Jewellery shops – Pandora Jewellery Sale http://pandorajewellerysale.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:33:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-74.png Jewellery shops – Pandora Jewellery Sale http://pandorajewellerysale.com/ 32 32 Lancaster’s independent shops celebrated this weekend https://pandorajewellerysale.com/lancasters-independent-shops-celebrated-this-weekend/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:06:00 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/lancasters-independent-shops-celebrated-this-weekend/ The wealth of independent businesses and their offering to visitors to Lancaster is celebrated this weekend. Lancaster Indie Weekend will showcase the city’s visitor offering and the unique, diverse and personal touch that makes Lancaster so vibrant. Many businesses in the city center offer special offers throughout the weekend. Lancaster BID will also provide space […]]]>

The wealth of independent businesses and their offering to visitors to Lancaster is celebrated this weekend.

Lancaster Indie Weekend will showcase the city’s visitor offering and the unique, diverse and personal touch that makes Lancaster so vibrant.

Many businesses in the city center offer special offers throughout the weekend.

Lancaster BID will also provide space to relax with live music in the Market Square from 11am to 3am on Sunday July 3 as part of the ‘Summer Sundays’ programme.

Participating local businesses include:

Lancaster Bed Company – Free pair of pillows with every mattress or bed purchase.

Holm Coffee – free cake in or take away for the first 10 customers – with any other purchase.

Ethel & Em – in-store knitting with help for beginners from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday July 2.

White Cross – Free drink with any main course all day Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2.

Marchands 1688 – Free drink with any dish all day Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2

Stonewell Tap – 5 halves / 3 G&T for £12 on Indie Weekend Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July until 8pm after showing the Indie Weekend ad on the phone.

Silver Tree Jewelery – Free gift bag for the first 20 customers.

Lewis’s at 23 – Children under 12 eat free from the children’s menu.

Penny Street Collectables – 10% off Emma Bridgewater and a free tote bag

Jo & Cass – treat yourself to a relaxing or therapeutic massage or facial with Sam for half price.

The Men’s Room – men’s haircut with Oliver at the Men’s Room and Anthony at the Temperance Club for a ten.

Arteria – Free Arteria goodie bag when you spend over £30 (for the first 20 customers).

Renes Fashion – 25% Off Independent Weekend

Simply Baby – Silver Cross in-store event. Come and discover the new Silver Cross ‘Reef’ & ‘Dune’ stroller systems. Weekend specials, plus anyone who pre-orders will receive a goody bag and entry into a raffle to win a £100 store voucher.

Tipple Cocktails – £13.50 pitchers, £13.50 house wine, £16 prosecco, all available before 8pm.

Fabrix – Free gift with purchases over £10.

DF Studio – Full head color with cut and blow dry OR 1/2 head foils with cut and blow dry (customer preference).

PEMFiT – All Indie Weekend customers, 1 chance to win a free Pem Fit intro pack worth £150.

Lancaster Escape – Any Room Booked Independent Weekend 20% Off (For Future Dates)

Dram & Barrell – Whiskey Tasting 10% Cocktails 2 for £9

Russell’s Celebration Cakes – Free Sugar Cookie with every purchase!

Firths – free jewelry cleaning and polishing on Saturday 2 (excluding white gold rhodium plate)

Lancaster Expressions – TBC

Expressions & Co – To be confirmed

Assembly Rooms Emporium – Enter a raffle for a £20 gift voucher (to be spent at the Emporium) when you visit on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3

B’s Knees (Assembly Rooms) – Free Egg Bath Bomb on all sales over £15 on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3

Miss Frog (meeting rooms) – 10% off Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3

Look Fantastic – 20% off sale items during Indie Weekend

The Exchange Designer Clothing Agency – TBC

All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time at the sole discretion of the company.

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Sustainable Fashion: Newcastle’s Best Charity Shops https://pandorajewellerysale.com/sustainable-fashion-newcastles-best-charity-shops/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:32:56 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/sustainable-fashion-newcastles-best-charity-shops/ Love Island’s competitors have ditched fast fashion to promote sustainability – here are Newcastle’s best thrift stores. From eBay’s partnership with Love Island to the millions of views savings videos have racked up on TikTok, second-hand shopping has never been so hot. The High Street is full of charity shops which are full of vintage […]]]>

Love Island’s competitors have ditched fast fashion to promote sustainability – here are Newcastle’s best thrift stores.

From eBay’s partnership with Love Island to the millions of views savings videos have racked up on TikTok, second-hand shopping has never been so hot.

The High Street is full of charity shops which are full of vintage items from designer labels and even unworn donations which embrace current trends.

Renowned fashion designer Miranda Holder has counted Little Mix, Vanessa Williams and even Boy George among her clients.

The 42-year-old, who has over 20,000 Instagram followers and recently launched her own Youtube channel, recommends visiting charity stores frequently to find the best deals.

Speaking to Newcastle World, Miranda said: “It’s about keeping your eyes peeled for any hidden treasure, and it’s more about getting lucky. The more frequently you enter, the better your chances of landing clothing gold.

“Befriend the store clerks and let them know your tastes – there just might be some hidden gems in the stash that haven’t made it to the store yet.

“I bought a nice military jacket and some beautiful clay jewelry that I wear over and over again. Accessories are one of the easiest and best things to pick up, as they can often be quite unique and make such a statement. difference for your outfit.

