If you’re looking for some stellar steals and unusual finds, you can’t do better than these four Rochester thrift stores. Keep in mind that these locations accept donations as well, making them a smart stop if you have unwanted items.
Savers Thrift Store carries a varied selection of gently used merchandise including clothing, shoes, homewares, electronics, books, and more. The money you spend at Savers goes to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, and with new items arriving daily, there’s always a good excuse to stop in and see what’s for sale. If you’re a frequent thrifter, don’t forget to sign up for the Super Savers Club Card, which gives you access to exclusive events, contests, coupons, and birthday deals.
Purchases from Salvation Army stores in Rochester benefit more than a dozen local programs for needy families and individuals. The Salvation Army operates a supplemental food shelf, Monday evening meal, lunch program, bread distribution, transitional and supportive housing, health clinics, youth character-building programs, and much more. You’ll find all manner of merchandise in the stores, from furniture to apparel.
Goodwill is open seven days a week, selling used clothing, shoes, home goods, toys, and furniture. Proceeds support employment programs and other services for those in need, and you can stretch your Goodwill dollars even further by shopping the outstanding sales available in these stores. Each day, there’s a special colored tag, and items with that tag are available at a discounted price, so be sure to check the calendar for this and other special events.
Kismet Consignment operates with the motto, “it’s meant to be.” The items you’ll find here represent an eclectic collection of gently used fashions and home goods. Kismet is open Tuesday through Saturday with an ever-changing selection of items, and this is one place where you can earn a profit from your used goods rather than taking a tax break for donations.
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