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MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Secondhand stores thrive

Erica McMullen shops at Clothes Mentor in Edina, Minn. Entrepreneurs, thrift stores and national chains are battling over the growing market for used goods.
Erica McMullen shops at Clothes Mentor in Edina, Minn. Entrepreneurs, thrift stores and national chains are battling over the growing market for used goods.

Erica McMullen shops at Clothes Mentor in Edina, Minn. Entrepreneurs, thrift stores and national chains are battling over the growing market for used goods

MINNEAPOLIS — Motivated by tighter budgets and the joys of recycling, a new breed of shopper is taking the stigma out of buying secondhand. As many retailers are reporting slower traffic and sinking sales, secondhand stores are thriving.  More.  Jackie Crosby, Minneapolis Star Tribune

What's your favorite thrift store and why?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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