Michigan January 04, 2019
This Bargain Hunters Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Thrift Stores In Michigan
Everybody loves a good deal. For many Michiganders, though, thrifting is a true family pastime. There’s something special about loading up the car with loved ones, heading out to a thrift shop, and hunting for treasures unknown. When you’re ready to head out on the ultimate thrifting adventure, make your way along our road trip route that includes some of the state’s most wonderful resale shops.
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1. Restored Treasures (4376 US-31, Traverse City)
There’s something utterly charming about this Traverse City gem, which features a neatly organized inventory and friendly service to boot. The shop is well-maintained and promises a wide variety of unbeatable deals on everything from jewelry to photo frames to household trinkets. You’ll certainly be back for a return visit to Restored Treasures.
2. Harbor Humane Resale Store (12360 Felch St #200, Holland)
This lovely shop in the lakeside town of Holland offers a little something for everyone. Browse gently used furniture, a wide selection of secondhand clothing, plenty of toys, and more. As if that weren’t enough, you might even catch a cat or two snoozing among the inventory - after all, this shop benefits Harbor Humane Society.
3. Valley Thrift Store (8700 Shaver Rd, Portage)
This thrift shop, run and operated by a local church, is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. That leaves plenty of time to check out its well displayed selection of items for sale, including lightly worn clothing, gently used furniture items, electronics, and so much more. Make sure to leave some extra room in the trunk for the finds you’ll discover at Valley Thrift Store.
4. Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop (2280 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor)
What’s better than shopping for a good cause? At this Ann Arbor gem, you’ll be able to do just that. Proceeds from purchases at this shop directly benefit Ann Arbor Public Schools students, so you’ll have extra incentive to load up on treasures. With a massive selection of everything from furniture to textiles to books, the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Store is an absolute must-visit.
5. Value World (35300 Central City Pkwy, Westland)
You’ll want to set aside plenty of time to meander through the aisles at this enormous thrift store, which truly feels like heaven for those who can’t get enough of that bargain-hunting rush. Fill up a shopping cart with like-new clothing, books, shoes, art pieces, toys and so much more. You might just leave with a few new gifts for every member of the family.
6. Community Thrift Store (37545 S Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp)
The deals seem to extend forever at this huge thrift store in Clinton Township, which draws in secondhand shoppers with its massive selection, reasonable prices, and warehouse-like atmosphere. It’s nearly impossible to leave empty-handed, whether you’re hunting for a new outfit or home decor.
7. Thumb Industries Thrift Store (880 N Van Dyke Rd, Bad Axe)
Accessories, housewares, board games, and more - does it get much better than this? The prices here are second-to-none, even by secondhand standards, so you can guiltlessly do plenty of shopping. As the largest thrift store in Michigan’s Thumb region, Thumb Industries is a perfect stop during your road trip full of incredible savings and quirky finds.
8. Everything Home Upscale Resale (29862 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak)
Looking to redecorate your favorite room without spending a fortune? You’ve come to the right place. As its name suggests, Everything Home Upscale Resale provides thrifty Michiganders with a carefully curated selection of well cared-for furniture, decor, and other household items. Your next project can be accomplished on a budget, and Everything Home is happy to help.
Of course, we know that our list only scratches the surface when it comes to fantastic thrift stores here in the Great Lakes State. Share your favorite secondhand shopping spots with us in the comments below!