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« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2010 08:20:58 AM »

Just found this thread and am super excited.  Hey, other NCers!

I have to second a post a few pages back: if you're up for a trip into southern Wake County, the Guardian Angel thrift store in Fuquay is absolutely the best.  It's warehouse-huge (it resides in the space of the old Harris Teeter), clean, and cheap, cheap, cheap--clothes, furniture, household goods, you name it.  I grew up in Fuquay and had no idea how spoiled I was 'til I moved away and couldn't find anything like it.

The downsides: not a great men's clothing selection (isn't that the case everywhere?), and they play Mix 101.5. ;P  Just sayin'.

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« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2010 07:34:05 AM »

Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone who posted to this thread!  I am moving to Durham, NC from New Jersey in three weeks, and I am super excited to figure out where to get my craft on so this starting list will help.  I know the info is a bit old so I'll be sure to call these places before I just show up and try to find them (in case they've gone extinct.) 

If there are any other triangle-area crafters out there, give me a shout!  I'd love to know if there are any regular or semi-regular meet-ups in the area.


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« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2010 05:50:33 PM »

Welcome to Durham! You gotta check out the Scrap Exchange on Foster street. Open 7 days a week. http://scrapexchange.org/ I used to work there and I still visit/shop every 1 or 2 weeks.
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« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2010 09:55:11 PM »

I have already heard about that from a few people, but now that I know it's craftster-member approved I will definitely have to check it out!!!! Wink  Thanks for the welcome and for corroborating the recommendation!

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« Reply #84 on: December 20, 2010 07:23:05 PM »

Fuquay varina has some great thrift stores. Pass it on thrift store on main street is awesome! I bought a pant suit, a shirt, three pairs of pants and a leather jacket all for $30. Guardian angel thrift also on main street is good but you have to dig for the good stuff. I bought three sweaters for .75 cents.

Cause for paws on Saunders is another awesome thrift store. Great furniture finds and books.

There is a thrift store on Saunders and garin that is huge and has awesome furniture, clothing and weird random finds. Good prices.
« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2011 02:16:36 PM »

Hi All, a raleigh native here and a longtime craftster lurker! Thanks for the great recommendations of the Scrap Exchange....one of those places I hear about but have never been too!! Also thanks for all of you who have peeped up with the thrift store recommendations...I've never been much of a thrifter but feel some inspired to check i out Smiley Anyway thats all I really wanted to say....are there any quilters on this board? I've been to two quilt stores in the area, one in Apex and one in downtown cary (next to the Shuttles, Needles, And Hooks yarn shop) if it's still there! last time I went (a few years ago, admittedly), they had a great variety of truly beautiful fabrics. The ladies working there were all very helpful and attentive, and as I was a new quilter they really went out of their way to help me figure out yardage and show me what I needed to do! Highly recommend!

as for the aforementioned yarn shop, I dont know how that building isn't condemned.
« Reply #86 on: August 03, 2011 10:38:09 PM »

Great! As big fan of craft, every fun thing is my love, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #87 on: August 18, 2011 05:02:44 PM »

Hey, all. In case you hadn't heard, the Scrap Exchange moved (after the roof of their old building collapsed  Shocked). They are now at 923 Franklin Street, Durham, NC 27701. It's behind Goldenbelt... with a parking lot!
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« Reply #88 on: August 26, 2011 11:09:04 AM »

Ooh, a parking lot! I haven't been to the new location yet - is it as fabulous? It's not quite as easy a bike ride from my house as the old one was. I'm hoping they'll have another natural cleaners class this fall - I've been wanting to do that one for a while.
« Reply #89 on: August 26, 2011 03:36:41 PM »

It is fabulous, and getting more so as they get more organized. They're going to be doing a Swap-o-rama on September 11th.
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