Just Between Us

1983 was the second season of Cheers – the terrific sit-com that launched many a Hollywood career and eventually climbed to the number one spot over its eleven year run. Its tag line was “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” which perfectly reflects the philosophy of another 1983 launch – Just Between Us – an Austin […]

Style Encore

Oh Style Encore, how do we love thee? Let the Thrifty Snicker count the ways! Your bright boutique of a store is an easy find off of Anderson Lane. Cheerful and knowledgeable sales staff is accessible without being pesky and you have the latest styles for the working woman up to size 3X. Plus you […]

Cosmic Consignment

Just when the Thrifty Snicker thought the East side couldn’t get any hipper, a new consignment store on the thrift scene is emanating its own cosmic rays over A-town and beyond. Cosmic Consignment on east 7th Street is the love child of Michele Leeds and Curtis Uhlemann. Happily for Austin, this mother and son duo […]

Second Time Around

Now this is the kind of gambling the ever-thrifty Thrifty Snicker is willing to do! Browse a bright and clean store with upscale, designer and couture apparel, take your fashionable finds into one of the store’s roomy and cheerful dressing rooms, then look at the tag and see the date of the next markdown. Buy […]

Family Thrift Center – Oltorf

Now the Thrifty Snicker is willing to bet that right up there with knowing where to score the best thrift bargains her readers often long to know nuggets of arcane Austin history. In that regard, your bargain blogger does not disappoint! After the South Congress bridge was completed in 1910, southern tracts of land were […]

St. Michael’s Academy Thrift Shoppe

Just as spring flowers are popping up all over our fair city, so are new thrift stores! The Thrifty Snicker seems to be noticing a new one every time she gets into the thriftmobile and takes a drive. Your bargain blogger will most certainly be getting the scoop on the new shops on Stassney, east […]

Flashback Vintage

In addition to this post’s review, the Thrifty Snicker has bad news and good news. First the bad….practically ripped from the headlines the Thriftstress was dismayed to see that our friends at Next-to-New on Burnet (reviewed May, 2013) have been the victim of vandals here recently. It’s a proven fact that the surest way to […]