Vintage is cool and saving some money is even better. Austin has a large variety of thrift or second-hand stores to choose from. You will find great furniture, clothing, shoes, music, art, and almost anything else in these stores and you will find them at a fraction of their original cost. Even if you don’t find what you are looking for, a trip to any of these stores is an experience in itself.
The best thrift shops in Austin include:
Uncommon Objects – Uncommon Objects has been around since 1991 and offers a unique collection of things. You will find taxidermied baby chickens, crystal chandeliers, and almost anything else you might have seen on Pinterest. The owner curates every item carefully and this shop ensures that you will have a great experience and walk out with more ideas than you know how to execute.
Feathers Boutique – Feathers Boutique opened in 2005 and has earned its spot at the top of the list for women’s vintage clothing. The store offers clothing items from the 1920s all the way through to the 1990s and even some modern items. If you want New York quality for Texas prices, this is where you want to go.
New Bohemia and New BROhemia – New Bohemia is unique because it offers vintage clothing for both men and women. Men’s vintage clothing stores are not something you will find often, but Bohemia and its brother store, BROhemia, made sure that men also get some style. These stores offer a large variety of 70s and 80s concert t-shirts. They have a little bit of cowboy and a little bit of rock ‘n roll without the rock star prices.
Cheapo Records – Cheapo Records is a large store offering a huge selection of second-hand CDs, records, and tapes across all music genres. It also has some second-hand movies where you might just find a long-lost gem. This store is an escape for any music lover and will keep you busy for days.
If these great stores are not making you itch to go shopping, nothing will. You are sure to find amazing treasures and re-invent your style with these thrift stores.