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Vintage, consignment, and thrift shops in the Triangle

If you’re redecorating your home, looking to bring some life into your closet, or just craving some retail therapy, these unique Triangle second-hand stores can help.

An eclectic fashion store with a female mannequin body in the middle.

Boot and Trunk offers vintage fashion throughout the decades.

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Raleigh is home to vintage, thrift, antique, and consignment stores galore — from historic fashion to eclectic furniture, you’re sure to find a treasure or two. Here are a few of our favorite spots in the Triangle to revitalize your home and closet.

A-Z Thrift | 1621 N. Market Dr., Raleigh

If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, try this thrift shop which specializes in houseware, furniture, toys + apparel with monthly sales to choose from. Run by volunteers, this shop supports the philanthropic efforts of the Triangle’s Assistance League chapter, which provides college scholarships and clothing to local elementary school students.

Boot and Trunk | 424 S. Person St., Raleigh

This unique vintage store has funky fashion from every decade in a central downtown location. Make a private appointment to be treated to some bubbly and have this unique store all to yourself.

Cause for Paws (CFP) Thrift Shop |1634 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, and 1657 N. Market Dr., Raleigh

Here you can find an array of furniture, clothes, accessories, footwear + even some critters looking for their fur-ever home. Purchases at the CFP directly support the organization’s mission as a nonprofit working to protect and find homes for displaced animals.

An antique mall.

Cheshire Cat Antique Gallery is in a historic location with countless treasures.

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Cheshire Cat Antique Gallery | 2050 Clark Ave., Underground, Level 1, Raleigh

Cheshire Cat is Raleigh’s oldest antiques and collectibles mall — based in the original underground location of a JCPenney. This store has unique finds like coins, ancient artifacts, Japanese kimonos, and signed pieces in addition to furniture and fashion. Check out this 20,000-square foot mall for literally everything you could need.

Dolly’s Vintage | 213B W. Main St., Durham

This shop blends the quirkiness of true vintage pieces, contemporary gift items, and local makers. Dolly’s only curates apparel items that are 20+ years old in order to accurately capture the style of a unique fashion era.

Dress | 3528 Wade Ave., Raleigh

Dress is a high-end resale boutique that sells designer resale, overstock, and consignment, as well as new clothing. Dress also offers a handbag concierge service to help you find the designer bag of your dreams. The store has won the Midtown Diamond Award for seven consecutive years.

Father and Son Antiques | 302 S. West St., Raleigh

Since its founding in 1997, Raleigh’s first mid-century shop has been the go-to spot for retro furniture. Tucked away in the Warehouse District, owners Brian and Kiyomi Ownbey’s shop features some majorly sought-after retro pieces — including decor, vintage clothing, or vinyl records — without the sticker shock.

MODE Consignment | 510 Daniels St., Raleigh

MODE, formerly Fifi’s, only accepts designer and brand-name merchandise for consignment. Keep an eye out for events like sidewalk sales and fashion shows. Take a peek at some high-end offerings on their website or visit their additional location in Durham.

North Raleigh Ministries | 2821 Brentwood Rd., Raleigh and 9650 Strickland Rd., Raleigh

When buying from North Raleigh Ministries’ selection of clothing, one-of-a-kind floral creations, jewelry + houseware items, shoppers are supporting the NRM’s Crisis and Development Center. The thrift shops are the primary funding sources for the center that provides individuals in the community with housing and food essentials. Plus, you can find daily specials and deals on the items on the organization’s website.

Raleigh Vintage | 18 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

Named by Vogue as one of the best vintage dealers to follow on Instagram, for the past 10 years, this shop has offered vintage clothing + accessories while keeping modern trends in mind. Their collection of jewelry, home goods, and apothecary feature both modern and vintage items. The shop’s mix of retro to contemporary cool is sure to spice up any wardrobe or home.

A store with the name "Revolver" on the front and a mannequin in a chair.

Revolver has unique consignment offerings.

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Revolver Consignment Boutique | 101 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

For the past 12 years, this shop has been a staple of downtown Raleigh’s retail market. Revolver specializes in gently used designer + vintage resale items servicing both consignors and shoppers. Aside from clothing, you can find jewelry, accessories, and handbags from brands including Burberry, Kate Spade, and Phillip Lim for a fraction of the retail value.

Rumors | 2501 University Dr., Durham, and 106 N. Graham St., Chapel Hill

Rumors opened in Richmond, VA in 2007 (hey, RICtoday 👋) and became the city’s first thrift boutique before opening up a shop in Chapel Hill in 2013. The store specializes in vintage, unique, and trendy pieces, and opened up a third location in Durham in 2019. Besides clothing, this funky shop has an eclectic collection of shoes, stickers, jewelry, and sunglasses.

The outside of a building with a large T on the front and a sign that says "trunkshow."

TrunkShow is a curated antique and vintage mall with local wares.

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TrunkShow | 1526 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh

TrunkShow is a multi-dealer artisan and vintage store with everything from furniture to apparel and homemade goods, all with an eclectic style. These quirky buys are all highly curated, and local art is also available for purchase.

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