Our Pick: Texas Thrift
, 7500 I-35 N., 210-654-7222, buythrift.com
Thrifting ain’t easy. Those who have been at it for some time know there are tricks to the trade of bin-diving for that special something. And in our experience, Texas Thrift has proven to have the most consistently stacked collection of goods, and with four locations to choose from (Ingram, Commerce St., Windsor Park, SE Military), the local thrift chain might just boast the largest and widest variety of pre-owned and vintage clothing, furniture, and accessories in the city. Each space averages about 25,000 square feet – so unless you’re looking for something specific, casual treasure hunting can easily consume an entire afternoon or weekend. Pro tip: stay hydrated and bring a friend – or, that is, bring a friend with different tastes than you so they don’t try to jack your gems.