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« on: December 17, 2007 01:47:03 PM »

Hi everyone. I was just wondering if there's anyone else out there in Minnesota who frequents this nifty little thrift store. I know there is one out in Crystal (where I go) and I believe there's also one in St. Paul.

Does anyone love this place as much as I do? You always seem to find excellent bargains on crafty stuff (and clothes too)...or at least I do when I go.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 08:00:57 AM »

I do. Unique is one of my favorite thrift stores. My very favorite one is in Minnepolis, on Lake Street near Hiawatha. I have NEVER left that store empty handed. And as an added bonus, the ReUse Center is right behind it. I have to go to both places when I'm there.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 09:34:46 AM »

wait whaa? There is a Savers near Lake and Hiawatha, is there a Unique too? The Unique in New Hope is by far the best one-- it is huuuge. I used to go to the one over by the old Apache 5 movie theatres, too-- that is st. Paul.  I like that they have a "Vintage" section-- it is funny what shows up there, sometimes.  My favorite retro finds are from Unique.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008 05:39:02 PM »

Ditto on the vintage section.
I actually went there over the weekend and found - get this - a pair of metal earrings that are the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek! Cheesy I'm not a huge Trekkie or anything, but I mean, come ON. $1.45 for Star Trek earrings? So worth it.
I also found a 3/4 lb. bag of polyfill for a buck, and a pair of navy blue socks for my cosplay costume for the same. They tend to have a lot of yarn, but I wasn't really in the market this time.
Although, I do have to say that I found my best finds of the weekend at the Savers in Bloomington - a Blue Man Group t-shirt AND a "The Vagina Monologues" t-shirt for under five bucks combined. Needless to say, I was so stoked.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 12:21:11 PM »

wait whaa? There is a Savers near Lake and Hiawatha,

Yeah, it's on Lake, a block or two west of Hiawatha and it totally rocks.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008 12:59:09 PM »

Right, that is a savers, not a unique. Okay, sorry, I was confused.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 01:00:55 PM »

I need to check these out!
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008 07:35:00 PM »

I'm from Iowa, not MN, but make my way up there every couple of months. Unique is on my list of places to go! I went to Axman in St. Louis Park twice now, and love it like mad. YAY for Minnesota thrift stores!
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 04:33:09 PM »

I frequent the one in Burnsville, and it's one of my fav thrift stores in a lifetime of thrifting in various states! Great for coming up from Iowa as it's south of the cities Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008 04:59:52 PM »

Ax-man rocks! There is one in St Paul on University too.
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