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Although random vintage duds and furnishings can still be be spotted hiding on the racks and shelves of San Antonio's many thrift stores (Thrift Town, Boysville Auxiliary Thrift, Community Thrift and Texas Thrift, among the local favorites), a handful of dedicated shops are happy to do the hunting for you. While Period Modern (4347 McCullough Ave.) leads the pack when it comes to high-end midcentury finds, furniture, accents and oddities from eras past, relics can also be found at Mod Pad (2615 Broadway), Ironside Mall (10211 Ironside Drive), Karolina's Antiques (1709 Blanco Road) and the multilevel Alamo Antique Mall (125 Broadway). Apparel-wise, the Buffalo Exchange Outlet (145 W. Olmos Drive) traffics in "fantastic fashion all for $7 or less" mere blocks away from Otra Vez Couture Consignment (4222 McCullough Ave.), an immaculately merchandised resale boutique dedicated to finding second homes for fashionable frocks, luxury handbags and chic accessories. And if its ever-changing mix of affordable fashions (menswear and accessories included) isn't enough to lure you to Montage (423 W. Grayson St.), the Tobin Hill mainstay hosts stylish mixers enhanced with cocktails, DJs and photo booths.

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