The roaring 20’s – the era of “flappers, dappers and dames” gave birth to Jazz, Art Deco, the Lindy Hop and The Great Gatsby. Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Prohibition reigned supreme. The 1920’s also marked the opening of The Thrift Shop of Boston- the city’s longest running thrift store. Community minded volunteer women came together to create a shop to sell donated goods to people of lesser economic means. Over the years, the shop expanded on that mission, to raise funds for various charitable organizations. Since the 1980’s, The Thrift Shop of Boston has contributed over 1 million dollars to The Home for Little Wanderers. Help us celebrate 90 years in business this weekend – all clothing is 50% off!
Photo from 1989 at the 640 Centre St, Jamaica Plain location.
L-R: Former Board Member Nan Newell, current Thrift Shop President Anne Robertson, beloved long time manager Betty Bruno and staff member Agnes Nolan