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
UA Thrift (new location next to Shelby Hardware) 506 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC
A Perfect Find 219 W. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC
ReStore – Habitat for Humanity 323 W. Grover St. Shelby, NC
Salvation Army 309 N. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC
Handfuls of Purpose 1723 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC
Goodwill 445 Earl Rd. Shelby, NC
United Veterans of America Thrift Store 203 Three Brothers Ave. Shelby, NC

2013 UPDATE:

Rescue Mission Thrift Store 1661 East Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC (between Big Lot’s and Planet Fitness)

The Hospice Thrift Store 323 East Marion Street Shelby, NC (beside Dollar General across from Taste T)

Southside Flea Market- 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 and oustide – stop by this weekend!

1316  S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC
Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday     8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Southside Flea Market February 2012

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!

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