As the fight against fast fashion is becoming more and more established across the nation, thrifting has become widely recognized as a better alternative to buying new clothing. Not only is fast fashion terrible and unsustainable for the planet, but it also exploits production workers by putting company’s agendas ahead of the safety and rights of workers. Shopping for pre-loved clothing at thrift stores allows you to pick up a whole new wardrobe while focusing less on current trends and more on your personal style. We have rounded up our favorite thrift stores/second hand stores in Indy below!
Broad Ripple Vintage
Broad Ripple Vintage is the best place to find the quaintest vintage clothing in the Indianapolis area. You definitely have to hit up their sunglasses and jewelry selection – they’re all so unique! If you’ve been wanting to check them out, now is the time because they have officially reopened! Happy thrifting!
Zodiac Vintage, located near Fountain Square, is the place to be if you’re looking for high-quality vintage denim and funky dresses. The store boasts an impressive collection of vintage tees and jackets so be sure to check them out the next time you’re in search of the perfect vintage band tee. Zodiac Vintage is back up and running with appointment shopping on Thursdays and they’re open 12-7pm Fridays though Sundays. You can set up a time to shop by DMing them on Insta!
A vintage lifestyle brand, Rebel Vintage is a one-stop-shop for all your vintage clothing, homegoods, decor and more. If upcycled clothing is your thing, then this store will be your new go-to! They have opened with their regular business hours (Wednesday-Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 10-6pm, and Sunday 12-5pm) and are also offering personalized shopping where they pull items for the customer in their size and style and will work closely with them to achieve their look. This is completely free and you can sign up here!
Knew Vintage is an online vintage shop that specializes in vintage T-shirts and denim. The best part, all you have to do is DM them on Instagram to purchase! There’s no need to leave the comfort of your home to score some awesome vintage pieces from Knew Vintage.
Vintage Indy is arguably one of the most well-known online vintage re-sellers of Indy’s youth today. Specializing in vintage t-shirts and hats, Vintage Indy’s owner gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he thrifts in a YouTube series called “Trip to the Thrift”. Check out Vintage Indy on Instagram to shop!
Mission 27 Resale
With two locations, 132 Leota Street and 1618 Shelby Street, Mission 27 Resale is making it easier to not only treat yourself, but to make a difference. That’s right, profits from every Mission 27 Resale help fund the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry & Changing Lives Forever program. So what are you waiting for? No need to feel guilty about getting something for yourself because you’re also helping someone in need! 😉
*Mission 27 Resale is currently open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 11am-4pm at their Shelby Street location only.
Located in the South Broad Ripple area at 2174 E 54th St., Naptown Thrift‘s brick and mortar storefront is open Tuesday through Thursday 12-7pm, Friday and Saturday 12-8pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. Naptown Thrift is known for premium vintage clothing, with an impressive collection of vintage tees. Be sure to check out their Insta here!
The Toggery Resale
We’ve had the best luck at The Toggery Resale! Sell your stylish women’s and men’s clothing for cash, and shop for resale items at a great price! They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 12-5pm and are accepting curbside drop offs only at this time.
Chief Indigo is an online vintage store that offers top-notch vintage pieces at outstanding prices. This is the place to be if you are searching for unique vintage tees! So 👏 many 👏 great 👏 options 👏