Wear Art Thou: Austin’s Finest Boutique
By Julie Tereshchuk – Austin Writer & Magazine Editor
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What are the three things that make Wear Art Thou one of Austin’s most successful independent clothing stores? Naturally, there are an extensive range of stylish eclectic clothes and accessories unique to Austin. Then there’s the fact that the store’s convenient location (close to the Burnet and 45th Street intersection) offers not just store-front parking but also a parking lot in back. However, the secret sauce has to be the customer service offered by owner Andrea Sher-Leff and her experienced staff of three. That’s what makes this one of Burnet Road’s must-visit businesses, and one of the finest boutiques in the country. “Our clothing, beautiful jewelry and comfortable atmosphere allows each shopper to feel like they are spending time with old friends,” says Andrea.
The intimate setting of Wear Art Thou, in one of the character-filled, single-story converted homes that are becoming an increasing rarity in Austin, only adds to the store’s appeal. Do not be deceived though: once you step through those doors and onto the richly polished wooden floor, you’ll be amazed at the range and quantity of items on offer. Each inch of space has been well used and clothes from vendors including Lior, Eli, Niche and Babette (the San Francisco-based designer who manufactures all her garments in the United States) are displayed across four showrooms.
An artist in her own right, Andrea has been bringing her creativity to the clothing selection on offer since opening Wear Art Thou in 2008. Success brought change, and in March 2012 she relocated to the current Burnet Road location. Her customer service ethos is simple, and one that every woman will identify with: “I want to help my customers feel more confident about their wardrobe when they leave the shop.”
Opening times are 10-6 Tuesday through Saturday. “Come during the week for the individual experience, and Saturdays for the salon experience,” says Andrea.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
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BURO Editor’s note: In addition to being a BURO fan, Julie Tereshchuk is an accomplished freelance writer & editor.
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