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 […]

Recycled Reads

With yesterday being National Book Lovers’ Day it only makes sense that the Thrifty Snicker made time for Recycled Reads, the totally readerlicious used book store benefiting the Austin Public Library as well as central Texas bibliophiles.  Newbies are in for a surprise.  This is no dusty fire-trap of a store with towering stacks of […]

Nifty Thrift

Sometimes the best things are the least obvious – Nifty Thrift, Inc. a case in point.  Store founder Christa Graham saw an opportunity to use her love for thrifting to help others and by doing so has earned herself a spot in thrift heaven where designer fashions and hip house-wares are always 99.9% off retail […]

Thrift Town

Oh my stars…it’s so hot The Thrifty Snicker almost didn’t stop for the all-neighborhood garage sale near Ben White.   But glad she did as she scored two fiesta salad plates for just fifty cents each!   This post contains a bit of a lagniappe, which just makes perfect sense given that you’re probably drooping over your […]