East Hampton has a new thrift shop, and the proceeds help victims of domestic violence.
The Retreat Boutique Too, located at 30 Park Place in the Reutershan parking lot in the village, opened last weekend. The new store will sell clothing, shoes, furniture and household goods and is in need of staff, volunteers, donation of items, and, of course, customers.
This is the second location for a thrift shop that supports , the East End's only domestic violence services organization which at its gala fundraiser this weekend. The flagship store is located in the Bridgehampton Commons.
The boutique, according to The Retreat's executive director Jeffrey Freidman, "represents a community-engaging way for us to support the needs of families who have survived domestic violence."
"The Retreat responded to more than 3,100 calls to its domestic violence crisis hotline in 2011, a figure up 35 percent from 2010," Freidman said. "Proceeds from this new store will help us to meet the increasing demand for our services."
Those who wish to donate goods should still do so at the thrift store in Bridgehampton. Donations are tax-deducible.
East Hampton Village has another popular thrift shop, at the Ladies Village Improvement Society, just across Reutershan's lot.
The Retreat Boutique Too will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Tuesdays.