Miranda explained that there are many ways to breathe new life into pre-loved clothes, saying, “Vintage clothes tend to be better made than most modern clothes and therefore can withstand alterations and tweaks.

“Take it to a tailor to customize, dye it, personalize it with embellishments, or remove the best features like buttons to use on another garment.”

Here’s our guide to the best charity shops in Newcastle.

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Why pawnbrokers are seeing an influx of customers https://pandorajewellerysale.com/why-pawnbrokers-are-seeing-an-influx-of-customers/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:31:00 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/why-pawnbrokers-are-seeing-an-influx-of-customers/ GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Caroline) – Yet another effect of people facing economic hardship these days, pawnshops are seeing an influx of customers. We called stores in Greenville County. A few are holding their own, but others say more and more customers are looking for the extra cash to get by. Dewey Lemons with Dewey’s Pawn […]]]>

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Caroline) – Yet another effect of people facing economic hardship these days, pawnshops are seeing an influx of customers.

We called stores in Greenville County. A few are holding their own, but others say more and more customers are looking for the extra cash to get by.

Dewey Lemons with Dewey’s Pawn Shop, in Greenville, notices the recent influx. He has been in the business for over 40 years.

“People who blame… gas prices are too high. Everything is too high,” Lemons said, “and they just need the money.

Lemons says clients tell them they’re going through tough times. He says this has happened over the past six to eight months.

“Everybody’s going bankrupt faster than normal,” Lemons said, “I was kind of surprised that everybody all of a sudden went from buying, buying, buying , now they sell, and need money, and buy stuff.”

Lemons explains that this time last year, customers were buying more often. Now customers are making ends meet as best they can.

Popular shop items for sale are guns and jewelry. Lemons tell us that, typically, business picks up around the 4th of July, but it picks up already early.

For an hour we watched four gun sales and one ring sale. Customers were selling guns that are worth more than a grand.

Lemons says he’s doing his best to keep up with demand, but eventually businesses will need to turn a profit.

“It’s good at the moment but then, sooner or later, we’ll have to sell everything we buy,” Lemons said, “So that’s got to change one day for us. As long as we can hang on to it and that’s turn, everything will be fine.”

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Swindon’s best shops, pubs and lounges revealed at Muddy Stilettos Awards https://pandorajewellerysale.com/swindons-best-shops-pubs-and-lounges-revealed-at-muddy-stilettos-awards/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/swindons-best-shops-pubs-and-lounges-revealed-at-muddy-stilettos-awards/ Seven Swindon businesses have won lifestyle awards which showcase independent businesses across the country. The 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards came to a close last week, with the Wiltshire winners revealed. It was the culmination of six weeks of voting for the best local businesses across 28 counties in Muddy, in partnership with national sponsor Healthily. […]]]>

Seven Swindon businesses have won lifestyle awards which showcase independent businesses across the country.

The 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards came to a close last week, with the Wiltshire winners revealed. It was the culmination of six weeks of voting for the best local businesses across 28 counties in Muddy, in partnership with national sponsor Healthily.

This year, 75,000 companies were nominated and 765,000 votes were cast in 2022.

All votes were cast by readers of muddy stilettosso the website offering an “urban guide to the countryside” had no influence on the results.

The newly opened Bert’s Books in Swindon’s Old Town has been selected as the winner of Best Bookshop in the County.

Owner Alex Call opened the online store in 2019, offering book bundles suitable for all types of readers.

During the lockdown, the store grew so big that Alex decided to open a physical store in May – just a month and a half before he was selected as the winner of Best Bookshop in Wiltshire.

Some of the other Swindon winners are The Eternal Optimist in Old Town, which won Best Bar, Trousseaux Bridal as Best Bridal Shop, Baby Class Society Stretches & Strokes as Best Children’s Company, Hannah Brown Jewelery as best jeweller, Little Grazey as best new lifestyle start-up and Kapada Vintage as best women’s fashion boutique.

Royal Wootton Bassett’s Little Gem won Wiltshire’s best coffee award.

All of the Wiltshire winners are listed below.

THE 2022 MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS

ARTISTIC SPACE: Fisherton Mill (Salisbury)

BAR: The Eternal Optimist (Swindon)

BEAUTY SALON: Park Lane Beauty (Chippenham)

BOOKSHOP: Bert’s Books (Swindon)

WEDDING SHOP: Bridal Trousseaux (Swindon)

BOUTIQUE STAY: The Methuen Arms (Corsham)

COFFEE: The Little Gem (Royal Wootton Bassett)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Stretches & Strokes (Swindon)

DAY SPA: Vitality Day Spa (Bradford on Avon)

DESTINATION AD: Langley’s Tap (Langley Burrell)

FAMILY ATTRACTION: The Hope Nature Center (Southwick)

FARM SHOP/DELI: Hartley Farm (Winsley)

CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR: Angie Bell PT (Warminster)

FLORIST: Theodora’s Flowers (Corsham)

HAIR SALON: Hair and Nail Gallery (Aldbourne)

HOTEL: The Old Bell (Malmesbury)

JEWELRY: Hannah Brown Jewelery (Swindon)

LIFESTYLE SHOP: Strawberry Blue (Bradford on Avon)

LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Wild Rye Sourdough (Trowbridge)

NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Little Grazey (Swindon)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Amber Louise Photography (Trowbridge)

