Boy, do I love a good mid-day thrifting break. While most workdays I maintain the bad habit of eating my lunch at my desk, for sanity’s sake, I try to get away at least one day a week to hit one of the nearby thrift stores. It’s so refreshing! And luckily, just three minutes up the highway from where I work, is New To You Thriftique. Since it’s so close by, and so modest in size, it’s become my favorite spot for quick, lunch-hour pop-ins.
♥ Furniture: I’m constantly surprised (and delighted) by New to You’s furniture selection. (Like this chair I posted on yesterday, which was snapped up by my pal Dana!) Every time I visit, I spy at least one or two pieces I’d be proud to have in my house…well-constructed designer pieces, many of them vintage. I’ve never once seen a piece there I’d describe as shabby or beat-up, which is quite remarkable for a second-hand shop! The prices are also quite fair, with dining sets running around $60, armchairs around $30-40, dressers $30-40 and desks $20-30.
♥ Dish sets: By now you’re probably familiar with the fact that vintage china is one of my greatest weaknesses, which sometimes makes visits to New to You difficult. Every time I go, there’s another set of pretty china that screams my name. Yesterday I was taken with a gorgeous earthenware set with black rims and pink rose accents (shown in the slideshow below)…there’s always something to tempt me!
♥ Clothes: While I’ve had luck in the shoe department, scoring some sensible Liz Claiborne pumps and a sweet pair of sandals last summer, I’ve never once been tempted to take home a single item of clothing from this store. The selection is pretty small overall, which is fine with me. More room for furniture!
Take a peek around!
In a nutshell…
Selection/Variety: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (for furniture) ♥ ♥ ♥ (everything else)
Quality: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Pricing: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Organization: ♥ ♥ ♥
Customer service: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Where does money raised at this store go? Staffed by friendly volunteers, all proceeds from the store go to provide scholarships for students and to support Calvin Christian School. Items that do not sell get donated to other charities such as Goodwill, Bridging, Recycled Wardrobe and Community Closet in Eden Prairie.
Do they take credit cards? Yes!
Do they accept donations? Yep, and if you’re in the area and your load is big enough, they’ll even schedule a pick-up.
Pro tip: Get familiar with their daily specials. I like going on Wednesdays, when housewares are half-off.
Where it is: 8030 Hwy 55; Golden Valley, MN 55427
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays
Contact: 763.546.9820 (store); 612.296.5481 (donation hotline)
If you pay the New to You Thriftique a visit, I’d love to hear what you think.