Fed up with rampant consumerism? Come and bargain hunt among the second-hand goods at the Ressourceries upcycling centres! You can find clothes, household linen, books, furniture, tableware and household appliances at incredible prices. It's good for the planet - and for the pocket!
Run by volunteers from the Secours populaire charity, the Pop'Shop is open to all Saint-Étienne students every Thursday from 10 am till 5 pm. The Pop’Shop can be contacted every morning from 9 till 11.30.
T. 04 77 32 13 30
Tréfilerie campus, building D, level 1
Second-hand furniture and other objects that have been fixed and done up, sometimes to look even smarter than they did when they were brand new! And all in a good cause.
T. 04 77 40 02 33
The Emmaüs charity's website
19 rue des Alliés, Saint-Étienne
In Saint-Étienne for a course or placement, or just for a short time anyway? Have you considered that instead of buying stuff, you can hire it? Household appliances, bedding, furniture, and more. You make up your pack à la carte, decide how long you need it for and then pay a fair price per month. Delivery, maintenance, collection when you've finished with it, Eco-loc looks after everything. And if you're signed up to SaintéPass or if you get grant, there's 10% off all year round.
T. 06 47 67 81 23
The Éco-loc website
30 rue Alexandre-Pourcel, Saint-Étienne
Chrysalide is a social and solidarity enterprise that collects, upcycles and promotes re-use. Its salesroom is heaven for bargain hunters, but you can also find ordinary items at very low prices. Note that you will also benefit from preferential terms if you are sent by a social worker.
T. 04 77 37 95 36
The Chrysalide website
11 boulevard du Colonel Marey, Saint-Étienne
This is an upcycling centre dedicated to bikes. Here you'll find second, third and fourth-hand bikes, but always in good condition as they are serviced and repaired. In short, they go and they brake, Ocivélo's bikes - what more do you want?
T. 04 77 21 18 29
The Ocivélo website
38 rue d’Arcole, Saint-Étienne