- April 20, 2024

A Guide to Austin’s Best Thrift Stores


Bargain hunters, this one is for you! There are tons of fun thrift stores and sometimes it can be hard to navigate them all. That’s why we put together this list of the best thrift and consignment stores in Austin to help you find fashion-forward, recycled clothing for men, women, and children. Or, if you’re looking to donate your gently used clothing, household items, books, and more, check out the non-profit places on the list!

Here are the best thrift stores in Austin!

Top Drawer Thrift

Feel good about your shopping at Top Drawer, as proceeds go to a good cause. Men and women can find a nice selection of fresh apparel, home goods, electronics, and more in this clean and whimsical shop at unbeatable prices. 

Uptown Cheapskate

This funky store has tons of fashionable clothing, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry, and shoes for men and women. They’re pretty selective on what they put on their showroom floor, so you’re sure to find used clothing that is also trendy.

Texas Thrift Store

Texas Thrift has been providing Austinites with a wide selection of consignment items for over 30 years. The store adds new items to their floor daily, so each trip is a new adventure. This non-profit store has clothing for men, women, and children as well as household goods, books, and more. 

Buffalo Exchange

This funky, unique consignment store selling retro and stylish clothing is located on “The Drag” on UT’s campus. They have a huge supply of men’s and women’s clothing as well as a large selection of Halloween costumes during October!

Style Encore

If you’re looking for designer deals, don’t skip Style Encore. They offer high end handbags, shoes, jewelry as well as dedicated sections for brands like Free People, Anthropologie, Lululemon, and more! Follow them on Instagram for new item alerts and special offers.

Hope Family Thrift Store

Nothing beats a good dig through the the racks and racks of clothing, but Hope Family Thrift Store gets special attention for its wide variety of furniture. Plus this store is doing their part to aid central Texas disaster survivors. 

Austin Pets Alive! Thrift

If you love helping animals while shopping, this is the place for you. All proceeds from the store help fund the innovative life-saving programs at Austin Pets Alive! This thrift store is cozy, cute, and always plays great music. 

Room Service Vintage

Born in 1981 off the North Loop, this vintage furniture store is the place to go if you’re looking to do some interior decorating. Their pieces do sell fast though so we recommend staying up to date on their showroom items via their social media pages.

The Next to New Shop

Clean, well organized, and some of the nicest staff are all found at Next to New. This consignment store has been open since 1959 and continues to donate proceeds to various organizations around town. Find clothes, furniture, antiques, and more!

Top Drawer Crestview

If there’s one thing that Top Drawer Crestview understands, it’s that less is more. While much smaller than the original Top Drawer, its showroom boasts super funky and unique clothing jewelry, and more. Proceeds from this location benefit Project Transitions, which helps Austinites living with HIV/AIDS. 

Thrift Town

Located in South Austin, Thrift Town carries a little bit of everything, except for furniture. Pro tip: check their website before you go so you know what kind of items are discounted that day. We also recommend joining their VIP program. You’ll get $5 off $15 for every $100 you spend, plus other great discounts.

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