Austin's thrift stores are the perfect place to visit if you're looking to save a couple of dollars, help local businesses and see first hand the city's personality.
Whether you're looking for a new statement chair for your home or a new dress to help kick off your new year, Austin thrift stores are here to help. Here are 12 Austin thrift stores you should visit:
Austin Pets Alive! Thrift, multiple locations
Want to help support a local organization? Make your next thrift store visit to Austin Pets Alive! Thrift. The thrift store offers new and gently used items for low prices. Besides good deals, all net proceeds go directly to Austin Pets Alive! to help support and save hundreds of cute animals. The stores are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday until 7 p.m. and are currently operating at 75% capacity.
More information on Austin Pets Alive! Thrift can be found here.
Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. 7th St.
Treasure City Thrift is a local treasure in the Austin community collectively owned and managed by seven Austinites. The shop focuses on providing affordable goods while giving back to the Austin community by working with local charities. Treasure City Thrift encourages sustainable living and educates the public about zero waste living. The store offers clothes, accessories, books, toys, home decor and more. You can visit it at their socially distanced outdoor thrift shopping experience on Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
More information on Treasure City Thrift can be found here.
Blue Velvet, 217 W. N. Loop Blvd.
Blue Velvet is a mom and daughter owned shop that has provided Austin with classic vintage goods for over 27 years. The shop offers a selection of men's and women's vintage clothing and accessories for any vintage lover. Due to the pandemic, Blue Velvet is operating at minimal capacity and only accepting private appointments Friday through Sunday. You can also stop by their outdoor pop-up tent in front of the shop during the weekends from 12 to 4 p.m., if the weather permits it.
More information on Blue Velvet can be found here.
Room Service Vintage, 107 E. N. Loop Blvd.
Room Service Vintage is the heart of Austin in providing a massive selection of vintage furniture. From couches and chairs to rugs and dressers, Room Service Vintage has anything you need to redesign your home. Along with furniture, the shop also offers clothing, jewelry, art, books, home decor and pretty much everything you can imagine to find at a thrift store. The classic Austin shop uploads pictures of new arrivals on its Instagram daily, so keep up with there to find that statement chair you've been dying to have. You can visit the shop daily from 12 to 6 p.m.
More information on Room Service Vintage can be found here.
Revival Vintage, 5201 N. Lamar
Revival Vintage started out as most Austin local businesses do, with pop-up markets and an online store. Owner and creative director Sonia Rife has built the shop into what it is today: an Austin thrift store classic. Besides featuring vintage furniture and decor, the shop offers clothes for men, women and children. Revival Vintage opened it's new location this week and hopes to see shoppers from 12 to 5 p.m. daily.
More information on Revival Vintage can be found here.
Far Out Home Fittings, 1500 W. Ben White Blvd.
This Austin thrift shop operates in the perfect Austin way: weird, retro and "far out." Far Out Home Fittings provides Austin shoppers with affordable vintage furniture and home decor, but also has clothing and all the knick-knacks you want to find at a thrift store. Since COVID, the shop is running at limited capacity with the same store hours. The shop is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information on Far Out Home Fittings can be found here.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift, 901 W. Braker Lane
St. Vincent de Paul is a charity-run thrift store offering reasonably priced items for thrift fanatics. The shop is run by the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and all proceeds go toward the community and charity projects around town. The shop offers fashion-forward pieces and fun home decor. You can visit St. Vincent de Paul Thrift from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Thursday through Saturday.
More information on Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift can be found here
Passport Vintage, 2217 S. 1st St.
What started as a vintage shop in Chicago has now become a South Austin treasure. Passport Vintage offers a variety of vintage pieces, especially stylish denim. The fashion-forward shop has anything from vintage T-shirts and sweatshirts to jeans for men and women. The shop is open 12-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday.
More information on Passport Vintage can be found here.
Prototype Vintage, 1700 S. Congress Ave.
Looking for a vintage piece to begin the new year right? Head over to Prototype Vintage for a unique assortment of vintage goods. The shop offers second hand vintage clothes for both men and women, along with some stylish accessories such as shoes, sunglasses and scarves. The Austin classic is right on South Congress Avenue, and the green storefront is hard to miss. The shop is open 12 to 4 p.m everyday.
More information on Prototype Vintage can be found here.
Top Drawer Thrift, 4902 Burnet Road
Top Drawer Thrift is the perfect place to find vintage goods and help give back to the community. Along with vintage T-shirts, dresses and more, the shop offers accessories and home goods to help you look your best. All proceeds benefit Project Transitions which helps provide housing, services and care to people with HIV and AIDS. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
More information on Top Drawer Thrift can be found here.
