• Local Thrifting

Thrift shopping has always been a hobby of mine. There’s something invigorating about finding an unusual and special piece and bringing it back to life. Luckily Nashville is full of endless stores with hidden potential among each rack and between every hanger. Here are my top three local thrift stores:
1. Goodwill, always low prices and even though you may have to do a little hunting there is usually a gem somewhere underneath all the rubble of ruffles and torn shirts.

-5680 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
-3812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
-5412 Charlotte Ave, Nashville TN 37209
-905 9th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208

2. Local Honey, a fun spot that can be borderline reasonable and at times a little pricey. If you’re looking for nice vintage pieces and are willing to pay the couple extra dollars without the hassle of hunting, this is the place to go.

-2009 Belmont Blvd  Nashville, TN 37212

3. Marti & Liz, although it’s somewhat a drive from Nashville it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a great deal on shoes this is the place to go. I know that previously worn shoes does not sound that appealing but half of the shoes they have in-stock have barely even been worn or even touched. Great deals on brand name shoes, a must visit.

-2000 Mallory Ln #210, Franklin, TN 37067

Thrifting can be stressful at times, but there are ways to combat the stress. One way is to view it as a treasure hunt, it will make the trip more fun and ease the frustration of digging through piles and piles of clothes. Secondly have reasonable expectations. Every now and then there will be a gem found in a store, but don’t expect to find a Dooney & Bourke purse marked ridiculously down every time. Thirdly, be prepared to walk out with nothing, this will make the disheartening feeling of not finding what you were looking for a little easier to deal with. Lastly find beauty within the most unusual pieces. I  like to view thrifting as if I’m bringing a piece back to life. There is so much that one can do to reinvent a piece: cut, dye, add embellishments, etc. The options are endless. Remember, thrifting is fun, don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by your environment.

The Nashville Natives

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