RESTAURANT: Harp & Crown (Gastard)

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: Negligee (Trowbridge)

THEATER / PLACE OF ART: The Pound Arts Center (Corsham)

WEDDING PLACE: Grange Wellington (Calne)

WOMEN’S FASHION BOUTIQUE: Kapada Vintage (Swindon)

YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Studio Precision Pilates (Corsham)

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Sami Sheen, 18, shops at Victoria’s Secret after receiving support from Papa Charlie on OnlyFans https://pandorajewellerysale.com/sami-sheen-18-shops-at-victorias-secret-after-receiving-support-from-papa-charlie-on-onlyfans/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:46:25 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/sami-sheen-18-shops-at-victorias-secret-after-receiving-support-from-papa-charlie-on-onlyfans/ Sami Sheen was spotted shopping for lingerie just days after finally getting support from her famous dad, Charlie Sheen, for her OnlyFans content. The 18-year-old daughter of the Two And A Half Men actor, 56, and Denise Richards, 51, visited a Victoria’s Secret in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. Sami donned a gym-ready ensemble consisting […]]]>


Sami Sheen was spotted shopping for lingerie just days after finally getting support from her famous dad, Charlie Sheen, for her OnlyFans content.

The 18-year-old daughter of the Two And A Half Men actor, 56, and Denise Richards, 51, visited a Victoria’s Secret in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

Sami donned a gym-ready ensemble consisting of a black cropped tank top and skintight Nike shorts.

On the go: Sami Sheen was seen shopping for lingerie just days after finally gaining support from her famous dad Charlie Sheen for her OnlyFans content

New content?  The 18-year-old daughter of the Two And A Half Men actor, 56, and Denise Richards, 51, visited a Victoria's Secret in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

New content? The 18-year-old daughter of the Two And A Half Men actor, 56, and Denise Richards, 51, visited a Victoria’s Secret in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

She also wore a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 Mids with matching socks.

Sami accessorized with large golden hoop earrings and a small designer bag in shiny black crocodile leather.

Her platinum blonde locks were pulled back into a long braid as she sported natural, complementary makeup.

Out: Sami donned a gym-ready ensemble consisting of a black cropped tank top and tight Nike shorts

Out: Sami donned a gym-ready ensemble consisting of a black cropped tank top and tight Nike shorts

Earlier this week she make pulses beat Monday as she teased her latest only fans content on his Instagram Stories.

Sami captivated her rapidly growing audience with a sultry white bra selfie as she gazed into the camera.

The rising star also celebrated reaching 100,000 followers on Instagram by inviting them to join her on the X-rated platform, adding a link to her alluring snap.

Sizzling: Earlier this week, she got her pulse racing on Monday as she teased her latest OnlyFans content on her Instagram Stories

Sizzling: Earlier this week, she got her pulse racing on Monday as she teased her latest OnlyFans content on her Instagram Stories

The budding entrepreneur wore her platinum blonde tresses in light waves, cascading over her shoulders.

The young model also sported perfect makeup for the occasion, with a black winged liner and bright red lipstick on her pout.

Charlie’s daughter announced she would be joining the X-rated service earlier this month, prompting her father to initially express his disapproval.

Model: The young model announced that she would be joining the X-rated service earlier this month, prompting her father, 56, to initially express his disapproval

Model: The young model announced that she would be joining the X-rated service earlier this month, prompting her father, 56, to initially express his disapproval

However, the Platoon star has had a change of heart thanks to his ex-wife, who is supportive of their daughter’s new venture.

“Denise lit up a variety of highlights, which in my haste I overlooked and dismissed,” the Two and a Half Men alum said. We Weekly in a report.

“Now more than ever, it’s essential that Sami has a united parenting front to lean on, as she embarks on this new adventure.” From now on she will have it in abundance,” he said.

He came back: However, the actor now says he approves of the adventure after his mother, Denise Richards, 51, told him

He came back: However, the actor now says he approves of the venture after his mother, Denise Richards, 51, ‘enlightened’ him on the matter; Pictured 2019 in Miami, Florida

United front:

United front: “Now more than ever, it is essential that Sami has a united parental front to lean on, as she embarks on this new adventure. From now on, she will have it in abundance”, a- he said; Pictured 2019

Richards was on board and even defended her daughter on social media on Friday.

The actress even hinted that she might join the teenager herself on the adult content subscription service.

Despite Charlie’s early disapproval and protests for her to stop, Sami shared an almost nude image of herself lying on a bed at the X-rated service on Friday.

Savvy: Sami currently has around 2,800 subscribers on the adult site and charges subscribers $19.99 per month to access his content;  (Photo above on his Instagram)

Savvy: Sami currently has around 2,800 subscribers on the adult site and charges subscribers $19.99 per month to access his content; (Photo above on his Instagram)

Denise made a lengthy Instagram post the same day, defending her daughter’s right to ‘monetize’ her racy photos – and said she would consider starting her own OnlyFans account.

The Wild Things actress wrote: “Lots of negative comments on my social media last week. I have to say I wish I had the confidence my 18 year old daughter has. And I can’t pass judgment either on his choices. I did Wild Things & Playboy, frankly, his dad shouldn’t be either.

She continued, “And being able to ignore negativity at her age?” It took me many years and I still sometimes struggle. I am in awe of its ability to cut through noise. Because it can destroy you. I recently heard of @onlyfans over the past few months.

