COLUMBIA — You've just moved into a residence hall, and now you need to furnish your new space on a budget. This is a sampling of secondhand stores with furnishings and accessories.
MIDWAY ANTIQUE MALL & FLEA MARKET: Midway Antique Mall & Flea Market has more than 375 booths and displays from home and abroad, including antique furniture, vintage records, primitives, jewelry, coins, art collectibles and books.
Address: 6401 U.S. 40
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ITCHY'S FLEA MARKET: Itchy’s Flea Market was established in 1992 and has antiques and collectibles ranging from sports cards to figurines. Over 125 dealers stock items there.
Address: 1907 N. Providence Road
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Different from other secondhand stores, Habitat For Humanity ReStore mainly sells hardware and other items used in construction. The handy student will find ways to repurpose them as home improvements.
Address: 1906 Monroe St.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday.
THE WARDROBE: The Wardrobe offers reduced prices on clothing, books and furniture among other things. It allows donations as well.
Address: 715 Park Ave.
Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES: The Salvation Army has two locations for your shopping needs. For those with cars, The Salvation Army Thrift Store close to the Business Loop offers donated clothes and furniture. The Salvation Army Red Shield west of downtown has the same stuff and is a walkable distance from campus.
Address: 1304 Parkade Blvd. and 23 E. Walnut St.
Phone: 449-5202 (Parkade location); 443-2786 (Walnut location)
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Parkade location); Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Walnut location).
VALUE GIANT THRIFT SHOPPE: This place has clothes, furniture, dishware, books and novelty items such as coins and jewelry.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 1810 Paris Road
COLUMBIA GOODWILL: Some of the cheapest items can be found here, and you can give back, too. Donations of your own surplus clothes and other essentials are always welcome.
Address: 1405 Grindstone Parkway
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UPSCALE RESALE: The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri runs this business, which offers quality merchandise, including furniture, china, books, DVDs, jewelry, shoes and more.
Address: 1729 W. Broadway
Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.
NEW BEGINNING CONSIGNMENT CLOTHING: New Beginning offers a variety of gently used, name brand clothing, from jeans and T-shirts to suits and party dresses just a few blocks north of campus.
Address: 7 S. Tenth St.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.