It doesn’t take much to make me happy.


Bargains and sales. $2 purses and $8 jeans. Thrift stores feel like home. Mismatched gadgets and a thousand oddly shaped mugs. You’re guaranteed to find a purple caboodle from the early 90’s and an entire section devoted to VHS tapes. But among all the junk you are certain to find some treasure.

Here are a few of the gems I’ve found – some might be small shops but they all offer big deals. If you’re on a quest for the best bargain in town, don’t pass these up!

Local Thrift & Consignment Shops (updated November 2014)

A Perfect Find 219 W. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC Facebook Page: A Perfect Find
Believe In Abilities Thrift Store 1635-2 East Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC
(704)471-9550 Believe in Abilities
CIS Thrift Store 112 E. College Ave. Shelby , NC (980)220-1016 CIS Thrift Store
Goodwill 445 Earl Rd. Shelby, NC Goodwill
Handfuls of Purpose 1723 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC (704)482-5844
Rescue Mission Thrift Store 1661 East Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC (between Big Lot’s and Planet Fitness) Rescue Mission Thrift Store
ReStore – Habitat for Humanity 323 W. Grover St. Shelby, NC Restore
Salvation Army 309 N. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC Salvation Army
Southside Flea Market– 1316  S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC  The old UA Thrift building & parking lot has been renamed and opens for anyone to come set up for the day. (Fees apply.) If you’ve been collecting unwanted items around your house, this would be a great place to set up a table and make a few dollars. Many vendors inside throughout the week and outside on weekends! Southside Flea Market

Southside Flea Market February 2012

The Hospice Thrift Store 323 East Marion Street Shelby, NC (beside Dollar General across from Taste T) The Hospice Thrift Store
UA Thrift 506 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC (next to Shelby Hardware) UA Thrift

Online Thrifting
If you’re looking to buy or sell online, try these successful options:
Cleveland-Gaston Cheap Cycle
One Man’s Junk Cleveland County

Tell me where you bargain shop in Cleveland County and I’ll add it to the list on the Community Link page!

Happy thrifting!