Back with mum: The rising star - who has had a difficult relationship with Richards in the past - would make her happy at her mother's house, after briefly living with her father

Back with mum: The rising star – who has had a difficult relationship with Richards in the past – would make her happy at her mother’s house, after briefly living with her father

‘The judgment because of the women and men of the adult film industry is out there. I imagine they are also on Instagram and Twitter. If there really is a difference by posting a picture of us [sic] in a bikini on Only Fans? I’m pretty sure IG, Twitter, and Facebook are doing pretty well out of all of us. Is it so bad to control it and monetize it too? »

She concluded her message: ‘I’m sorry, but shit if I can get paid and at my age? see me in a bikini?!? God bless you. Maybe I should open my own account.. Oh & those of you who are so judgmental… looks like you might already be subscribed to an @onlyfans account. Have a good week-end.’

In an image shared on Friday, Sami can be seen lying on her bed, covering her breasts with her hands, with a caption that reads “Kiss me.”

Might even join: Richards defended her daughter on social media on Friday and even hinted that she herself might join the teenager on the adult content subscription service

Might even join: Richards defended her daughter on social media on Friday and even hinted that she herself might join the teenager on the adult content subscription service

Good idea?  'I'm sorry, but shit if I can get paid and at my age?  see me in a bikini?!?  God bless you.  Maybe I should open my own account'

Good idea? ‘I’m sorry, but shit if I can get paid and at my age? see me in a bikini?!? God bless you. Maybe I should open my own account’

Sami currently has around 2,800 subscribers on the adult site and has only uploaded three images so far. She charges subscribers $19.99 per month to follow and gain access to her content.

The young beauty – who has had a difficult relationship with Richards in the past – is said to be making do with her mother’s house, after briefly living with her father.

Richards and Sheen divorced in 2006, after four years of marriage.

The Two and a Half Men actor and actress also share another daughter named Lola Rose, 17.

Co-parenting: Richards and Sheen divorced in 2006, after four years of marriage.  They also share another daughter named Lola Rose, 17, together;  Pictured 2005

Co-parenting: Richards and Sheen divorced in 2006, after four years of marriage. They also share another daughter named Lola Rose, 17, together; Pictured 2005

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Central Ave square with Asian, Latino and Middle Eastern shops https://pandorajewellerysale.com/central-ave-square-with-asian-latino-and-middle-eastern-shops/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:32:36 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/central-ave-square-with-asian-latino-and-middle-eastern-shops/ Central Avenue, the center of our global community La Luna Tienda Latina’s line of customers forms outside even before the store opens most mornings. This is Tiep Pham, owner of the Vietnamese restaurant Pho An Hoa the next door. When the door opens and customers pour in, Pham has little to do to get what […]]]>

Central Avenue, the center of our global community


La Luna Tienda Latina’s line of customers forms outside even before the store opens most mornings.

This is Tiep Pham, owner of the Vietnamese restaurant Pho An Hoa the next door. When the door opens and customers pour in, Pham has little to do to get what he came for.

Pham meets the gaze of the woman at the counter and raises her hand in a familiar gesture. She hands him a pack of Marlboro Gold cigarettes. No words are required and no money is exchanged until the two goodbye waves. Their ritual is built on mutual understanding and trust.

La Luna Tienda Latina, Pho An Hoa and Mediterranean grocery store and restaurant cedar earth have been sharing a parking lot for years. The Little Square is a microcosm of the diversity that epitomizes East Charlotte – people from countries all over the world are represented at the three nearby businesses on Central Avenue.

And as the cost of living rose in the rapidly growing city, the immigrant community somehow persisted – stronger, together.

“You see all kinds of people…if you stand out front here for an hour,” Cedar Land owner Musa Imreish said. “You see something beautiful.”

While 1 in 7 Charlotte residents is an immigrant and the area’s population has generally become more diverse in recent years, many parts of the city are racially and ethnically homogeneous. The reverse is true in communities along much of Central Avenue, however.

According to Data from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Quality of Life Explorer Tool from 2000 to 2020, more Asians and Latinos moved to neighborhoods along the Central Avenue strip beginning at Briar Creek and ending in Albemarle. The population of people who identify as Latino has increased from 18.9% to 32.8% and that of Asians from 4.7% to 6.5%. The region’s black population declined slightly from 35.3.7% to 27.8%.

But Charlotte’s immigrants haven’t just found a community on Central Avenue, they’ve also found opportunity.

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Three businesses from three different cultural backgrounds reside in this small strip mall along Central Avenue; Cedar Land, a Middle Eastern deli and grocery store; La Luna Tienda, a Latin market and convenience store; and Pho Anh Hot, a Vietnamese pho restaurant. Although they come from different countries and traditions, they work together to serve the community around them. Melissa Melvin Rodriguez mrodriguez@charlotteobserver.com

Pho An Hoa

When Pham started working as a dishwasher in Pho An Hoa years ago, the name of the restaurant spoke to him.

“An hoa” means “peaceful” in Vietnamese.

Pham was promoted to waiter and then cook before deciding to buy the restaurant in 2011, shortly after his marriage.

But during the first months of owning the company, things were not so “peaceful”. Pham lost 30 pounds in a matter of weeks as a new dad and business owner.

