Manitou Supply Co.

My dad describes himself as a semi-professional picker. He goes to thrift stores during his lunch break while in town, and can tell you the exact day and time each store in the Birmingham area gets its new shipment. He has got it down to an art, and if you give him a list of items, he can probably secure them within a month’s time. Anything from year-old camping gear, to once worn brand name items, there are hidden, discarded treasures just waiting to be found.

Manitou Supply Co. presents a master class on thrifting and picking. A quick glance inside their store or on their Etsy site will give you quick validation of both their appeal and curation expertise, and a sense of “man, I wish I would have found that first”.