Shopping on a Budget in Houston

Updated: November 10, 2010

Houston Bargain Shops


Charming Charlie

9403 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

Addicted to accessories? Prepare to overdose at this discount costume jewelry emporium stocking thousands of items including ruffled clutches, faux pearl necklaces and oversized sunglasses, all organized by color. Good luck and don't get overwhelmed!


Taxi Taxi Clothing

1653 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Resale being its own special sport, a little more stamina is required for shoppers at Taxi Taxi. Vintage T-shirts, sneaks and 90s nostalgia are the hot items here, but force is necessary to make your way through the overstuffed racks. Occasional dollar sales sweeten the deal.


Texas Junk Co

215 Welch St, Houston, TX 77006

The reason people come to this dark and shambling warehouse piled high with dusty wares is simple--it's the cowboy boots. Hundreds of used boots starting at $30 from classic brown to neon orange attract both trendsters and old tobacco-chewers.


Langford Market

2517 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

This Rice Village boutique by the gurus behind Duo and Method is a cheap-chic destination for pieces under $100. Clothing, costume jewelry and refurbished vintage furniture are funky and girly.


Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co

6218 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Pawn shops have a bad reputation for being bleak and selling stolen items--a conception that owners Jack and Pamela Wright have been fighting for years with their bright and cheery store. Waterford, Cartier and Vuitton are just a few of the designer names in their collection of purses, fine china, electronics and jewelry.