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Best Places For Stylish Used Furniture In Charlotte

October 1, 2013 8:00 AM

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With so many stylish homes in Charlotte, it just figures that the city has become a hotspot for fine used furniture shopping. Many homeowners seek to recycle their furniture and home accessories, so you’ll find numerous consignment stores offering custom and designer pieces at a fraction of their original prices. Lots of nice pieces also end up donated to the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores, where proceeds have built nearly a hundred homes in Charlotte during the last decade. If you need inspiration to spark your interior designs, visit a multi-merchant venue such as Slate where numerous artists and designers offer lots of ideas along with refurbished furniture to make your dreams a reality.
Classic Attic
4301 Park Road, Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 521-3750

Located in the back court of Park Road Shopping Center, this consignment shop accepts only furniture and household items. It specializes in antiques, decorator pieces, fine home accessories, rugs and one-of-a-kind items for the home. The linen closet section is stocked with gently used draperies, bedspreads, pillows and vintage linens – the only consignment store in town carrying these items. With some 5,500 square feet of warehouse space, this is one of Charlotte’s largest consignment shopping experiences. Classic Attic offers a 24-hour approval policy so you can take your selection home to make sure it works, or bring it back the next day.

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Clearing House
701 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7708

This modest cottage at the edge of Plaza-Midwood houses a treasure trove of fine furniture, antiques and home accessories inside. In addition to unique furniture, the Clearing House specializes in small items such as clocks, lamps, glassware, crystal, sterling, china, accent rugs and antique paintings as well as a selection of jewelry. This well-established consignment shop, which opened in 1987, has a constantly changing inventory and a straight-forward mark-down policy, with reductions in price every 30 days until the piece sells.

ReStore Charlotte
1133 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte NC 28211
(704) 716-7044

A fundraising project of Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore receives donations from many of the city’s finest neighborhoods with all proceeds going toward building new Habitat homes in the local area. Gently used items, including a wide variety of furniture, home décor and building materials, are sold at a discounted price, typically 50 to 70 percent off the original retail price tag. Julia’s Café and Books, in the same building, sells second-hand books and serves ethically sourced coffee. A second ReStore, this one carrying both furnishings and appliances, is located on Charlotte’s west side, at 3326 Wilkinson Boulevard.

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Slate Interiors
1401 Central Ave., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 930-7890

Located in the heart of NoDa at the corner of Central and Clement avenues, this large showcase includes booths from more than 45 merchants, displaying many one-of-a-kind, vintage and custom pieces of furniture, including many repurposed or artwork-enhanced items, all at great prices. Slate is a favorite stop for local decorators looking for that perfect piece of furniture or home accent to complete an interior. The emphasis is on traditional and mid-century modern pieces with some amazing vintage finds turning up here with purse-thrifty price tags. Slate is also an art gallery with works by nearly four dozen local artists on the walls.

South End Furniture
2517 Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 394-1280

Located in a warehouse on the edge of South End, this shop, formerly Jay’s Wholesale Furniture, features pieces from top furniture companies as well as fine consignment. Pieces accepted for consignment are carefully screened for quality and condition. South End Furniture also sells new mattresses and imported Italian Di Portici leather furniture. Prices here are competitive, and many customers are repeat shoppers.

With 15 years of experience covering restaurants in Charlotte and the Carolinas, and two regional guidebooks under her belt, Renee Wright examines the dining scene with enthusiasm plus a deep knowledge of food trends and outstanding local eating ops. Her work can be found at

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