Thrifty Chic is the latest wordWhen Beth Kilbride turned an empty storefront at 1529 Old West Main St. into Thrifty Chic, she transformed the empty space into the high-end thrift store she had long been pining for.
By: Jon Swedien, The Republican Eagle
When Beth Kilbride turned an empty storefront at 1529 Old West Main St. into Thrifty Chic, she transformed the empty space into the high-end thrift store she had long been pining for.
“It's been a dream of mine for like 25 years,” Kilbride said, adding that her goal with Thrifty Chic was to create an upscale thrift shop.
Kilbride used to drive by storefronts thinking about the possibility of owning her own store, but she never made a move — until this summer.
In June, she decided to go for it. With the help of her landlord, Kilbride was able to open Thrifty Chic in early September.
Since then, things have been going well, Kilbride said. Word of mouth has been bringing in customers. In fact, Kilbride said so far the real thing has been just as good as she imagined.
“It's working out just the way I hoped,” she said.
Thrifty Chic features furniture pieces and other home decor, as well jewelry and linens. The store does not deal in clothing or consignments.
Kilbride said she tries to attract customers by seeking unique items to display in her store.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. For further information, call 388-5333.