We went to Hip Thrift looking for a juicer, which they had ($10), but also picked up a handful of random shirts, a boombox, a frisbee, and a papier-mâché and steel table/trashcan. The two ladies who ran the store, which benefited the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Charleston Animal Society, didn’t rely just on donations. Each weekend, they cruised the city’s yard sales, finding the best off-the-wall deals they could resell in the store, still at a mind-blowing discount. But alas, by last summer, the store was closed, less than a year after they opened. Hip Thrift, come back to me.
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