Two weeks ago I wrote about temporary Halloween shops that pop up near Halloween. I asked readers to scare up other retailers not included in the original list. Plenty of you wrote in with favorite haunts, mostly year-round shops, for Halloween decor and costumes.

Several readers suggested checking thrift stores such as Unique Thrift, Savers, Value Village, Goodwill and Salvation Army in the spirit of reduce, re-use and recycle.

And don't forget vintage shops, including Corner Store for men and women (900 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-823-1270), Lula for men and women (1587 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-644-4110), Rewind for women (2829 NE. Johnson St., Mpls., 612-788-9870, www., Tatter's for men and women (2928 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-823-5285, www.tattersvintage, Up Six for men and women (157 N. Snelling Av., St. Paul, 651-917-0470,, and Via's Vintage for men and women (2408 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-374-3649,

Costumes Ltd or 1-877-552-2668

A Roseville-based website with about 300 costumes. Use coupon code TREAT to get a 10 percent discount. Guaranteed next-day shipping in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Costumes Plus

• 1178 Burnsville Center, Suite 1057, Burnsville, 952-435-7775

Costumes, makeup, home decor, gifts and collectibles.

Fantasy Gifts

• Nine Twin Cities locations, including a wide selection at 2125 W. Hwy. 13, Burnsville, 952-882-0313. For mature viewers only.

Adults-only costumes, including a selection of plus-size women's costumes up to size 4X and women's shoes up to sizes 12-16.

Halloween Fun Shop

• 12150 Champlin Dr., Champlin, 763-323-4440

• Arbor Lakes, 2197 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, 763-493-3646

• Ridgedale, 12533 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-546-5669

• Rosedale, 1595 Hwy. 36, Roseville, 651-633-0971

Costumes for the whole family, makeup and decor at the temporary stores.

Norcostco/Northwestern Costume

• 825 Rhode Island Av. S., Golden Valley, 763-544-0601

• 815 Hwy. 169 N., Plymouth, 763-546-9644

High-end specialty costumes, makeup and special effects at the Golden Valley location. Rental and retail costumes and accessories are at the Plymouth location.

Party City

• 19 locations around the Twin Cities. The largest Halloween selection is in the store at Riverdale Commons, 3360 124th Av. NW., Coon Rapids, 763-712-1930.

More than 3,000 costumes plus outdoor decor.

Twin Cities Magic & Costume

• 250 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-227-7888

More than 4,000 costume rentals, wigs, fog machines and accessories. More than 15,000 items for sale, including a large makeup selection.

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