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The Pink Samurai: Austin Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Austin Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops


I've been wandering around Austin for the past few months and wanted to recap all of the awesome thrift stores, vintage shops and antique malls that I've found.  This town is full of so many amazing independent business owners and you should absolutely visit every single one of these shops!

Click the "my visit" links to see more photos and a full write-up on each space!


VINTAGE BOUTIQUES
Amelia's Retro-Vogue
address : 2213 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 6pm 
  • Lots of women's and mens' clothing, accessories, jewelry, hats
  • My visit!


Blue Velvet
address : 217 W. North Loop, Austin, TX 78751
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 11pm - 8pm | Sunday: 11pm - 7pm
  • Totally packed with tons of clothes.  Women's, men's, shoes, accessories, you name it.
  • My visit!


Charm School Vintage
address : 2109 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
hours :  Tuesday - Saturday: 11pm - 7pm | Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
  • Located in an adorable house with a beauty parlor and wig shop, Charm School has an amazing selection of women's clothes and accessories.
  • My visit!

Ermine Vintage
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address : 106 E. North Loop Blvd., Austin, TX 78705
hours :  Tuesday - Sunday: 11pm - 7pm


  • Amazing spot for women's and men's clothing. Lots of boots, accessories and jewelry as well.
  • My visit!

Feathers Boutique
address : 1700B S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm
  • Beautifully curated selections of women's clothing, shoes and accessories along with indie made jewelry.
  • My visit!

Flashback
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address : 1805 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Monday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm | Saturday: 11am - 6pm | Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

  • Fun spot in an old house with rooms full of women's clothing, accessories and jewelry. Also a wall full of boots and a room just for mens clothing.
  • My visit!

Frock On Vintage
address : 3016 Guadalupe Street, Ste. A101, Austin, Texas 78705
hours :  Tuesday - Saturday: 11pm - 7pm | Sunday & Monday: 12pm - 6pm
  • This shop has an extensive selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories and they do alterations in store.
  • My visit!

Modern Salvage
address : 7718 Springdale Rd., Austin, TX 78724
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm 
  • Half thrift, half vintage, this warehouse full of stuff has furniture, including mid-century, clothing, books and lots of tchotchskes.
  • My visit!

New Bohemia
address : 1606 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11pm - 10pm 
  • Full to the brim with women's clothing, accessories, shoes and home decor.
  • My visit!

New BROhemia

address : 2209 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm 
  • Owned by the folks of New Bohemia, this shop specializes in mens clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • My visit!

Prototype Vintage
address : 1700 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11pm - 7pm 
  • My most favorite spot on South Congress, this shop has an out-of-control selection of womens clothing, accessories and shoes.  They've also got a great selection of mens clothing and especially wonderful t-shirts.
  • My visit!

Ragalicious
address : 2209A S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
hours :  Monday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm | Saturday: 11am - 6pm | Sunday: 12pm - 6pm 
  • I love the atmosphere in the small shop under the trees on South First.  They've got clothes, accessories, jewelry and accessories.  
  • My visit!

Rave On Vintage
address : 1509 W. North Loop Blvd., Austin, TX 78756
hours :  Sunday: 12pm - 5pm | Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 7pm | Closed Tuesdays
  • My most most favorite vintage shop in Austin!  They've got heaps of mid-century furniture and home decor.  There's an expanding women's clothing section, too.
  • My visits • Sneak PeakFull write-up!

Remixologie
address : 5701 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
hours :  Sunday: 12pm - 5pm | Tuesday - Saturday: 11pm - 6pm | Closed Mondays
  • This shop has the most pristine mid-century modern that the owners refurbish in store.  There's also a really fun modern childrens' section in the back. 
  • My visit!

Revival Vintage
address : 100 W. North Loop Blvd. Ste. 1, Austin, TX 78751
hours :  Sun-Mon: 12pm - 5pm | Wed-Thu: 11am - 7pm | Fri-Sat: 11am - 8pm | Closed Tuesdays
  • This small shop has a lot of personality. They've got women's clothing, jewelry, home decor and some local jewelry makers, too.
  • My visit!

