I have shopped at three of the metro area Unique Stores for the last six to seven years. I loved the stores they were clean, they were mostly organized, and most items were in good repair. Unique Thrift Stores were a wonderful experiance, to shop there was to have a good experiance. They used to offer great deals on just about everything in the store, granted everything was on the ""as is"" and their ""no returns ever!!! policy"" is actually a violation of MN State Law. That aside, you can still get a great deal there once and a while more so on the 25% off VIP days and the holiday sales when they run a 50% off. You do have to register for a VIP card and give out a bit of personal info.\r
I do find it frustrating to have to physically search out the store manager if I want to ask a question in english as I am not bilingual. However in response to the people that are making remarks as to the legality of the workers, are you an immigration agent, did you personally examine their work visas, green card or other identification, if you can not answer yes to both of those questions, you're just being a racist. English is one of the hardest languages to learn and speak let alone read and write. \r
Back off the rabbit trail...\r
In the last 12 - 18 months Unique has gone to pricing items ouutrageously high, often more than that item would sell for new at Target or Walmart, and god forbid that you come across an item that has been tagged but not priced, as they have a ""store policy"" that prevents them from pricing the item in front of you, so you have to actually walk away ""more than ten to fifteen feet"" and hope that you can get back to it after they price it, before someone else grabs it, and if the tag is off the item they will not sell it to you at all.