Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thrifting in Central Austin Goodwill and St. Vincent DePaul

We had a great time visiting the shops on South Congress while waiting for the bats to come out on the first street bridge. Right on South Congress there was a fantastic St. Vincent DePAul and one of the best we've ever been to. The first thing you see when you walk in the door is a rack of secondhand boots that would make cowbies cry (in glee). They were fancy, spiffy and even polished.
We by passed a good looking amount of wedding dresses, some vintage, some not, and headed towards the back to see the craft section. It was big and they had a large assortment of yarns and kits, perfect for our krewedocraft emergency craft kits.
Then we headed upstairs, thinking it would be a small area and it was an impressive, gracious space that had a large amount of vintage and newer furniture. I dont have the room to post the armoirs, 1920s dressers and headboards and a small amount of picked over mid century pieces.

The St. Vincent dePaul on South Congress is a great place to find furniture and affordable craft supplies. The clothes are pricey with the exception of the wedding dresses.


Krista said...

I definitely found some AMAZING thrifted pieces in Austin. I'm so jealous of their thrift stores -- so many good funky finds! Thrift on!!

Stellarcheri said...

i saw that you were a vendor in the Voodoo fest last year. Who do you contact about that?