Via owner Kerry Bonnell we learned late yesterday afternoon of the fast-approaching closure of one of Dallas’ top vintage boutiques, Archive Vintage (2912 Maple Avenue). Following the sale of the Uptown building in which the store is housed, Bonnell has decided to “test a new market” with a move to Austin.
Stocking an impeccable, curated selection of designer items from the 1960’s through the ‘90s, Archive is a favorite among educated shoppers both locally and nationally. Over the past four years, we have enjoyed regular visits to the gallery-like space, where treasures by Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and more, are displayed with care. Acclaimed by Vogue and Nylon magazines, as well as the Los Angeles Times, Archive has gained a loyal and far-reaching fan base in a relatively short period of time.
The boutique’s final day of business in Dallas will be August 25th, and until then, a Summer Sale is underway to help clear the decks.
But this cloud does have a silver lining (or two). The good news is that, along with Archive’s many out-of-town fans, we Dallasites can continue to shop online after the move. Even better, V.O.D. in Victory Park will carry a selection of Archive Vintage items here in Big D. And lastly, for those already planning their road trips, Bonnell also welcomes visits to the new Austin location, once it opens in the next few months.
(Images, credit ArchiveVintage.com)