Reduce-Reuse-Recycle is often a goal of business owners in the 21st Century, but beyond that, we have a wide range of eco-friendly entrepreneurs in our area who have literally made it their business to be kinder to the environment by ensuring that what’s old is new again! From antique shops to upcycled furniture stores, designer consignment, and thrift stores, the following local leaders offer hidden treasures, cool finds, bargains, and memorabilia. We even have personal shoppers using thrift goods to create high end wardrobes.
In honor of Earth Day, Newtown Lifestyle is taking time to celebrate businesses who are making their mark without making a mark!
Dress to the 9s
Dress to the 9s is an upscale consignment boutique located in Newtown that offers unused or gently used women’s and men’s clothing and accessories. The store, which opened in June 2020, is designed to bring exceptional style, handbags, and jewelry to shoppers, with community connection at its core. Shopping consignment and extending the life of clothing by as little as 9 months reduces carbon, waste and water footprints by approximately 20-30%. 9 N State Street, Newtown, PA. www.dresstothe9sconsign.com, IG: @dresstothe9sconsign
Re-Urban-It takes antique solid wood furniture and gives it a fresh new look! High quality antique pieces of furniture made with solid wood construction are brought up-to-date with modern finishes and stylish touches. Rejuivinating these pieces is the owner’s passion and definitely on-trend. Check out their store and I guarantee, you won’t leave empty-handed. 408 Mill Street, Bristol, PA. www.re-urban-it.com, IG: @Re_Urban_It
Style By Ki
If you love the idea of being able to style yourself through thrift stores or consignment shop finds, but don’t have the time; or if the thought of scanning thrift stores is exhausting... Style By Ki is your solution. Style by Ki, created by founder Kieran Ricciardi, merges the high-end value of a personal shopper with the sustainability of thrifting. Send her 3-4 inspirational outfit photos, and relax while she finds your inspired look with gently used clothing and accessories! (215) 630-4088, IG: @style.by.ki
Newtown Book and Record Exchange
Newtown Book & Record Exchange has been proud to offer thousands of previously owned books and records to the community for the last 40 years. Items that may otherwise lay dormant in an attic or basement find new life at a fraction of the price. The store gives each trade-in a bit of love so that vintage items avoid the landfill and bring joy to a new generation of readers and listeners. 102 S. State Street, Newtown, PA. IG: @newtownbookandrecordx
Rabbit Hole Vintage Market Place
The Rabbit Hole Vintage Marketplace in Langhorne showcases unique items that have been completely transformed from unworthy to worthy, including antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and repurposed furniture along with garden and home décor. The store specializes in upcycling items for modern purposes and features a fun assortment of interesting "needle in a haystack" items. There is something for everyone here! Open Friday-Sunday. 1100 Wood Lane, Langhorne, Pa. IG: @rabbitholevintagemarketplace
Second Look Thrift Shop is a hidden gem in the heart of Newtown. It offers everything from dollar items to boutique clothing, accessories, housewares, books, and toys. You can always find something special at incredible prices and every purchase supports services for people with vision loss. Each month, Second Look recycles an average of 6,000 pounds of textiles and 160 pounds of metal. Help our earth and our community by shopping at Second Look. 400 Freedom Drive, Newtown, PA. www.secondlookthrift.com, IG: @secondlooknewtownthrift