Local Consignment and Thrift Stores Offer Variety and Great Prices

Shopping at consignment shops and thrift stores is a great way to purchase unique items at an awesome price. Whether you need to add a dash of color and style to your apartment or wardrobe, here are a few great stores in Laramie to visit.

Thrift Stores

The Salvation Army is located downtown at 100 South 2nd Street. This is a great place to shop for used appliances, such as microwaves and coffee makers. Computer desks and kitchen table sets are often for sale as well. For store hours go to: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/plugins/gdosCenterSearch?query=Laramie,%20WY&mode=query_1&limit=20

The local Goodwill Store has a new location at 1575 North 4th Street. Clothing items are neatly organized and easy to find. The store offers an abundance of household items such as plates, silverware and cooking pans. Goodwill also sells an assortment of children’s toys and some furniture. Find more info at: http://www.goodwillwy.org/laramie-store.html

Consignment Shops

If you are looking to shop at store with a comfy, homey feeling, then you will want to stop by The Clothing Cottage, located at 310 University Ave. This consignment shop is affiliated with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and offers great deals on clothing, shoes and household items. You can check out their hours and item recycling policy at: http://clothingcottage.qwestoffice.net/

For fun, funky clothing and home decor items, check out Nu 2 U at 116 E. Custer Street in downtown Laramie. This consignment shop marches to its own beat and offers customers everything from jeans and dresses to jewelry and sporting gear.


If you can’t find what you’re looking for at a local shop, go online to the University of Wyoming Classifieds page for anything from furniture and appliances to bicycles and collectables. Just go http://www.uwyo.edu/publicrelations/communications/uw-classifieds.html and login.

Happy shopping!

-Mary Bargdill, River Village ALA