The Ultimate Repurposed, Vintage, Upcycled, Resale Guide for Greater Grand Rapids

Looking for Repurposed, Vintage, Antique and Resale Shops in Greater Grand Rapids?

I love shopping locally for unique, one-of-kind items. Browsing through antique stores, flea markets and thrift shops is one of my favorite things to do. It feels so satisfying to give new life to a repurposed item that sings with charm and character.

I also dig finding birthday and holiday gifts for loved ones at shops like these. It’s easy to head to the mall or put something in an Amazon.com shopping cart, but I love the personal touch of an item that I scouted out at a small boutique.
Grand Rapids thrift stores and more guide

Vintage, Resale, Consignment Store Shopping Made Easy for You!

We’ve made “treasure hunting” easy for you, West Michigan. Take a look below to find shops near you. We’ve covered everything from resale shops to consignment boutiques to vintage haunts. Jot down some addresses and get started on your own personalized resale trail!

Vintage, Flea and Handmade Markets

These markets are held on specific dates, and are great ways to see a huge variety of vendors in one place, with something for everyone.

Tip from my friend April: bring a vehicle that’s large enough to take home any sized treasure; unlike a storefront, you can’t pick up that sweet chaise lounge the next day when you can bring the SUV. At a market you’ve gotta be able to take it home the same day.

Vintage, Flea and Handmade Market Calendar

Uptown & EGR (East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street)

There are enough shops in this one district to keep you and your friends on the hunt the whole weekend. There’s a nice mix of clothing and home goods stores, from fun vintage finds to true antiques.

Uptown & EGR (East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street) Stores

Westside Grand Rapids

If you want to park once and shop loads of vendors, the west side is where you want to go. Century Avenue alone has two large stores with hours of shopping inside. This is also a good spot to find some great clothes that you can bet no one else will be able to copy.

Westside GR Stores

28th St SE & Kentwood Area

Whether you want to find a snazzy piece of painted furniture or maybe an old coffee table that you an reimagine yourself, the Kentwood area will have some great stops for you. (You can also bring your teen along to find some trendy-but-not-so-pricey duds!)

28th St SE & Kentwood Area Stores

North of GR- Plainfield & Rockford

North of Grand Rapids- Plainfield & Rockford Stores

Need kids clothes for a lot less? You’ll love that you can shop three different Grand Rapids thrift stores on Plainfield alone. Rockford shoppers will enjoy the cute shops with reimagined clothing and furniture treasures.

Ada, Cascade & Lowell

Want you or your house to look like a million bucks, but without spending it? The Ada/Cascade area has hot consignment items for you and your home. Lowell is very well known for its line of antiques shops down Main Street. (Tip: Flat River Cottage is a great place to buy Annie Sloan chalk paint!)

Ada, Cascade & Lowell Stores

Hudsonville & Grandville

Hudsonville & Grandville Stores

Are you interested in shopping for kids’ clothing?

Check out our reader-voted best children’s consignment shops, boutiques and Mom2Mom sales HERE.

Did we miss anything? If we didn’t mention your favorite antique, resale or consignment shop, please let us know. We love hearing from you!

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By | 2017-07-09T22:50:14+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, Guides|28 Comments

About the Author:

Peg Theobald
Peg is an adventure-seeker, coffee lover, amateur baker, urban dweller, and self-proclaimed GR-enthusiast. She is passionate about nap time, podcasts, reading to her boys, spicy tacos, emojis and date night.

28 Comments

  1. Kelly L Loubert August 4, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Hey GRKids ladies, please come by Bethany’s Thrift Store. We are owned by Bethany Christian Services and proceeds from our store benefit children and families here in West Michigan. Friendly staff, women’s, men and kids clothing, pictures, lamps, knick knacks, dishes, lots of used furniture and more. #thriftshopppingdoneright #helpingchildrenandfamilies Find us on facebook and instagram. Please check us out!

  2. Dan July 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Good list, missing however is really the best of all of these shops, Lost & Found! 445 Century Ave
    Grand Rapids. They do it all well, rustic, industrial, antique, MCM, clothing, vintage, and newer high end items. LOST & FOUND, treasures of old and new is a must see.

  3. Mark miller July 2, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Thank you for including us in your list. Lost and Found appreciates any inclusion in this amazing collection of vintage stores throughout our area.

