ReUse Rochester, MN Map

Buy Local Buy Used Rochester MN Get the Thrift Trail map

April 07, 2023

Photo depicts a flyer for Reuse Rochester MN. The heading says: Buy Local, Buy Used. On the right side of the page is a simplified map including a few streets and the Zumbro River. On the left side of the page is a list of local businesses that sell used goods. This list includes Garden Party Books, Kismet Consignment, Hidden World Vinyl Records, Janky Gear, The Machine Shed, Midwest Vintage Toys, Treedome, and Refashion Consigned Furniture and Clothing.
Photo depicts the back side of the Reuse Rochester MN flyer. The heading is Why shop used? 1.	Sustainability. Shopping secondhand is a great way to reduce your impact on the planet. This is because you are preventing the use of resources to manufacture something new. For instance, the fashion industry is responsible for one tenth of industrial water use globally. Did you know it takes nearly 800 gallons of water to make 1 cotton t-shirt? Although we often think of buying used clothing, there's lots of other items that take energy and resources to manufacture that we can buy secondhand. Some of these include: furniture, games, records, books, electronics and more. Giving these items a second life prevents them from going to a landfill. Whether you're shopping for something or clearing out, think reuse and repair! 2.	Unique, Rare and Vintage. The best part about shopping used is the chance to find some really unique items. There are lots of people who have made a hobby out of finding the hidden gems, and lots of them frequent consignment shops bringing in handpicked items for you to give a new life! Why not fill your home with beautiful antique furniture and decor that complements your sense of style? Or find community with people who are also interested in vintage video games and toys? Or find a new favorite song from an old vinyl record? Or start a new hobby because you found gear that was affordable? No two items are the same, and that's the fun of it! 3.	Supporting local. We all know it's important to support local, so let's put our money where our hearts are! When you support local businesses, your money stays local. The tax revenue made through sale taxes from local businesses support the local government. This is then used to reinvest in the community. Local businesses also do their own work to support the community. On average, local businesses contribute 250% more than large businesses to local non-profits and causes, creating a positive cycle of giving back. On the right side includes more businesses in Rochester that sell used goods. This list includes: Rochester Records, Danielle’s Consignment Boutique, Sportsman’s Rack, Phenomenal Woman Consignment Shop, Children’s Exchange, Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor, Once Upon a Child, Savers, and Goodwill.


ReUse Map Links

Get a copy of the map in store at Janky Gear, or print your own using the links below! 

Map Tri-fold 

Map Flyer 

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