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Thrift Shopping in San Marcos, Texas

October 8, 2020

From wanting to be more environmentally conscious to keeping up with the fashion trends (we see you TikTok aesthetics) vintage and thrift shopping has become more popular than ever! Downtown San Marcos has several great options to choose from to discover some fabulous new-to-you items.

 

Shopping at vintage and thrift stores is a very green way to spice up your wardrobe and home. Not only does the purchase limit the resources need in order to produce new items, it also reduces waste. Instead of something wasting away in a landfill, it’s bringing joy in a new closet, and reduces your carbon footprint. Shopping resale is also a really great way to find name brand or high-quality treasures for less than retail price, so your wallet will thank you also.

 

While shopping for pre-owned clothing and home goods is great for the environment, it’s also very “in” right now for other reasons. Buying used allows you to really get creative with your new items. From upcycling and tailoring, to mixing things you might not have been inspired to in a conventional store setting, you can really harness your own personal style. You truly never know what unique things you’ll find thrift shopping!

 

Pro Tip: Plan your next San Marcos shopping day on a second Saturday of the month so you can get into the thrifty spirit at San Mercado Community Market and the “Old Things, New Meanings” art show at the Price Center from October 10-31. 

 

Vagabond

Walking inside Vagabond for the first time is a sensory explosion. You don’t really know which rack to dig into first. Western wear, sports apparel and pretty much everything in between, a trip to Vagabond is a must in Downtown San Marcos.

 

Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities

You really need to see Bower Bird for yourself, but the best way we could describe it is feminine with a touch of dark. Expect to see porcelain trinkets next to bleached animal bones, lace, ribbon and gorgeous articles of clothing next to severed arm dolls. It really is an experience all in itself.

 

Monkies Vintage and Thrift

If you’re looking for an obscure graphic tee from the 80s or 90s, we are pretty sure you’ll find it at Monkies! You know you’re in for a good vintage experience when the cash wrap is the front of an old Ford…  

 

Twice Blessed

Jewelry, art, seasonal décor and a ton of furniture – this treasure trove of reasonably priced finds is always an adventure. Make sure you have plenty of room in your car for the goodies you’ll want to take home with you.

 

Shop 1893

Shop 1893 (located inside the Price Center) is a collector’s dream! Find embroidered linens, furniture, vintage maps, quirky ceramics and more.

 

KnD’s Resale & More

KnD’s is a great place to find upcycled goods. Tee shirts turned into Texas State game day tops and more, the selection at KnDs is always colorful and changing.

 

Solid Gold

For all the mid-century modern lovers out there, you have to make a visit to Solid Gold. Home décor, furniture and jewelry (and even plants) from the mid 20th century to the 1980s. Shag carpet art and stunning pieces of furniture are just a couple of things you may need to take home with you…