If you are visiting Austin for South By Southwest 2015 and are in dire need of a vintage clothing fix, head over to Blue Velvet: We are packed with specially-picked men’s and women’s western pearl snaps, 1940s-90s dresses, boots, accessories and everything else your heart desires for festival outfits or souvenirs to take back home, and priced to move. We are also home to the most amazing $8 retro sunglasses! Don’t believe us? Well this year’s Neiman Marcus SXSW Guide to Austin recommends Blue Velvet and our superstar neighbors in the North... Read The Rest →
For years we have heard from customers who live outside of Austin and would like to purchase from Blue Velvet. Well, now you’re in luck because we just opened our brand new Etsy shop! Visit us at BlueVelvetAustin for the absolute creme de la creme of our treasures. This is high-end shop has been curated specially for Etsy with only the rarest, most collectible of our many killer finds. Please stop by and take a look!
Starting February 1 Blue Velvet will have a wonderful selection of truly vintage Valentines for you and your sweetie. These antique paper charmers are from the 1920s-197os are totally delightful. If you are after a one-of-a-kind Valentine, stop by Blue Velvet and check out our collection. We also carry handmade collage cards by local Austin artist Haunted Farmgirl. And if you are in need of a unique gift, we have in stock great, affordable Valentine’s Day gifts, from jewelry (unusual rings, necklaces, and earrings under $14) to humorous dog, food, and... Read The Rest →
Blue Velvet has TONS of shiny, sequined tops, dresses, and accessories to make your New Year’s Eve sparkle! From ’20s-style flapper dresses, to ’50s beaded cocktail dresses, from 1960s sequin gowns to ’80s velvet and tulle prom dresses, we’ve got something for every taste! Top off your outfits with fishnets, long gloves, fur stoles and jackets, or a rhinestone headband. Great tux jackets & complete suits, ruffled shirts, velvet blazers, and bow ties for male dandies, too! Blue Velvet will be open 11-6pm on Wednesday, December 31 and closed New... Read The Rest →
Holiday Hours: Wednesday, December 24 Blue Velvet will close early at 4pm. We will be closed Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1. Updated 12-21-14! Blue Velvet has a great selection of ugly holiday sweaters (including some LIGHT UP sweaters) that just hit our sales floor, plus tacky X-mas ties, antler headbands, jewelry, accessories, t-shirts, and more! Sweaters average price is $28, with a range from $22-40. All sizes and tastes–bad, good, or other! WE KEEP RESTOCKING, so come in soon to get the best selection!
Blue Velvet has just put out HUNDREDS of vintage ugly holiday sweaters! Call them tacky, hideous, or hilarious, we have them in all sizes and styles for every taste, with an average price of $28. We also carry Santa hats, light-up ornament necklaces, and tons of funny holiday accessories and jewelry for all your tholiday needs! Updated November 22, 2o14.
Mark your calendars: The RETURN OF UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS IS COMING SOON! Get ready to be wow-ed by the worlds’ best, we mean WORST–holiday sweaters, when we start putting out our HUGE collection starting Saturday November 22, 2014 at Blue Velvet Vintage! Tacky, ugly, or beautiful, whatever you think of X-mas sweaters, we will have all sizes and styles, average price $25-35, plus accessories like light-up ornament necklaces, Santa hats, vests, ties, turtlenecks, socks and more!
Believe it or not, Blue Velvet Vintage is celebrating 20 years in business this February. A mother-daughter team, we opened in February 1994 in a tiny 100 square-foot room above legendary shoe/toy store Atomic City at San Antonio and 17th St (which was razed last year) and within 9 months had moved to a much larger space at Red River and 32nd Street (currently a Jimmy John’s). In 1999 we opened a second store on Guadalupe St., aka “The Drag,” at 21st (currently Teji’s Indian foods–delicious, btw!), eventually closed the... Read The Rest →
Blue Velvet and our North Loop Boulevard neighbors Room Service were featured recently in an article posted both in Lucky Magazine and the Neon Notebook blog by Beka Epstein! Thanks, Beka and we look forward to more of your Austin shopping adventures!
Blue Velvet owner Jennifer Barker-Benfield was interviewed for American Drifter’s blog Rock-N-Roam, and the article features amazing photos and interesting factoids about good ole BV! Thanks Kristen, and good luck with your adventures vintage shopping your way across the USA–you’re living the dream! You can follow Kristen in real time by subscribing to her Instagram.