One man’s trash is another’s man’s treasure. Never has that phrase rang more true than with the incredible consignment shops of Michigan. When you’re looking for cool vintage furniture, elegant jewelry or retro clothing, a great consignment shop is your best bet. Here are our 9 favorites in the state.
Chelsea is home to Chelsea's Consignment, a store that offers up a wide range of material. It's not so much the range that makes Chelsea's exciting as it is the seasonal focus. Thus, shoppers will have a little something different all the time, making Chelsea's Consignment a shop to check frequently to find the best in seasonally-appropriate material.
In Plymouth, women's consignment shop Second Time Around looks to appeal not only to the bargain-minded, but also to those willing to show some loyalty. For instance, one deal requires you to purchase a bag for $12. But every time you bring that bag in, you get 25 percent off the whole purchase. Pay with cash and have that loyalty bag on Tuesdays and Fridays, and they'll bump that discount up to 30 percent off. That's just where the deals start at Second Time Around; there's a lot more like this on hand.
Head to Vicksburg to check out Home Again Consignment Store, a consignment shop that features unusually-priced eclecticism. What's noteworthy about Home Again Consignment Store is its date-based pricing; you might pay $9.50 for a set of resin monkey ornaments one day, but if they're still in the shop after July 19, that price drops to just $3.80. You can make the buy ahead of everyone else, but a little patience might net you big savings.
Over in Ada, you'll be able to check out Georgie's Consignment Clothing, a place that lets you get fully decked out for reasonable prices. Check out the “designer room,” which features some of the biggest names in fashion like Gucci, Burberry, Prada, and more. With new items arriving daily, and new markdowns every week, there's always something new to see at Georgie's.
Who Knew? Consignments in Dowagiac bills itself as the largest consignment store in Southwest Lower Michigan, which gives itself a bit of an onus to work under. After all, a shop that big has to have plenty in it, and Who Knew won't disappoint. It has both a seasonal and a year-round component, and offers baby gear, jewelry, fashion accessories, formal dresses, and seasonal apparel for all ages. Those who bring in goods receive 40 percent of the sales price once it sells, so whether buying or selling, there's a good deal waiting.
With locations in Ann Arbor and Jackson, Westside Furniture Consignment will go a long way toward offering various room furnishings at attractive price points. Brand names from Ethan Allen to La-Z-Boy and beyond are all on hand, and whether your taste runs to the antique, the vintage, or the modern, you'll be well-covered here. Best of all, the stores offer a little something for almost every room in the house, so whether you want a living room couch or a nightstand for the bedroom, you'll find it on hand.
Head out to Riverview to check out Fabuless Finds, a place that takes particular pride in offering the very best. Whether it's reasonably in-style clothing, or home décor and furniture, you'll find plenty to be had right here. Fabuless Finds has standards for its clothes, including being purchased within the last three years, and free of spots, rips, pet dander, and other disqualifying features. With that in mind, it will be a lot easier to find what you're looking for knowing there's a minimum standard of quality going into these clothes.
From a visceral analysis of My Sister & Me Upscale Consignments, which you'll find in Fenton, you can tell immediately that there's a family atmosphere here and the consignments on hand should be a cut above the rest. While clothing and furniture will be on hand here, there's also a little something different in its stock of vendor items. Natural lotions, homemade candles, and even pretzels will round out the stock at My Sister & Me, making for a unique experience every time.
Boyne City's Challenge Mountain Resale Store actually goes a step beyond what we've already seen on this list thanks to the sheer breadth of its offerings. Clothing and furniture are on hand, of course, but those who shop here can find jewelry, household items, and even used DVDs, which is definitely unusual in a consignment shop. Best of all, those who shop here will actually be supporting something even bigger; the Challenge Mountain resale shops actually support Challenge Mountain programs like the SPIRIT Day Camp and other year-round programs. So if you want your consignments to make a real difference, shop Challenge Mountain.