Austin Vintage Guide
As you can tell, there’s never a dull moment with my sister, Katie. While browsing Austin’s vintage hot spots, we found these insane fur coats and just had to strike a pose.
We spent an entire day rummaging through Austin’s vintage scene – had a lot of good finds and a lot of good laughs. There’s so many awesome shops in Austin, it would take at least a week to poke your head into all of them. I thought I’d share a photo recap from some of the stores we visited along with store descriptions from Austin’s Vintage Around Town Guide.
Cream Vintage South
1714 S. Congress Ave.
Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7
New to South Congress! Our amazing vintage clothing and alterations services expanded south of the river! Check out our new Up-Cycled clothing line “Whipped Cream” made from vintage clothing. Whipped Cream transforms our vintage clothing into more inspired cuts!
1700-B S. Congress
Open Daily 11-7
Extraordinary vintage and new adornments for women! A New York style boutique with Texas prices. Carrying new shoes from Jeffrey Campbell and Dolce Vita. We BUY fine vintage and designer clothing/accessories daily.
1805 S. 1st St., 78704
Open Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-6, Sun 2-6
Men’s & women’s denim, boots, snapshirts and vintage clothing & accessories. Great prices & friendly staff. Wonderful lingerie and a bargain room in back with everything $22 and under.
The find of all finds was found at Flashback Vintage. Mr. BEY found an awesome 1970’s three-piece suit that fits just like it was tailored. Score! Katie bought an adorable fur collar with a vintage brooch.
2209 S. 1st St., 78704
Open Noon-9pm Daily
Austin’s premiere gentleman’s vintage store. That’s right – only guy stuff from the 50’s to the present.
Mr. BEY found lots of great pieces in this gem of a store. A sharp tweed blazer, vibrant print button up and a snazzy vest.
Prototype Vintage Design
1700 1/2 S. Congress, 78704
Open Daily 11-7
Come discover innovative design from the past that defines modern style of today! As 2010’s winner of “Best Cute Clothes” from Austin Chronicle, Prototype specializes in stellar vintage apparel for men and women, while slingin’ the best in vintage home decor. Set/costume styling available. All killer, no filler.
1606 S. Congress, 78704
Open Noon-10pm Daily
Always revolving, carefully handpicked vintage from the 40’s to the 90’s. Come check out our huge selection of cowboy boots, gorgeous party dresses, vintage jewelry and kids clothes.
I had jewelry on my mind as I browsed through New Bohemia. I found the most adorable screw back earrings, it was hard to narrow my selection.
1512 S. Congress Ave., 78704
Open Sun-Thur 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8
Vintage mecca, this enormous emporium of antique goods will delight anyone who likes old stuff. Your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids. Amazing curiosities arriving daily.
Last, but certainly not least, was my favorite stop in all of Austin, Uncommon Objects. I seriously grabbed Mr. BEY by the sleeve and told him my heart was gonna explode I loved this place so much. I don’t think I have ever been in such a beautifully curated antique store in my whole life. It was an experience all by itself.
For a complete guide to all things vintage in Austin, check out their Vintage Around Town Guide.