Thrift Town, 5726 Menchaca Road
Thrift Town is a chain store in Austin offering a variety of items for anyone looking to save some money. From vintage clothing to home decor and accessories, this shop has low prices and secondhand items for anyone in need of a good find. The shop offers discounted color tag sales on different days of the week and is open daily. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
More information on Thrift Town can be found here.
Texas Thrift, 5319 N. Interstate Hwy 35
Second-hand shopping is a fun way to see the city's personality through the people who live there, and that is especially true in Austin. Texas Thrift offers a selection of clothing, accessories, furniture and household items for an affordable price. Find the best deals at Texas Thrift by looking for colored tags with discounts for different days of the week. The store is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
More information on Texas Thrift can be found here.
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Atop one of Austin's signature rolling hilltops, 1501 Ridgecrest Drive is similar to one of the plush palaces that one might find in Calabasas. For $10.9 million, the home has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and caps at 10,498 square feet.
Park in the massive, fully air-conditioned garage before walking in, where you'll have eight full spaces to park your collection of cars. If you're not a collector, the garage makes an excellent studio space.
The wide-open living spaces will draw your eyes to the two-story ceilings, glass catwalk, integrated fireplace and wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the pool.
Though the house was built in 2011, it doesn't show its age. Sleek, clean lines lead seamlessly from the formal living area to an elite open-plan kitchen. Separated by a 25-foot waterfall island that can seat at least eight people, the kitchen is fitted with only the finest Miele and Subzero appliances. The custom cabinets are just as pricey as the rest of the place, finished with custom high-gloss Aston Martin (you read that right) paint.
Upstairs in the sprawling master's suite, there are enough amenities to never have to set foot outside again. Armani tile floors, space for living and a walk-in showcase closet lead into the resort-style bathroom, where you'll find dual vanities, a walk-in shower and a lounging bathtub.
The bedroom is a quick elevator trip away from the "party" room, complete with a bar, wine room and movie theater, only the best for entertaining. If your guests are staying over, rest assured they'll be comfortable with the kitchenette, washer and dryer and spa-like bath in their suite.
Though summer has passed, you can still enjoy the grand lap pool's unobstructed Hill Country views, many private lounging areas, grill a homemade snack at the outdoor kitchen or shoot some hoops at the newly-added court.
The listing is held by Compass' Gary Dolch.
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In what could be one of their least energetic showing to date, Austin FC was outperformed by home team San Jose in a 4-0 road loss late Wednesday night.
As the first team officially out of playoff contention in a loss on Saturday, the team seemed defeated from almost the moment they hit the pitch as Quakes standouts Chris Wondolowski and Javier "Chofis" Lopez scored on the team.
A 10th-place San Jose maintained a clean sheet in the match as they inched closer to a last-minute spot in playoffs.
Just as they did in their 1-0 loss Saturday, it was Austin FC who struck first in the match. Captain Alex Ring forced a save from Quakes keeper JT Marcinkowski in just the second minute of play, while star forward Sebastian Driussi followed soon after.
A little over 10 minutes later, San Jose responded with a shot of their own as Austin keeper Brad Stuver was forced into action with a diving save. But with a failing backline and a lack of energy throughout, a frustrated Stuver wouldn't be enough to stave off the home team Quakes in their four-goal triumph.
After a slow first half, San Jose star Chofis was the first to strike after sneaking past Stuver to make it 1-0 for the home team to kick off the second half.
Just five minutes later, Quakes midfielder Benjamin Kikanovic broke free with a fast-paced drive in a play that saw two Asutin FC players hit the ground to double the lead. Stuver and other players were immediately outraged in the controversial call after an apparent handball in the box.
MLS' top all-time scorer Chris Wondolowski capitalized on the slow Austin defense next, taking a pause in the box to score the third goal unmanned in the 59th minute.
Finally, Carlos Fierro clinched the win for the home team after placing a header from six yards out off of a cross and corner kick to end the match 4-0 for San Jose.
Austin Head Coach Josh Wolff attempted to staunch the wound with a series of subs starting at the beginning of the second half, subbing in native Austinite McKinze Gaines for Moussa Djitte and Rodney Redes for Cecilio Dominguez. But no subs were enough to push back against the 'Quakes as the team lost their second match in a row.
