Thursday, December 16, 2010

North Loop Holiday Night Out--TONIGHT!

Join us for North Loop Holiday night out! Live music, food, drinks! Special Sales all up and down the strip! 25% off EVERYTHING in Blackbird.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blackbird Featured in Eat. Shop. Austin.

We are proud to say that we have been featured in the guide for Austin! Eat.Shop guides are curated city guide series about locally owned, one-of-a-kind, worth-going-way-out-of-the-way-to-visit businesses! Thanks!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

KaRu Salon's Grand Opening Party!

We had a wonderful time with the lovely people at the Grand Opening of KaRu Salon and the clothing was provided by yours truly!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Embrace the fringe life!

Hello flapper skirt! New in store now. Available in black and grey.

Here are three ways you can rock a fringe mini!

Belted with a Basic Black T

With a Graphic Top

Layered with Vest and Scarf

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yep, Bigger than a Labor Day Sale.

Oh, fortuitous day, shopper! The fashion cosmos are aligned...FOUR new shipments of clothes and jewelry arrive this week AND Saturday and Sunday are Blackbird's Labor Day Sale.

25% of EVERYTHING in the store and 40% off selected merchandise.

More to come, but take a little peek below at some of the new stuff already in!

Red Floral Dress: $44 (Sale: $33)

Grape Earrings $7 (Sale $5.25)

Tribal Art Deco Dress: $38 (Sale: $ 28.50)

New Purses: $30-$38 (Sale: $22.50-$28.50)

Men's Guayaberas $29 (Sale $21.75)

Hats $14-$18 (Sale: $10.50-$13.50)

Belts: $14 (Sale $10.50)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tax Free Weekend, Chickadees!

Ah yes, one of the perks of back to school! Check out some of the merchandise below!

Under $10

Light Weight Sparkly Mesh Scarf: $5

Dia De Los Muertos Skull Earrings: $5
Black Swan Earrings: $6

Owl Necklaces: $9

Under $25

X-Ray Necklaces: $12

Men's Albertus Seba Graphic T's: $23

Shirred and Shredded Top: $23

Under $50

Double Button Knickers: $36
also available in black
suspenders: $24

Smokey Burnout Maxi Dress: $40
Mustache Necklace: $10

3/4 Sleeve Lace Top: $43
Broken Mirrors Necklace: $20

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello there! Let us formally introduce ourselves...

We have been open for two months now and want to tell you a little bit more about if you're the curious type, pull up a chair and let's chat!

The Store
Blackbird Clothes and Curios brings you interesting Men's and Women's clothes from a fashionably twisted point of view that, at the same time, reflect that special "only in Austin" feel of the North Loop area. We love it here!

At our store, you will find a curios collection that showcases art, ephemera, trinkets, and found objects that have pinches of punk, cabaret, steampunk, gothic romance, or are just downright weird.

Our clothes are as close to "one-of-a-kind" at an "artist/student/not yet discovered my royal lineage" price as is possible for us to bring you. We work with designers and manufacturers that allow us to order in very small amounts which ensures our customers a personal statement with their choices. You don't have to worry about seeing your same outfit or piece of jewelry walking down the street or at the same show.

The Specialist: Juliana Azar
Juliana is a fashion designer, artist, and instructor in the Fashion/Retail Management program at the Art Institute of Austin. With the exception of a brief stint in NYC to "find herself," Juliana is a born and bred Austin native who grew up in the NOLO hood! She has degrees in Fine Arts from both UT and ACC and was awarded a full scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles to study fashion design. She can answer any question you may have about textiles or what color, fit, and silhouette is right for you.

The Fun Maker: Stacey Breakall
Stacey is a wildly disciplined student in the art of creating fun scenarios. Some of her creations include Flea Market Film Festival, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, and the Texas Burlesque Festival. For Blackbird, she brings to the table a keen knack for getting things done and a love of seedy glamour and objects of the odd. She has curated a delicious selection of gifts and trinkets, from the strangely cute to the downright curious and wants to share them with you.

Well, that's about you? Drop by sometime and introduce yourself.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Three Little Birds Upon My Doorstep.

Monday evening, Juliana and I came up to the store to grab stuff for our photo shoot. Much to our surprise, there was a mysterious totem hanging on the door: a beautiful wind chime with three little blackbirds perched at the top. We have had several compliments on it already and are pleased to have it join the small list of other totems that have brought us luck and happiness:

1. A found blackbird feather that we stapled to the inside of the dressing room while it was being built.
2. A blackbird perched atop a heart that was made by my wonderful husband, Mike.
3. And last but not least, St. Genevieve, patron saint of cheap wine.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keep Austin Sylish

Check out our review on Keep Austin Stylish! Thanks for dropping by, Joanna. We have more and more awesomeness coming in and hope to see you again, soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More New Stuff!

Sparkle Wings Necklace $9

Chick Tank $16
Sunglasses $14
Charm Necklace $28

Men's Summer Cargo $31

Plaid Romper $29

Double-Sided Button Shorts $39

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independence Day Sale!

25% off Sunglasses and Shorts, T-shirts and Tanks!
July 1st through July 3rd. Lots of new styles to choose from!
We will be closed July 4th.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We're Here...Officially

Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday from 11am-7pm. We'll have beverages (beer, wine, sodas), snacks and, of course, A HUGE BUY ONE ITEM GET ONE HALF OFF SALE. Click HERE for map.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Biker Chic for the Biker Chick.

We were wondering why all the bikers were in town this weekend, and then we realized they are probably looking for this purse. Better rev up those Harleys, ladies, this is the last one left!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ten Bucks and Under

Blackbird Buttons--FREE

Baby Owl Earrings--$3

Burning Ring of Fire--$8

Sparkle-vision Leggings--$8

Twenty-Five Bucks and Under



Racerback Zipper Vest--$15

Men's Rockabilly Short Sleeve--$21

Fifty Bucks and Under

Sailor Skirt--$28

Summer Circle Dress--$34

Professor Vest--$37

Men's Steampunk Stripe Long Sleeve--$41
Black Suspenders--$24