Looking to pop some tags? Only got $20 in your pocket? Austin’s thrift shops are the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to save some green, support local businesses, and enjoy the city’s personality.
Whether you’re looking for a new statement chair, trying to take your grandpa’s style, or curating your own unique wardrobe, Austin thrift stores are a treasure trove of local fashion.
Here are 19 local secondhand stores to visit.
2nd Street USA, multiple locations
This Japan-based secondhand luxury chain focuses on streetwear and offers competitive prices on designer wares.
Austin Creative Reuse, 2005 Wheless Lane
For the crafty thrifter, look no further than Austin Creative Reuse. We’re talking yards of fabric for $5 or less, $1 skeins of yarn, beads by the string, and gently used office supplies.
Austin Pets Alive! Thrift, multiple locations
Blue Velvet, 217 W. N. Loop Blvd.
This mom-and-daughter-owned shop has dealt vintage goods for more than 27 years. The shop offers a selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories for any vintage lover.
Far Out Home Fittings, 1500 W. Ben White Blvd.
Far Out Home Fittings provides Austin shoppers with affordable vintage furniture, unique home decor pieces, jewelry, and a “funkyard” out back.
Half Price Books, multiple locations
Fill your bookshelves or backpacks with used books, games, records, magazines, and more for a fraction of the original price.
Passport Vintage, pop-up market
What started as a vintage shop in Chicago has become a South Austin treasure. Passport Vintage specializes in stylish denim, vintage T-shirts, and sweatshirts.
Pavement, multiple locations
This vintage and thrift shop is known for its $5-$10 fill-a-bag sales, $1-$5 bin sales, and wraparound lines to get inside. You’ll know you’ve made it to Pavement when you see the classic rainbow exterior.
Prototype Vintage, 1700 S. Congress Ave.
Head over to Prototype Vintage for an upscale assortment of vintage goods sorted through the eras. Be on the lookout for name-brand goodies and style-specific pieces.
Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd.
This bookstore sells the Austin Public Library’s weeded material — including books, DVDs, art, and games — often for just a few dollars apiece.
Revival Vintage, 5201 N. Lamar
Owner and creative director Sonia Rife curates her shop — which started as a pop-up market and online store — with vintage furniture, decor, and stylish clothing for men, women and children.
Room Service Vintage, 107 E. N. Loop Blvd.
Room Service Vintage is known for its massive selection of vintage furniture, plus clothing, jewelry, art, books, and home decor. The shop uploads new arrivals daily on its Instagram page, so keep up with there to find that statement chair you’ve been dying to have.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift, 901 W. Braker Lane
St. Vincent de Paul is a charity-run thrift store, meaning all proceeds go toward community and charity projects around town. The shop offers fashion-forward pieces and fun home decor.
South Congress Books, 3703 Kerbey Lane
Breathe in that old book smell at this used bookshop, which is now open in a new location.
Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. 7th St.
Collectively owned and managed by seven Austinites, Treasure City Thrift provides affordable goods while giving back to the Austin community by working with local charities. Expect clothes, accessories, books, toys, home decor, and more.
Top Drawer Thrift, 5312 Airport Blvd.
After 30 years on Burnet Road, Top Drawer Thrift is moving to 5312 Airport Blvd. at the end of this week. Expect the same wacky goods, statement pieces, and eccentric exterior at the new location. All proceeds benefit Project Transitions.
Texas Thrift, multiple locations
Beware, this massive thrift warehouse is often very crowded, thanks to its great deals. Find the best deals at Texas Thrift by looking for colored tags with discounts for different days of the week.
Thrift Town, 5726 Manchaca Rd.
Don’t miss discounted color tag sales at the Austin branch of this chain store, which offers the full thrift gamut.
Uncommon Objects, 1602 Fort View Rd.
Antique store Uncommon Objects has been called “your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids,” and for good reason. This “emporium of transcendent junk” is great for exploring and has everything you never thought you needed.