Updated: Nov 7
Thrift stores are not frowned upon! Plus a sneak peak into our favorite thrift stores in MSP.
It's cool to shop at Thrifting stores! You can refresh your wardrobe for less with four key reasons you will thrive by thrifting.
Why you need to Thrift
Try New Style Thrift stores are filled with new styles and clothing designs for every age and gender. New style trends can be hard to decide what you want and what to spend your money on. What better way then to do it at a thrift store with low prices!
Variety of Items Thrift stores have a variety of donors or shoppers with different styles or buy clothes for their thrift stores. There is new, older and trending clothes. The old selection may come back as fresh again. A variety of stores also means an even bigger selection as every thrift store may have their own style.
Save Money Thrifting offers a unique shopping experience for you to express yourself with cheap options. New items are discounted from their retail price and many are just just as good of condition.
Environmental Benefits Thrifting avoids the term fast fashion for pretty clear reasons. You can recycle your clothing you no longer wear, while getting new clothing that is recycled from others. This cycle gives clothing another use and allows people who love the clothing a chase to buy and use them. You can recycle clothing while reusing others for a low price. This reduces waste in clothes and fast fashion and keeps the world a greener place.
Where to start your journey
Thrift stores are all around. Walking through a thrift store can feel gross. However, you haven't found one that is right for you. Walking through a thrift store is like going through a candy store. When you find the right fit based on a number of criteria you fall in love all over again with thrifting.
You will be amazed at what people donate at thrift stores. Not only is there clothing, but there are also numerous accessories to dress up your outfits. Additionally, some thrift stores have custom purchased items. Typically these are known to be the 'higher end' thrift stores, however this is not always the case. Thrift stores all around us are offering trending clothes and accessories. As a general rule of thumb it is easier to go in the morning as most thrift stores will offer a better experience because there is are lower traffic. We also recommend going more frequent. Stores are constantly putting out new products. As you come more frequent you may get assess to new products first. You may also have an uneventful trip. Come again and things might be completely different! Below are our favorite thrift stores you must check out in the Minneapolis area! Shop local and save our environment & community!
St. Vincent Buffalo Exchange Rewind
Queenie & Pearl Sisterhood Boutique The Cat and The Cobra
St. Vincent 2939 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Wide variety of clothing and household items. Everything donated is either sold to customers or donated.
Buffalo Exchange 2727 Lyndale Ave S
Buy, sell, or trade in fashionable clothes and accessories for less!
Rewind 2852 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Hand selected vintage and contemporary clothing styles. Revamp with new clothing constantly.
Queenie & Pearl 5014 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
A women's based clothing and accessories and specializes in vintage looks and feels!
Sisterhood Boutique 2200 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Fashion on a budget that will make you look and feel confident. With a colorful selection and styles, you are sure to find something that is right for you.
The Cat and the Cobra 2400 N 2nd St #105, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Know for a large variety selection at great prices. A great customer experience and service.