Amelias is simply the best vintage store in Austin. Whether youre looking for a 1950s prom dress or a 1930s garden party frock, youll not be disappointed in this time-travelers paradise. The owner is quite knowledgeable about different eras and styles of clothing, from the turn of the century to the early 1960s. Want to know if youd wear gloves with that outfit? Or what sort of handbag to carry with a 1940s gabardine suit? Shell be happy to offer her informed and often quite entertaining counsel. Furthermore, shell do so wearing one of the greatest hats youve ever seen.
The shop itself is inviting and colorful, with a section for mens and childrens clothing as well as womens. Merchandise is plentiful, yet uncrowded. Hats adorn the walls and a well lighted jewelry display draws the eye to the swoops, swirls and sparkles of the classic designs of bygone eras.