  4. Gail Evans June 30, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Stage Coach Barn is one of my favorite places!
    https://www.facebook.com/Stage-Coach-Barn-Sale-165417540167169/

  5. Carla April 18, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for putting this list together!! It’s AWESOME! And to those who added other Favorites! YAY!!

  6. lynnetta grissom April 15, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    This is a great list, but I am disappointed that I did not see Pinkys Place on Alpine included. It is one of the best! They also help to support alzheimer patients.

  7. Cathy April 14, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Very cool ! Nice to have a list.

  8. Jenny Walters April 13, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Peg! Don’t forget about taking the drive to Revive, located at 3675 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville for the Hudsonville/Grandville area. 🙂 You’ll love what you see!

    • Vicki April 17, 2017 at 8:01 am - Reply

      My fave! Incredible weekly sales, like 50 per,cent off anything with an electric cord…

  9. Megan April 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I love antiques too but please please please if you have kids in the house… be careful about LEAD! Many old objects with peaking paint look cool but that pealing paint is often leaded and can poison your child. Just be careful and do your research so you know what you’re looking for. You could even take 3M swabs with you and ask the owner if you can quick check an item. Lead is a big deal!

  10. Laurie April 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Caledonia Vintage Marketplace in Caledonia is a fun and unique place to shop!

  11. Kristin Bleyenberg April 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Great list! I would guess I’ve been to about 80% of these… I could add quite a few more. Shoot me a note if you’re interested in more info! — Happy hunting! ♥️

  12. Abby April 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    This is a pretty great list but I’m a little bummed you left out Rustic Corner…it is on Chicago Drive in Jenison right between the Found Cottage and Changing Thymes.

  13. Gretchen April 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I love this list! But it’s not complete without including Caledonia Vintage Marketplace. It’s a well-designed shop in the setting of an old house. Consignors sell vintage and antique items, painted furniture, and other treasures of all kinds. Visit them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Caledonia-Vintage-Marketplace-llc-138869126289947/

  14. Jason April 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Great list! But don’t forget to visit Full Circle Design Studio in Downtown Rockford too!

  15. Kurt McWuesten April 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for putting this together. It will make it that more easy to navigate and seek treasures!!

  16. Kerry Huizinga April 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Could you add The Red Door in Allendale to this list? It is the most beautiful store full of unique farmhouse, vintage, & repurposed treasures!

  17. Kerry April 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Could you add The Red Door in Allendale to your list ? It is a beautiful store full of unique treasures!

  18. Auston Pannill April 12, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    There is a new shop open in Lowell. Its called “Mi hometown furnishings” and its located at 312 e main st Lowell mi 49331. My brother in law and sister in law along with my wife just opened it. Great place to shop. Check it out!

  19. Auston pannill April 12, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

    There is a new shop open in Lowell. Its call “mi hometown furnishings” it’s at 312 e main st. Lowell mi 49331. My brother and sister in law and wife just opened it. Incredible store…. check it out!

  20. Erin April 12, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Pinky’s Place in Alpine is another that should be added to your list. They have a huge selection of Artisan products, antiques, Michigan made foods and lots of other items. They have close to 10,000 followers on their page. A one of a kind store with a mission and a purpose. They are also a non profit that raises money to help caregivers who are taking care of loved ones with dementia. They help families navigate this horrible disease. One of the owners mother “Pinky” has dementia.

  21. Megan April 12, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Who do you contact to add a shop?

  22. Lori April 12, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Thank you!!! This is my summer field trip all laid out!

  23. Wendy April 12, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

    A new store has opened in Lowell that offers vintage, antique, and repurposed/upcycled. MI Hometown Furnishings is a furniture store that offers new furniture. Throughout the store you will find accessories and decor that is vintage, antique and repurposed. They are on Facebook and Instagram. Check them out!

  24. April April 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Love this list! Great roundup!!

  25. Over 125+ booths, Patio & Pole Barn, Purely Michigan Foods, West Michigan’s Premier “What-Not-Shop” and hub to Pink’s Palace helping local families affected by Dementia.

  26. Anne Sutkowi April 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    You missed a big one in NE GR, Pinky’s Place Antique and Artisan Market on Alpine. One of my favorite places.

    • Kim July 12, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Hi. Ive heard Pinky’s is really over priced. I’ve never gone in there because of that. Is this true or should I go there

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