Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Thrift Store

Steeple People

Expert thrifters know that scoring life-altering deals means walking out of a store empty-handed more often than not. With most second-hand stores, the odds of finding something on any given day that you want, in a size that fits, that's in good condition, are slim to none. Returning often for short trips to check out new inventory is the way to play the game right. Nowhere in the Twin Cities is this easier than at Steeple People, an outreach ministry of the Hennepin United Methodist Church. The staff is friendly, the prices are stupid low, and the shop is cozy and conveniently located for the weekly visits of a dedicated picker. Best of all, the store's inventory is tiny but fierce, with things like Allen Edmonds footwear and J. Crew shirting all in as close to mint condition as you're likely to find second-hand in the Twin Cities.

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