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 […]

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 […]

Design With Consignment

If your casa needs a little couture the Thrifty Snicker has the design down-low in this review.  Design With Consignment at Steck and MoPac in north, central Austin is a veritable paradise of gorgeous upscale furniture and accessories, affordable prices and a friendly, knowledgeable design staff. Now this is no “furniture on the run” outfit […]

Library Thrift Store – Marble Falls

It was so pretty last weekend that your Thriftstress decided to take a road trip! If there’s a more charming town of 6,000 friendly folks than Marble Falls, I’m sure Her Thriftiness’ head was down inside a box of promising looking accessories and she was too busy to notice. How can you resist a town […]

Thrift House

Although your favorite bargain blogger focuses almost exclusively on the Austin area, she loves thrift stores no matter their location. Two of Fort Worth’s finest – Hope’s Resale and Upscale Resale – not only are lovely thrift stores in their own right but the monies they generate support Community Restore, which works to keep northeast […]

Value Thrift

The Thrifty Snicker wishes to recite an original poem.  Ahem:   Three things that you will never see In a cart, going home with me At full retail from a big box store When all around are discounts galore   Vases, frames and baskets small, Medium, large, wide and tall Plain and fancy, you get […]