Below is a list of the top and leading second-hand stores in Winnipeg. To help you find the second-hand stores located near you in Winnipeg, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Winnipeg’s Best Second-Hand Stores:
The top-rated second-hand stores in Winnipeg:
- MCC Thrift Shop – supports the local and global relief development and peace projects.
- Mission Thrift Store – provides used goods in a department store-like experience for value-conscious shoppers.
- The Salvation Army Thrift Store – modern day model of William Booth’s conceived “Household Salvage Brigade.”
- D’Arcy’s A R C Thrift Store – revenued generated adds up over time though and all comes back to the shelter.
- Canadian Goodwill – every purchase made supports a charity.
MCC Thrift Shop
In March of 1972, the first MCC Thrift Shop was opened in Altona, Manitoba with an expectation the project might last “three to six months.” The shop began to thrive and produced about $1,000 for MCC during the first six months of operation. More than forty years later, their vision for creative use of local clothing and household surpluses has grown to be a North American network with over 100 shops, producing income for the programs of the Mennonite Central Committee.
As a network of not-for-profit thrift shops, they support the local and global relief development and peace projects of the Mennonite Central Committee. Shopping at a local MCC Shop is an affordable and environmentally-friendly way to support a great cause. the proceeds are used both locally and globally to support the work of the Mennonite Central Committee.
Clothing and Household Surpluses
Address: 445 Chalmers Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2L 2C9
Phone: 204 668 0967
“Really wonderful thrift store. Wish I had found them sooner! There is a great selection and a very friendly staff and each time I’ve been there I left really happy with some great finds.” – Noah Valant
Mission Thrift Store
Mission Thrift Store is run by a Christian organization that currently operates more than 50 thrift stores across the country. They provide used goods in a department store-like experience for value-conscious shoppers, who can find deals they can feel good about. The stores convert donated goods into cash and the net revenue is devoted to the joint ministry of BFM Foundation Canada and Bible League Canada to support leadership and literacy programs in over 43 countries. This gives people access to the life-giving and life-changing Word of God. Staff and volunteers’ mission is to save customers money, save the planet, and tell the world about the saving work of Christ.
Accessories, Antiques & Collectibles, Clothing & Apparel, Toddlers, Shoes, Electronics, etc.
Address: 701 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 1S3
Phone: 204 667 5329
“Clean and well organized. Loved that the books were alphabetical! We will be back.” – Laura Wiens
The Salvation Army Thrift Store
Third on the list is The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Its founder, General William Booth, was a visionary who effected great change on an international scale. As the founder, General Booth responded to social concerns in the 19th century by creating an organization designed to meet the needs of all humans without discrimination. In response to the need for jobs and affordable merchandise, Booth created the Household Salvage Brigade composed of a group of men and women, responsible for collecting unwanted household items.
By operating successful Thrift Stores and integrating with the mission and work of The Salvation Army as a whole, they exist to be a functioning and thriving modern day model of William Booth’s conceived “Household Salvage Brigade” through which the marginalized and excluded of society will be refreshed and regenerated by way of meeting their practical needs.
Clothing, Textiles, and Household
Address: 2195 Pembina Hwy #2, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S9
Phone: 204 261 6221
“Me and my daughter go to this store for new clothes. We find almost anything we need. Almost all the clothes we find are good quality, we love this place!” – Sara Beth Dacombe
D’Arcy’s A R C Thrift Store
D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Centre (ARC) is a registered charity providing animal rescue in Manitoba. The shelter is dedicated to rescuing cats and dogs from situations of abandonment, homelessness, neglect, and abuse. These animals are given the veterinary care they need along with a safe, caring and comfortable place to live until they are adopted for life. As a non-profit organization that relies on donations and public support, they recognize their responsibility to give back where they can.
Through the thrift store, they are able to offer all those items that have been donated to the shelter but that they cannot use. They include old televisions, knives, pillows or mattresses, and large furniture such as sofas. They maintain it at a low price point to ensure those low-income families can cover the cost of other necessities. The small amount of revenue generated adds up over time though and all comes back to the shelter to help cover animal costs.
Clothing , Footwear, Books, Movies, CD’s, Electronics, Pet Supplies, Toys, etc.
Address: 1076 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J3
Phone: 204 942 4457
“I found a couple leashes and harnesses in great shape for my dogs for just a few dollars for all of the products. Plus a beautiful ornate white turkey platter for 3 dollars that looked brand new! As well as a few other dishes and glasses. The woman running the store is such a lovely lady. Like all thrift stores sometimes you find something exceptional sometimes you don’t.” – Joelle Plantz
Last on the list was established in 1931 a Minister of the United Church started a second-hand store from the remainders of a rummage sale. With the goal to offer employment to those who could not find employment due to the Great Depression and to offer Manitoban citizens items that they needed at a low-price. Since then, Canadian Goodwill has been incorporated and is now identified as a non-profit charitable organization.
Every purchase made from Canadian Goodwill equals supporting a charity. Money raised in Canadian Goodwill stores stays in Manitoba to help the citizens of Manitoba. Canadian Goodwill Industries is completely self-supporting and has never received any type of government funding for over 86 years.
Clothing, Toys & Games, Antiques & Collectables, Jewelry, Shoes, Hats & Accessories, etc.
Address: 70 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K2
Phone: 204 943 6435
“My daughter & I dropped just to look & maybe find some good deals! We found a few cute things. The lady at the cash register was do wonderful. So nice to hear a friendly voice behind the mask!!” – Shawna Rossoukh