Your closet isn't the only area that deserves to be spruced up each season. If the rest of your home needs some love but you already blew your budget on a new wardrobe, there's still a way to feather your nest with fabulous finds for less.
At these Dallas resale and consignment shops, you can snag a midcentury console or some mercury glass candlesticks for a fraction of what you'd pay new. But keep in mind those are only examples — half the fun of resale shops is digging through the constantly changing inventory, never knowing when you're about to discover that perfect piece.
Consignment Heaven by Brant Laird
This Henderson Avenue shop is a great starter store for beginner thrifters, because it feels more like a nicely curated antique shop than a free-for-all. The furniture and decor here has been vetted, meaning it’s both better quality (hooray) and more expensive (makes sense). Those who love a specific style or era should get friendly with the staff, who are well acquainted with the current best pieces. Plus, they also buy high-quality furniture and decor if you’re looking to start fresh.
Ross at Peak Thrift Store
If the “Everything must go!” tagline under store’s sign didn’t give it away, Ross at Peak’s is a high-volume furniture store that wants to get rid of inventory — fast. It’s packed to the ceiling with wood furniture, upholstered chairs, couches, and smaller pieces. You might have to dig around, but scores like six-chair dining sets and finished wood bureaus can both be found in great condition. And remember that the cashiers are not afraid to haggle, especially if you’re paying cash.
Browsing through Curiosities’ treasures might even be more exciting than going home with your new souvenir. This eclectic store has everything from turquoise and silver jewelry to funky ceramic jugs. Come looking for a challenge because sorting through the many art, antiques, and knickknacks takes patience. Like Consignment Heaven, the inventory at Curiosities is curated, making the price tags a bit steeper than your regular secondhand store. But even if you don’t go home with a keeper, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to snap a killer Instagram photo.
CitySquare Thrift Store
If the congestion of other thrift stores makes you anxious, CitySquare has a large storefront where each item (and shopper) has plenty of breathing room. Browse large furniture, such as desks, couches, and entertainment centers, and small items such as vintage casserole dishes, art, and silver accents. There are also clothes, shoes, and accessories to paw through. Keep in mind that promotions are typical around major holidays, and that CitySquare — which is adjacent to Dallas Theological Seminary — donates all proceeds to fighting poverty, meaning you can feel good about shopping.
Garland Road Thrift Store
This secondhand superstore just east of White Rock Lake is a DIY junkie's dream. Score cheap curtains, tablecloths, and used clothes to turn into throw pillows, or shop kitchenware, artwork, home knickknacks, furniture, and a modest selection of electronics. Chances are good you might even spot some appliances, like washers and dryers that are perfect for short-term leasers. Stack your savings by seeing which days have additional discounts for students, seniors, and the military. Check Facebook to keep up with the frequent promotions and sales.