Sol Tree Pop Up at Southtown Vinyl | Photo by sol.tree
Ready to update your wardrobe + elevate your personal style? Instead of shopping retail in a big, cavernous mall, opt to spend time (and coin) at a second-hand or vintage store. From fenton bowls to Y2K Disney sweaters, here’s everything you need to know about shopping second hand in San Antonio.
♻️ The perks
First, it’s eco-friendly — meaning you are lengthening the life of an article of clothing.
Second, there are higher chances of finding unique pieces that’ll help you stand out from your peers.
Third, you’d be directly supporting local businesses.
🛒 The trendiest shops
Hello Tallulah | 1912 Fredericksburg Rd. | Wednesday-Sunday, 1-7 p.m. | Shop a specially curated collection of vintage clothing pieces from the 1950’s to 1970’s.
Sundown Vintage | Locations and hours vary | This pop-up store offers classic finds for both casual and formal wear. Pro tip: Keep an eye on its Instagram for its next market location.
MINT Vintage | The Junction Antiques, 1704 Blanco Rd. | Open daily, 12-6 p.m. | Find groovy accessories perfect for tying together an outfit + browse the selection of colorful home decor.
Divine Sunshine | Blue Star Art Complex, 1420 S. Alamo St. | Tuesday-Sunday, hours vary | Explore fashion + counter-culture through the decades with clothes, home decor, jewelry, and stickers.
Sol Tree Pop-Up Market | Southtown Vinyl, 1112 S. Saint Mary’s St. | First Friday and Second Saturday monthly | Here you’ll be able to find unique vintage clothes, browse local artwork, grab some food, and sift through records.
The Thrift Thru | 2021 San Pedro Ave., Suite #1 | Monday-Sunday, 12-7 p.m. | Find the next big thing and shop a curated selection of vintage + second hand finds from the 1960’s to today.
Don’t miss: Thanksgiving is Thursday so be sure to check for altered store hours.
Sensory-Friendly Night at Zoo Lights | Monday, Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $0-$27.99 | Join KultureCity and CPS Energy for a night featuring a range of accommodations designed to ensure that all individuals can enjoy the holiday lights.
Movie Mondays | Monday, Nov. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Historic Pearl, 1100 Springs Plaza, San Antonio | Free | Bring your chairs + blankets for a showing of “Elf.”
Tuesday, Nov. 21
The Velveteen Rabbit | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 2 p.m. | The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | $20-$25 | Watch this classic Christmas children’s story about love, authenticity, and friendship brought to life.
Lights Alive | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 6-10 p.m. | Lights Alive Drive Thru Christmas Lights, 5931 Roft Rd., San Antonio | $26.95-$42.95 | Bring your friends + family on this mile long drive-thru holiday light show.
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.
30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
$404.47. That’s how much it costs to propose at the Frost Bank Center. According to Betway Insider, the San Antonio Spurs venue ranks No. 22 out of 30 on its “Best NBA Stadiums for Proposals.” When that special someone says yes, we can help with your future wedding venue plans.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering complimentary rides to and from the Christmas Tree Lighting at Travis Park on Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Riders can use its mainline bus service, VIA Link, and VIAtrans service. Just tell the operator you’re headed to the tree lighting — it’s that easy.
The San Antonio Museum of Art announced its Holiday Museum Market will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event gives visitors the opportunity to shop from 40+ local artists and makers as well as purchase food + drink options from on-site food trucks.
A new mural has popped up in downtown San Antonio at 627 N. Colorado. The new installation by local muralists Diana Rocha and Raisa Melendez honors the small sustainable impacts that add up to a big difference throughout the city. Want to see more art? Check out our mural city guide.
You’re invited to CPS Energy’s tele-town hall, moderated by VP of Corporate Communications and Marketing Melissa Sorola, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 7-8 p.m. President Rudy D. Garza + CFO Cory Kuchinsky will discuss the upcoming rate increase, customer billing assistance, and community investments. This is a great chance to engage with CPS Energy’s leadership team.*
The first round of contestants are in, who will you vote for? | Graphic by SATXtoday Team
We know San Antonians take their taco business seriously. From being ranked behind Las Vegas in the top cities for tacos in the US, to Pedro Pascal admitting that the Alamo City has better tacos than Austin —sorry, ATXtoday).
Without the perfect tortilla, is the taco even good? We want you to share your favorite place to get tortillas in the Alamo City to fill out an official bracket lineup — think March Madness but for tortillas.
We are a-maized by your responses.
Now it’s time for the judging, cast your vote by filling out the form below. Voting will remain open until Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m., and after that we will announce the next round of contenders in an upcoming newsletter.
Earlier this week we asked if you’ve stayed at a downtown hotel, here’s what you said: 80% of you have previously stayed downtown, whereas the remaining 20% have yet to book reservations (but want to).