Second-Hand Vintage Furniture is Twice as Nice

Hunting & Gathering

Photography by Wyatt Kostygan

As the first of a new weekly four-part series, we'll be rolling out different thrifting destinations for those local frugal shoppers to get their fair share of gently-used, recycled bargains.

Introduced in 1979 on what is now Fruitville and Lemon, Twice’s Nice is a secondhand furniture store known for its contemporary yet old-fashioned pieces. After 41 years in business, owner Debye Bernard has seen many changes to Sarasota and her business along with it. As people flock, she extends an open door to new customers of her home away from home. Even the store’s website is furnished with inventory so people can shop from afar (a rarity in the thrift realm). If you’re in the market for mid-century modern or real wood, Twice’s Nice is a must. “Our Heywood Wakefield furniture pulls people in like a magnet. They sit on it and reminisce about their lives as though they were on their own set,” she says. As a segment of a sentimental industry, she appreciates when customers share that they still have the furniture they purchased years ago, that her pieces have withstood the test of time. “It's just a matter of waiting for the right person to come in for the right item,” she says. The furniture is nostalgic, sustainable and gets better with age, not unlike Twice’s Nice.

Twice’s Nice, 1480 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, 941-366-2188, twicesnice.com

Photography by Wyatt Kostygan

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