ooooh, i miss htown! born & bred, but i'm currently in london for university.
thought i would share some of my favorite thrift haunts:
for those of you on the northside, there is a NAAM & Salvation Army on W FM1960 (Spring side) that we used to go to all the time. And for crafters, NAAM usually had sewing notions, yarn and materials. And their prices were pretty decent. SA prices are typically though the roof, but they have a good selection of books and homewares. On the East side of FM1960 (Humble side) there is a Goodwill Superstore off the 59 feeder just south of 1960...it's kind of hit & miss. There is also a HAAM off of Old 1960/First Street in Old Humble.
If you travel down 59 S a bit, there is a fantastic Family Thrift Center off of Little York a block or so from the feeder (past the flea market). And there is a Value Village down Tidwell which is also great for clothes.
I miss Houston thrifting! The charity shops here aren't even half as good. It's so funny, because at some of the big vintage clothing shops in London you will find items that still have their Value Village tags on them, alot of them from Houston area stores! So that's where all the good stuff goes.