Even in a town with loads of vintage shops, I love to see when a new one opens! Retro Rubbish is on North Lamar in a completely unassuming strip mall that is also home to insurance sells and auto shops. You wouldn’t even know that this little gem has so much to offer. It’s also right down the block from Spruce, Austin’s premiere upholstery store that offers fantastic, quality textiles. (The owner of Spruce writes the upholstery posts for Design Sponge)
I feel like this vintage joint has some really great stuff and completely reasonable prices. They just opened in August of 2011 and have loads of great vintage clothing as well as housewares and furniture. My favorite section is all of the vintage wedding gowns.
How great is this orange club chair? It definitely had some wear on the arms but it was only $80! I would love to have brought it home. I like this much more than the couch that sits in my living room now.
I tried to talk my sister into getting this lovely, blue campaign style dresser. It just needed some cleaning up and at $129 I felt like it would make an awesome end table.
Here’s another view:
On the first floor (did I mention that? This shop has two floors!), sat this gray papasan-esque chair. With a crisp white paint job for the base, this would make for a fantastic reading chair. I believe it was on sale for $139.
This shop offers some great pieces at reasonable prices. The next time your in Austin, Texas doing a little vintage shopping make sure to give Retro Rubbish on N. Lamar a try!