thrift store

02 Jan 2019

Mission Thrift Closes For Good After 20 Years

Once upon a time in a land that hasn’t moved but seems so very far away, Werner Werwie was a thrift shop king around here. For decades, he has supplied the city’s frugally fashionable with unique and eccentric duds at well-worn prices. At one point Werwie owned seven thrift stores,

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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
20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
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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
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
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

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