Beyond the bubble: best places to thrift around Minneapolis

Syd Pierre, print editor-in-chief

Thrifting has gained popularity in recent years, as an alternative to fast fashion and one way to practice sustainability. Check out Zephyrus’s list of recommended thrift stores around and near Edina in order to get ideas for your next weekend get-together with friends!

Hunt & Gather 

Hunt & Gather is an eclectic vintage shop tucked away in Minneapolis. Its two stories are packed full of vintage clothing, random nick-nacks, and antiques. While the store is more on the pricier side, you’ll be sure to find something entirely unique that will surprise you here. Hint: Be sure to check out the prints and posters, perfect for dorm rooms and gift-giving!

4944 Xerxes Ave South, Minneapolis MN

Nu Look 

Nu Look is a consignment store, which means clothing owners make some profit off of selling their clothing to the store. For that reason, the store leans more towards name-brands and has a selection of designer clothing. A step-up from your typical thrift store, Nu Look offers seasonal sales and a wide selection of clothing. Tip: Don’t miss the shoe selection in the basement! 

4956 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


This local Goodwill offers a wide selection of both clothing and household items. Located right off of Highway 100, this classic is well organized and efficient at collecting donations. With lower prices, the store offers seasonal specials, like an entire section dedicated to Halloween costumes during October. Like most Goodwills, there are daily sales and deals, which can be looked up ahead of time online. Pro Tip: The mug selection is not to miss! 

3575 MN-100, St Louis Park, MN

Arc Value Village 

Like Goodwill, Arc Value Village also collects donated items. They have a huge selection of household items, such as cookware, lamps, and accessories like belts and jewelry. This location also has an entire corner dedicated to books and movies. Be sure to check out their vintage selections, as well as their newer items, which are tucked away near the changing rooms. 

6528 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN