Like any healthy marriage, mine with the thrift store is messy, sometimes dysfunctional, but ultimately devoted. Here are the places that never do me wrong.
Definitely not as cheap as some of the other thrift stores around town, but that's because Buffalo Exchange straddles the line between "thrift" and "vintage." I say the mark-up is worth it, though -- probably a good half of my wardrobe comes from Buffalo Exchange, including three pairs of jeans that fit perfectly.
I'm isolating this specific Goodwill because it's in a particularly ritzy part of town, resulting (from time to time) in the appearance of high-end labels.
A smaller, more curated thrift store just off Chicon, this sweet place partners with Ecology Action to recycle, and is working toward a zero-waste policy. Clothing-wise, everything is super cheap, and I once bought a pink $10 tutu here once that fulfilled (if for one party only) my fleeting ballerina fantasies.
A gigantic monstrosity of a thrift store off N I35, Texas Thrift Store is the place I hit up for the lion's share of my Halloween costumes. That time I was a Golden Girl? Texas Thrift Store. That other time I was 2006 era K-Fed? Texas Thrift Store. That bizarre powder blue suit my husband bought for what I can only assume was one half of a Dumb and Dumber costume? Some of that he already owned (yikes), but the rest, Texas Thrift Store.