Thrifty Clothes Shopping on St. Croix

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One wonderful thing about island life is that you only need one wardrobe year-round . . . summer!  Another great thing is that St. Croix residents are very laid back and no one really cares what you wear . . . whether its in-style, a designer label or not.  You find most locals wearing t-shirts and shorts, no matter the occasion.  With that in mind, there is no reason to spend much money on your clothes.  Second-hand clothing is a good option to cut the cost of living and support local non-profits.

St. Croix Animal Welfare Center Flea Market

Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday until 4 p.m.)

Located at the Basson Triangle intersection just west of Christiansted, this is the largest place on-island to find second-hand clothing, furniture, books and more.  Proceeds benefit the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center.  Be sure to check out their huge holiday decor section seasonally.  This is also a great place to (surprisingly) find winter wear, if you’re flying to a cold destination for vacation or to visit family for the holidays.


Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Treasures (formerly known as Rummage) is located in Gallows Bay next to Go Green and the former location of No Bones restaurant.  It is a nice place to hunt for second-hand clothing, furniture, baby supplies, and other goodies.  Treasures is well organized and air-conditioned.  Proceeds benefit a food bank, so canned good donations are accepted.


Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located near Sunny Isle and Cost-U-Less, Closet-to-Closet is an outreach to raise funds for the Women’s Coalition.  At the same location you will find their Shabby Chic Corner offering second-hand designer clothing and accessories.  Also, The Home Store division sells gently used furniture and home decor.

Ready to toss your fall and winter wardrobes?  Contact us today and download our free guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.  Chris Hanley was the top broker on island in 2014 and is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.