Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

A vintage 1950's starburst brooch could brighten up a wardrobe.

We introduce a new series called Pioneers where we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that open up in new cities and towns. We visit the corners of these pioneers who break unexplored territory and find out what they have to sell, trade or giveaway.

Student loans were piling up for married couple and out-of-work graphic artists, Melonie and Brian Carreras. As such, they started selling their belonging at pawn shops and shopping at yard sales and flea markets, eventually nabbing a spot of their own at a local flea market to sell their secondhand finds. When their booth grew so large, the Carreras’ decided to take it to the next level and opened Likewise Thrift, a secondhand store in Tennessee. See for yourself what’s available in this pioneering corner.

Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

An art deco dresser gets the gold trim treatment.

Likewise Thrift has been gaining popularity in Kingston. With a nonexistent advertising budget, the Carreras turned to Krrb’s hyperlocal/mega-global marketplace to reach people from down the street to the whole world. “We are still new and hope to grow as more people find out about us,” says Brian.

Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

Wrap up summer in style with a vintage green maxi skirt.

Visit Likewise Thrift’s Krrb corner to browse the secondhand finds available in the South. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out their physical location at 105 East Race Street in Kingston.

  • Andrea Tarst

    Great Story! Y’all have some interesting and unique pieces!

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