Austin FC has four final matches to end the season, including two remaining home matches against the Houston Dynamo at 4 p.m. on Sunday and a final match at Q2 Stadium against Sporting Kansas City at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Here's a live blog of the match:
85' San Jose makes it 4-0
Austin FC once again can't plug holes in the box as San Jose scores their fourth goal of the match off a set piece and header to make it 4-0 in the 85th minute. The Quakes' Carlos Fierro scores on a header from close up after a well-placed cross from Cristian Espinoza as a frustrated Stuver is unable to block the six-yard shot.
Frustrated and sluggish, Austin FC appears to have lost their chance at a win or draw in one of their worst losses by scoring margin this season.
59' Wondolowski scores for the "Quakes
Just a minute after he hits the pitch, MLS' all-time top scorer Chris Wondolowski tacks one more onto San Jose's lead as the home team leads 3-0 in the 59th minute. A beleaguered Austin leaves Wondolowski undefended as he receives the ball in the box, pauses and scores in the bottom right corner of goal.
It's looking to be an especially bad match for Austin, who already sit at the bottom of the West. The Verde and Black continue to be outperformed in their late-season road matches.
53' Austin doubles the lead
After a rough-and-tumble drive that saw two Austin FC players take a fall, San Jose's Benjamin Kikanovic shoots past Stuver to score the second goal of the match for the home team. The play drew ire from Austin FC players including Stuver, who said there was a handball in the box. Austin's defense continues to be outperformed in the match.
47' San Jose scores first
The Earthquakes finally capitalized on a sluggish Austin FC as San Jose's Javier "Chofis" Lopez snuck one past keeper Brad Stuver and a last-ditch dive from Austin's Jhohan Romana to net the first goal of the match. The goal is Lopez' 12th on the season.
40' Romana gets yellow carded
Romaña is trying to play flag football 😂 #AustinFC— Seth Davis (@sethdavis512) October 21, 2021
Austin FC's Jhohan Romana is the first to get yellow carded in the match after grabbing a jersey in the 40th minute of play. Seconds later, Austin nearly gets an opportunity as San Jose keeper JT Marcinkowski fumbles a blocked shot, but he passes the ball off before the Verde and Black can get one in off the rebound.
The Quakes repeat the move in the 41st minute as they nearly get one past Stuver, who is able to hold it down unguarded and grab a shot from Jeremy Ebobisse.
18' Stuver keeps it clean
Just like Saturday, it was Austin who struck first with a shot by Captain Alex Ring in just the second minute of play. Star newcomer Sebastian Driussi came soon after with a shot of his own, but the ball was once again kept out of goal.
Just over 10 minutes later, Austin keeper Brad Stuver got his first big test as the Quakes' Jeremy Ebobisse shot one towards the bottom left corner. In signature fashion, Stuver was able to keep a clean sheet.
Austin's "strongest lineup yet" may not have been able to finish in Saturday's loss, but they created plenty of chances. Wolff seems to have confidence in the starting XI and hasn't changed much for tonight.
Nick Lima is in for right back in Hector Jimenez's stead, while Cecilio Dominguez, Moussa Djitte and Sebastian Driussi lead up front. Center back Matt Besler remains out on concussion protocol.
Tesla's third-quarter profits were released on Wednesday afternoon and current richest-man-on-earth Elon Musk topped the charts since his high-profile transition to Austin.
Q3 held record-high deliveries for the electric vehicle manufacturer, despite chip shortages and supply chain issues. Revenue came in slightly shy of expectations but still yielded the most profitable quarter thus far for Tesla. Plus, adjusted earnings per share are also on the rise.
"A variety of challenges, including semiconductor shortages, congestion at ports and rolling blackouts, have been impacting our ability to keep factories running at full speed," Tesla said in a statement. "We believe our supply chain, engineering and production teams have been dealing with these global challenges with ingenuity, agility and flexibility."
According to Tesla's update, the EV giant's Q3 revenue came in at $13.76 billion—a big year-over-year increase as Tesla recorded $8.77 billion in Q3 of 2020. The expectation was $13.9 billion and though the company came in just a few million lower, it was the company's ninth-straight profitable quarter.
Though earnings were a touch lower than expected, adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.86, where expected had been $1.67, and a year ago was 76 cents per share.
An accomplishment for Tesla this quarter was delivering more than 241,300 vehicles worldwide from its California factory—almost half of what the company delivered throughout all of 2020.
This Q3 update comes on the heels of Tesla's announcement that it would move its headquarters to the capital city. Additionally, the new Gigafactory in southeast Travis County is looking more complete by the day. While full-scale production isn't slated to start until 2022, the factory has already begun testing its robotic assembly line.
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