Resale renewal in Concord - 1st and fun and reborn wonders

Have you heard the buzz about resale? Many people are opting to reuse what’s already out there before they buy new… no longer are people associating secondhand shopping with musty old stores packed with stuff you’d never be able to sort through – in fact, in downtown Concord you’ll find a wealth of beautiful and unique resale shops.

Whether you’re a part of the zero-waste movement or simply want a good deal, Concord is the place to find your next treasure. 

Shopping secondhand helps the environment, and your local economy! When you shop at a small business, more of your money stays right here in Concord – which is good for everyone. 

As a life-long lover of all things secondhand, I not only do a heck of a lot of my thrift and resale shopping in Concord, but I also own my own consignment shop downtown, Lilise Designer Resale! So, while you may think this list is shameless self-promotion, I assure you that’s just like, 30% of it. 😉The rest is just true love, people.

The best part about secondhand shopping in Concord? You can do it 100% local! 

True “thrifters” know about the usual suspects: Goodwill, Salvation Army, Savers, etc… but Concord offers resale shopping that is not only fun and affordable, but is genuinely local, too!

Some quick stats on shopping secondhand:

-10.5 MILLION tons of used clothing gets sent to landfills every year: aka 21 BILLION POUNDS!!

-Over 1/3 of women wear a clothing item less than 5 times before discarding it. 

-1 out of every 3 Americans shop resale.

-it’s on the rise: 44 million women shopped secondhand in 2017, compared with 35 million in 2016.

-77% of millennials prefer to buy from environmentally-friendly brands.

-35% are more likely to switch shopping habits to thrifting because they’re concerned about waste.

-it’s for everyone: 13% of the most active buyers on thredup.com are millionaires!

I’ve compiled a list of some great localsecondhand shops where you can get your retail therapy on – let us know which your favorite is!

 

Hilltop Consignment

Décor, antiques, furniture, clothing, so much more, and I’ve even found some great vinyl there too! Always worth checking into the shop to see what’s new. Don’t forget there’s more in the basement!

56 North Main Street

Tuesday-Thursday 10-6

Friday 10-7

Saturday 10-5

Sunday 11-4

Closed Monday

 

What’s In Your Closet

A very cute shop filled that’s always with great goodies to browse! Primarily focused on women’s clothing, but they also offer handmade items as well as décor pieces.

9 Pleasant Street

Tuesday-Thursday 11-5

Friday 11-6

Saturday 10-3

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

ReChic Boutique

ReChic is the newest secondhand addition to our downtown – carrying women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and more. Locals will know this shop as “where French’s Toy Shop used to be” 

10 N. State Street Concord, NH

Tuesday-Friday 11-5

Saturday 10-4

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Lilise Designer Resale

Hey, I love this place! (yeah, it’s the one I own, sorry not sorry.) Offering affordable vintage and luxury consignment, you’ll find everything from Gap to Chanel - and just about everything in between. Also carries an eclectic collection of vintage and handmade furniture and décor.

113 Storrs St 

Monday-Thursday 11-6

Friday and Saturday 11-7

Closed Sunday

 

Concord Antiques Gallery

A great shop with two floors of individual dealer booths – filled with eclectic items from all over. You can spend a lot of time in this shop if you love to browse… carve out an afternoon and stop by if you’re a lover of all things vintage. Primarily collectibles, décor, jewelry, and antiques but there’s a bit of apparel kicking around here and there too.

97 Storrs St

Monday-Saturday 10-6

Sunday 11-5

 

Just Gowns Consignment Boutique

A little more specific, but still resale: Just Gowns is literally that… just gowns! Formalwear galore, bridal, accessories, and alterations all under one roof. This one is a bit outside of downtown, so hit it up after you grab breakfast at Tucker’s (across the street) and head downtown to complete your shopping!

79 South Street

Tuesday-Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-12

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

Elyssa Alfieriis a freelance stylist, social media maven, vintage lover, and all-around Concord super fan. You can usually find her at her consignment shop, Lilise Designer Resale (or LDR), on Storrs St downtown. She also really wants you to know LDR is dog-friendly. 

 

 Whether you’re a part of the zero-waste movement or simply want a good deal, Concord is the place to find your next treasure. 

Whether you’re a part of the zero-waste movement or simply want a good deal, Concord is the place to find your next treasure. 

 Shopping secondhand helps the environment, and your local economy! When you shop at a small business, more of your money stays right here in Concord – which is good for everyone. 

Shopping secondhand helps the environment, and your local economy! When you shop at a small business, more of your money stays right here in Concord – which is good for everyone.