Where do you go to find the best bargains and coolest stuff at thrift shops in the Twin Cities? After all, secondhand stores are like a treasure chest of sustainable and unique gifts for you and your loved ones if you know where to look. Here are 5 of our favorite local thrift shops.
You can’t miss the colorful exterior that looks like something out of That ’70s Show. Enjoy a wide range of stuff for your home and closet that they manage to keep clean and organized. Yes, that includes a recently replenished shelf of troll dolls. Groovy’s celebrated their 2nd anniversary this June so it’s a great time to discover them for yourself.
Junket-Tossed & Found:
The Internet has changed everything including thrift shopping. Junket sells exclusively online and at select pop-up markets around Minneapolis. As you would expect of responsible global citizens, everything is ethically sourced and sustainably shipped.
University of Minnesota Reuse Center:
If you work at the University of Minnesota, you probably already know about this resource for surplus furniture and other goods collected from around the campus. UMN departments can acquire most stuff for free. The rest of the public can find great bargains, including some occasional free items too.
Hidden Treasures Thrift Store:
If you feel overwhelmed by second-hand retailers with acres of shelves and racks, you might like this more modestly-sized option. Hidden Treasures is also a nonprofit that helps to employ people facing challenges including those with criminal records or addictions in their background.
Ax-Man Surplus Stores:
Running low on thing-a-ma-jigs? That’s the specialty of the house here at Ax-Man Surplus Stores. They’ve been buying and selling scientific, industrial, electronic, and mechanical surplus for 50 years, along with other weird and wonderful do-dads at their 3 retail locations and online.
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