department. But youd better bring your patience (and possibly your mountain-climbing gear) because each morning, store employees open up an 850-pound bale of clothing for shoppers to sift through. There are almost as many strategies for digging through the heap as there are items of clothing in it: You can hop from pile to pile, standing on whatever feels the most like floor (a backpack, perhaps? Or a wool coat?).