We all love a bargain and thrifting is the perfect way to save pennies and the environment. More than 15 million tonnes of textile waste is generated by the USA alone each year. If we thrifted more a lot less waste would got to landfill. Best of all as it’s the perfect way to pick up great vintage pieces you won’t look like anyone else either. Not sure how to style your newfound goodies? Pop over to the GirlCrew app to join our fashion group to get styling advice. But for now, check out some of the best thrift stores in Houston.
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Sand Dollar Thrift
Sand Dollar Thrift Store has been in Houston for over 30 years. Every day there is a chance to find something new. If you are a lover of vintage clothing, Sand Dollar Thrift is where you want to go. Not only does the store stock beautiful clothes, jewelry and accessories, they also have a homeware section. Perfect if you want to redo your home on a budget. There are three store locations and every sale they make, goes to a Texas charity.
Couture Blowout would be more of the high end resale shops in Houston. Open since 2008, the store has offered customers runway and couture fashion at fractions of its original price. Couture Blowout certainly is a treasure trove to the ultimate shopper and you are bound to find a bargain here.
That 70’s show is one of my favorites I rewatch it on Netflix constantly. Unfortunately that 70’s shop, the store that shared the name with the show has now closed. Luckily there is Replay Vintage. The store is a true vintage wonderland. Located in two shops at mid main neighbourhood, surrounded by lots of locally owned stores and restaurants. This sounds like the ultimate vintage lovers perfect day out!
Potros Resale Shop
Like I said before, if you are looking to redo your house on a budget, thrift store shopping is your best friend. A popular furniture resale shop in Houston is Potros. They have everything from real antiques to funky pieces to have in your home. They also stock modern furniture, beds and comfy mattresses. For any collectors out there, put Potros Resale Shop on your “must-visit” list. Their inventory is always changing with new things added almost daily.
Blue Bird Circle Shop
The Blue Bird Circle is an organisation that helps children with a neurological disorder. It was founded by 15 women in 1923. By shopping at the store, you are funding the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology and the Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory, and the Blue Bird Circle Rett Center.
Family Thrift Center
Family Thrift Center has thousands of ever changing used clothing items from popular brands at discount prices. There is a variety of household items, toys and books which makes it a perfect family thrift store in Houston. There are lots of different discounts of different days, Monday is Senior Citizens day so so they receive 20% off their purchase. Family Thrift works with The Blue Bird Circle to support local charities.
So what do you think? Where is the best thrift store in Houston? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to download the GirlCrew app. And if you’re wondering how to best care for vintage clothing check out our expert advice from Naomi Fitzgibbon. We are so excited to have the app in Houston! And if you fancy doing something else in this great city, why not check out some of the best happy hour spots the city has to offer.
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