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1111 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.252791 -97.748297
Neighborhoods: South River City, Greater South River City
Fair warning to all of the 'doesn't recommend' reviewers here. If the owner can determine your identity from your poor review she will come at you. I returned to Goodie Two Shoes after stated I wouldn't here. It wasn't an oath in blood but maybe it should of been.
The owner approached me and asked if I was the girl who wrote the really "mean" review on citysearch and told me to "get the f*** out." We exchanged unpleasant words (near cat fight). They forced me to change out of the clothes I was wearing and the staff laughed at me while I walked out. Later I was messaged by an *elite* yelp buddy of hers who took her side 100% and then personally insulted me and basically put all of the blame on me.
I would also suggest that everyone report them to BBB or the even the police if needed. I consider what happened to me a form of assault
Its apparent that any person/employee/business person who would behave in this way doesn't give a damm about business practices or customer service.
Not bad – Decent selection, Good shoes and extras. Worth checking out if you have time and are in the area
Everyday is a Good Day to be a Goodie Two Shoes – Let’s face it: South Congress is the heart and soul of ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ It is whimsical, utterly unique, and well, weird. On this bustling and bright street is the cutest, most affordable boutique- Goodie Two Shoes! The staff is extremely helpful and always offers to start you a dressing room so you can shop comfortably and your favorite items will be waiting for you when you’re done. Whenever you try on the clothes and show your outfit to your friends the Goodie Two Shoes girls always offer suggestions as to what could make the outfit even better- leggings, a lacy undershirt, a cute waist belt, etc. If my roommate or I are ever feeling frumpy or not so stylish we turn to Goodie Two Shoes because we know there will be at least two dresses that flatter our figures, are easy are on our wallets, and make us feel cute again. I highly recommend this Austin-y shop to any girl in need of a few fashionable items to spruce up her wardrobe!
This place has been an Austin spot for cheap accessories and clothes for years...my faves are the jewelry and shoes. The inventory of shoes changes often and is always cute and affordable. However, the more common sizes (I'm an 8) get picked over pretty fast so, they are often out of stuff....you gotta take what you can get. But I love the 3-for deals they sometimes have on shoes.
Staff is helpful even if you try on like ten pairs of shoes and don't buy any. Similar style and pricing to Strut, and conveniently located.
Way to go Goodie Two Shoes!
Worst Austin Store EVER – Let me start out by saying I'd like any support I can get. I was horrified at the service I recieved here and if you have a complaint to make or have made it already please forward it to the Better Business Bureau. They handle cases like this to make sure more customers aren't mistreated.
I own 5 pairs of shoes from Goodie Two Shoes, along with many various other items, and have been a regular customer for almost 3 years. However, apparently this means nothing to the manager there. I came in one day and was mocked and laughed at by the manager. She refused to ring up my purchase because I wasn't spending enough money. Personally, I think she shouldn't be selling a necklace for $5 if she doesn't want people to purchase it for $5. As she continued to mock me, I asked her point blank "Are you telling me to leave your store?" and she responded with a smug "yes."
I have never felt more mortified or embarrassed before. She is the most rude person in customer service I have ever met. I have worked in the service industry for over 6 years, so I always make it a point to be as friendly as possible. I know how rude customers can be sometimes and that a nice customer every once in a while can brighten a person’s day.
I was nice and she went out of her way to be rude to me anyways.
Stay Classy, Austin – Last year, my older sister moved into the city and introduced us to the wonder that is the South Congress district and a little marvel known as Goodie Two Shoes. The shoes are wonderful: durable flats, trendy Austinite type shoes and incredible boots. Clothes are well priced. I love their dresses. As a student in college, I can throw one on in the morning before class and still look (forgive my pun), classy with the help of Goodie Two Shoes necklaces and headbands. Can't beat the prices or the helpful staff. Some days it gets hectic inside (Christmas they were particularly busy on evenings), but when there are less people needing shoes from the back and at the register, staff members were more than happy to recommended belts, grab sizes up or down and even assist in looking for a Christmas gift for my sister.
The point: Goodie Two Shoes is a small store with attentive employees and great merchandise at killer prices.
