When you find a fabulous new thrift store, you almost want to keep it a secret because its wares are so fine that you want it all to yourself. But when it’s a benefit re-sale shop like The Cure Thrift Shop at 111 E. 12th St., that benefits the Diabetes Research Institute Foujndation, you want all well-heeled New Yorkers to know where to donate their best cast-offs.
I’m always amazed by my visits there, and can never just drop in witout picking up a thing or three Recently, I found a Radio City Music Hall program from the 1950s and turned it into a gift for a dancer friend. And then I found this funny compact with a glittery dollar sign atop it, a perfect boost to anybody’s economy!
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