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Gently used men's, women's, and children's clothing lines the racks at Lovelady Thrift Store. Whole sections devoted to shoes, books, and even furniture round out the selection inside this massive thrift store. Proceeds benefit The Lovelady Center, which helps rehabilitate women who have been released from prison by providing assistance with housing, childcare, and job training.

7720 Ludington Ln.
Birmingham,
AL
US

Smith?s Variety Locally crafted wooden trays made from American walnut, African mahogany, or hickory. Sleek dresses sporting zigzagged patterns and sashes in Alabama or Auburn team colors. Door hangers in the form of large, moss-covered initials. These items just scratch the surface of the cornucopia of stock at Smith?s Variety, an independent variety store that first opened its doors in 1950. Since then, its gargantuan supply of merchandise has decorated homes, outfitted sports fans, and occupied youngsters with educational toys that make learning fun, just like raps about the Pythagorean theorem.

Throughout the store?s Facebook page, the owners post motivational quotes and life musings for their many customers, echoing the personable touch that has kept the business thriving for 62 years.

2715 Culver Rd
Mountain Brk,
AL
US

Just Right Costumes speeds up heart rates with sexy costumes and bedroom apparel and accessories. Halloween costumes allow dressing up as little devils, mummies, or naughty witches for the spooky night. Meanwhile, a collection of sexy costumes includes schoolgirl uniforms, nurse outfits, and bunny tuxes for any night. Babydolls, corsets, and bustiers replace such normal bedroom attire as nightgowns and mummy wraps. To boot, there’s a variety of accessories available from stockings to angel wings that help enhance a character or outfit.

from Home
Birmingham,
Alabama
US

Pearls have long been a classic symbol of elegance and romance. Inspired by their storied past, designer Kevin Dobbins makes the distinct baubles the focal point of each of his creations. Whether he is blending them with metals in a necklace or contrasting them with gemstones in a bracelet, Dobbins makes sure everything about each pearl stands out, from its color and composition to its texture and coquettish wink.

4704 Cahaba River Road (Altadena Square)
Birmingham,
Alabama
US

At seven locations, shoppers can peruse Mission Possible Bargain Centers' inventory of new and gently-used clothing, furniture, and household items. All proceeds benefit the ministries of the Jimmie Hale Mission, a nonprofit that has worked to help men, women, and children in need since 1944.

5501 1st Avenue North
Birmingham,
AL
US

At Pretties Please we aim to provide the highest quality products in feel, style, and craft. We offer beautiful bows both simple and unique. Hats, headbands, flower pot bow holders, cuddle squares, and silk flower bows are also great products that we offer. We love to make all things pretty and hope to share with you!

1792 Annendale Drive
Birmingham,
AL
US