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Getting Thrifty in the D: Detroit’s Resale Revolution
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R. Christopher & TaNisha Prater, THRIFT on the AVE
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Erin Gavle, Eldorado General Store

Getting Thrifty in the D: Detroit’s Resale Revolution

This post is the first in a series written in partnership with The Detroit News’ DVoice Blog, it first appeared there.

A thrifty revolution is starting right here in our own backyard. Your “trash” could soon become someone else’s treasure as thrift, vintage, and consignment stores continue to sprout up around Detroit. THRIFT on the AVE, Eldorado General Store, Savvy Gents, and Detroit Clothing Circles are a few of the most recent. All of them with their own unique take on resale.

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R. Christopher & TaNisha Prater, THRIFT on the AVE

Husband and wife team R. Christopher & TaNisha Prater and their business partner Jessica Glen, all started out in different professions before their foray into entrepreneurship. Their backgrounds, ranging from healthcare to hospitality, led to feelings of discontentment as they were ready to embark on something new. Their joint venture THRIFT on the AVE solved that problem, providing them a new, exciting career and offering thrifty Detroiters a nontraditional, upscale resale experience.

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Erin Gavle, Eldorado General Store

32-year-old Erin Gavle combined her love for travel and her knack for treasure-hunting into her business, Eldorado General Store in Detroit. The boutique carries a unique assortment of vintage and found curiosities from her life travels. She’s a former New York City advertising executive who left her cushy job and moved home to Detroit to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. She took the risk of uprooting her entire life to find peace of mind doing work that doesn’t feel like work at all.

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