DCA Thrift Shop

In addition to being a great place to find one-of-a-kind designer clothing and unique items, shopping at thrift stores supports sustainability and our environment. For nearly 100 years, the DCA Thrift Shop has assisted and delighted our community with its donated clothing and household items. The Thrift Shop is run by volunteers and sees over 12,000 customers a year. As part of its community outreach, the Shop hosts a Sustainable Fashion Show every year and has a long tradition of partnering with other non-profits such as Pacific House, Inspirica, Toys for Tots, Person-to-Person and Post 53.

The DCA Thrift Shop

Store hours and Address

Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm

996 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820

(203) 655-4552


For more about what you can donate click below. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm. (Update: donations will not be accepted July 8-13 due to the Darien Sidewalk Sales).

Please do not leave items on the back porch under any circumstances. These items will discarded.


To volunteer at the DCA Thrift Shop, please email the Thrift Shop.


DCA Thrift Shop History

The DCA Thrift Shop was founded in 1931 to supply clothing and food to families in need and offer employment for women during the Depression. Workers washed and mended donated clothing and repaired household articles, which were then sold at very low prices. Today’s Thrift Shop is proud to continue the tradition of helping the community.