Austin is famous for a lot – live music, great BBQ, and natural beauty. Did you know it’s also one of the best places to shop secondhand? The city has a ton of well-curated and quirky shops, making Austin the center for Texas vintage. Here’s a list of the best vintage shops in Austin – happy hunting!
1. Charm School Vintage
1111 E 11th St #150, Austin, TX 78702
Charm School Vintage has a well-curated collection of stylish women’s clothing and apothecary products. The charming East Austin boutique is also home to its own hair and wig salon. The shop’s collection of classic but rare pieces translate well into the modern world. While the selection may be more expensive than your average thrift, the pieces are expertly curated. Follow them at @charmschoolvintage to see new arrivals.
2. Uncommon Objects
1602 Fortview Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Uncommon Objects is more than a vintage boutique, it’s a massive one of a kind antique emporium. The quirky sometimes strange collection is what the shop jokingly calls “your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids.” In fact, you could probably spend hours exploring their packed shelves of various oddities. A trip to Uncommon Objects is sure to leave you feeling nostalgic – perhaps for an era, you never knew. Check out their creative collection @uncommonobjects.
3. Byron & Blue
2701 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702
Byron & Blue are well-known for their minimalistic style and ethically sourced home decor. They also have a small, but special selection of vintage finds. This locally owned boutique is home to a thoughtful collection of one of a kind pieces and independent labels. The owner, Alexa Brown has created a bright and casual aesthetic you’re going to love. When you shop at Bryon & Blue you’re supporting a small locally owned business here in Austin! Follow them at @byronandblue for pop-ups and events.
4. Blue Velvet Vintage Clothing
W North Loop, Austin, TX 78751
Blue Velvet has been an Austin staple ever since 1994 – it’s no wonder The Austin Chronical awarded it “best vintage shop” six times. They’ve curated a great selection of both men and women’s vintage at a fair price. Blue Velvet has a constant rotation of new arrivals, so there’s always something new to check out. They organize the collection by decade to help narrow down your decisions – but feel free to mix and match styles. The shop is also well-known for its incredible customer service. Follow them at @bluevelvetvintage to see what’s new!
5. Room Service Vintage
N Loop Blvd E, Austin, TX 78751
If you’re into groovy, vintage decor then Room Service is your place. This quirky, retro shop has an impressive inventory of vintage furniture. Most pieces hail from the 1950s through the 1970s – which is perfect if you’ve hopped on the midcentury modern trend. They also have a selection of vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. You can follow them at @roomservicevintage to keep up with their new arrivals.
6. Bloomers & Frocks
1628 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Bloomers & Frocks is a woman’s vintage store specializing in unique quality attire from the 1960s and older. You shouldn’t expect their collection to resemble your grandma’s wardrobe. This quaint shop is perfectly curated with rare vintage finds for the modern woman. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to help you find the right style and fit for your body. Some boutiques have an intimidating atmosphere, but Bloomers & Frocks is nothing short of warm and welcoming. They’re able to guide you through the process, whether it’s caring for your new pieces or making minor alterations. You can catch a glimpse of their gorgeous selection at @bloomersandfrocks.