“I didn’t know anything about restaurants,” he said. “Man, this is terrible…(owning a) small business has been a tough time from the start.”

After a while, however, business stabilized and Pham found his footing. Today, this is how he supports his family of four, including a 10-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.

For Pham, customers are also like family.

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Tiep Pham, owner of Pho An Hoa, poses for a portrait in his Central Avenue restaurant. Melissa Melvin Rodriguez mrodriguez@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte has a competitive Vietnamese food scene, Pham said. But the Vietnamese restaurant does not only see Vietnamese customers. Pham believes its multicultural clientele is linked to the restaurant’s location, next to Latin and Mediterranean markets.

That, and Pham thinks his pho is one of the best in Charlotte..

It is a time consuming process, making traditional Vietnamese broth, but fundamental to the quality of pho. Some days, when the soup isn’t tasty, Pham pours out the pot and closes the restaurant. It’s all about consistency for him.

“That’s how you keep customers coming back,” he said.

cedar earth

Beans and seed oils were elusive groceries in Charlotte when Musa Imreish arrived in the 1970s.

As a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he stuffed himself into a small car with other friends and made monthly trips to Washington, DC, to get what he needed.

Eventually, too much travel prompted him to open his own boutique in Charlotte. Imreish opened a few Ali Baba grocery stores before helping a friend run Cedar Land in 1994. Imreish later bought it out and has run the store ever since.

When the store first opened, it was hard to get the word out, Imreish said.

“If you said ‘falafel,’ they’d think you said ‘waffle,'” he told Charlotteans decades ago. “They were scared.”

Born and raised in Jordan, Imreish stocks the food he grew up with in the store, as well as spices and specialties from several countries on this side of the globe. Customers can find everything from injera, an Ethiopian flatbread, to Mediterranean grape leaves, samosas and sweets during Ramadan.

Its customers come from all over the world, especially from Africa, Bosnia, Germany and India. Some come from other states to buy his food and produce, just as he made pilgrimages to DC

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Musa Imreish, right, chats with a customer inside Cedar Land on Central Avenue in Charlotte. Born and raised in Jordan, Imreish stocks the food he grew up with in the store, as well as spices and specialties from several countries on this side of the globe. Customers can find everything from injera, an Ethiopian flatbread, to Mediterranean grape leaves, samosas and sweets during Ramadan. Melissa Melvin Rodriguez mrodriguez@charlotteobserver.com

La Luna Tienda Latina

Although La Luna Tienda Latina has been in its Central Avenue location since 1995, it was purchased by Jorge Morales, the current owner, in 2002. He had just moved from Colombia and wanted something that reminded him of his home in his new town. .

That’s when the small bodega transitioned from selling Latin American food and drink to providing money order and transfer services. Now it’s one of the biggest attractions in the store.

Manager Maribel Morales has worked at the store since 2005, just a year after leaving Mexico for Charlotte. Guests have become like family over the years, thanks in large part to the owner’s mission to get to know their neighbors.

“His idea was to develop a local store as something that reminded him of convenience stores back home,” she said. “He wanted to meet the people who lived nearby and learn more about their stories. He wanted to know more about the community around him.

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La Luna Tienda Latina on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Melissa Melvin Rodriguez mrodriguez@charlotteobserver.com

And as customers stopped by the store to send money home to their families in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, Morales learned more about their stories.

“It was through building this store that he had the opportunity to meet and learn about the families and loved ones of his customers,” Morales said. “Because they send them money home, it’s easy to know their names and their stories, because people tend to talk about their lives when they feel they can trust you, especially more that they have been part of the community for so long.”

And it’s this family trust that allows customers to buy items “al fiado”, or on credit – like Pham and Imreish.

“It’s something that happens when you trust the person will repay,” Morales said. “Sometimes it’s a box of cigarettes, potatoes for their business, chili peppers, and we take a list and at the end of the day they pay it back.”

East Charlotte is not immune to the city’s rising cost of living. Still, the store has managed to keep prices low and maintain practices like “al fiado.” Morales said these traditions are what make him feel at home.

“They are not just customers anymore. They are part of the family.

This story was originally published June 23, 2022 06:00.

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More Iowans are turning to pawnshops for necessities https://pandorajewellerysale.com/more-iowans-are-turning-to-pawnshops-for-necessities/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:37:00 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/more-iowans-are-turning-to-pawnshops-for-necessities/ COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — In this economy, pawnshops have become a destination for quick cash. With rising fuel prices and high inflation, a pawnshop owner says more people are selling items like jewelry, guns, electronics and tools to meet day-to-day expenses . David Drake owns Metro Pawn & Loan in Council Bluffs. He estimates […]]]>

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — In this economy, pawnshops have become a destination for quick cash. With rising fuel prices and high inflation, a pawnshop owner says more people are selling items like jewelry, guns, electronics and tools to meet day-to-day expenses .

David Drake owns Metro Pawn & Loan in Council Bluffs. He estimates that there is a 25-50% increase in loans and people selling their items. But he sees a decline in actual purchases.

“The more people who don’t have money, that means people aren’t going to pay for their items and get them back, which means we’re going to have them here to sell, which means they don’t have money to spend buying the stuff that’s here,” Drake said.

In recent months, Drake has noticed that customers are more stressed about money.

