Thrift store benefitting animal shelters opens in Hudson Bend

Wags Thrift Store opened in November. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wags Thrift Store opened in November. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)

Wags Thrift Store opened in November. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Owner Holly Hall is in the process of completing renovations on the shop's patio. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The store sells a variety of items including clothing, accessories, furniture, dishes and other household goods. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The store aims to bring people together and make adopting animals easier, Hall said. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wags Thrift Store is a secondhand store in Hudson Bend that opened in November to benefit local animal shelters. Located at 3411B N. RM 620, Austin, the business was started by longtime nurse Holly Hall, who after years of work in public service decided to combine her two favorite things: animals and thrift shopping, she said.

The shop offers a variety of items, including clothing and accessories, furniture, decor and more, and held an adoption event in December. Hall said she has big plans for the store, including a work-in-progress coffee shop, a community garden and more adoption events.

“I would like to bring the community together and make it easier for people to adopt cats and dogs,” Hall said.

Since its opening, the shop has made donations to the Austin Humane Society at 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, and plans to make donations to a variety of other local animal shelters in the future, Hall said. With its location between other area thrift shops to the east and south, Wags Thrift Store is in the perfect location to serve the community, she said.

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By Grace Dickens

Reporter, Lake Travis/Westlake

Grace is the Lake Travis/Westlake reporter for education and city government. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2021 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and geography.