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The premise behind this upscale store is simple: sophisticated fashion that allows the wearer to express their individual style. Looks are classic, yet hip and contemporary. Designer lines of shoes, clothing and accessories include Diesel, BCBG, Jill Stuart, Vivienne Tam, Theory and Kate Spade. By George, what a lovely place to shop!
Creatures Boutique is known for selling quality stuff and is a favorite among South Congress locals. The clothes are one-of-a-kind and there are flattering collections for both men and women. Accessories include wallets, belts and shoes. There's also a dedicated kids' collection. The housewares section features a limited but quality array of goods.
Austin is ripe for vintage fashion, especially on South Congress. Located on this street, Feathers Boutique might be small in size, but is big on personality. They tend to offer 1970s retro attire mixed with boho chic and some very feminine styles. Every corner of this store seems to have some treat or theme, so you are sure to find something that really excites you. They sell not just apparel, but shoes and gorgeous accessories to match! If you are bold about your love for retro chic, this is definitely the place to go.
Flashback is a retro boutique of quality vintage goods. They have a vast selection of merchandise tucked into this little house in Austin's Bouldin district. Inventory includes both men and women's clothing, kitsch collectibles, furniture and one of the largest collection of vintage footwear in the area. Fashions span the decades from the 1920s to the 1970s, and include T-shirts, casual clothing, evening gowns and tuxes. Prices on some items can be a bit higher than you might expect, but you are sure to find something unusual that pleases.
It is obvious Amelia's Retro-Vogue and Relics is unique from one glance at its globe sign at the entrance. Inside, are vintage treasures galore, with clothing ranging from the mid-19th Century to mid-20th Century. The most recent clothing era stocked is from the 1960s. No disco nightmares here. Amelia's one of the few stores in town to stock vintage children's wear, in addition to their men's and women's clothing. Collectibles, jewelry and accessories are stocked here as well. This is the caliber of a shop you would expect to find in New York or LA.
The Garden Room is a luxurious boutique that carries women's clothing from the likes of Maureen Keene and Tessuto, shoes, hats, jewelry, fragrances and Parisian Diptyque candles. This is the only store in Central Texas designated as a Home Collection Store for MacKenzie-Childs. In a crunch for time? Try their new service, The Dressing Room. Call ahead and they will order you lunch from Ella's and have a dressing room stocked with appropriate choices for you to slip on when you arrive. Talk about pampering!
Fabulous clothes are available at bargain prices at this store. Blue Velvet specializes in vintage clothing for men and women. Step into clothes from the 1940s to the 1970s. From Hawaiian shirts to swanky hats and ties, one will never be disappointed here. The big sellers seem to be pea coats, golf and bowling shirts and racing jackets. You'll also find small furniture items and knick-knacks. The shop has also been voted as one of the best thrift shops by various publications, including the Austin Chronicle.
To call ATown a boutique is erroneous--it's actually pretty big! Support crafty, creative Austin artists by shopping at this store to keep the good karma flowing; if you keep paying for their work, they will continue to provide you with high-quality art (like wall paintings inspired by famous Austin landmarks), accessories (like colorful bracelets manufactured out of Legos), and clothing (like cute tees for vegetarians that proudly advertise their lifestyle), amongst other things (like eco-friendly candles).