Explore the Store: Stealth Shopping at GTB

After learning that the Recycled Rooster was moving further from my workplace, I discovered another second-hand store nearby. The Gently Touched Boutique has been open near the University for a little while. It’s located near Food Lion across from Lowe’s in Conway. However, I just found it a couple of weeks ago. Karen, my best thrift store wing woman, and I decided to check it out after work one day.

The store is very well organized with a large selection of shirts, pants and skirts. Sorry guys, I didn’t see any men’s clothing. They were having a sale on shorts. Prices were great with most items only priced at $6. However, the shoe and jewelry selection was small. And there was a handful of purses. Its a cute store with a lot of potential. They have gently used items and some new items too and there’s always a sale going on.

Oh and they had lots of dresses, if you like short ones. There were only about seven long dresses in my size, which I won’t shock you with what that number is. After having a baby, it’s a little challenging and depressing shopping. My body has changed a lot, not that you really need to know the details. So I didn’t really enjoy my first experience at this new thrift boutique. Not their fault, just that I need to return with a better perspective and a better body..haha!

I tried to take more photos but the lady there was following us most of the time (or maybe the store is seemed small) and I don’t like to let them know what I’m doing. It’s like mystery shopping or stealth shopping secondhand. Overall, it’s nice to have a second-hand store close to work that I can check out during a lunch break. They always get “new” used things in and they are even selling some new items too.

The really great thing about this store is the fact that you can shop online. It’s really nice to be able to see what they have that way.

The Gently Touched Boutique is worth a look. It is located between Eggs Up Grill and Cleat Chasers in University Shoppes next to Food Lion, 2246 East Hwy 501 Conway, SC 29526. They will also buy your clothes too! If they don’t buy your clothes, they will donate them to charity for you.

If you go:

Website: www.gentlytouchedboutique.com

Email: info@gentlytouchedboutique.com

Twitter: @GentlyTBoutique

Instagram: GentlyTouchBoutique

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-6:30

Phone: (843) 347-2006

the author

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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