One of the things that I really enjoyed in Austin was the vintage shopping on South Congress Ave. It's such an eclectic area with vintage shops and restaurants and really fun windows. The vintage food trailers stole my heart, but that's a whole other post! For now here are my favorite shops.
Stella Blue is not really a clothing store but the sign and the blue theme stole my heart. I love how they incorporated the Texas star but it's in teal and blue and works with their theme instead of just being about Texas.
Uncommon Objects was one of my favorite because it was just uncommon. I mean who puts a giant rabbit and fan contraption on top of their store. They certainly did have uncommon objects.
This store totally spooked me. I thought I saw my friend Gretchen walk in it while I was talking on the phone and pacing in front of it. I followed her when I was done only to find out that there is nobody in there. The lone salesperson directed me to a back room where I found myself surrounded by skulls but still no Gretchen. By then I had a spooky feel that she walked in here and magically disappeared, so I ran back out, where I encountered another woman looking for her whole family, which she thought disappeared in that same store. Needless to say we looked at each other in dismay and started looking around helpless. After a couple of minutes of panic I spotted Gretchen at the end of the block looking and waving at me. She said she doesn't remember walking in that store at all. I think she did and got transported to the corner of the street. And even if she didn't my story sounds so much better for a store filled with Mexican sugar skulls!
All photos by Aneta Genova with Hipstamatic iPhone App