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Now Open: By The Pound Bulks Up Midtown

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A warning: this photo gallery may offend people who've never set foot in a place like Goodwill.

This morning brought the opening of By The Pound, a new bulk store and thrifter's paradise from the folks behind Housing Works. The place operates just as it sounds: shoppers dig through big containers of merchandise, pile their finds into bags, and the pound. (It's $3 per lb, by the way.) As dedicated Racked photog Will Femia, who documented the scene, reports, there was a lengthy line of bargain hunters waiting to get in this morning. Once doors to the store opened, it was all over as people ran to bins of clothing and began digging like crazy. The place is no-frills: harsh lighting, paneled walls and standard-issue gray carpet, so no one gets hurt if they're knocked down in the scrum.

Housing Works Thrift Shop - Chelsea

143 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 (718) 838-5050 Visit Website