Best Little Thrift Store That Could - 2012
Our city's wealth of thrift and vintage shops provide us with everything we could ever want, from kitsch to costumes to tonight's for-real outfit, but all too often at prices we'd expect from a boutique. 31 Rax, which opened just last year, is an exception, and it has soared to the top of our list of cheap-yet-chic must-shop stops. The store's selection isn't picked bare by the city's fashionistas, and the already affordable merchandise often comes with a steep discount (currently, you can snag 50 percent off via Yelp). The store specializes in brightly colored clothing for men and women, but aims to become a destination for more, hosting open mic nights and other community events.