Gone For Good

Darling Readers: If one of y’all is responsible for donating the human skull to Goodwill last week would you be so kind as to touch base with the Homicide Division at Austin PD?   While they are quite confident that it’s a medical relic and not the remains of your ex-boyfriend who most definitely needed killin’, […]

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 […]

Texas Thrift Store

Hello Fellow Thrifters! Now the Thrifty Snicker does not wish to start the summer off on a down note but she does wish to share a bit of trash truth she suspects you will find every bit as disturbing as she does. The United States spends more on trash bags than the entire Gross National […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand Opening – Style Encore

Oh Spring of ’14, we hunger for you We’ve had sleet around here and low temperatures too We’re tired of our sweaters and want to clean out Were it not for the bluebonnets we’d really have doubt That warmer spring temps are truly here to stay That we can pull on the shorts and go […]