Through the end of the month, Housing Works Thrift Shops is hosting it’s annual “Best of Fall” shopping events… where you can get deals on used furniture, fashion and artwork.

Yesterday evening’s downpour didn’t dissuade hardcore shoppers from showing up at the Chelsea location.  At 6pm, it was packed and there was a line at the register.   If you’re willing to dig through the stuff (and there’s a lot of stuff), you’re likely to find some gems… anything from a Herman Miller chair ($175) to a Prada knit top ($50) – items that caught my eye last night.

Every Fall, Housing Works puts together this blow-out shopping event, emptying stores to re-stock them with the best of what’s donated to them throughout the year.  The proceeds from the stores go to help the homeless and those suffering with AIDS in New York City.  For the schedule, locations, and hours click here.  If you can’t get to one of the stores in NYC, you can also check out the sale online.

Where/When:  Housing Works Thrift Stores in NYC.  See schedule, locations, and hours here.  Aug 30 to Sept 27.