UPDATE: December 19, 2013: WE STILL HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF UGLY and TACKY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS IN ALL SIZES! Average price $30! Come on down, we’re open until 8pm! December 12, 2013: We just added HUNDREDS of ugly and tacky holiday sweaters, plus more X-Mas turtlenecks, vests, t-shirts, and accessories! We have sizes ranging from kids to 4XL, average price $30!
It’s beginning to look a lot like a tacky Christmas around Blue Velvet! We just put out hundreds of ugly Christmas sweaters, turtlenecks, vests, jewelry, and all the terrible X-Mas accessories for all your hideous holiday party needs! Our tacky Christmas sweaters run from kids and XS to XXL, and range from $22.99-$34.99. Hurry, these babies go fast! !
Our friends at Hoopla Parasols recently put together a lovely look book to showcase their wonderful retro parasols, featuring vintage clothing from Blue Velvet! Check out the cuteness here!
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.
Are you following your favorite vintage store on Instagram? If not, well, you should be! We post up-to-date photos of new additions to our stock, fun events, and miscellaneous good things!
Check out our Blue Velvet Pinterest page for lovely and fun photos of our shop, new acquisitions, inspiration, and more. Please feel free to “re-pin”!
Blue Velvet is psyched to be included in the 2013 Lonely Planet Guide! They wrote: “Western wear, vintage T-shirts and even oddities such as all-American bowling wear hang on the racks at Blue Velvet, where you’ll find an equal number of men and women eyeing the goods. Summer fashions are stocked year-round.” Lonely Planet is the #1 travel publisher in America, and we were “selected for inclusion based purely on merit.” Woot!
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get at Blue Velvet: 1) DO YOU BUY CLOTHING FROM THE PUBLIC? ANSWER: Not usually. We do not buy/sell/trade with individuals (unlike, say, Buffalo Exchange, which is probably your best bet for selling clothes in Austin). However, never say never! We do sometimes purchase estates or other large quantities, depending on the situation. Feel free to call and discuss! 2) DO YOU SELL ONLINE?/DO YOU SHIP? ANSWER: Sorry, we do not do any online sales at this time.... Read The Rest →
If you are visiting Austin for SXSW, ACL, Austin Psych Fest, Fun Fun Fun or just for the heck of it, don’t forget to take a little time off to do some vintage shopping: Blue Velvet is a great place to find something unique and “Austin”-y to take home with you 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. Our shopping district on North Loop Boulevard... Read The Rest →
This video ad of Blue Velvet was shot a while back by Neato Media, who did a great job producing this spot! Local Austin Business – Blue Velvet from Neato Media on Vimeo.