Blue Velvet is a family-owned independent business that has been Austin’s source for great vintage clothes at great prices for over 18 years. We have a wide selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing, plus vintage and retro accessories including petticoats in a rainbow of colors, sunglasses, jewelry, and white go-go boots! Blue Velvet strives to have clothing for all shapes, from xs to plus-sizes.
Austin’s “Best Vintage Store,” Six-Time Winner in The Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll
Austin’s “Best Vintage Store” 2007, 2008, and 2009, Austin-American Statesman A-List Readers’ Poll
Austin’s “Best Vintage/Thrift Shop” 2008–Editorial Winner, Citysearch.com
“Blue Velvet: The key words at BV are ‘inexpensive’ and ‘reasonably priced.’ For more than a decade, this mom-and-daughter team has outfitted Austin’s creative types in the smartest vintage duds at prices even lowly Chronicle editors could afford.”–The Austin Chronicle Kitsch & Vintage Guide
“This funky vintage clothing store and costume shop in Austin has reasonable prices and a variety of used goods, including men’s and women’s clothing, handbags, wild hats, sunglasses, shoes, and jewelry. It also has a large and quirky costume section, so if you’re in the market for go go boots or a colored wig, this is your stop. The store is tiny, but full of character and treasures waiting to be found.” –About.com “Austin’s Best Vintage Stores”
“Whether you poke around in cowpoke shirts, Hawaiian print, corduroy pants, and polyester-blend slacks or sashay in Chinese silk dresses, sequins, halter tops, and vintage shirts, you never know quite what you will find at Blue Velvet, but you’re sure to find something.The whole shopping experience is wonderfully mellow with a helpful but low-key staff who let you browse and soak in their fabulous selection of background music at your own pace.”–The Austin Chronicle