Working at SecondLove, day in and day out, allows me the opportunity to interact with so many precious people, all on their own mission, all just doing their thing. I’m especially tuned in to people that bring up environmental issues, which is a lot, not surprising given the fantastic community that surrounds the store. I find it fascinating to see the array of attitudes that people have toward the environment. Some, with their fiery passion towards all that is ‘wrong’ in the world, seem to carry an anger around with them. Others, know what is ‘wrong’ with the world, but let it go because they don’t feel served by the anger. I have to admit, I am with the angry folk at this point, but hope this will dissipate with long term goals we have for the store. Then sometimes that person comes along, and most-likely unintentionally, who changes the way we think.
A first time customer arrived at the shop because she was planning a ‘nothing new, nothing plastic’ baby shower for her friend. No new clothes, toys, books, games, etc. Nor was she using any disposable products at the party….she was going to wash plates, yeah, by hand. There was a lightness to her, she didn’t carry anger, but she wasn’t turning a blind eye to the problem either. She was doing what she could and realizing this, really did change me.
Having a second-hand (although we prefer the term pre-loved) store is doing what we can. We are saying no to the demand for new products that are using all of our natural resources to make. We are saying no to the ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ attitude that has gotten us where we are. I can’t fight big oil today and I can’t be angry about that, nor can I let it go. The answer to this problem is simple and lies solely in the middle. I can do what I can.
We just love the look of layered vintage mirrors! There are some beauties at SecondLove now—all etched to amazing vintage perfection!
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Check out these lovely ladies showing off their RED, WHITE, and BLUES! Stop by SecondLove on Election Day to find a perfectly thrifted, poll-worthy ensemble!
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SecondLove is so happy to be Crow Jane Jewelry’s newest home! All the pieces in the Crow Jane Jewelry collection are handcrafted by local artist Jessica Thomas from reclaimed machine parts. What a beautiful way to give these tiny metal pieces new life!
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Layers are oh-so interesting when they’ve been thrifted! Pile it on at SecondLove!
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Local artist and Highland Mommy Randee Kildow is Hippo Kiss Creations, one of our favorite jewelry designers! And we carry her beautiful women’s jewelry at SecondLove! From vintage inspired to funky to soft and feminine pieces, Hippo Kiss Creations has something for everyone.
We also feature Randee’s brand of little girl’s hair accessories named after her daughter—Baby Grey Clementine! Baby Grey Clementine hair accessories are so cute and totally wearable!
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How cute are these “little artist” costumes? Pop into SecondLove with your little one for the perfect pieces for a creative costume!
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Wouldn’t you love to take this unique teal desk home?
We just love the industrial-chic vibe metal lockers give to a room! Check them out in this amazing bedroom—strong and feminine at the same time! Pop into SecondLove to see our ever-growing collection of metal furniture
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Is it sweater season yet?! We think so at SecondLove!
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