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Why yes that is an accordion!
24 Nov 2014

How to Set up a Kick-Ass Apartment on the Cheap

 Who wants a FREE desk? Three weeks ago, my partner Tyler and I moved into our first place together. Overnight we each went from established, shared houses with everything we needed, to our own one-bedroom apartment in Oakland with almost no furniture and no kitchen things. We love to cook

Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe 1
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20 Jun 2013

Broke-Ass Octophiles: Cheap and in Love with the ’80s

What exactly is the correlation between being broke and being obsessed with/nostalgic for/stuck in the ’80s? I know it’s not just me. Go to any hipster neighborhood (Williamsburg, etc.), try to picture everyone without their iPhones, and voila, you could very well be in 1984. Is it because hipsters are

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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22 Jun 2012

Used Record Paradise at The Thing (plus comics and junk)

You enter to the sweet song of two metal-heads arguing about music. “Okay, name me one decent album in the last five years,” says one. “No, they’re all shit,” says the other. On your right, a white board details prices and policies. At the bottom, it reads “Dirty Looks Free.”

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 0

I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
28 Mar 2011

Unique Thrift Store Makes It Easy On The Rummager

I hope everyone here is aware of Fulton Mall’s storied history of awesomeness. And no, I’m not talking about it’s old days of fish mongering and cable cars, I’m talking way more about the past 30 years when it’s been the best place for streetwear and being down with the

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
31 Jan 2011

Get Lost in Junk at Green Village

Thrifting in New York can easily be a matter of air quotes and snide remarks. “Thrift” stores tend to try to pass off some used t-shirts at $40 a pop and tell you that it’s a total steal. Dude, did someone sweat in it before? Don’t care if it was

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0