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The 5 best places to thrift downriver

The 5 best places to thrift downriver

In today’s world, everything is growing in price. Name-brand clothing is skyrocketing in price along with everything else, so why not find close to the same thing at a cheaper price? Thrifting has been around for a while, and only now getting recognition and popularity. Thrifting is for everyone, whether it be for style or affordability. You can find a huge variety of used goods in these stores, ranging from home decor to clothing. There are so many thrift stores around the local area that nobody really knows about, so here are the top 5 around the Downriver area.

Salvation Army

14275 Eureka Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

Salvation Army provides a variety of thrifted goods, including home goods, clothes, shoes, furniture, and more. One unique feature this thrift store has is its specific discounts. Thursdays are known to be half off on everything for students with ID to prove it, specific color tags can range from 25% off to 50% off depending on the day, and so much more. This store is also great for finding dresses of any style, as they have a huge wall dedicated to all types of dresses. They also have half the store filled with all the home appliances and goods you can think of. This location has respectful employees who have the store neat and organized so customers can find what they need efficiently. All clothes are washed by employees before meeting the racks. The employees ensure you are taken care of when walking into the store, making your shopping experience so much more comforting and enjoyable.


20080 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183

This location has an amazing selection of clothes, furniture, household items, and more. This store is a huge standout to other stores around the area because of their huge variety of children’s clothing and work clothing. Work clothes can be hard to find when first going into the workforce due to pricing and rarity, so this thrift store could be a good place to start. This is another place to find dresses for any occasion, as they have a corner dedicated to formal and dress wear. Another trademark for this store is its shoe and book selection. The shoes run throughout the entire store on top of clothing racks, so the options are endless with the different styles and sizes. Thrifted books that are intact can be difficult to find, but this location has a great number of books for all age categories. All of the clothes displayed on the rack are washed beforehand by employees.

Plato’s Closet

6530 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101

Plato’s Closet is a specific thrift store just for clothing. They have a huge variety of clothing for women and men, including shoes, accessories, shirts, jackets, jeans, and much more. They are known to have trending clothing that is in style for the season. This can include a lot of name-brand clothing like Nike, Adidas, lululemon, and more popular brands for a more affordable price. Unlike other thrift stores around the area, they get their used clothing in a different procedure. Anybody can bring their clothing to the store where they will pick through to find what they would like to sell, and after offering payment for the pieces they choose. Most thrift stores use donated clothes only, but this store pays for the clothing that is brought in. 

Fabuless Finds

16160 King Rd, Riverview, MI 48193

Fabuless Finds is a smaller and more reserved thrift store that is not a chain thrift store like the others. Although smaller, this store makes up for using the space to display a huge collection of home decor and clothing throughout the store. This location is more of a vintage-styled store with its decorations and clothing. Vintage clothing can be a hard find at a good price with the style becoming more and more popular over time, but this store keeps these clothes at a reasonable price. Owners of this store are known to be hands-on and work the store themselves, being very respectful and welcoming to customers. If interested in helping small businesses around the area, this thrift store is the perfect place to start. 

STEP Thrift Store and Donation Center

13705 Eureka Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

This thrift store is a staple in the Southgate area, where most donate anything and everything. With the huge size of the store, this donation center is able to sell every type of home decor, furniture, clothing, and more. Although they have similar items to every other thrift store, their pricing is drastically lower than any other. Items that aren’t very seen in other stores are holiday decorations of every kind. With the holiday season ending months ago, this store has a lot of great Christmas and Thanksgiving decor that was recently donated at a very affordable price. They also have a great selection of dresses. With big events coming up in a couple of weeks, this store would be a good place to explore for dresswear.

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