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Blue Velvet Vintage Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary!

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 Interview With Rock N Roam

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.

Blue Velvet Recommended By Lonely Planet!

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!

Austin Music Festivals Shopping Guide!

Visiting Austin, TX for the SXSW, ACL, Austin Psych Fest, Fun Fun Fun festivals?  Make sure to hit all the awesome vintage clothing stores in town, especially Blue Velvet! Racked named Blue Velvet “one of the very best vintage shops in Austin” for the 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 for independent, locally-owned businesses. With SIX vintage stores... Read The Rest →

UT Video of Blue Velvet!

University of Texas student Stephanie Meza shot this great footage of Blue Velvet in October, and it gives you a sneak peak of what Blue Velvet is like. Awesome job, Stephanie!

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