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CM THE RECORD
WAYS TO STAY THRIFTY
BY H. DREW BLACKBURN
1_E D'S AFFORDABLE FINDS
W e have all heard tile tired
phrase "One persons
trash is another person's
I lowiAm those words ring
particularly true in Denton, Texas.
With a surplus of thrifty stores, it is
virtually impossible to not pick up
some affordable, prized items while out
Here are some places you should be
scouring for treasure.
Mad World Records
115 W. Hickory St.
Mad World Records is Denton's lone
record store. There are definitely a
large number of places that sell records
and have a wider selection, but at Mad
World you'll get specificity and the
chance to listen to some great music as
you peruse the store. Mad World has
both new releases and classics in stock,
as well as a quirky used record section
full of hidden gems. A huge section of
CDs from local bands and a vintage
Atari game system are stowed away in
200 Locust St.
When nerds die, it's entirely possible
they go to Recycled Books, Records
and CD's, Becycled carries books for
anybody with a spark of literacy.
What are you into? Metaphysics? Got
that. Oh, you're into pulp mysteiy
novels from the 60s? Got that. You're
into 18th century novels written during
the Bomantic period?You can find that
in the Classic Literature section. Books
on sports, bird watching, music, plays,
humor and more fill tire shelves.
Downtown Mini Malls
108 N. Locust & 118 Bf. Locust St.
Store employee Joe said Downtown
Mini Mall I has been around for
around 3.0 years and Downtown Mini
Mall II has been around for about 20.
When asked if the mini malls were
oWned by the same person he replied,
i Vs>ibl\ in a polite, mysterious
That vagueness is. appropriate for
the sense of fantasy and mysticism
inherent to these two stores, which
together look something like the
ultimate pack rat's basement. The
Downtown Mini Malls have anything
and everything. These mini malls have
to be the most majestic places where
it's possible to: find a vintage "Playboy,"
"I In' I/<7v/'<>m \ IIS and a crock-pot in
a matter of seconds.
227AW. Oak St,
Fashionistas rejoice, this is the place
to grab some cool vintage clothing.
Circa 77 carries a lot of snazzy dresses,
and retro clothing for the ladies. The
men's section pales in comparison to
the labyrinthine women's collection,
but this is imlhiiig new in fashion
stores. Circa 77 houses an impressive
collection of band T-shirts.
which is especially good
news, for those, who get,
excited at the thought
of owning a Billy
Joel concert tee.
708 W. University Dr.
Everything here is cheap, and that's
not meant as an insult. There are
a bunch of terrible clothes in this
place, but if you sift through the
racks on racks on racks you can
surely find some nice clothes and
pay very little for them.
Denton Thrift also has some cool
artwork, most notably a huge family
portrait for sis dollars. I bought a
ceramic Lil' Jon-escjue chalice for
$2 on a recent visit. If you're "balliii
on a budget" and want gently worn
secondhand clothing or quirky art
and dishware, this is the place to be.
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Bottoni, Paul. On The Record, Vol. 4, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, June 15, 2012, periodical, June 15, 2012; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255944/m1/27/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .