I have decided that my favorite second-hand store is the Sunshine Shoppe in Chesterfield, SC. This is my second visit and it’s a hoot every time! The ladies holler (yes, a Southern term) to each other across the store about everything – food, directions, clothing and gossip. I simply enjoy the entertainment of the shopping experience. This was a solo visit, which is good and bad. Good because I can take my time to browse, but bad because I don’t have a friend’s opinion. So I ended up in the dressing room three times, just to be sure. One shirt was tried on three times and I still didn’t get it. The color made my skin look pale green and sickly. The overall trip was a huge success because I got 18 items for $12.24! Most of the brands I found were from Kohl’s – which makes this a bigger success trip.

The proceeds from this second-hand store support Hospice of Chesterfield County, an organization that helped my husband’s grandmother until she passed away. The store is constantly busy with donations and shoppers. They mainly sell used clothing, but also have jewelry, accessories, household items, furniture and toys. The Sunshine Shoppe has also been stocking new gift items, such as Tervis Tumblers, jewelry and purses – just to appeal to everyone. As I was leaving, I saw a pick-up truck unloading large bags of clothing for their donation to the store – I almost stuck around to see, but it was already a successful shopping day!

Sunshine Shoppe Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sunshine-Shoppe/127539247285132?sk=wall

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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