Thrifting is back in fashion and Cedar Rapids, so sift through the racks and scout out the perfect nostalgic find. Of course, there are Salvation Army and Goodwill stores (including a Goodwill Outlet on the city’s southwest side), but if you want to do some truly unique thrifting while in the area, check out these local spots for some throwback shopping fun!
Vintage Market & Supply Co.
If you are searching for 80s and 90s treasures, pop into Vintage Market & Supply Co. located in the heart of Czech Village. Here you can find clothing and accessories, toys, movies and music as well as some home decor that will transport you to a couple of the rad-est decades in recent history. Grab a classic movie poster, snag a comfy vintage 80s t-shirt, or pick up an action figure or baseball cards.
Treasures Quality Resale Shoppe
Treasures is a resale shop that is a perfect spot for outfitting the whole family. With a wide selection of clothing – from infants to adults – plus an ever-changing selection of housewares, accessories and decor, it’s a fun place to stop in and look around. All the items in the store are donated and resold to help benefit the mission of Bridgehaven, a pregnancy support center. So, you can land a sweet deal and support a good cause.
20 Years Awesome!
Unlock your core 80s and 90s memories with a visit to 20 Years Awesome! in Downtown Cedar Rapids with items that will thrill sneaker heads and vintage-tee lovers a like. With an intentional nod to the hip-hop golden years, you’ll enjoy a very different vibe within the graffiti-laden walls of this super fly store.
Found + Formed
Step inside this quaint shop in Czech Village and you’ll feel like you stepped back in time. Found + Formed is filled with an eclectic variety of vintage clothing and accessories–spanning several decades – as well as handmade items and a small selection of home decor. A visit will surely remind you that vintage is on trend and lots of fun!
Vintage 2 Die 4
New on the Cedar Rapids thrifting scene, this furniture shop is one-of-a-kind. You’ll know you are in the right place when you see skeletons making themselves comfortable on the mid-century couches in the display room. Curated with a wide selection of refurbished furniture pieces, decor items and clothing, memories from your grandparents’ house may come flooding back. The owners partner with a local organization–Central Furniture Rescue–to donate pieces and proceeds to provide furniture to people transitioning from homelessness into their own space. It’s a win-win.
If you are an avid collector of mid-century modern furniture pieces, make an appointment to stop into Mad Modern. Located in the New Bohemian neighborhood, this collection of furniture and home decor offers the opportunity to add a unique flair to your own home.
Make sure to plan plenty of time when you head into Stuff Etc. because, well, there’s a lot of stuff. This big box resale store has everything from furniture, housewares, and home decor, to clothing, toys, books, shoes, and much more. With items sold on consignment, there’s always a wide variety of brands and styles, plus plenty of bargains. Plus, check out their daily specials or consider setting up your own account to make a little cash on items you no longer need.
If you are looking for great deals on kids clothing because they seem to grow out of it so darn quickly, check out Puddle Jumpers. Located in Marion, this is one of the best spots to shop for kids’ resale clothing. From infant to teens, this boutique ensures that they bring in–on consignment–stylish brands that are in like-new condition. They also have toys, games, books and baby gear.
But don’t stop there, check out all of the area’s hidden thrifting gems!
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