Created in 1982, Flashback has become an Austin institution. Beginning in a small house on South Lamar, little did we know then that Flashback would grow to be one of the premier vintage stores in Austin. Throughout the years, we have dressed musicians, theater groups, hippies, flower children, hipsters, punks, soccer moms, celebrities and everyone in between. We have a loyal following of regular customers who come back often to see what new treasures we’ve discovered.
We take elements of artistry, self-expression, theater, outrageousness, and beautifully constructed garments and meld them together into an awesome experience…all in a funky little house in South Austin. If you want our help, that’s what we’re here for but if not, we leave you alone and let you shop.
So if you want to have a fun, memorable, laid-back shopping experience without pressure, come check us out. Every staff member has a passion for all things vintage, as well as knowledge about eras, labels, fabrics, and construction. We all have an artistic eye and a creative vision, and can put things together to create a fabulous, unique look that you won’t see everywhere else.
We can also promise you a vast, incredible selection of high-quality, unique vintage selections at very reasonable prices.
We carry clothing for both women and men. The front room, where you enter, is the boutique area and has the best and most expensive clothing. The mens area is on the right as you enter and has shirts, including pearl snaps, suits, hats, ties and buckles.
The owner, Marsha, is usually in the shop on Fridays and Saturdays and does the buying. We do buy from the public. We will also trade.
We take all forms of credit and cash, of course, but sorry….no checks. Life is too short to list those on the deposit. We also do lay away, which is 1/3 down and 30 days.
We have a well curated selection and sell it all for the best price we can, all so we can go out and find more wonderful treasures. We try to keep it real.