Thursday, December 29, 2011


A holiday season of behaving badly requires a little recovery time. You know.
For the month of January, Blackbird will be open Wednesday-Sunday 12-6.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North Loop Holiday Night Out II

Attention all black is time to do up the holidays North Loop Style. Don't miss our neighborhood block party, Holiday Night Out this Thursday evening. Your favorite strip of local stores have extended their hours to 9pm, and we'll celebrate with special sales, live music, food and fun.

The party is on at Blackbird! We've got our Christmas lights up, hot cocoa and wine for our customers to sip while they shop, and 25% OFF all non-consignment items in the store. If you are on our mailing list look for special sales in your inbox.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blackbird Loves.....

Mechanical Dolls, an editorial shot by for the October 2011 issue of Vogue Italia. Styling by Jacob K.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thank You, Austin!

Blackbird is absolutely thrilled to announce that we have received the coveted "Austin Chronicle Best of" award for "Best New Local Business". We happily share this title with our North Loop neighbor, Green House. Other fellow North Loop businesses recognized are Forbidden Fruit (Best Naughty Business), Room Service (Best Vintage and TIE for Best Home Furnishings) and Foreign & Domestic (Best Neighborhood Gourmet Experience)...which confirms my suspicions: you guys knew all along that your beloved, quirky North Loop is secretly the best strip of local businesses in Austin!

A sincere thanks to our customers for bringing the love!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rock the Casbah

Need some hair of the dog for your Austin Fashion Week hangover? Monday, August 29th, North Loop (the black sheep of Austin shopping districts) is hosting Rock the Casbah, an exotic sampling of food, fashion, and music at Phara’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Casbah.

Starting at 8pm, Rock the Casbah will include a fashion show that previews new looks from your favorite quirky North Loop boutiques: Blackbird Clothes and Curios, Blue Velvet, Ermine Vintage, Forbidden Fruit, Green House, and Splendor.

KUT darling Laurie Gallardo will be hosting while North Loop’s resident vinyl junkies, Breakaway Records, will be providing music that promises to literally rock the casbah.

Cinco Vodka will be offering samples of casbah cosmos and photographer Katie Cowden will be snapping photos in a hookah lounge photo booth. Phara’s (byob) will be serving up complimentary appetizers while belly-dancers shimmy through the gorgeous back patio.

...and all of this for FREE!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Power of Accessories!

Want to make the most use out of your clothing? Using different accessories can make one staple piece look completely different and appropriate for almost any occasion! Check out some examples we pulled together here using our $24
"Smocked Paisley Print" dress as a base:

sample one:
You'll be ready for the theater, that summer wedding, or just some snazzy cocktails by decorating yourself with a sparkly necklace and adorable clutch.  We used our "Breastplate of Bling" ($44 w/matching earrings) and our "Lace Ruffle Clutch" ($32 with two detachable chains of different lengths).

sample two:
Heading out to the lake or running errands in the nice 101 degree weather? Throw on some shades ($14), a simple necklace like our "Black Heart choker" ($12), and a straw fedora (JuJu Hats $14).  All your missing is an ice cold Lonestar, which we unfortunately don't sell here...

sample three:

If its an after work happy hour or catching your favorite band somewhere downtown, adding a bit of edge to your look can be great for a fun night. This black slitted belt is just the thing ($12).  Add a Gothic touch using a necklace like our "Double Medallion" one ($25). And what better way to carry around all of your necessities than a big black leather bag? This "D-Ring" purse ($51), for example, is big enough to hold your own personal bottle of wine (if that's how you roll), goes with almost anything, and has just the right amount of metal adornment to make it unique.

Hopefully this has inspired you to mix it up with your favorite dress and accessories...and of course if you need some things to play with, come in to the shop and we'll be glad to help you find some pretty for your closet!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blackbird Celebrates its 1st Birthday!

We'd like to thank you Austin, for a wonderful first year by celebrating with a big sale, this Saturday and Sunday!

Everything in the store is 40% Off *!!
*not including consignment artworks/photographs

Come check out our brand new shipment of men's and women's sunglasses, over 50 new styles and colors to choose from! We've also just received a new shipment of women's summer sundresses, shorts, and casual tops, all with our trademark darkly romantic, rock n roll chic styling and as always, amazingly affordable prices!

To mark the occasion, Blackbird has collaborated with local artist/ KUT goldenboy, Michael Lee (Arts Eclectic host and O'Dark 30 producer, cartoonist) for "Strange Comfort" a limited edition series of framed portraits of vintage creepy baby dolls. The collection will be on display in our store for the summer or until all the prints have sold, including the poster-size print in our window!

And if that weren't enough, we'll be serving snacks and sodas, too! Hope to see all of our wonderful customers this weekend!

Store Hours:
Tues-Sat 11-7pm
Sun 12-6pm
closed mondays

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blackbird Named Boutique of the Week

We are so pleased to announce that Blackbird has been named Boutique of the Week by Austin Chronicle's Chronique Fashion Blog! Big thanks to contributor Chad Barnes for the wonderful write up--it was a pleasure meeting and spending time with you!