Announcement Moontower Vintage features retro goodies discovered in and around Austin, Texas. Thanks for stopping by!
Moontower Vintage features retro goodies discovered in and around Austin, Texas. Thanks for stopping by!
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.)
Krystal and Jen
Co-Owners, Curators, Photographers
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.
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
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.