The Wise Penny

We know that you’ve missed the Wise Penny and we’ve missed you, too! 

We’ve been busy preparing to re-open with new safety protocols, merchandise layouts and revised hours all to protect the health of our customers and staff. You’ll also notice a refresh of the store when you shop with us and hope that you love it as much as we do.  The Wise Penny will reopen with limited hours beginning in the next few weeks and we will restart accepting donations a couple of weeks after. This temporary pause in the acceptance of donations is to ensure that we are able to receive and process donations with the appropriate safety protocols in place.

Thank you for your patience as we begin to navigate this new normal for the Wise Penny! Please continue to check back in on our website and social media for updates regarding our reopen date and donation policies.


The Wise Penny, located at 5902 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212, is a thrift store owned and operated by the Junior League of Baltimore. The shop provides quality new and “gently used” clothing and household items at affordable prices. Proceeds are used for funding community projects. Since opening in 1970, The Wise Penny has raised over $2.5 million to support the Junior League and its programs.

The Wise Penny was awarded Best Designer Thrift Store 2012 & Best Shop for Bargain Hunters 2016 by the City Paper!  Shop with us today and score your own fabulous finds.

Be sure to follow the Wise Penny on Facebook and Instagram to see some of the latest items in the store, stay up-to-date on additional pop-up sales throughout the year, and get updates on our store schedule!

Tuesday is Wise Penny Discount Day: Every Tuesday, current students, seniors over age 55, and active or retired military personnel receive 20% off of regularly priced Wise Penny items. Must show current identification.

When we are able to accept donations again, please click here to review a list of items we are and are not able to accept.