Tuesday, January 17, 2012

North Loop to Lose Splendor

Feel, smell, and fit.  These are 3 things that are impossible to experience via online shopping.  This is why I was a little bummed to learn that local vintage boutique Splendor was closing its brick and mortar door to focus solely on their online shop.   Owner Stephanie Jimenez describes the change as bittersweet.    "I have built so many great relationships and the support and feedback of the store has been amazing.  I have been blessed with great customers.  I will definitely miss them."  However, due to the success of Splendor's online store, Stephanie says it just made more sense to add more focus to it.

Splendor had started to become one of my favorite stores in Austin to find unique vintage pieces, so I admit that I was a little selfishly sad to hear of its online expansion.  However, Stephanie says she plans on offering her Austin residents a discount!  Plus, Stephanie wants to be a part of as many pop up shops and trunk shows in Austin as possible.  Splendor will take part in the 29th Street Yard Sale at Spider House every second Sunday of the month, as well as the Rock and Roll at Spider House during the week of SXSW.

Stephanie looks most forward to the time that she will have to travel in search of the best vintage finds, to do shows outside of Texas to expand her market, and most importantly to spend more time with her kids.

Everything at Splendor is 30% off through the end of the month, so go get it in store while you can!

Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish


christina said...

live in austin and love this blog!

joanna said...

Yay! So glad to hear that!

Anonymous said...

Splendor has been my FAVORITE place to shop ever since it opened. Glad that Stephanie is finding success online, but sad that Splendor will be gone. Best wishes for continued success, Stephanie! Splendor (and your kids) will definitely be missed on North Loop!