Austin Vintage Shopping SXSW 2014

Visiting Austin, TX for the SXSW, ACL, Austin Psych Fest, Fun Fun Fun festivals or just for the heck of it?  Don’t forget vintage shopping: Blue Velvet is a great place to find something unique and “Austin”-y to take home that won’t cut into your beer money too much! Racked named Blue Velvet “one of the very best vintage shops in Austin” for their 2012 “Where To Score Vintage Clothes in Austin” SXSW guide, and the annual Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll has awarded Blue Velvet Best Vintage Clothing store in Austin six times!

Our shopping district on North Loop Boulevard is a great destination that is hoppin’ with independent, locally-owned businesses. With SIX vintage stores in a two block radius, including Austin’s legendary vintage furniture shop Room Service, North Loop is truly the “Vintage Row” of Austin! Check out a great map of vintage stores in Austin at the Vintage Around Town Guide.

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Blue Velvet is located in the mid-century-era Highland Plaza Shopping Center at North Loop and Chesterfield, one block east of Guadalupe St. Right next door to us is fantastic open-24-hours Epoch Coffee, and on the other side is our newest neighbor The Center Spot, where you can get a “walk in” yoga or dance class. Next door is the powerhouse all-vinyl record and turntable store Breakaway Records.

North Loop is also home to bars like The Tigress, restaurants (Foreign & Domestic), an alternative book store (Monkey Wrench Books), an independent skate shop (Apparition Skateboards ), a landmark musical instrument store and repair shop (Musical Exchange), and gastropubs such as The Work Horse and DrinkWell.

Come on down!

North Loop Independent Shopping Strip, North Loop Boulevard between Chesterfield and Avenue F:

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