I hear people say it all the time: “There’s nothing in my thrift store.”
Location, location, location. It’s not only for real estate but for thrift stores as well. While there are times when items show up in an unusual spot, certain regions are thrifting gold.
Living near North Carolina, the furniture capital of the world, makes it easy to find quality vintage furniture. While brand names are important, sometimes you can find unknown brands because there were so many furniture makers in the area. Prices may also be a little lower because demand is lower.
This sofa was found in Lancaster, SC, thrift store for only $25.
During my trips to New York, I’ve seen a lot of low-cost furniture in thrift stores. Unlike the furniture down south, many of the pieces are from well-known companies that still have products on the market.
While New York can seem pricey, thrift stores are good places to find great pieces, like this breakfront for only $50.
Friends tell me that the Midwest and Florida have also yielded amazing vintage finds at great prices.
These Milo Baughman chairs were purchased for $16 a pair from a yard sale in Florida. Lynda from Focal Point scored four of them.
So let’s talk. What locations have you found with the best thrift items?