Black and white knit halter (Feathers find) - I choose this because it reminded me of a dress that Betsey did in her Spring 2004 show Guys Heart BJ
Color blocking is so cool!
Check out this one piece khaki wonder! (Feather's find) I chose this garment because there are about 20 different things I can think of to create based on this unique find.
Next on the list of superb vintage hide-aways is Laced With Romance - My friend Kayln took me here for the first time and my jaw hit the floor. From the road, the shop has black windows and looks like a front for a secret under ground club but when you enter you are thrust into a steam punk meets rock and roll taxidermy heaven.
Steam punked! (Laced with Romance Find)
In the picture above and the picture below I am wearing Betsey vintage! Because of Betsey's 40 wonderful years of dressing all the wild children of the world, without fail I find something Betsey at every vintage store.
A Betsey Pin-up Beauties Pop-over (Feather's find)
Another goodie shop is New Bohemia if you want a cotton sundress this is your spot and for the guys, pearl snap shirts are never in short supply. Plus, they probably have the best vintage experts; that's right, I am talking about you, Mallory and Llana!
These two pieces are probably the most amazing vintage finds I have had in a long time, Chiffon pants (Laced with Romance) and a fitted jacket with amazing cut out sleeves (Feathers). I feel like Lady Gaga in this outfit!
And last but not least, based in Austin but only available on-line, is Sisters of The Black Moon - You could base your entire life style on their carnival fortune teller meets Indian princess vibe.
One of Betsey's favorite pieces from the bundle I brought back are these acid green maintenance - suspender pants. (Feathers) I briefly showed them to her the day I got back and the next day she came into work and asked me to put the suspenders on because she had been thinking about them. If Betsey Johnson is thinking about them for a whole day, you know they have to be a good find!
Of honorable mention are several other amazing vintage locations that I didn't quite have time or money for...
Amelia's - Oh so retro!
Flashback - buy a brassier here
Cream Vintage - yummy!
All of Austin's vintage getaways can be found on the Vintage Around Town Guide
Till the next adventure!