MoontowerVintage

vintage housewares, toys, books & collectibles

Austin, Texas · 63 Sales

MoontowerVintage

vintage housewares, toys, books & collectibles

Austin, Texas 63 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Moontower Vintage features retro goodies discovered in and around Austin, Texas. Thanks for stopping by!

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Moontower Vintage features retro goodies discovered in and around Austin, Texas. Thanks for stopping by!

Krystal and Jen

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Krystal and Jen

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About

The low-down

We first met while waiting tables and attending college in Austin, Texas, in the mid-'90s, but our paths diverged after graduation. Krystal left for Chicago to pursue her dreams of becoming the next big thing in journalism (ha!). Jen found herself in the trenches of law school, before tackling the high-glamour dual roles of interior designer and mom. Flash-forward to 2006, when we found ourselves -- completely by happenstance -- working together again in our "grown-up" jobs back in Austin.

Since then, we’ve reconnected over our mutual love of live music, art, culture (high-brow and pop), mid-century modern design and all things vintage. Now, using Krystal's modest-paycheck-induced thriftiness and Jen’s interior-designer eye for quality, we scour local estate sales and thrift shops looking for unusual, unique, classic and just plain beautiful vintage pieces.

Our motto is "buy what you love."

Oh, and the name? "Moontower" is a nod to Austin's past, when the towers began providing artificial moonlight on city streets. Rumor has it they were erected in 1895 in response to a serial killer (sometimes referred to as the "Servant Girl Annihilator") who wreaked havoc 10 years earlier. More than a dozen moontowers still stand today -- that's one of them in our shop banner. (Original photo courtesy of Matthew Rutledge.)

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  • Krystal and Jen

    Co-Owners, Curators, Photographers, Shippers, Customer Service Liaisons, Pickers, Photo Editors, Social Networkers, Friendly Faces

    We're desk jockeys by day; treasure hunters by night -- (weekends and lunch hours, really). Besides being thrifty, we we have a knack for finding that special piece you can't live without.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2012
Thank you for checking out Moontower Vintage! The shop is run by Krystal & Jen, two longtime friends in Austin, Texas, who love exploring estate sales, garage sales, antique auctions and resale shops.

We offer retro housewares, collectibles, accessories, toys and anything else that happens to catch our eye. We hope you like what you see and come back often.

"Moontower" is a nod to Austin's past, when the towers began providing artificial moonlight so our city's residents could feel safe at night. Rumor has it there was a serial killer on the loose when they were first erected in 1895. More than a dozen moontowers still stand today -- that's one of them in our shop banner. (Original photo courtesy of Matthew Rutledge.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
You can pay via Etsy's "Direct Checkout" or PayPal. Sales tax will be added to all items sent to buyers with Texas addresses.
Shipping
All orders will be shipped by USPS First Class Mail, Parcel Post, Media Mail and occasionally Priority Mail, unless otherwise noted. If you need your item in a hurry, please contact us and we'll be happy to use a faster shipping method for an additional cost. If you want to purchase shipping insurance (recommended for fragile items), please let us know and we can also add it for an additional charge.

We try to use recycled shipping materials whenever we can. If you prefer new, please let us know when you place your order.

International customers: We'd love to ship to you! Just contact us so we can calculate charges for your country. NOTE: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges and are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs might be prior to buying.

Austinites: If you're in the Austin city limits, contact us about pickup/delivery arrangements to save on shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our items are sold in "as is" condition. Vintage items are expected to have some wear and tear and we will always try our best to accurately describe each item and any "flaws" -- we call it character! -- it may have. Please contact us prior to purchase if you have any questions or would like to see additional photos. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please let us know within 48 hours of receiving the item, so we can try to remedy the situation. Our top priority is a happy customer!