Austin >Second Hand Goods > Feather's Boutique
1700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.246986 -97.750945
Neighborhoods: South River City, Greater South River City
Feathers appeals to the girl with a 1970s heart and a bohemian state of mind: Leather fringed jackets, long flowy dresses, and a seriously killer shelf of boots attracts more hippies than hipsters.
Love love love. The most amazingly curated vintage collection can be found here. The designer jewelry is lovely and bohemian as well!
I wanted to sell/consign some of my vintage designer clothes. The person who helped me wasn't much help at all. After saying she'd take a look at my stuff and indicating I should get the stuff out of my car to show to her, I went out, got the stuff and came back. She was gone. I waited at the counter a while. Then she showed back up, clearly disappointed that I was there. She took two seconds to look through my stuff and say, "This isn't what we do." She treated my valuable clothes like they were garbage.
P.S. A lot of the clothes they sell are ugly. I think they're suffering from Cooler Than Thou Hipster Syndrome.
Austin's Finest Vintage – From casual to couture - with prices in between. Love the stacks of vintage playboys and their Jeffrey Campbell / Dolce Vita wall.
i adore going to feathers. it's a treat.
the incense lingers and will always welcome you with that same scent every time you open their door. (smart move ladies!).
the pieces they choose to sell feel special. each item has a handwritten tag with a little name and price. cute, and again special. the merchandising is simple and organized by color. each room has a unique feel because of that, and the store feels like a ritzy boutique rather than your typical vintage store. the prices are higher because of the attention paid to each piece, and this doesn't bother me. i am willing to pay more because i feel like i am getting a unique and beautiful piece of clothing that no one else will have.
the owners and sales girls are all nice within the store, but they can definitely be a little snobby in real life.
overall, this is my favorite vintage spot in austin.
Hip, modern, chic, vintage clothes... – I love this store. Today was first shopping experience at this store. I will definitely shop here again.
snobby salesperson – I agree with sleepyjack. selection is nice but the owner emily is a bit unfriendly. not good for a boutique, vintage or not....
FABULOUS VINTAGE PIECES; A well-kept Austin secret until now!!! – As with any vintage boutique, you will have to develop a keen eye to sort through an array of tops, skirts, dresses and shoes. But unlike with most vintage boutiques, chances are high that you will walk away with something you like each time you come. A pair of purple pumps, vintage Playboy for your significant other, old Vogue for yourself or fabulous cocktail dress - it's all here, and it's all in terrific condition.
In my opinion, the prices were REASONABLE too! I bought a lovely and INCREDIBLY unique 1930s-ish strapless cocktail dress, and it was only $30. What will probably end up costing you more are the alterations, as some of these dresses are too unique, too beautiful, too Charlize Theron-ish to pass up simply because they are a little too big in the bust or waist.
The lady who has worked there the times I've been in was helpful and nice and answered all of my questions I asked. She definately wasn't one of those pushy, "follow-you-around" salespeople; she was very down-to-earth with an independent spirit that many SoCo store owners and employees share.
Eh... – Although the small selection of vintage items they have is nice, I found that (one of) the women that works there is seriously unfriendly. Oh well.
Find '70's and '80's bohemian-style accessories, shoes and outfits at this SoCo boutique. – In Short
A vintage clothing boutique in Austin's hip South Congress retail district, Emily Hoover and Masha Poloskov's small suite of rooms is crowded with inventive displays of kitschy edge and self-aware indie rock attire. Inside are women's shoes, belt buckles, a fur collection that would miff Austin's PETA chapter and clothes from new independent designers. A stop for the hipster and her mother, this store connects to Prototype, which offers vintage furniture, jewelry and home decor.
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