“More and more people are literally telling me it’s for gas or for groceries. We’re not asking why someone is getting a loan, but some people are volunteering to explain why they need $50 or $100,” Drake said.

Shopper Mike Hess says more people should consider buying used items rather than new during the current economy.

“I think that’s part of the problem in this country is that everybody needs to have a brand new one and it’s plastic and it breaks and they throw it away. I think that’s a economy that makes sense,” Hess said.

As Americans feel more pressure to get a loan to get by between paychecks, Hess predicts this will change Americans’ spending habits.

“Just being more mindful of what you’re consuming, where you’re getting the necessities you’re buying. People are going to do that whether they like it or not, I think,” Hess said.

AAA reports that the national average for fuel is now $4.98.

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The best of NH 2022 Shops and services https://pandorajewellerysale.com/the-best-of-nh-2022-shops-and-services/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 18:42:16 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/the-best-of-nh-2022-shops-and-services/ Editor’s Choice Editor’s Choice Golden Dog Adventure Company is there for your furry friends when you can’t be home. Walk a dynamic dogDog walkers are a special breed. We get attached to our canine buddies, but a leash takes “attachment” to a whole new level and limits where you can hang out. The influx of […]]]>

Editor’s Choice

Editor’s Choice Golden Dog Adventure Company is there for your furry friends when you can’t be home.

Walk a dynamic dog
Dog walkers are a special breed. We get attached to our canine buddies, but a leash takes “attachment” to a whole new level and limits where you can hang out. The influx of ‘pandemic puppies’ that got us through Covid isolation is now getting us out of the house more, but where to? Golden Dog Adventure Company, originally a professional dog walking business in Barrington, wants to address the need for safer and more inclusive spaces for dogs (and their loved ones) to share their experiences. Golden Dog currently offers its members a delicious variety of resources, rides, socials, and even a “sensory scavenger hunt” and they plan to expand statewide.

consignment shop
Founded in 2009 on the main street of Littleton, Emma & Co., affectionately known as that of Emma C., provides many fashion brands at reasonable prices to fulfill their mission: “We believe that every woman should be able to buy designer brands that she loves without the high-end price tag.” Some of the brands they carry include Gucci, Prada, Versace, Burberry, Coach, and J. Crew.

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Editor’s Choice PALETTE

edible art
With nearly 15 years of combined experience and countless hours spent getting to know their clients personally, PALETTE co-founders Jen Desrosiers and Stef Heitz understand that food has the potential to be the heart of every occasion. When you open a PALETTE pasture box, you encounter beautiful, fresh, carefully selected fruits and vegetables, arranged in a work of art that looks as good as it looks. The boxes are convenient, portable, and available in a variety of sizes, and they’re constructed with dimensional and textured layers that make them fun to explore.

Eye and nail art
Body art like tattoos, hairstyles and piercings are increasingly being created to express various emotions, symbols and statements. To Elite Nails in Manchester, the art is displayed on the nails and eyelids of their clients. The shop staff are very well trained to create just about any design on someone’s nails. They offer a huge range of glitter mixes and other nail art accessories, and the glitter can be used with acrylic, UV hard gel, gel polish, and regular nail polish. Facebook and instagram

Wellness soap
To Plymouth Soap Factory, luxury and accessibility go hand in hand. The mission is to produce cheap and eco-friendly products that look expensive. The idea is to make responsible buying (there’s no plastic involved) accessible to everyone in the community without sacrificing quality, hoping to help do their part to eliminate single-use plastics and democratize more environmentally friendly market. Plus, you know, the soap is really nice! They make soaps for hands, hair, body, face, home and more, available individually in-store, online or through their surprise soap box subscriptions.

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Editor’s Choice Tom & Chickpeas

Fresh and fun furniture
Lori Morgan is a furniture painter, custom canvas designer and shop owner based in Derry Tom & Chickpeas. Named after her love of chickpeas and her late husband, Tom (whom she finds comforting to honor through his art), the boutique is home to her unique hand-painted furnishings that have a bohemian style and nature-inspired look. . If you’re looking for a reimagined Victorian bar cabinet, a brightly colored jewelry cabinet, or a custom painting to complete your living room, stop by to see Lori and her many beautiful items.

Old fashioned fun
As technology in the form of cell phones, handheld devices, and virtual games continues to grow, entertaining and family-friendly board games and puzzles are also experiencing a renaissance. Deviations, which has shops on Congress Street in Portsmouth and Somersworth, has become a staple for people who like to pursue this entertainment. Father-daughter team Ted and Laura Keith were already on this trend in 2012 when they opened the store with the aim of helping people put their phones down for at least a bit, allowing them to reconnect on a puzzle or an old fashioned game. .

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Editor’s Choice Seaside picnic company.

Perfect picnics
Planning a birthday party and not sure where to start? Looking to host a Pinterest-worthy celebration of your dreams? Emilie Huxtable from Seaside picnic company. in Portsmouth has you covered. Its picnic packages are all about luxury and memories, and each can be run anywhere from your home to the beach. Create your own perfect picnic experience with personal details like handwritten notes, flowers or a bohemian tent, and let Emily do the rest. The best part? She will set it up and take it down for you too.

