About 10.5 million tons of clothing are sent to landfills every year, so today (Thurs., Aug. 25) we’re celebrating National Secondhand Wardrobe Day by visiting one of these local vintage + consignment shops.
The Toggery, 1810 Broad Ripple Ave., Ste. 4
This men’s and women’s consignment store has been around since 1986 + focuses on providing designer looks for up to 70% off the retail price.
Newman & Co., 720 E. 65th St.
This shop is known as Indy’s only men’s ware consignment store.
Nuova Vita Vintage, 907 N. Pennsylvania St.
Just in time for that transition to fall fashion, Nuova Vita Vintage released 100+ hand-selected fall collection pieces.
Zodiac Vintage, 1060 Virginia Ave.
You may also recognize this Fountain Square staple from the many pop-up markets Indy has had over the past year.
Thrifty Threads, 1501 W. 86th St.
This thrift store + donation center is owned and operated by The Julian Center — the state’s largest organization supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.
Hot House Market, 8701 Keystone Crossing
This locally-owned shop in the Fashion Mall has a wide range of hand-picked vintage pieces, as well as current trends. Fun Fact: Nicole briefly worked at this shop before becoming your City Editor.
Clothes Rack, 3121 W. Thompson Rd.
We couldn’t find a website or active social media page for this shop (does this qualify it as a hidden gem?) but online reviews claim this shop has it all — from reasonable prices to great quality and selections.
Selective Seconds, 1000 N. State Rd. 135, Greenwood
Shopping at a thrift or consignment store can be overwhelming in person, so this shop offers online shopping and live shopping on Facebook.