COMO Thrift Shop
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ABOUT COMO THRIFT
An Eclectic Mix of Bargains
The Stonington COMO operates one of the oldest thrift shops in the area- offering a wide array of selection at great discounts. It was established at the end of WWII, founded by Mrs. A. H. Gildersleeve, who determined the British War Relief efforts should now be directed locally, specifically to benefit the COMO.
Although most people only remember it at its current location at 45 Cutler Street, COMO Thrift has popped up at various locations:
Its first location was in the Potter Block on the corner of Water St and Wall St in approximately 1947. Then it moved to the basement at 22 Pearl St, which was the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Carlson. Following that, COMO Thrift was located at the home of Robert S. Jones at 152 Water Street. Then it moved just a short distance away at 161 Water Street before it found its final home at the Seaport Ford Building at 45 Cutler Street on May 1, 1975. The Seaport Ford building was built in 1946, is approximately 6,600 square-feet on a 1.8-acre parcel and includes the COMO Paddle Facilities and Children's Garden.
The shop is located at 45 Cutler Street in Stonington Village (right beneath the viaduct to the Borough) and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.
The shop’s inventory of quality clothing for the entire family, gently used furniture, jewelry, kitchenware, books, bric-a-brac, and many one-of-a-kind items come from donations of generous patrons who help to support the COMO and its programs. Donations are gratefully accepted and you may call to arrange to drop off your donation at 860-535-9041.
WANT TO DONATE?
Donations to the COMO Thrift Shop are much appreciated and tax deductible. Donations are accepted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For those who are gracious enough to arrange a large drop off, please first contact the COMO Thrift Shop Manager at 860.535.9041 to arrange an appropriate drop off time, as space can sometimes be limited.
Please be sure that donations are in good condition for resale. As a nonprofit organization, we incur the staffing and disposal expense of items that are not suitable.
Please note that we are unable to accept the following items:
Large Kitchen Appliances
Donations sought include:
Gently Used Clothing - Children's, Teen & Adult
China and Glassware
If you have any additional questions regarding donations accepted at the COMO Thrift Shop, please feel free to contact us 860.535.9041.
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Prom Shop at The COMO Thrift
The Prom Shop at COMO Thrift is open! Gather your friends and find that perfect dress! Stop by COMO Thrift at 45 Cutler Street to shop our incredible selection of formal and semi-formal wear. We have dresses of every color, size, style, length and design to fit your taste. The Prom Shop is available at NO COST to ALL Stonington youth in grades 9-12. No questions asked, simply present your school ID at the counter for your free dress and accessories. The Prom Shop is open during COMO Thrift hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.