Excerpt: Metro Detroit residents are changing the way they interact with second-hand stores. Thanks to an often financially insecure and sustainability aware millennial generation, the negative vibes associated with thrift shop purchases and rummaging through furniture resale warehouses are diminishing rapidly. Grandma’s couch is back in.
But it’s not just the well-known charity outfits (such as the deserving Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul and Goodwill stores) that are thriving, nor is it just cash-strapped students who are shopping. With the resale industry in the US expected to double its sales to $41 billion by 2022, a new wave of fashionable consignment stores, trendy vintage emporiums and even recycled housing material suppliers have sprung up. We check out five spots worth a look around metro Detroit including: Twice Blessed, Lake Orion; Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak; and The Salvation Army Family Store, Auburn Hills.