There’s no doubt Austin is full of sellers in every niche, from leather goods to crochet. Of our many local attractions, vintage finds are some of my favorites to stumble upon. If you feel the same way, these four female-owned businesses should be on your radar.
Guide to Antiques and Vintage Clothing in South Austin
So many incredible, unique, and beautiful treasures are hiding in antique and vintage shops all around Austin. There’s a bit more than 30 within city limits, and that number is continues to grow.
While North Austin might take the crown for the most jam-packed neighborhood for vintage shopping, South Austin has cool places of its own to brag about. From 1800’s clothing boutiques to funky vintage furniture, it’s a blast gazing into the past through the treasures at these South Austin stores. [Read more…]
Where to Find That Knock-out Halloween Costume in Austin
It’s that time of year. The fake cobwebs are strung up everywhere. The random disembodied foot on the neighbor’s lawn is no cause for alarm. A waterfall of pumpkins and decorative gourds spills forth from the mouth of every grocery store.
Yes, Halloween is right around the corner, and with it the opportunity to show off your most creative ensemble. Will you be a Halloween classic like a witch or a zombie? Or opt for a celebrity impersonation? Almost as important as deciding which new character you want to inhabit is figuring out where to get the gear to make it happen. Luckily, Austin has a number of local businesses to suit all your Halloween costume needs. [Read more…]
Spend a Day Shopping Vintage in Austin’s North Loop Neighborhood
Guest article by Laurie Engle
The thrill of sorting through decades of funky, silly, elegant fashion and home decor is one of my passions. Vintage clothing and furniture give sense of style a dash of eccentricity. When I buy vintage, I’m buying nostalgia, and I’m a nostalgia kinda girl.
On North Loop, just east of Guadalupe in North Austin, you’ll find a community of vintage shops away from the tourist crowds on South Congress. This is one of my favorite places to spend a day in Austin, and the one I go to satisfy my craving for that idiosyncratic fashion gem.
Keep reading for a guide to five of my favorite places for vintage shopping in the North Loop neighborhood.
Vintage Is Vogue With The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co.
Shades of pink and crimson mingle comfortably among strands of shoulder-length hair. An eloquent British accent, superb posture and arched eyebrows provide an air of regalia. The contrast between playful and traditional characteristics make Sophie Parrott memorable. Like the company she founded in 2011, she’s full of surprises! As a modern day Mary Poppins, she transforms ordinary into extraordinary.
If Tim Burton and 50’s pin-up model Betty Paige had a love child [Read more…]
Vintage Ware: Austin Business Creating History on Your Wrist
This guest blog article is by Kendra Wright.
One of the magnetic things about Austin is the wealth of creatives who call our city home. Edgar Diaz, seasoned local artist in metal sculpture and found objects, has had an Austin address for nearly a decade. Like many of the other brilliant visionaries migrating here, he stuffed his suitcase with jaw-dropping talent and a desire to innovate.
Diaz’s newest adventure in art and business, Vintage Ware, was born from his interest in showcasing discoveries found while combing through antique markets. His line of cuffs incorporates breathing parts of history, with relics ranging from World War II trench art, to military badges, to Victorian Era shoe buckles.
Paired with every purchase is the story behind the cuff, a trail of its travels through history to your wrist. [Read more…]