One of the best parts of living in a big city is that there are tons of consignment stores. There are big one and small ones. There are stores that sell sports equipment like Play it Again Sports in Matthews. There are also stores that just sell furniture like Consignment 1st, also in Matthews.
It is an advantage of living in a large metropolitan place like Charlotte because you can find so much good stuff there. In Charlotte there are tons of fine stores, if that's your bag. But there are also tons of stores that sell that merchandise second hand after the person who originally bought it is finished using it.
It's a kind of recycling where you don't have to destroy the thing to make something new out of it. I guess that make it super earth friendly. There are tons of people who want second hand goods and Charlotte is a great place for bargain hunters to find them. It's a niche that some people are looking for.
There are a few consignment stores that specialize in older merchandise, but not antiques in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood, one that is becomign a hip area of the city to live in.