Welcome to SoPhilly Favorites, a new, occasional series in which we highlight places we like just for the hell of it.
American Thrift is the best thrift store in South Philly.
Admittedly, the competition is pretty weak these days. The Circle Thrift at 1125 S. Broad (where I once found a J. Crew bracelet for $2) has a decent selection but is significantly smaller. The Goodwill on West Passyunk (where I once found Band of Outsiders plaid flannel shirt that retailed for over $100) closed a couple of years ago and the other Goodwill at Front and Oregon (where I haven’t found anything particularly memorable) is overpriced and over-stocked with rejects from Ross and Marshall’s. AIDS Thrift on Passyunk near 5th is humongous, although it seems more like an underpriced vintage store than a true thrift store.