SECONDHAND NOW CHIC AROUND THE LOWCOUNTRY

THE-CHURCH-MOUSEThe Great Recession era has been generally awful for housing values and job prospects but has resulted in a boon for secondhand stores across the country. According to the National Association of Resale Professionals, the number of resale stores increased seven percent in each of the past two years. Much of the recent growth can be attributed to young shoppers, many of whom are passing on trips to the mall in favor of thrift stores. About 20 percent of people shop in thrift stores regularly, compared with about 14 percent in 2011.

At some point during the recession and its lingering aftermath, Gen Y, the youth demographic burdened with huge student loans and an awful job market, realized that perhaps paying $30 for a new T-shirt was unwise. It certainly was not sustainable. Young shoppers may have first turned to thrift stores out of necessity or desperation, but by now, they’re more likely to view secondhand shopping as sensible — even cool.

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lippyButter London Lippy: Tinted balm, gloss and liquid lipstick. Colors and coverage for any occasion, these nourishing formulas moisturize and protect lips with shea butter and Vitamin E.
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photos by Krisztian Lonyai | hair by Danielle Keasling and the Salon Karma team | makeup by Emily Sanders /Salon Karma

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Shoes by J. Renee
Dress by Sue Wong
Belt by Frank Lyman
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The holidays are here. Prepare yourself andyour shopping list with our gift guide!

 

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affordaBles-aPParel« This necklace has a wooden bead closure and gold colored bars to add brightness to the earthy tones.
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Photographer Krisztian Lonyai took two models and the hottest fashion from local shops to Bob Gregory’s legendary mancave. Enjoy the ride.

photos by Krisztian Lonyai | hair by Danielle Keasling / Salon Karma | makeup by Lauren Ajlani /Salon Karma styling by Chloe Stickland | models Lillie Tipton & Lauren Ajlani

 

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shirt by BB Dakota
skirt by Ark & Co.
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dress by Susana Monaca
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The Jerri Bleu Boot is reproduced in Spain from a pair of boots Jerri Thomas bought seven years ago. The boot is patented and the Bleu companies are the distributor.
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radiancePrincess and Butch Belts. These interchangeable belts and buckles are wearable art. Choose a skinny or wide 100% leather belt strap and pair with your favorite buckle. All made in the USA! Watch  how they take your outfit from drab to FAB! Visit us in Harbour Town.
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glasses2Take a closer look at these fashionable yet functional Linkskin frames, constructed without soldering, screws or hinges. The provided case is also made from recycled plastic. Carolina Optical, 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton, 843-836-3937. CAROLINA OPTICAL