Love Austin: Next to New

I’ll let you in on a little secret … there is a thrift store here in Austin that-I-adore. It’s just over on Burnet Road catty-corner across from Phil’s Icehouse.

It’s called Next-to-New and it’s Austin’s oldest and only non-profit consignment shop. Just look at what I found this week. Darling retro mugs.

And y’all … they’re stackable.

I love them! Got four for 5 bucks.

I always find goodies when I shop at Next-to-New. Last summer, Emily and I picked up a pair of vintage lamps. Here is one in her bedroom at home.

I can’t remember what I paid for the pair but I promise, not much. I’m a bargain shopper.

The deal is, almost every time I pop in, I find a treasure. And I love their mission statement …

Next-to-New is a ministry of St. David’s Episcopal Church that is empowered by God’s love and sustained by hope, joy, vitality, and a vision to serve the church and others in our community. We are committed to conveying through words and actions our conviction that all of us—consignors, customers, our staff, and volunteers—are children of God who are worthy of courtesy, honesty, respect, kindness, and generosity in dealing with each other.

I love Next-to-New!

What about you?

Dish on your favorite thrift store in your home town!


PS. If you’re headed to Next-to-New, make your trip extra fun! Stop by Phil’s Icehouse and get a mini burger ~ then you’ll have room for a tiny scoop of Amy’s Ice Cream right next door!

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