Where to Shop: Consignment and resale deals in Harford County

Where to Shop: Consignment and resale deals in Harford County
Uptown Cheapskate in Bel Air stocks a selection of Coach handbags at steep discounts from typical retail prices. (Brian Krista / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

When you're on a budget, department stores often aren't the answer. Instead, scour consignment and resale stores like these to find one-of-a-kind deals.

Belle Patri
3725 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville


Belle Patri sells high-end used furniture and elegant home decor at a reasonable price.

"If you like a piece but the color is wrong, we can paint it for you," says owner Jennifer Lane. Belle Patri also sells CeCe Caldwell paints for do-it-yourself customers.

Recent deals: A vintage vanity table and stool priced at $185 for the set, and a wicker chair for $50.

Uptown Cheapskate
Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air South Parkway, Suite 1421, Bel Air

At this clothing resale store, the vibe is young and hip but budget-conscious. Gift cards are available for the hard-to-please bargain-lover in your life, and the store will pay cash for some stylish, gently used items you're willing to part with.

Recent deals:  An Ann Taylor Loft dress for $15.99, and a plentiful selection of Coach bags in good condition for under $50.

Bows and Britches
140 N. Bond St., Bel Air

If kids clothing and furnishings are your main concern, Bows and Britches is a must-stop shop. You'll find a huge selection of clothing and toys for babies and children, and the store also carries strollers, bikes, trikes and car seats.

Recent deals:  A Bumbleride Indie Twin jogging stroller for $165 — brand new, it retails for as much as $729.

Editor's note: Prices on recent deals are as of press time.