Waltham Clothing Exchange
The Waltham Clothing Exchange (WCE) is a friendly thrift shop and consignment store serving the community for 67 years!
It’s a lot more than clothing. We offer affordable clothing for all ages, shoes, dozens of handbags, a variety of household goods, glassware, dinnerware, small appliances, countless books, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, puzzles, stuffed critters, craft materials, art pictures and picture frames, and jewelry. It’s like a huge garage sale!
2023 – 2024 Hours and Special Dates
The Clothing Exchange reopens for the fall 2023 season on Tuesday, September 12. Our hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
* October 14 – our one Saturday opening, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* December 12 – the half-price sale
* Closed December 13 through January 8
* January 9 – our clearance sale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We are located in First Parish at 50 Church Street, Waltham MA. The entrance is at the lower parking lot on the left side of the building, next to the donation bin. There is free parking in the lot, limited street parking on Church Street, and a municipal lot nearby on Lexington Avenue.
MBTA Buses 554, 556, 553, 505, 70 & 61 have stops near our building. Ask the Senior Center Bus to bring you!
We are handicapped accessible.
See our brochure for how to consign or donate merchandise.
Donations are accepted only during our open hours, Tuesday afternoons preferred. For large quantities, please email us first. Off-hours donations, clothing, other textiles, and shoes can be placed in the Epilepsy Foundation New England collection bin by our entrance.
The WCE is volunteer-run. Volunteers price, tag, shelve, and evaluate incoming items. They track sales so we can pay consigners. At season’s end, they bag and box the unsold items for pickup by charities. They like to socialize.
If interested in volunteering, whether just for a Saturday opening or on a trial basis, WalthamClothingExchange@gmail.com.
Serving the Community
The WCE provides a low-cost source for gently used clothing and household items for people trying to make their dollars go further. About 100 to 150 customers visit the Exchange each Tuesday and we have about 80 consignors. Some of our customers buy items to send to family in their home countries. We support the environment by giving a second chance to items otherwise bound for the landfill.
We provide winter gear to several local organizations. Leftover housewares go to Welcome Home in Newton. The Epilepsy Foundation New England Donation Center pays us a modest amount for the donation bin and unsold clothing at the end of the season. The rest is given to Goodwill and to <a “https://shop.mtwyouth.org/”>More Than Words.
We raise over $4500 a year for the First Parish budget and special building needs.
Email us at WalthamClothingExchange@gmail.com or leave a message at 781-330-0389.