Room Service Vintage

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address : 107 E. North Loop Blvd., Austin, TX 78705
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11pm - 7pm


  • An institution in Austin, this shop is stuffed to the gills with home decor, furniture and clothing.
  • My visit!

Uncommon Objects
address : 1512 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

hours :  Sunday - Thursday: 11pm - 7pm | Friday - Saturday: 11pm - 8pm
  • This shop is is a staple on the main drag of South Congress and has a gorgeous inventory of home decor.
  • My visit! 

Uptown Modern
address : 5111 Burnet Rd., Austin, Texas 78756
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 11pm - 6pm | Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
  • If you love mid-century modern furniture, this is a must see. They've also got modern art, home decor and gorgeous case of jewelry.
  • My visit!

THRIFT STORES
Out of the Past
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address : 5341 Burnet Rd., Austin, Texas 78756

hours :  Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
  • If you like digging through mountains of incredible finds, then stop by here.  They've got home decor, collectibles, some furniture and vintage toys.
  • My visit!

Second Hand Store
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address : 7305 Burnet Rd, AustinTX 78757


  • A small shop, with not much advertising, this shop has mostly furniture and few decor items.
  • My visit!

St. Vincent de Paul
address : 1327 South Congress Ave.,  Austin, Texas  78704
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Lots of clothing, shoes, home decor, furniture, records, all that jazz.  I found a really great dress for $10 ^_^
  • My visit!

Thrift Town
address : 5726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 9pm - 9pm | Sunday: 10pm - 6pm
  • This shop is clean, organized and has a great selection of everything you could possibly imagine.
  • My visit!

Thrifty Chicks Vintage
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address : 6701 N Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm


  • With a giant baby chick outside, it's hard to miss this shop.  Lots of women's clothing, including plus-size vintage, shoes, kids, jewelry, records and furniture.
  • My visit!

Top Drawer Thrift
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address : 4902 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm 


  • This shop has the most character of all the thrift shops in Austin.  They've got a fun attitude, clothing, craft supplies, electronics, art, furniture and home decor.
  • My visit!

Treasure City Thrift
address : 2142 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78702
hours :  Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm | Sat: 11am - 6pm | Sun: 12pm-6pm
  • Bright pink building and super cheap stuff? Yes.  This shop boasts being the cheapest in Austin.
  • My visit!

ANTIQUE MALLS
Antique Marketplace
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address : 5806 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
hours :  Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 12pm - 6pm


  • This antique mall is fun stop on Burnet Road.
  • My visit!

Austin Antique Mall
address : 8822 McCann Dr.., Austin, TX 78757
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm 
  • A jumping off point for a few of the other shops in the list, the Austin Antique Mall is enormous and full of amazing stuff.
  • My visit!

Gypsies Antiques
address : 5202 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
hours :  Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 5:30pm 
  • The only true antique store, not mall, in Austin, Gypsies has European antiques and space full of the most beautiful vintage gowns I've seen in one place.
  • My visit!

Ledbelly Vintage
address : 411 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
hours :  By appt • Call: 512.554.7548 | Email: melinda@ledbellyvintage.com
  • With gorgeous design and a stellar collection, definitely take time to make an appointment to visit this showroom.  Melinda's got gorgeous jewelry, accessories and clothing for women.
  • My visit!

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2 Comments:

At 9:50 PM , Blogger Mini Penny Blog said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I'm already bummed that I'm missing SXSW this year and this post is the icing on the cake! Haha!

Such a good roundup though. Makes me excited to visit Austin again!

 
At 10:18 AM , Blogger Becky Pool said...

Thanks so much, Jessie! It really is mind-boggling how great the vintage scene is here.

I hope you get a chance to visit again, soon! I promise it's a better visit when half the world isn't downtown for sxsw haha!

 

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