I could call this “Austin Thrift Scene – Part 3” but that wouldn’t do this thrift store justice. Austin’s Thrift Scene for both “little” and “big” thrift shops is good, but of all the shops I went in, this was hands down the best. So good in fact, that I consider it the most amazing thrift store I have ever been in. And I have been in a lot.
Now, before I reveal all the thrift store glory, let me clarify that the stock and the thrift finds are not what make this the best. What makes it the best are the incredible displays and the ambiance, the culture, the feels that this store offers which are unlike any other.
I wished I would have taken more pictures just so I could look back on them! This is a non-profit “little” thrift store, people! Proceeds support the community! Volunteers keep it going! I was blown away… And of course, I scanned the racks and tried on a few things!
As for the challenge winner for this round, first the runner up just because she’s cute:
And the winner with a foamy warrior weapon:
A couple last notes about Vinny’s. They have colour tag sales for 50% off, they have a cafe next door (!!!) and, best of all…
I will visit Vinny’s every time I go to Austin and I recommend you do too! And if you live in Austin and can go any time, lucky you!!
This makes my so heart happy, I am crystal (staff at St. Vinneys) and made all the displays and light fixtures all from recycled materials.
WOWWWWW!! Crystal, I have been in hundreds of thrift stores across North America and yours alone stands out as the best! I will go back *just to see the displays! They are art, and you are obviously a very talented artist. Thank you for your work! xoxoxoxo And thank you for reading and commenting – you have made my day, my year even here in Texas. THE BEST!!! xoxoxo
Nice Austin trip! I’m checking out this place the next time I’m there, for sure.
You must!! It’s an experience not to be missed!
Your husband is a great sport, and seems to have a wonderful sense of humor. Good pick on your part!
He really is! We are a family of thrifters and enjoy every minute!
I love your posts, they always make me smile! You are hilarious and I love your honesty! Always happy to see a new post by you 🙂
Thank you for your kind words, for reading and commenting!! Makes my day!!
Thanks for reminding me about St. V’s. Last time I was there was early in my thrifting days and thought they were kinda pricey.
I will have to go back!
You are welcome! I did not find the prices unreasonable but there are probably some higher price items. I hope you find better prices when you go back! Thanks for commenting!