A new bargain store opened in May at the corner of Academy and Maizeland and I stopped in the other day to check them out. Here’s what I thought:
New 2 You is not necessarily a thrift store in the traditional sense – many of their goods are actually new. They buy closeouts and returns from stores and then re-sell them. Some of the stuff, like the furniture, they refinish or refurbish before selling.
This chair was new and $75 - I loved the fabric!
This hutch was $99.
They had jewelry – some of last year’s lines from Macy’s, I believe she said.
I commented to the owner that they had a lot of stuff that guys would like, and she told me her husband made her promise that she wouldn’t make it a “girly store”. So far, I think she’s succeeded – I think a lot of guys would like the stuff they have!
They have a lot of sporting goods and camping gear – like these fishing poles that were closeouts from Gander Mountain. Oh, and they had a girls’ bike tire for $4.75 that I recently paid $12 for on Amazon.
A new (or like-new) table saw for $256 (they said it retails for $300).
They had a couple of grills, too – this big one (new) had a smoker, a gas grill, a charcoal grill, and a burner, if I recall correctly. It wasn’t quite ready for sale yet but I think they said it would be around $399, which seemed like a pretty good deal for such a big grill.
By far, though the best deal of the day was this:
I’ve been wanting a vintage typewriter for a long time. I’ve never seen one at a thrift store and haven’t had time to go to an antique store and search for one. But, I found one at New 2 You!
Of course, I didn’t realize how much I wanted it until I didn’t buy it, and got home and was thinking about it. I texted Jeremy to ask if he’d buy it for me as an early birthday gift and he agreed. :) Thankfully it was still there the next day when he went back to get it. (And get this – not only was it in great shape, but the ribbon still works!)
Overall, I really liked what New 2 You had to offer. I can’t say that everything was an amazing deal, but they carried some stuff that is hard to find in good shape, for a good deal, so I definitely think it’s worth a stop if you’re in need of furniture, sporting goods, tools, or just about anything except maybe clothing! (They did have one small rack of clothing but I honestly forgot to look at it.)
New 2 You is located at 3960 Maizeland Road in Colorado Springs (in the same shopping center as Rocco’s and Steaksmith). Their hours are 10-5, Tuesday-Friday; and 9-6 on Saturday. (Closed Sunday.) Their phone number is 719-591-1877.
If you stop by New 2 You, leave a comment and let me know what you thought! You can find more Colorado Springs thrift store reviews here.