Spring is often associated with starting fresh, clearing the old and making room for the new. With this in mind, shop some of Austin’s more unique decor and fashion boutiques this month. These stores are certain to bring an interesting perspective to your home and wardrobe. Get on trend for spring with items that are authentically boho or '70s. And if you're not quite ready to part with the past, take a few of your possessions to a local shop like Spruce Austin, which beautifully makes old very now.
For a one-of-kind wardrobe update, spring into Archive Vintage on South Congress. This boutique houses an incredible selection of vintage treasures from revered fashion houses: Chanel, Saint Laurent, Halston, Chloé, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. This season, shop Archive's collection of Moschino’s more humorous pieces, including moveable leather belts. Other pieces and accessories of the moment: beaded and sequined dresses from Halston & Krizia (1970s-1980s), a Montana red leather waist belt, a Halston bucket bag and an Hermès pleated neck scarf. Get them before they’re gone.
If you aren’t familiar with Spruce, this local gem brings new life to even the most helpless furniture pieces with magnificent reupholstery work. The line of fabric collections will make any design-lover swoon (think Kelly Wearstler, Ralph Lauren, Designers Guild, Kravet and more). Shop custom work in a variety of pillows, headboards, chairs and other pieces. Don't miss the recent release of the new Mini Spruce collection. The store is now offering custom-designed luxury furniture for children ages 18 months to 6 years in the form of a camelback sofa, tuxedo sofa, tufted chaise lounge, wingback chair and circular swivel club chair.
Kick Pleat features a medley of hard-to-find fashion collections from around the globe. The latest arrivals include pieces from Luisa et La Luna, Sayaka Davis, Perret Schaad and Ginette NY, which complement the already stellar list of designers like Acne Studios, Ashley Pittman, MM6 Maison Margiela, Thierry Lasry and Mother Denim. Shop at Kick Pleat if you’re one who appreciates a wardrobe that stands apart from the rest.
Whether you're shopping for furniture, decorative items, vintage pieces or a gift, Love Ding offers a unique perspective on mid-century modern. Newly opened, Love Ding is the brainchild of native Austinite and interior design graduate Denise Roberts. The store is located on South Manchaca and features collections inspired by the '50s and '60s, handmade artisan goods from around the country and much more. Looking for a quick interior update? The geometric pillows and quirky art prints will add immediate character to any space.
Jacoby's Mercantile was designed and curated by owner Adam Jacoby’s partner and HGTV Design Star contestant, Kris Swift. The general store offers an ever-changing collection of artisan food, vintage and modern goods and more. This spring, shop vintage glassware, Found My Animal leashes and collars (handmade in Brooklyn), Teysha belts and hats from South and Central America. Also on hand are original terrariums and hanging gardens handcrafted by the Jacoby’s team. Bonus: After shopping, pop into Jacoby’s restaurant for a bite or happy hour.