If you’re just tuning in, this is day two of our Austin expedition. To see what happen on day one, you can click here:
So, now that we’re full to the brim with tacos and horchata, it was time for our day about town. We had quite a bit on the list. But everything on our list could fall into two categories: Record Stores and Vintage Shops. Lucky for us, in Austin there is no shortage of either things. Not to mention they are all right next door to each other! So we would pull up, get out and go our separate ways…while constantly texting each other our super-cool rare finds. It really was great. Our first stop was Claudio’s favorite.
Claudio found himself at End of an Ear. This awesome record shop where he picked up a Coldplay single, Air: Moon Safari and Diarrhea Planet. Yes, you read right.
I don’t ask questions, I just smile. Anyways, it really was a cool shop. SO MANY options and the woman working the register brought her four year old with her, she was so precious! Her name was Olive. So Austin.
If you follow my instagram, then you have seen that I am head-over-heels obsessed with this cactus flower. I’ve never seen ANYTHING like it ::
Behind the building we stumbled across this quirky little set up. It resembled a artist shed… but with a serious ‘tude. This place was way cool.
I visited a super cute vintage store called Ragalicious where I picked up the CUTEST Mexican party dress. You better believe I’m wearing it to my next party! Ole! So, like I said, CV1 would go one way and CV2 would go the other way with these shops. When I tried on the party dress, I came out of the dressing room and asked the cute little girl working what she thought of it – let me tell you, you would think we were life long friends! She also gave me this the amazing guide to all things resell in Austin! If you into vintage shopping at all, this is the guide to use!
My absolute favorite vintage store was Blue Velvet. It is the holy grail of v-shopping.
(By the way, I’m going to shorten vintage shopping to just ‘v-shopping’, deal?) But really, Blue Velvet was the cutest and had such interesting pieces! I ended up with this mod 60s mini dress and I couldn’t help myself…I put it on before dinner! It was the second best decision I had made that day. The first was buying the dress, obviously.
Later that night we went to Stubbs, the original Austin barbecue. Wowza! I had the pulled work and CV1 had the chopped beef brisket, both of us had sweet tea and we were in foodie heaven! So delicious.
After dinner we ventured to South Congress and 6th street, but more about that and the trip home in Part 3!
There is always more to come.