One of my favorite things to do is to find new places to shop, and I have found a new favorite in Austin, TX with Bloomers and Frocks. I met Rebekka, the owner, when was in town for Le Garage Sale (read about that here) and it was love at first sight!
I then got a better chance to get to know Rebekka and her shop–and it’s still love! The shop itself is charming, it’s housed in a Vintage home is simply a vintage heaven
What I love: not only does Bloomers and Frocks have a stunning collection of vintage clothes (lots of day wear, but also great jeans, and evening wear) they have all the under things you need (vintage slips and bras!), bags, jewelry, and hats (loves, can we please bring hats back?)
But here’s what I think truly makes Bloomers and Frocks stand about: Rebekka’s knowledge, the sizing, and the prices! Rebekka not only knows her vintage, she knows how to dress you–and is great at matching the perfect piece with the perfect gal! And then her sizing (I really can’t tell you how much I love this): the clothes are sized by measurements (bust, waist, hips). What does this mean? Rebekka measures each piece and the numbers on the label. Don’t know your measurements? Rebekka will measure you–and give you your own little measurement card for future reference! Why is this such a big deal? Sizes aren’t consistent (think about it, I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t have at least 3 sizes in her closet), but measurements give you a better fit-and a better idea of how the item will fit (and takes pressure off that silly number on a tag that means nada). And then pricing! Bloomers and fRocks are insanely reasonable, which really means that you can get more there (and everyone wins!)
Can’t make it into the shop? You can find Rebekka on Etsy here and for those of you in Austin, or traveling to Austin make sure you stop in to the brick and mortar on South First!
Happy Shopping! XO RA