My wife & I have been shopping at Reunions for years (even before they moved to Asheville from Black Mountain)...They have great prices & really unique & beautiful things come from their shop...All of the best items in our home have come from them..People are always complementing us...We have purchased a number of 1940's era pieces (2 of which are rare birdseye maple)...The latest was a birdseye maple wardrobe which looked as if the Vanderbilts owned it...we weren't planning on getting it as we came for a heavy butcher-block kitchen table..when we saw it Carolyn even allowed us to put it on layaway and held it at the store for us...we made several cash payments to her all with the greatest of ease...Carolyn & her son are so helpful...at times giving detailed info about how to care for the antiques...not to mention help loading the items...what a nice store...what is not to like...we will be back for more items we have our eye on.
This is the best thrift store by far - it is the largest. It is clean, has clean bathrooms, changing rooms, drinking fountains, plenty of parking, safe location, etc. Tons of high quality merchandise. Mostly great prices, with a few things marked higher than normal by the staff (though not nearly as overdone as other goodwills like the south asheville one). If you're up for some real treasure hunting, also visit the Clearance Center, around the back of this store. It's tons of bins to dig through - purchases are $1.10/lb.
This is the best thrift store in asheville if you're looking for used furniture. its so clean and organized and they have the friendliest people working there. the manager is a jem! she helped me when no one else would. it use to be in westgate shopping center but its across the bridge now beside fedex and now called western carolina rescue ministries super thrift store.