Think Fort Wayne Re-sale Stores for Bargains

Second-hand items can have a lot of charm, and are easy on your pocketbook. The Summit City boasts several option for “previously loved” furniture, clothing, etc.

Here are a few local options:

  • reNew Upscale Resale: This store, located at 6606 E. State Blvd. in Georgetown Square,  carries furniture, home décor & seasonal items,hardware/tools, books, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, and more! The best part: proceeds support Christian education at Blackhawk Christian School.
  • Peaches Home Furnishings & Antiques: This place, located just east of downtown, is never the same store twice.  From knick knacks , to furniture, to dishware, you are sure to find something that strikes your fancy. They buy, sell and trade.
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore:  Here, consumers can find new and used items, including construction materials, doors, paint, windows, household items, carpet, lighting, and more at discounted prices. An added perk: shopping the ReStore directly supports the Habitat for Humanity mission.
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  • Cherished Again: Cherished Again is one of Indiana’s largest consignment furniture stores. They feature a wide variety of pre-owned home and office furnishings to meet your decorating needs
Any others that are your favorites? Here’s to bargain hunting!
Also, here are a few considerations for shopping for second-hand goods:
  • Size can be deceiving: Sizes have changed over the years, so it’s impossible to tell if a size 10 at The Gap is the same as a size 10 at a thrift store  The bottom line: it’s worth trying on an item — you never know!
  • Material is king: Knowing what quality material feels like is key to finding quality products. Sometimes you can find well-made vintage clothes that look sharp!
  • Know the neighborhood:  In more affluent neighborhoods you’re likely to find newer, brand name clothing.
  • Be realistic: Are you really going to fix that zipper, or get that stain out? Make sure to know how far you’ll actually go to make the item wearable/usable.

About

Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, yoga and volunteering. In the summer you can catch her riding around downtown on her vintage green Schwinn. For more information, check out her website: www.lcagg.com.

2 Responses to “Think Fort Wayne Re-sale Stores for Bargains”

    C. Elders
    August 21st, 2013
    Hey, Lauren, thank you for the suggestions of some places to resale shop. I only saw an address for one of the places you listed. Where are the Peahes Home Furnishing & Antiques store and the Habitat Restore located? I'm familiar with the Cherished Again if it's still close to Coldwater Rd. Also, off the subject--my sister, mom & I used to go to the home tours put on by the Ft.Wayne Home Builder's Association. I haven't seen or heard any advertising for years. Do they still do this? We always loved looking at the beautiful homes and furnishings.
      Kristen
      Kristen
      August 22nd, 2013
      A few answers for you: Peaches - 701 Columbia Avenue - Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 (260) 704-3577 Habitat Restore - 3837 N. Wells Street - Fort Wayne, IN 46808 (260) 470-4200 Cherished Again - 230 Collins Rd - Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 484-4534 And, you can contact the Fort Wayne Homebuilder's Association at www.hbafortwayne.com.

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