November 13, 2011

Thrifting: Charlotte, NC

Hello Beauties!

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:

Salvation Army

Talbots Sweater - ONLY $1.50




Carolina Value Village





Hong Kong Thrift Store

Buffalo Exchange


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!


  1. I love that first sweater & the earrings you got! I NEVER find any goodies when I go thrifting. :/

  2. wow great pieces...I want to go thrift shopping so bad but I've been too lazy to go! maybe this weekend

  3. Thanks ladies! I was surprised myself to find so many good buys. I will definitely be visiting thrift stores every time I am in a new area. :)

  4. Awesome picks! Thrifting is the one thing I make sure to do on EVERY vacation.

  5. I looove thrifting!!! there are several Buffalo Exchange stores in NY, and I've exchanged quite a few things there. My favorite is thrifting in PA; the goodwills, flea markets and consignment stores are amaaazing :))) Great finds btw, the skirt is goooorge!!!

  6. Wowsers!! You scored some deals!! I wasn't a believer of thrifting until fairly recently. I snagged some amazing pieces for ridiculously low prices. Loves it!

  7. Loving that blue skirt! I'm all about maxi skirts right now.

  8. You got some great pieces!! This is why I love thrifting



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