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  • Writer's pictureLexi Croswell

Reciprocity

One of Asheville’s original secondhand shops, Reciprocity has been reselling jeans, boots, clothing, and jewelry since 2009. They have a great boho-vibe and a can’t-miss location on the corner of Brevard Road and Haywood Road (right across the street from Biscuit Head).


Owner Toni will make you feel welcome as soon as you step in the door (as will the many gorgeous plants, hello jungle vibes!).


Toni says, “With my background in social work and Reciprocity sitting in the heart of West Asheville, we have the opportunity to provide connections and community through clothing and social justice donations. We are grateful to be celebrating 14 years in business for the community and customers.”


 

Overview:

 

What’s the vibe?

Reciprocity offers new and resale women’s boutique clothing with Free People, Frye, Anthropologie, Madewell, and Urban Outfitters as some of their best-selling brands. They have an extensive denim collection (it’s one whole wall!) and some fantastic boots.


The vibe is boho and chill, like shopping at the home of your fun and artsy Aunt.


Unique qualities

Reciprocity is great at keeping seasonal items stocked and you may see a sweet store doggie (and your well-behaved doggos are welcome!). They really do well in stocking their main brands and unique pieces. It’s a small detail, but we personally love that everything is on wooden hangers, things don’t fall off while you're browsing and it just looks great!


Along with being one of the original secondhand shops in Asheville, Toni is a well-known figure within the community. She and her staff are great folks to chat with if you’re looking for guidance on where to go and what to do for a great day in Asheville after you shop.


When to shop + sell

Hours:

  • Mon/Tues: Closed

  • Wed-Friday: 1-6 pm

  • Sat/Sun: 12-5 pm

To sell, you can bring up to 15 in-season items for store credit (that never expires!). They are always looking for great denim and great boots. No appointments are needed, but consider going during a time when the shop is less busy.


Our finds from Reciprocity

I've gotten a fuzzy white sweater that's been a great holiday piece, a colorful knit poncho, and leopard-print shorts that really go with everything.

Accessibility + Parking

There is free parking around the corner shared with the guitar shop. The entire store is one level, and there are no stairs required to enter. There is a good amount of space between the racks and chairs in each of the fitting rooms.


How to pay + return policy

You can pay with cash or card, returns are allowed for store credit.


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