Second Début logoRenewed Fashions and Art Boutique

About us

Our staff is happy to help customers.Directions

We're located next to Midas, just north of Excelsior Blvd. on 36 1/2 Street, which is between Hwy. 100 and France Ave. If you are heading east from Hwy. 100, turn left on Kipling Ave., then turn right on 36 1/2 Street. If you are heading west on Excelsior, turn right on 36 1/2 Street.

Parking is available on the street and in the lot behind the building.

 

 

 

Who we are

Second Début opened in Fall 2005. The boutique was created to expand the retail offerings of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota.

Sales support the organization’s mission of preparing people for work. “This store enables us to capture a new market that we were not in before and to maximize the value of the generous donations we receive to build revenues that support our mission,” says Debbie Ferry, Goodwill/Easter Seals vice president of retail services.

Serving our mission

Like most Goodwill stores, the boutique includes space for employment and training services. Goodwill/Easter Seals is a vendor for Hennepin County's Minnesota Family Investment Program. Employment counselors for this program provide services at Second Début. They hold employment classes and assist individuals in their job search activities.

Staff members meet with participants monthly to help move them towards employment with federal- and state-accountable activities, such as job seeking and readiness classes, job search activities, short-term training and help starting schooling, work or volunteer work that will ready them for employment.

Supporting our mission

Second Début revenues directly support Goodwill/Easter Seals' mission the same way the Goodwill stores do and with donations from the same source: Minnesotans who donate generously at our donation centers located at the 14 Goodwill stores in the Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud and WIllmar, Minn. Specially trained staff hand select designer merchandise and art for Second Début. Items are generally higher-end fashions of the best quality and presented in the boutique environment for shoppers who appreciate buying second-hand but do not wish to "hunt" for the treasures themselves and are willing to pay for that convenience.

Revenues directly support the education, workforce development and employment services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment provided by Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota. In fact, our retail stores supply the majority of the agency's funding. Last year, we provided services to more than 12,000 Minnesotans.

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For more information about Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, contact us or visit us on the Web at goodwilleasterseals.org.

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