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Salvation Army Select – a new kind of thrift store!

Submitted by on January 25, 2011 – One Comment

On the other side of the country, The Salvation Army in Greensboro, North Carolina has taken a fresh approach to thrift store shopping!

A little over one year ago they opened a 5,000 square foot store designed by students in the department of interior architecture at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Called Salvation Army Select, the store has wide, uncluttered aisles, stylish track lighting, four dressing rooms, and even mannequins to show off its most prized merchandise.

The boutique-style shop is a good fit for Greensboro shoppers who are more affluent but want to get a great deal during this tough economic time.

The store also appeals to those who support The Salvation Army with their donations of gently-used clothing; they can drop off high end items at a store where they know they’ll be merchandised in a way that will bring in the most income to support the Army’s work.

Have a look at the student’s architectural drawings of the store below:

:: Click here and here for news stories about Salvation Army Select.

:: Click here for a blog about the store’s development, complete with photos.

:: Click here to read about the “Whoops Clock” – a leaning tower of a grandfather clock! – donated to Salvation Army Select.

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