As of this update on Feb 23, 2021 the city of Austin has moved to Stage 4 restrictions, down from Stage 5. Blue Velvet is moving to having outdoor 'pop up markets' in front of the shop most days of the week, WEATHER PERMITTING, plus extremely limited capacity inside the shop. IF THE WEATHER IS BAD WE ARE MOST LIKELY CLOSED! Masks are required at all times, over the nose, as is hand-sanitizer upon entering. We have a new e-commerce site for online ordering (shipping or curbside pickup available) here.... Read The Rest →
We are pleased as punch that the readers of Do512 have voted Blue Velvet as The Best Place to Shop Vintage in Austin, Texas for 2016! It’s especially gratifying because a)the voting is by the public and b) there are a lot of wonderful vintage shops in town, so we are very grateful and honored!
aiAre you a vintage clothing lover visiting Austin and looking to score some great finds? An out-of-towner coming for the SXSW, ACL, Austin Psych Fest, Sound on Sound 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... Read The Rest →
Blue Velvet recently teamed up with local Austin photographer Jinni J. on some fantastic fashion photo shoots featuring models Kayleee Johnson, Claire T. Puckett, and Mystie Dawn. Hair and make up on some of these amazing shots were by Tay Devochka and the rest by Jinni J. Follow our Instagram feed for more gorgeous looks from our collaboration with this super-talented lady!
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’s owner 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 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!
Take a look at these great photos from the “Summer of ’69,” benefit for SafePlace, which was held at The Belmont. The event featured a photo booth with late ’60s fashions from Blue Velvet and was a big success and lots of fun–all for a great cause!