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Boutique Spotlight: For The Love of Parts & Labour

We feel so lucky to have had this chat with Lizelle Villapando of Parts & Labour (1117 S. Congress Ave.), at such a pivotal moment for the business. Lizelle’s artful and happy space is a staple of the South Congress shopping district here in Austin. Now after 13 years in their storefront, P&L are moving to a to-be-determined new location in January. All are invited to come celebrate the transition at their party this Friday, December 2 with fundraising fun, drinks, art sale and a DJ. Claire Sommers Buck: Tell us a bit about your background & how you got started doing what you’re doing. Lizelle Villapando: Hmmm... As for my "background," I studied photography and my business partner, Talena,...

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Top Picks from Renegade Austin | Spring 2016

We just wanted to share with you a few of our favorite makers from this past Renegade Craft Fair here in Austin. We had an absolute blast meeting new folks and reconnecting with others over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out to shop & for those of you that we met at the fair. We so enjoyed the fantastic energy you bring to our industry of makers. You guys and gals are the bees knees. Keep up the good work!  We hope to see you again in November for the next Renegade Craft Fair! xo   

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Renegade Craft Fair Austin

Join in the fun this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair! It's that time of the year again for one of the BEST handmade markets around, the Renegade Craft Fair! I have had the pleasure of participating in several of these fairs and just love the energy & creativity that each participant brings. A good friend of mine, Gopi Shah puts together a list of her favorite Renegade makers each time she does these shows (they have them all over the country) and I just love her shout outs so much that I have decided to give some love to the great people I met last fall at Renegade. Stay tuned for a list of folks I am destined to...

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