I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Since I had a three day weekend, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to enjoy a mini vacation. From tasting the infamous Mert's Soul Food in Uptown to sight seeing... It was a great time. On Saturday, I dedicated most of the day to one of my favorite past times... Thrifting!
Thrifting is a great way to save money, look great and find one of a kind pieces. The key to thrifting is seeing the possibilities in a piece. For example, you may find a striped blazer. It seems plain; however, you can take it and wear it with a pencil skirt, dress pants, skinny jeans and even leggings!
Before my trip, I did some research and found that Central Avenue in Charlotte has some great thrift stores. Check out some of the great buys I found:
|Talbots Sweater - ONLY $1.50|
Carolina Value Village
Hong Kong Thrift Store
I absolutely loved thrifting in Charlotte. I can't wait to go back in the future. The Salvation Army and Carolina Value Village were surprisingly great places to find buys. I was impressed and since both are chains, I will be looking for the closest ones near me.
The Hong Kong Thrift Store is a great place for one a kind pieces. The prices are higher than most thrift stores; however, their items were in fabulous condition and they had some of the most unique items I had ever seen.
Lastly, the Buffalo Exchange was actually similar to Plato's Closet. You can sell clothing there as well as purchase. They also sell brand new items there. The prices again were higher than a typical thrift store; however, they had good, quality items and a fun atmosphere.
If you are in North Carolina, be sure to share your favorite thrift stores! God bless!