Second Glance, the biggest thrift shop in Gloucester

My first review in my series on second-hand stores in Gloucester is “Second Glance” (2 Pond Rd., Gloucester), the thrift shop of Open Door, a local hunger-relief charity.


It has a wide selection of items, including clothes, kitchen utensils, books, CD’s, toys (in small quantities, from what I’ve seen), dishes, knickknacks, furniture, etc.  It is well organized, clean, and affordably priced.

The place is often busy, so there is a fairly quick turnover of popular items. It’s worth checking back often – and if you see something you want, get it while you can!

They have ample hours, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., both for purchasing and for donating.  Proceeds go to support the Open Door hunger relief efforts.  So whether you are looking for a useful item for your home or your wardrobe, or you have items in good condition that you want to pass on to another owner, this is a good place to go!

But just because it’s awesome, doesn’t mean it has everything all the time. The other locations I will be reviewing are well worth checking out too!

- Matthew Green

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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10 Responses to Second Glance, the biggest thrift shop in Gloucester

  1. Phinn says:

    Ample hours Hugh?
    B o r I n g

    • I don’t know Hugh. Maybe Hugh’s on first? ;-)
      “Ample hours” is too boring. How about, “Hours as long as Chuck Norris is strong”? Anything is more exciting with Chuck Norris! Or, better yet, “eat extra bacon with breakfast so you can work as many hours as this place is open!” Everything is better with bacon, even blog post copy… Oh, oh, wait, I know! “Chuck Norris eats extra bacon for breakfast so he can be as strong as these hours are long!” Now that’s exciting!
      I hope that’s better, Phinn! :-)

  2. Donna Demarkis says:

    LOVE Second Glance. The only things I stored and had shipped down to the island were all bought there. Can’t wait to get back and ship stuff down for friends.

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  4. Barbara Dunsky Newmark says:

    I love Second Glance, never gone out of the store with out buying anything.
    Im from Gloucester,Ma, Living in N.Y Bought a condo in Gloucester 211and mostly funished it from second glance ,Every time I come back home,I run to second glance

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