The Shop

The Shop

Community in a time of Crisis: NFSB Response to COVID-19

The Shop Re-OpeningThe Shop is open on a limited basis: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.
We continue safety measures by following local and state Dept of Health guidelines: limiting the number of shoppers (adults only) permitted at any given time; masks required; hand sanitizing available; and shoppers’ temperatures are taken. Additionally, we have reorganized our space to allow movement throughout while adhering to social distancing directives. Please note children’s toys & books cannot be accepted at this time, and donations are not accepted through the front door; drop off is located in the rear of the building. Please limit the quantity of donations at a given time. We are accepting only gently used items in order to maintain The Shop’s high standards of offerings. We look forward to getting back to business and offering our shoppers so many terrific items at the best bargains around!


Fill The Bag SaleDue to the overwhelming success of our Fill The Bag Sale, we brought it back! There will be many items to choose from. Special Sale hours are Tuesday, April 13th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, 15th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Purchase a bag: Small Bag $5, X-large Bag $15. Fill the bag with clothing for women, men, children, housewares, shoes, etc… The Shop doors will be closed for The Bag Sale. Sale is outside on the front lawn, weather permitting. NFSB cashier has final decision on all transactions. 100% of the funds raised from The Shop directly support services and programs offered at the NFSB.


Due to Covid restrictions on space and volunteer efforts, The Shop is requesting that the community be mindful of constraints to
1). Limit the quantity of donations at a given time and
2). Consider the quality of the donations. Children’s toys & books cannot be accepted at this time. We gratefully accept gently used items in order to maintain the Shop’s high standards of merchandise offerings.
CLICK HERE to read the about how to best donate items to The Shop.

Donating Dos and Donts

Welcome to The Shop at the NFSB Annex

The Shop at NFSB, located at 169 Chestnut Street in Nutley, seeks to redefine thrifting. The light filled space maximizes store functions, and importantly too, provides an enjoyable experience for those who are browsing and buying. The venue enables expanded and diversified selections: upscale seasonal clothes and wearable accessories, an array of household items, small furniture pieces, and vintage or hard to find inventory from the practical (such as stemware and lamps) to the whimsical (such as costume jewelry & holiday decorations) are available. The Shop welcomes new and gently used items that we are proud to offer and our patrons are pleased to purchase.

169 Chestnut StreetThe Thrift Shop was opened by the Board of Trustees in 1933 and from the outset was intended to both meet the needs of families in the community, and to be a source of funding for the Bureau. In late 1930’s, the Thrift Shop closed its doors due in part, to the economic downturn of the Great Depression. In 1949, it was re-activated, and its doors have been open ever since. 

  • The Nutley Family Service Bureau is opened to the general public. It is staffed by a dedicated core of volunteers. It runs on gently used donated items. Merchandise is focused on family needs, therefore children’s items such as toys and clothing are accepted in addition to a variety of goods, such as adult clothing including shoes and accessories, household items and small appliances. The location cannot accommodate furniture or appliances.
  • For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept:
    – Child gear:(such as car seats, cribs, high chairs, strollers).
    – Electronics:(such as TVs, VCRs, PCs, monitors, printers
    – Medical Devices: commodes, crutches, walkers
  • 100% of the funds raised from the NFSB Thrift Shop directly support the services and programs offered at the Nutley Family Service Bureau. Thank you for your patronage!

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Questions? Please call us at 973.667.7236