ST. Matthews Thrift Shop

11 am – 5 pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays
Public parking (metered)
behind the thrift shop.

Mission Statement

The Thrift Shop of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, located in Pacific Palisades, is called by God to do Christ’s work in the world by reaching out with compassion and assistance, providing goods, services, and resources to those in need.

About The Thrift Shop

In August of 1957, at the home of Mrs. Norma Briggs, St. Matthew’s Thrift Shop was born. The original purpose was to raise money for the treasury of the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Matthew’s. The Shop was open four hours a day, five days a week.

Over the years, the Main Street area of Santa Monica has evolved from a sleepy side street into a chic avenue of first-rate restaurants and trendy shops.

Today the Thrift Shop operates under the direction of a Board of Directors. The purpose of the Board is to guide the day-to-day operation of the shop and disburse the profits. The Board consists of 12 members from St. Matthew’s parish, school and Thrift Shop community and operates under the aegis of St. Matthew’s Outreach Commission. Our approximately 50 rotating volunteers are essential to our successful operation.


One of the major reasons we can be a positive impact on our surrounding neighbors is largely due to our donors. Without our donors, we would not be able to run a well-assorted shop. Thank you to all our past, current, and future donors.

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Get Involved.

We have managed to be successful in large part due to all of our amazing volunteers. If you would like to join the team, even if it’s just a few hours a week, please reach out to us. We are flexible with hours and welcome anyone interested.

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