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Where to buy an ugly Christmas sweater in Philly

The more audacious, the better.

Remember back in the day when you were embarrassed by the horrible holiday sweaters your grandmother would give you? And then you’d have to wear them in public — itchiness and all? Leave it to millennials to make ugly Christmas sweaters “hip” and a must-have fashion item for the holidays. Here are four places you can go to purchase a last minute holiday sweater.

Philly Aids Thrift
710 S. 5th St.

You’ll never know what you’ll find at one of Philly’s most beloved thrift shops. From furniture to wedding dresses, the Queen Village staple has a solid selection of ugly sweaters for the holidays — and their prices are super cheap. Be sure to get there soon, however, because it’s a pretty popular place.

Circle Thrift
2233 Frankford Ave.


Being that it's at the center of Philly’s hipster mecca, Fishtown, Circle Thrift gets in some pretty sweet donations from the local residents and the prices can’t be beat. Their clothing is also organized by size, which is helpful if you’re in a rush.

Buffalo Exchange
1713 Chestnut St.

Not able to make the trek to Fishtown? Center City has Buffalo Exchange to fall back on for all your ugly sweater needs. Moderately priced for a second hand shop, you’ll never know what you’ll find here, but given its centralized location, it's an easy stop in; finding the perfect ugly sweater could require repeat visits.

Sazz Vintage
618 S. 6th St.

This Bella Vista shop stocks vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1980s. Although smaller than the other places on this list, their stock is expertly curated and you could be lucky enough to stumble upon the perfect ugly sweater here.

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