The 9 Best Thrift Stores in Detroit

I don’t know about you, but when I visit a city, I like to really familiarize myself with what goes on beneath the touristy façade. Sometimes, the best way to do this is by visiting its thrift stores. Not only does this get you acquainted with the culture of the city, but it’s also a great way to find fantastic, low priced items you might not find elsewhere. If you are visiting the Detroit area, or are a resident looking for a great deal, here are some thrift stores dedicated shoppers should be sure to check out.

via ElDorado General Store

via ElDorado General Store

Value World: Not only does this store offer great values on a large selection of clothing, housewares and accessories, it also incorporates the spirit of giving back. Opened in 1955, the store provides its employees with stable incomes while supporting countless charities and reducing waste in their community. 

Community Thrift Store: With thousands of new items coming in every day, including vintage, designer, antique and collectible clothing, shoes, accessories, household goods, furniture, kitchenware and more, thrifters should be sure to make the Community Thrift Store a priority visit.

ElDorado General Store: For some this may be a shopping excursion, for others an adventure. Packed with quirky finds including trinkets, accessories, home decor and vintage clothing items, this is a thrift store complete with a touch of magic. 

Thrift on the Avenue: For the discerning thrift shopper, this store offers more of an upscale, resale experience than most. Well organized and gently reused items are available at unbelievable discount prices. 

Fred’s Unique Furniture and Antiques: If you’re planning on doing a bit of redecorating, Fred’s is a great place to find discount items for the home including large pieces as well as accessories. The store has been in business over 30 years and boasts its status as a true liquidation warehouse and not a traditional showroom, offering great deals for those willing to explore bustling aisles for unique finds. But luckily, there is a terrific staff which has helped Fred’s achieve high ratings for its selection and customer service. 

Nu2U Thrift: This resale shop offers a great selection of low priced home décor, clothing, books and more. You are sure not to leave this location empty handed. 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores: With ten locations throughout the Detroit area, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores offers its patrons the opportunity to get great deals while helping out the community. Proceeds from each purchase of low priced mattresses, coats, silverware, toys and more will be donated to one of the many charitable programs the store supports.

Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: Another thrift shop that supports a great cause, the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop donates proceeds of every purchase to help fund programs at the community’s local schools. Do your part while finding low priced items from their selection of linens, home goods, clothing, furniture, books and more.

Second Glance Resale Shop: It’s the thrift circle of life at the Second Glance Resale Shop. Not only do they offer great deals on a number of  gently used items including clothing, furniture, home décor, electronics and more, they also give their customers a chance to make money off items they are ready to part with. The store offers 50/50 consignment on women’s clothing and home items and pays cash for children’s clothing and baby equipment.

If you are in the Detroit area and seeking a bargain, look no further! These shops have got it all and they’ve got it at super low prices. Find out what treasure could be waiting for you on these deeply discounted shelves! 


Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit