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The Outlet :: A Crafter's Dream

The Outlet in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a crafters dream find. It is located at 1534 College SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. It seems to be located in a warehouse district. They have limited hours: Wednesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm and Saturday: 10am – 3pm. 

What you can find: individual products are continually changing and each visit is guaranteed to be unique, consistent categories are:

  • Memory/Scrapbooking
  • Knit & Crochet
  • Kids Crafts
  • Paint & Paintables
  • Ribbon & Trim
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Craft Basics
  • Home Decor
  • Floral
  • Needle Crafts

What I found on my visit:

A singer's sewing kit, for less than $6. The same thing is listed on Amazon for $8.78 list price $11.99.

I also bought two sewing baskets.
 It was less then $8 and then I used my secret code for the week which gives you an additional 50% off one item so it was less then $4. The exact basket is available on Amazon for $25.68 and list price $29.99.  

Since basic crafts were 50% off, I got this kit for around $5, it was originally about $10 and sells on Amazon for $20.84. The outer box was slightly damaged, but I can handle that for such great savings!

OK I bought a ton of other stuff too because I don't live nearby and I was in town for a conference. 

Each week they offer special deals. The week I visited they had basic crafts, school supplies and holiday items an additional 50% off the tag price. They don't sell online and they don't ship. The only way to save is to visit. Don't forget to find out what this week’s specials are, by calling at 616.493.7833 or sign up for thennewsletter by sending an email to with the subject line: Sign me up!

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