Who said looking good has to come with a hefty price tag? High-end department stores aren't the only places that carry high-end fits. If you're a little tight on cash and willing to do some digging, a thrift store may just have what you're looking for.

Since Austin is full of trendsetters and fashionistas, it should come as no surprise that the city is full of thrift shops. Save your searching skills for the thrift stores because we have compiled a list of the best thrift shops in Austin. So pop some tags and find yourself in a not-so-new fit!

Uptown Cheapskate

Brand name clothes look great on you, but not so much on a bank account. However, if you visit Uptown Cheapskate's, you can feel good about what you're wearing and feel even better about how much you saved on it.

Inventory is constantly being restocked and switched out, so you never know what you might uncover on the racks. Stop into Uptown Cheapskate for some name-brand goodness without the name-brand price. 

TexasThrift (Austin)

If everything is bigger in Texas, than this thrift store is no exception. North of Downtown Austin sits Texas Thrift, a vast thrift store that has been saving Austinites money for over 30 years. This non-profit thrift shop not only has used clothes, but they also sell electronics, small furniture, and household items. See what daily deal you may stumble across at Austin's own Texas Thrift today!

Top Drawer Thrift

Looking for a thrift shop that's a little more unique to Austin? An Austin establishment since 1993, Top Drawer Thrift features retro decor and racks full of vintage and modern clothing. Best of all, many of their proceeds benefit Project Transitions, which provides living, housing, and hospice for those with HIV/AIDS. Save money and donate to a great cause when you shop at Top Drawer Thrift. 

Treasure City Thrift

This thrift shop may be small, but's packed full of all kinds of thrift goodies. This thrift store is run by volunteers and prides itself in being cheaper than any other resale shop.  All of the store's proceeds provide support to various local groups looking to make a grassroots change in the community. Uncover your own treasure at Treasure City Thrift!

Hope Family Thrift Store

The Hope Family Thrift Store isn't just helping you spruce up your wardrobe at a low price. The store was created to provide relief for disaster survivors and families. The Hope Family store sells more than just clothes- they offer furniture, appliances, decor, and toys, all at a low price. Stop in this thrift shop to pick up some new clothes and provide disaster relief all in one purchase. 

Monkies Vintage and Thrift

Located right by the The University of Texas at Austin campus is Monkies Vintage and Thrift. This thrift store specializes in unique clothing and apparel from the 1950s through the 1990s. They specialize in items such as concert T's, western wear, and retro sports clothing. Shop at a thrift store that encourages you to do your part in keeping Austin weird!

Pro thrifting tip: August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day, so look out for sales and special events!

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