Best Thrift Store Minneapolis 2012 - Arc's Value Village
6528 Penn Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423
The best-kept secret of vintage lovers and deal seekers, Arc's in Richfield is a well-oiled machine that benefits developmentally disabled adults and children with every donation. The store is roomy and filled with quality clothing and home goods, and it's organized in an easy-to-navigate way by friendly staff (some of whom are volunteers). Sure, it's in Richfield, which is probably the most unexciting suburb of Minneapolis, but it's nestled between the Linden Hills and Fulton neighborhoods and Edina, which means donations here are often from higher-end homes. That means more luxury labels and higher-quality merchandise, and the staff know their stuff and how to sort it. There's also a retro section, which is modest in size but amazing in character, and its selection of jackets is usually top-notch. In a purely selfish moment, we admit we hesitated in revealing this retail secret, and so we ask that if you go to shop, consider bringing a bag of clothes to donate to keep the store's inventory well-stocked and diverse. You'll definitely be back again.