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College students: Shop for secondhand gifts this holiday season

Buying secondhand saves money, cuts waste, and allows you to find something unique and special without worrying about shipping delays. There is no shortage when you shop for secondhand gifts! You might even find an oddball gift or treasure that someone in your family has been searching for.

If you're on the hunt for secondhand gift ideas, check out the list below of some of the stores near the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University. Get there by walking, driving, or taking the bus, and find all your budget-friendly gifts secondhand. Score vintage treasures that make cool gifts, all while keeping the holidays green.

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Hennepin County secondhand stores near University of Minnesota and Augsburg University

Check out these local secondhand retailers to reduce waste this holiday season!

Audrey Rose Vintage
Vintage clothing, accessories, and décor
2237 East 38th St

b. Resale
Current streetwear and accessories
2613 Nicollet Avenue

E's Emporium
Vintage and retro furniture, home décor and accessories
3911 Minnehaha Avenue South

Electric Fetus
Used and new music of all genres, gifts
2000 4th Avenue South

Free Geek
Refurbished electronics, gaming and more, non-profit
2537 25th Avenue South

Everything from clothing to home décor and more
4206 Cedar Avenue South

Heroic Goods and Games
Specializing in games and toys
3458 Minnehaha Avenue South

Moon Palace Books
Independent neighborhood bookstore
3032 Minnehaha Avenue South

Old School by Steeple People
Thrift store, non-profit
1901 Nicollet Avenue South

Paris Antiques and Gifts
Specializing in jewelry and antiques
3721 Minnehaha Avenue South

Smile Back Vintage
Vintage clothing
720 Washington Avenue Southeast

Sisterhood Boutique
Clothing and accessories, non-profit
2200 Riverside Avenue

Textile Center
Holiday gallery shop, non-profit
3000 University Avenue Southeast #100

The Golden Pearl Vintage
Vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories
507A East Hennepin Avenue

Time Bomb Vintage
Vintage clothing, toys and collectibles
3543 East Lake Street

Turqoise Vintage
Retro and mid-century thrift shop
3869 Minnehaha Avenue South

Go reuse shopping!

There are reuse retailers throughout Hennepin County that offer similar products and experiences. For other ideas of where to shop for secondhand gifts for the holidays, read our previous tips.

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