ofenjen (ofenjen) wrote in austhrifthunter,

Goodwill Blue Hanger

Hey Austinites!

I did a little looking, but didn't see a recent post about the Goodwill Blue Hanger. For those of you that haven't been, it is a treasure trove for thrift store shoppers. All the clothes are $1.25, and to be honest, I think the most I've ever paid for anything there is $7 and that was for an almost perfect condition Singer sewing machine. They usually have big stuff super cheap, too, like furniture and exercise equipment, but I haven't ever bought anything that big.

It's not very organized, so you need plenty of time (say an hour +) and you really need to enjoy treasure hunting. The stuff is literally in giant piles on huge tables and is constantly being moved in and out of the warehouse store. All of my jeans and a lot of my shirts are from there (lots of stuff I've reconstructed or altered...guilt free because it's all $1.25!). I've bought loads of books, a cool army rucksack for my teenage daughter and all kinds of other cool stuff. I try to go at least twice a month because there's just so much cool stuff to be found.

There are two locations in Austin. I've only been to the one off McNeil& Technology because it's closer to my house.

12317 Technology Blvd., Suite 300
Austin, TX 78727
Mon-Sun: 9:00am - 8:00pm

916 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78702
Mon-Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Happy Thrifting!
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