If you enjoy the hunt for unique items that help make a house into a home, then Austin will not let you down. From quirky vintage shops to fine French antiques, Austin has something for every design taste. The following are just a few, and if you have any suggestions please shoot us an email or give us a call with that info and why you love it!
We are willing to share this very special secret with you. Hidden in far North Austin, Austin auction is frequented by antique dealers but is open to the public. Their auctions are on Saturdays, but they also have a room of former auction pieces at bargain prices. We especially love the painting collection.
If you need custom, this is your place. Don’t be deceived into thinking it is shabby chic. Check out their website and delight!
People have been known to decorate their entire home during the biannual Four Hands warehouse sale. Asian influence with a modern flare, but no matter what your taste, something will catch your eye.
Neiman’s Last Call
If you like Neiman’s home, then you will love Last Call where prices can be reduced to as much as 75% off retail.
We don’t know the ends and outs of how the textile industry functions, but let’s put it this way: We have seen fabric that is normally $200 a yard retail for $15 here.
Get upholstered and be inspired.
We saw the owner’s home once in a design magazine and drove right to their store. A feast for the eyes!
Organic and delicious. Register for their email updates so you don’t miss their sales!
Known mainly for their large collection of organic bedding, we love them because they carry Rob Robshaw textiles and pillows. Their baby collection is perfect for that very special little one.
They made the online list, but their home collection is also in the heart of Austin. Go to the sale room in the back for pillows and precious finds.
Edgar Kelly Rugs
We love the real deal and Edgar Kelly’s luscious rugs provide examples of what all feet deserve. They have a wide range of the finest of wool area rugs and also offer wall to wall tibetan wool options for true luxury.
They are very well organized, every store has a decent-sized furniture/housewares section, and they get Target overstock and slightly damaged, although they don’t advertise that. Plus, each store has an auction case (collectibles, antiques, and other things deemed cool) with a binder where you can write down your bid, then on Saturday morning they open it for live bidding.
A list of hip thrift stores below:
Austin Furniture Consignment: Lots and lots!
Design It With Consignment: Prescreened, often designer furniture. But must be in the mood for hunting.
Thrift Town Furniture and houseware selection.
Assistance League Thrift Store New inventory every Wednesday… people line up outside! All for a good cause!
Top Drawer Thrift Tends to stock retro; small but reliable selection.
Uptown Modern Large inventory of vintage mid-century plus outdoor furniture that says grandma in a really hip way.
Next to New Feel good while you shop! Proceeds from Next to New benefit St. David’s and their ministries. If you are patient, they mark down every few weeks.