Thrifter’s Niche



a unique e-shop for frugal thrifters!

You’ll find a wide selection of quality recycled, reusable, and repurposeful goods for a variety of needs.

We offer gently-used household goods, vintage and specialty clothing, women’s wear, craft supplies, music, movies, and books, for starters.

But there’s more…

The Thrifter’s Niche also specializes in recycled, reusable, and repurposeful fitness equipment and gear, wellness media, and natural health products. You’ll find a lot of what you need for creating your own wellness here at thrift shop prices!

The Thrifter’s Niche for Fitness and Wellness department supports the DIY Healthy Lifestyles philosophy of frugality: doing what you can with what you have from where you are (paraphrasing Teddy Roosevelt).

We’re a little more than just another thrift shop–you’ll also find ideas and inspiration for reusing and repurposing through our articles in the DIY Healthy Lifestyles Journal and our own e-media on topics like:

  • Turn your kitchen into your own personal whole foods bistro
  • Outfit your own fitness center at home or at work
  • Create your own personal wellness center for less than $250
  • Build a hobby workspace in any small room
  • Make a meditation or relaxation “corner-in-a-box”
  • Plant a vertical herb garden anywhere
  • And many more!

The Essentials for Healthy Lifestyles line includes:

  • Personal development and self-help media
  • Healthy cooking and recipes media, utensils, cookware and appliances
  • Fitness and wellness media, workout gear, wellness products
  • Inspirational media, spiritual and devotional décor and items
  • Furnishings, gear, supplies and equipment for healthy environments

You just never know what sorts of treasures we’ll unearth–but it might be just what you’ve been looking for.  So, like any thrift shop, you’ll need to visit often to get in on the good stuff.

You’ll really love us if

…You’re among our friends and neighbors in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan or other parts of the country–or the world–where your thrift-shopping excursions are hampered by snow and cold six months out of the year. Now you can feed your thrift-shopping need without having to bundle up and go outside.

…You’re someone who loves to thrift shop but may be hindered from getting out by ability or mobility. Now you can bargain hunt in the comfort of your own home.

…You’re a student or young person just starting out who needs to outfit yourself and your living space on a tight budget. Now you can find good recycled books, media, gear and equipment for many of your educational or lifestyle needs.

About Us

Thrifter’s Niche is a for-profit online thrift shop operated by a circle of ‘older gals’ needing to downsize before moving to smaller places.  Some of us are crafters so you’ll also find unique hand-made items for home or gift-giving, as well as supplies if you’re a crafter yourself.

Stock is culled primarily from the garages, basements, and closets of Healthy Lifestyles Media staff, family, friends, and members, and meets the following criteria:

  • Gently-used
  • Recycled
  • Good condition 
  • Some new-in-box or package

This is our Grand Opening launch so we’re in the process of newly stocking the shelves so check back often to see what comes out.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the box below. If you’re looking for something specific and don’t see it here, let us know–we may have it in our inventory but just haven’t put it out on the shelf yet.

This is a list of our departments. Items will be added on an on-going basis so check back often if the department you’re interested in hasn’t been activated yet.


  • Accessories – shoes, belts, bags, totes, hats, and more

  • Art n’ Craft Supplies

  • Bath n’ Body Care

  • Bedding

  • Books and Magazines

  • Clothing – large womens, funky, and vintage

  • Electronic Devices/Accessories

  • Fitness & Wellness Gear, Equipment, and Products

  • Hand-crafted items

  • Holiday Decor

  • Home Decor

  • Home Improvement

  • Housewares

  • Jewelry

  • Movies

  • Music

  • Office & School Supplies

  • Organizing & Storage

  • Tools

  • Toys

  • Yard n’ Garden

Thanks for stopping by!

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