It seems as if shopping for decent used furniture is like trying to find a needle in a haystack sometimes. Many items are more than “gently” used and contain the old remains of pets and meals past. Furniture stores are often far from selective when deciding what to buy and what to sell when it comes to used furniture. However, there are some places in Minnesota that offer great finds in used furniture for fair prices. Purchasing secondhand furniture can be a great way to save money and reuse perfectly good pieces for your home.
2918 W. 66th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Turn Style is more well-known as an upscale consignment shop for clothing. However, the Richfield location has a fantastic selection of furniture and home items in stock as well. Locals consign their gently used pieces and even some great artwork to be sold at Turn Style. The staff is very particular regarding which items they choose to consign, making the selection in the store very high quality for used furniture. Consignment also helps support locals within the community, small businesses and provides a very sustainable way to purchase new furniture.
The Lived In Room
5620 Memorial Ave. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
In the beautiful town of Stillwater, The Lived In Room is a furniture store that is worth the trip out of the Twin Cities. A locally owned consignment store, The Lived In Room supports the community in so many ways. Along with its selection of consigned merchandise, it offers model home pieces, showroom samples and even some wholesale overstocks. The prices are amazing and stay that way because the shop offers no-frills service and prefers cash transactions. Delivery can be made through another local business it has contracted with for a better cost. Local artists are also welcome to bring their pieces to the store so customers can accessorize in a fun and unique way.
The Used Furniture Store
1646 Highway 23 E.
St. Cloud, MN 56304
The Used Furniture Store is exactly what you’d expect it to be — a used furniture store. This family-owned business also operates on consignment and supports recycling instead of stocking the junkyard. Every day, new items are coming into the showroom so each shopping experience brings something different to the consumer. One-of-a-kind antiques, works of art and furniture for every part of the home is represented. The shop even offers gently-used appliances to help fill out your home even more. Call ahead to see what it has if you’re looking for something specific; the inventory goes fast.
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Marva’s Place Furniture
1837 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Voted one of the places with the best prices on used furniture, Marva’s Place offers the option to buy online as well as in store. Its selection is outstanding and many items are one-of-a-kind antiques. Marva’s only accepts the best used furniture and will reject anything that comes from a smoking environment to ensure the pieces are ready for your home. Delivery is offered for a reasonable price for larger items and pickup is always an option if you have your own truck. Check out the selection online of everything from area rugs to china cabinets. The staff is also amazing and helpful for anyone looking to get the best deal on selling their furniture.
Mainstreet Furniture & Consignment
5825 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Mainstreet Furniture and Consignment has been in business over 20 years and houses the largest showroom of used home furnishings in the Twin Cities. What started as a small business in Hopkins has grown into a favorite stop for homeowners and decorators in the larger suburb of St. Louis Park. Vintage, classic and modern styles are represented in-store and on the website, which is updated frequently. Mainstreet also offers pickup, delivery and consignment services to help keep the selection fresh and fantastic.
Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.