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Old 11-04-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,
I am looking to buy lots of winterwear, and hopefully pick them up cheap at a thrift shop or two.

I am planning on traveling to Europe in the Fall on a shoestring budget, so my intention is also to look a little suave and sophisticated without having to spend too much on it. I know that's quite contrary for where to shop at, but I was wondering if any of the folks here would know of some worthwhile places to shop at for a 20 something guy.

I've been to Arc's value village and Unique Thrift Store so far and found some good stuff, just looking for more variety , also closer to saint paul would be great. I know thrift stores are always hit or miss, and I just want to try some places that people are happy with for similar clothing choices.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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You might like Ragstock. I find it a bit hit or miss, but my 21 yr old son has found some things there. They just moved the Roseville location from Rosedale to Snelling Ave just south of 36.

There is also a Plato's Closet in Har Mar.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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Savers in Bloomington.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Savers in Bloomington.
arc's village is way better than savers imo
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Thank you for your inputs!
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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arc's village is way better than savers imo
I have found more Zubaz at Savers so Savers wins.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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http://imunique.com
I think they are half price on holidays and there are a couple different stores in town.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Valu Thrift in the Sun Ray Center in Maplewood rules all.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I am new to the cities, and I was told that some thrift stores are better since they are located in nicer neighborhoods and get better donations. Would that be a good predictor? Which of these stores do you think might fit into that category?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I am new to the cities, and I was told that some thrift stores are better since they are located in nicer neighborhoods and get better donations. Would that be a good predictor? Which of these stores do you think might fit into that category?
I haven't found that to be true. I pulled an authentic Prada jacket from a Salvation Army in Columbia Heights. I like Arc for quality clothes and Unique for that surprise bargain. I've gotten some fantastic kids winter coats there but the clothes are creeping up in price. They have a lot of sales days though. I haven't had any luck at Goodwills for a long time.

Now garage sales do vary a lot more by neighborhood and I hit different neighborhoods for different things if you can hit them next summer.
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