5 antique + consignment shops to visit in Birmingham

Shop small and sustainable at antique shops around Birmingham. Photo via Urban Suburban Antiques on Facebook

One of my favorite weekend activities is antiquing or thrifting. Spending hours rummaging through booths to find those hidden gems is so fun to me. Not only is shopping second hand sustainable, but you can also usually find a good bargain. Thankfully, Birmingham has tons of great antique spots and consignment shops—here are 5 to visit this weekend!

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Shop clothing, accessories + more from 6 local stores in Birmingham

NEED all the clothes from basic. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Birmingham is full of locally owned, small retail shops that need our support now more than ever. If you’re looking to refresh your closet for spring consider shopping small and local here in Birmingham.

You may not be able to pop into their storefronts, but there are still so many ways to show your support. Here are 6 of our favorite shops that we pulled from our local business database featuring nearly 400 Birmingham businesses, plus how to shop them all online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

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7 gifts to buy at the Diamonds Direct earring event in Birmingham, from $232-$2025

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Get a glistening gift at the Diamonds Direct earring event! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct is having the sale of the season this weekend, December 13-15 in Birmingham. Here are 7 gifts to buy at the earring event from $232-$2025 that will make the woman in your life sparkle.

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3 new local shops just opened in Brookwood Village including Darnell’s Fun Stuff and White Flowers. More coming soon

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Brookwood Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s lots going on at Brookwood Village just over the mountain in Homewood. As one of the longest-standing Birmingham shopping destinations over the last 45 years, it’s been a permanent fixture for retail in the area. Find out how it’s evolving, what’s new, and what’s coming soon.

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Nations Boutique adds second location to Downtown Homewood. See photos inside

Nation’s Boutique has a new home on Homewood. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nations Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in Downtown Homewood’s main retail corridor at 2856-B 18th Street South next door to Cookie Fix. Read more on their mission + see photos inside their brand new space.

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10 unique and Birmingham local gift ideas for Mother’s Day

We are swooning over this brown paper and fresh flower magic. Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we don’t want you heading home empty-handed. Here are 10 Birmingham local Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know she’ll love including local favorites like Wild Honey Flower Truck and Dreamers Supply Co.

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Win VIP tickets to the Pop Up at The Pizitz April 26—Exclusive shopping from local boutiques, drinks, music, freebies and more!

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Add The Pop Up at The Pizitz preview party to your Friday night plans. 🥂 📸: @ShelbyYoungPhotography

A Friday night with food, female entrepreneurs, friends and more? Count me in. The Pop Up at The Pizitz is happening April 27-28, and we’re giving away one pair of VIP tickets for preview night Friday, April 26. Keep reading to find out how to win!

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Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences

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Malls are offering shoppers entertainment experiences to get them engaged in their retail spaces.

As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”

Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.

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