Retro and antique furniture
If you are looking for a real antique, an inviting rooster, a moose, a 12 foot Elvis face, an Indian cigar shop or another piece of Americana retro, Deja Vu furniture and more in Londonderry will probably have – a lot. Simply put, the store’s Facebook page sums it up perfectly: “We’re hotel liquidators and we sell new and used furniture, antiques, and lots of interesting and weird pieces you won’t find anywhere else.” Just visiting Deja Vu and exploring its diverse collection of merchandise will rekindle waves of baby boomer memories and captivate millennials.

Readers poll

Antique or vintage shop
Antiques in Elm
Manchester
antiquesonelmmanchester.com

Automotive group
Grappone Automotive Group
Bow
grappone.com

Hair salon
Local hairdresser.
londonderry
homegrownbarber.com

beer store
Beer and wine from Greg & Jane
Epping
gregandjanes.com

Bicycle shop
S&W Sports
Concorde
swsports.net

Bicycle shop Multi-tenancy
touring bike
Nashua, Hooksett and Concord
trekbikes.com

Butcher’s shop
Tuckaway Tavern and Butcher
Raymond
thetuckaway.com

caterer
Distinctive Dining Celebrations
Manchester
celebrationsmenu.com

comic book store
Double Midnight Comics
Manchester
dmcomics.com

Closed
Calm Farm
Hollis
livefreeandfarm.com

Florist
Ford Fleur Co.
Salem
fordflower.com

Garden center
Greenhouses and garden center Wentworth
Rollinsford
goworthgreenhouses.com

Hair salon
Bogar Lounge
londonderry
salonbogar.com

Interior decoration shop
Willow by B Designs
Windham
willownh.com

Independent Bookstore
Gibson Bookstore
Concorde
gibsonsbookstore.com

Independent Bookstore Multi-site room
Toadstool Libraries
Nashua, Keene and Peterborough
toadbooks.com

Independent fitness center
Collective studios
londonderry
thecollective-studios.com

indoor cycling
Vibeco cycle
Salem
vibecocycle.com

Jeweler
Jewelry creations
Dover
jewelrycreationsinc.com

Children’s clothing store
PuddlejumpersShop for children
Exeter
puddlejumpersnh.com

Men’s clothing store
George’s clothes
Manchester
georgesapparel.com

boarding for pets
K9 Kaos
Dover
k9kaos.com

pet groomer
K9 Kaos
Dover
k9kaos.com

pet supply store
Woof meow
derry
woofmeownh.com

Animal training
No Monkey Business Dog Training
Concorde
nomonkeybusinessdogtraining.com

Second-hand clothing store
M&C Apparel & Gifts
Amherst
mc-clothing-and-goods.myshopify.com

ski shop
Ken Jones ski shop
Manchester
kenjonessskimart.com

Specialty food store
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Factory
Manchester
angelaspastaandcheese.com

Toy store
The Noggin Factory
Dover
nogginfactorytoys.com

Wine cellar
WineNot Shop
Nashua
winenotboutique.com

Women’s clothing store
alapage
Bedford
alapageboutique.com

yoga studio
Humble warrior yoga
Manchester
www.humblewarriorpoweryoga.com

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Top tips for getting a bargain at charity shops https://pandorajewellerysale.com/top-tips-for-getting-a-bargain-at-charity-shops/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 07:39:13 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/top-tips-for-getting-a-bargain-at-charity-shops/ There are plenty of charity shops in Burton and Swadlincote and beyond when it comes to picking up a bargain. As the cost of living rises, more and more of us are turning to charity shops to buy clothes and household items – and if you’re a savvy shop, you can certainly save a pretty […]]]>

There are plenty of charity shops in Burton and Swadlincote and beyond when it comes to picking up a bargain. As the cost of living rises, more and more of us are turning to charity shops to buy clothes and household items – and if you’re a savvy shop, you can certainly save a pretty penny by visiting. charity shops.

Following Love Island’s decision to dress contestants in second-hand clothes from eBay, fashion experts suggest it could spark a shift in viewers’ shopping habits. With music festival season just getting started, many of us are turning to second-hand clothing websites and thrift stores to pick up those flashy summer clothes.

As part of their new Thrifting Capitals of the World Campaignthe Betway team have provided a beginner’s guide to second-hand shopping outlining five valuable hacks that will help consumers score a bargain at their local charity shop.

Pay attention to marked down inventory: When dealing with name brand inventory, charity stores often remove the tags from these garments to avoid returns to the original store. That said, if you spot an item without a tag, it may be a gift from a premium brand. When it comes to these kinds of items, it’s important to know how to spot premium materials, even if you don’t recognize the brand.

For example, you can check if the shoes you have chosen have genuine leather soles or if the sunglasses you want have thicker lenses and sturdy hinges.

Go there often to increase your chances of finding a good deal: Visiting your local charity store regularly and knowing what kind of stock is available will increase your chances of finding a bargain. A good tip here is to shop regularly on weekdays when the store won’t be as busy. It will also pay to visit the store first thing in the morning.

Plus, it’d be a good idea to chat with a member of staff to find out when the boutique’s restocking day is to pack your next gorgeous discounted top.

Follow your local charity shop on social media: Before heading to town to shop ’til you drop, it might be worth taking a look on social media to see if your local charity store is offering any special sales or discounts on items. . These usually tend to be posted on social media pages like Facebook and Instagram, and are a great way to find out what a particular store has to offer.

It also pays to do your own charity shop research outside of social media, looking for incentives such as reward programs. For example, the British Red Cross offers a Give and Gain loyalty card, which gets you 20% off your first purchase, as well as various coupons and offers.

