There is nothing more satisfying then finding a treasure when shopping thrift stores around Fayetteville. Truly, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
I’m an avid thrift shopper / treasure hunter / amateur, self-proclaimed expert on the adventure of finding the next item I can’t leave without!
As Hank says, it’s a family tradition passed down to from mother to daughter in my family. My grandmother could sniff out a deal faster than a well-trained, beautiful bloodhound in red lipstick.
Shopping in thrift stores (in Fayetteville or anywhere for that matter) is such a big deal, there’s an entire “National Thrift Store Day” celebrating it. It’s on August 17, so we’ll revisit this around then. The U.S. Census team said there are more than 25,000 thrift stores or resale shops around the country.
“According to America’s Research Group, a consumer research firm, about 16 – 18% of Americans will shop at a thrift store during a given year. For consignment/resale shops, it’s about 12 – 15%. To keep these figures in perspective, consider that during the same time frame; 11.4% of Americans shop in factory outlet malls, 19.6% in apparel stores and 21.3% in major department stores.”
I’ve assembled some of my personal favorite thrift stores to hunt treasure within roughly 100 (give or take) miles from Fayetteville. If you have a favorite thrift shop that I’ve missed on this list, let me know! Happy hunting!
These are just a few of my top spots to find treasure and I’d love to hear your favorites!