Fab Finds: Vacancy Road

Fab Finds: Vacancy Road

There’s a new vintage store in town–sort of a mashup of Uptown Modern and Mercury but not overly polished. I mean that in a good way, because that grittier version of Mercury means you’re not paying Mercury prices. Here’s what I spotted when I popped my head in Vacancy Road a couple weeks ago:

Behind the counter

Chartreuse mid-century armchairs, $425/each.

Adrian Pearsall chairs, $625/pair

Milo Baughman, $1195

Mid-century dining chairs recovered in chevron fabric from Bolt Fabrics down the street. $125/each.



Polaroid-style magnets


Vacancy Road
2810 Manchaca Road
(Across from Amy’s Ice Cream/Phil’s Icehouse, near the corner of Manchaca & South Lamar)
Austin, Tx 78704
(512) 462-4510

2017-09-21T16:22:43+00:00 Categories: Austin, TX, Fab Finds, furniture|Tags: , , , |7 Comments


  1. Diane Lau May 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Hi Robin, the magnets in this post reminded me of those produced by my daughter and her boyfriend, aka the team responsible for “Fading Nostalgia.” Please see their Merch page (http://fadingnostalgia.com/merch/) for the magnets, which feature actual original Route 66 Polaroid photo prints. Midcentury art fans might also enjoy their original photo prints of Route 66 and their “light painting” shots of urban and rural decay destinations (http://fadingnostalgia.com/prints/), featuring the award-winning work of Chris Robleski. Thanks for taking the time to peek. Just love your blog (I’m a friend/fan of Matt Locke, who introduced me to it).

  2. Claire May 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Cool store! I’ll have to come down there to check it out sometime!

  3. Robin May 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Supercool, Diane! Thanks for sharing that–I can’t wait to dig in deeper into the imagery. It’s right up my alley! Cool, too, that you’re friends w/Matt. I’ll have to thank him for turning you on to my blog!

  4. Diane Lau May 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Ooh, I’m glad you liked, Robin! We’re pretty excited right now because tomorrow Chris’s work makes its TV debut. His light painting shot of the Palace Theater in Gary is being featured during Josh Groban’s performance on “The View.” And yes, you and Matt BOTH brighten my world visually every day! 🙂

  5. Barbara May 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Adrian Pearsall chairs, $625/pair — while scrolling down, I thought I was going to be looking at an an ironing board that falls out of the wall. Boy was I wrong!

  6. Robin May 14, 2013 at 8:15 am


  7. Vacancy Road August 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Awesome blog, Robin! Thank you so much for stopping in. 🙂

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