Thrifting has become a rite of passage here in Austin. Compliment anyone on their quirky-but-cute getup ’round these parts and they’ll probably say it was purchased at a thrift store. Saw a pair of bright red statement cowboy boots walking around? Thrifted. Vintage Levi’s denim? Definitely thrifted. If you’re not on this eco-friendly trend yet, we’ve compiled a list of the most iconic thrift stores in Austin, a weird little town where it’s perfectly normal to turn your grandma’s clothes into your Saturday night outfit!
5319 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78723
Texas Thrift has a huge inventory that makes every visit a gold mine. Discover rows of secondhand clothing, plus a whole section dedicated to toys, appliances, and other household items.
Austin Pets Alive! Thrift
Austin Pets Alive! is a nonprofit dedicated to saving rescue animals, and one of the ways they are active in that movement is by dedicating all of their net-proceeds from their three Austin thrift stores to the cause. Weave your way through a dense inventory of clothes, furniture, jewelry, household goods, and other uncommon collectibles.
The kings of taking brand-name pre-owned fashion and spinning it out at unreal, low prices, Uptown Cheapskate has several Austin locations and for good reason. You’ll find vintage fashion from authentic designer brands on the racks here.
611 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Boasting modern and upcycled fashion, Pavement is a great place to find multiple versions of one thing. Need a denim jacket? They got racks on racks. Cowboy boots? Head to the back. Pavement often hosts vintage markets at their Austin thrift stores, where you can shop resale from a variety of retailers.
2904 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
If you’re a UT student or just like walking the Drag, Buffalo Exchange is a must-stop. This place buys, sells, and trades trendy vintage and used clothing and accessories and it’s right next door to a Pavement, so you can hit two in one!
2915 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
A sweet little lowkey spot that sells by the pound, Flamingos is right across the street from Buffalo Exchange and Pavement, making the Drag an ideal area to hit several thrift stores in Austin. Shop by color-coded racks and find a whole collection of overalls, vintage UT T-shirts, and so much more.
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