Some people are thrifters; others are collectors. Regardless, if you’re on the hunt for used goods to repurpose, you might find what you’re looking for at these shops in Saint Paul.
This West 7th shop has become a landmark on the street. Wescott Station has been open for more than 35 years, and it’s the perfect place to browse (or buy) some of the coolest memorabilia that Saint Paul has to offer. If you know someone who loves Schmidt or Hamm’s beer, you’ll find the perfect vintage gift for them here.
The Mall of St. Paul
Admit it: If you’ve been to The Mall of St. Paul, it was probably due to the wait at the neighboring Blue Door Pub. While a trip to this shop is still best paired with a Blucy, you should put this two-story store of anything you can think of; from board games to dishes and attire, this is a memorable stop for people on the hunt for antiques.
You’ll be surprised by the vast array of vintage and contemporary art that’s available at Eastwood Gallery. The owners organize the Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show each fall, and the carefully crafted wares in this gallery cater to serious art collectors.
Up Six Vintage
If you want some quality vintage clothing, swing by Up Six on Snelling at Selby. The clothes are very well-maintained (and shoppers should beware that that comes with higher prices), but you’ll find an incredible selection of clothes.
The Bearded Mermaid Bazaar
If you’ve ever been to The Bearded Mermaid Bazaar, you know that it’s not a store--it’s an experience. The gallery ranges in items from the 1920s to the 1980s, and everything that you’ll find here will be funky and retro. There are no saucers, cups or collection plates, but the furniture, clothes, art and decor make up for it.
Trade in your old wardrobe for a new one. Everyday People is a stellar spot to bring clothes that are in fashion but that you don’t use anymore, and you can create a new closet within minutes just by browsing what’s in store.