Search the rails: Unlike a department store, a charity store will not display all of the most popular purchases on a single rack. Instead, items are organized by color or size, so it’s important to be patient and dig through the rails in order to find a bargain.

When it comes to choosing clothes, be sure to try them on first in order to check if there are any flaws with the item. Even though you can return your clothes, you ideally want to get your money’s worth the first time.

Check the glass compartments to see if there is anything valuable or collectible: When shopping at a charity store, it’s easy to get distracted by giant clothes rails and endless piles of books, CDs and vinyl. But it’s also important to pay attention to the little things – one of them being the glass compartments that are usually near the checkouts. These tend to be loaded with an assortment of the hottest jewelry, watches, and even cameras – usually at a discount. So, if you’re on the hunt for new accessories, be sure to check them out.

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Some of Bristol’s best thrift and vintage stores https://pandorajewellerysale.com/some-of-bristols-best-thrift-and-vintage-stores/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:54:13 +0000 https://pandorajewellerysale.com/some-of-bristols-best-thrift-and-vintage-stores/ Bristol is packed with thrift stores, vintage stores, charity shops, flea markets and garage sales – some 151 vintage and charity stores and 10 flea markets and garage sales to be exact. In fact, we have a whole culture of thrift shops living right here in the city – lovers of anything second-hand instead of […]]]>

Bristol is packed with thrift stores, vintage stores, charity shops, flea markets and garage sales – some 151 vintage and charity stores and 10 flea markets and garage sales to be exact. In fact, we have a whole culture of thrift shops living right here in the city – lovers of anything second-hand instead of buying new.

And a new study has even revealed that Bristol is among the top five UK cities for second-hand shops – losing only to London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow. That means it’s actually the most thrifty place in the southwest.

The new study, by Betway, used data from Yelp to take cities around the world and search for thrift stores, vintage stores, charity shops, flea markets and garage sales in each city, combining them to give a total figure. In the final list of ‘The Thrifting Capitals’ from the UK, Bristol came fifth with an aggregate score of 161.

Read more: Boohoo designer bag dupe is nearly £1.4k less than Louis Vuitton original

The city has a long association with the subculture scene, so the 161 shops and markets here are never short of customers. So we thought we’d highlight some of our favorite and must-visit thrifty places in Bristol…



The 10 Best Thrift Store Towns in the UK

The vintage thrift store

Where: park street

The vintage thrift store on Bristol’s Park Street is packed with handpicked unique vintage and reworked items, with hundreds of new items added every day. Opening hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Beyond retro

Where: broadmead

Beyond retro is located in the heart of Bristol’s shopping district in Broadmead and is packed with some 10,000 unique gems – from high street must-haves to retro rarities. The store also offers the “Beyond Retro Exchange” program which allows customers to swap out their favorite old pieces to help solve the problem of fashion waste.

They even have an online store.

Stokes Croft Treasure



Stokes Croft Treasure
Stokes Croft Treasure

Where: Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft Treasure is a charity shop and community center that raises funds for the area. Selling carefully donated clothing, shoes and accessories, it also sells handmade items created by the women who work and volunteer at the store.

Additionally, all money raised goes into a ‘treasure chest fund’ which can be applied by people and projects in the Stokes Croft area, feeding resources into the local community – so far, he funded murals by local artists, educational projects with young people and even a literature festival.

urban fox

Where: St Nick’s Market, Corn Street

urban fox sells a range of vintage and retro clothing and accessories, in the heart of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The store itself is located in a Grade II listed building, opposite the check-in office and opening hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday.

At Uncle Sam’s

Where: park street

At Uncle Sam’s is a vintage clothing store (with a jukebox and vintage decor) selling a range of American clothing – western shirts, varsity jackets, biker jackets, patterned shirts, Hawaiian shirts, denim belts , bandanas, shoes and more. Opening hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

RePsycho

Where: Gloucester Road

RePsycho is an independent vintage clothing, homeware and electronics retailer on Gloucester Road. Its stock includes clothing from decades past, as well as new clothing and homewares and new additions being added almost daily.

vintage market

Where: Stokes Croft

The vintage market in Stokes Croft is an Aladdin’s cave of retro, vintage, antique toys, art, furniture, vinyl, CDs, DVDs, taxidermy, clothing, watches, jewelry and even upcycled furniture. It is usually closed Monday through Wednesday and reopens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursday through Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Unfortunately, this market (which is overseen by the church and the charity LoveBristol) will close permanently in July.

Bristol Vintage



Bristol Vintage Antiques and Collectibles

Where: Old Market

Bristol Vintage stocks a wide range of vintage items, antiques and collectables – from household items to garden accessories and more. Open all week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s chock-full of treasures, making it a hotspot for thrift stores in and around town.

Vintage Booty

Where: Hay Market Walk

Vintage booty sources products from as far afield as New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris and offers 6,000 items online and an additional 200 new pieces added weekly. The opening hours of their Bristol store (they also have a store in London) are 10.30am to 6pm (Monday to Saturday) and 11am to 5pm (Sundays and Bank Holidays).

Fabulous vintage

Where: Cheltenham Road

Fabulous vintage sells affordable vintage and retro clothing and accessories in its Cheltenham Road shop. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) – it is closed on Sundays.

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