Pros: Good clothes and shoes that keep up with trends, staff that is knowledgeable and willing to help.
Cons: When things are busy, the staff is spread a little thin. Also, treat the clothes and shoes well. They will not take kindly to serious hiking, metalworking etc. (This to say that you just need to take care of them and not expect spike heeled boots to be running shoe durable.)
Snobby Staff! – The title says it all. You work retail!! Get over yourself!!
Yuck and yuck – Terrible place...clothes are cheap, owner appears to be a burnt out and worn out broad that is very angry at the world. She is nasty to customers and even threatening. Then talks about you behind your back where others can hear her. Unbelievable.
Her clothes and shoes are cheap and fall apart and then she attacks you when you object to an item falling apart in 1 day. And I do mean attack. Nasty treatment to direct at people that just politely request fairness. Won't even allow you to finish a sentence. Will never set foot in there again and will tell all who will listen to do the same. Horrible, mean people. Even nasty to little children. Hope they go out of business so a worth while retailer would come in.
Shoes - best in town! – Wow! I stumbled upon this place while waiting for friends to show up at Doc's Motorworks. I have gone back again and again! Last time I was there I bought 3 pairs of sandals and 2 great pairs of spikey heeled boots. The boots ROCK!! AND I bought a pair of shoes for work (read: conservative). I get stopped on the street when I wear them. White & black swirl design with a huge RED rose on the toe. Memorable!
They have mostly hip, but not just, stuff. Fun sandals, lots of colors, crazy boots. The sales? Unreal. Such as "everything on the floor $10" and things like that.
Just don't drink at Doc's and THEN go there....or wait...maybe that's what they WANT us to do!
Thank you, Goodie! – I have been shopping at Goodie Two Shoes for about a year now, and I can truly say that Goodie's genuine staff and fabulous finds have helped me to discover myself in fashion and expression.
About a year ago, before Goodie stole my heart, I did not feel fashionable or beautiful in my attire. Then, I was a 22-year-old college student who was challenged with fashion, as my lack of direction in how to dress was most apparent in my appearance, self-confidence, and attitude. I did have a personal rock ‘n roll type-style that I felt "safe" in, but my personal style was no longer fitting my age and was no longer giving me the "womanly" poise that I desperately needed.
After planning my semester of student teaching for the upcoming spring semester, I realized that I needed a change so that I no longer looked like a 23-year-old high school student… but I was still lost; I had no idea where to turn for fashion advice, and I definitely did not want to cave into the stressful mall scene. That was when a friend introduced me to Goodie Two Shoes. She was walking down South Congress on a Saturday, when she discovered Goodie’s delightful existence and phoned me immediately. She knew that in the coming year, I would be teaching in a high school setting, and would most definitely need a new wardrobe and therefore, confidence adjustment.
So, I took a trip down to Goodie that Sunday, and at first, I was certainly intimidated and skeptical. I shopped around and looked frozen, with my nervous skimming of the shoes and reluctant attitude to try on any clothing (or even touch the clothing for that matter). The employees must have picked up on my fear, and a sweet, “rocker chick” immediately asked what I was looking for. I shrugged my shoulders and said, "Oh, I am just looking," and as my eyes quickly skimmed her appearance, I immediately fell in love with her boots: they were black and leather-looking, with sexy-studded detail across the tops. Something in me was immediately awakened, and I attribute this change and desire to find my own self-discovery of fashion to Goodie and its supportive staff. The staff member must have seen my eyes sparkle, as I murmured, "Are those boots here?" She smiled and kindly directed me toward the boots, and from then, I can honestly say that my fashion life and overall confidence in myself, changed immensely… plus the boots were only $32! Goodie is a charming and comfortable setting, where I always feel welcome to find my inner-most “chic-ness.” The employees are always fun, delightful, and interactive with the customers, and since my epiphany of fashion, I continually find reasonably priced, fabulous finds that fit my "rock ‘n roll chic" style, every time I visit Goodie. Goodie and its staff did not force me to lose my personal style, but instead, enhanced who I truly am on the inside, while allowing me to feel sexy on the outside!
Thank you Goodie!
Desi, the confident and fierce 23-year-old rock star/teacher
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