If designer labels at low prices are your mission, here’s how to find new looks near your Valencia Group hotel while also helping those in need.

If you were to look under “C” in the fashionista dictionary, you’d find that “consignment” and “couture” are now one in the same. That’s because thrifty secondhand stores, like the many scattered throughout Valencia Group destinations, are replacing reservation-only boutiques as the best places to find the hottest selections of high-end designer and vintage clothing.

In addition to refreshing your own wardrobe and supporting the local economy, consignment shops have the benefit of helping those in need. That’s why Valencia Group has partnered with national nonprofits Dress for Success and Career Gear to give back to individuals trying to get back on their feet.

Through the end of August, literally give Valencia Group the shirts, jackets, and dresses off your backs so they can launder and donate them (monetary donations are accepted, too). You’ll be glad to have extra suitcase room once you unearth the treasures at the following consignment shops near Valencia Group hotels.

Replay Vintage Goods [Houston, TX]

Replay Vintage Goods is legendary in consignment circles for its eclectic and unbeatable array of vintage items for women and men, including items dating back to the Victorian era, as well as furniture, decor, and accessories you can’t get your hands on without a flux capacitor.

Stay with us Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

Uptown Cheapskate [Austin, TX]

Locals absolutely swear that Uptown Cheapskate’s huge selection of top styles and vintage clothing makes it the best upscale consignment shop in a city teeming with vintage options. “Seriously,” KLBJ associate producer Carissa Jaded says. “I want to take Uptown Cheapskate out for a nice meal and give it a foot massage.”

Stay with us Lone Star Court

Too Good to Be Threw [San Antonio, TX]

San Antonio’s original secondhand store has thrived for more than 35 years for good reason; from top-notch, barely used Gucci and Prada to men’s clothing and furniture, the only time Too Good to Be Threw makes you feel like you’re in a thrift shop is when your wallet breathes easy at the cash register.

Stay with us Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

It’s a Girl Thing [San Jose, CA]

Plan to spend a little extra time at It’s a Girl Thing; not only will it be hard to try on only one pair of Louboutins (or four), this designer shoe, handbag, and accessory consignment shop’s warm and inviting environment fits as well as, well, an outstanding pair of shoes. 

Stay with us Hotel Valencia Santana Row