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Thrintage: Sacks Thrift Avenue

August 17, 2011



FADER contributors cross boroughs, counties and states to find fine thrifted and vintage pieces on the cheap for our column, Thrintage. This week, Nick Spain hits up Sacks Thrift Avenue in Marfa, Texas.

Marfa, Texas is a strange little ghost town in West Texas that has become somewhat of an epicenter for hippie culture and high end fashion. On any given day don't be surprised to see a GQ editor or Neiman Marcus exec hidden among the locals. Still, not too many people come through these parts, and both the prices and pieces at Sacks Thrift Avenue reflect that.

Golf-themed polos are in abundance at the store, and many of them have playful prints that are reminiscent of the Milan shows this spring. There are also fun, printed shorts that seemingly haven't been touched since the 1950s.



There were too many dresses to count here, but some of my personal favorites had floral patterns that were worthy of Claire Danes in My So Called Life. A nautically themed silk windbreaker was equally resplendent.

Polos-$3.50
Shorts-$2.50
Silk Windbreaker- $4.00
Dresses-$4.00

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Thrintage: Sacks Thrift Avenue