About Us

img-1107.jpgHempton's Retro Threads is a one-of-a-kind boutique created by us, Beth & Patrick Hempton, a husband & wife team.

We both love vintage fashion and design and shopping in unique boutiques. We started out with an online retro lingerie store. A web store was a low-risk way to get our foot in the door and learn, while keeping our overhead costs extremely low. After about six years of running the online lingerie store, we decided to go for it and open our own brick and mortar boutique! 

With the boutique, we've been able to expand our product offerings to include dresses, separates, swimwear, shoes, jewelry, purses, and a selection of menswear as well.

Size & Fit

One fabulous aspect of our store is that, because the items are not true vintage, we can offer them in a really varied size range, from XS to 4X.

A lot of clothing boutiques overlook the many women out there looking for fashionable clothes in larger sizes. We have pieces that are very flattering for women of all sizes and shapes, and we carry as many products as we can in extended sizes.

Sourced Responsibly

We also strive to carry as many American-made products as we can. Right now about 65% of our products are made in the USA, including three Austin-made brands, and we hope to increase that percentage.

It's very important to us that our products come from conscientious sources. We also look for well-made products that will last years, instead of fast fashion items that last only one season. We deliberately shun the trendy and embrace the timeless classics that are always in style. 

You are Our Priority

Excellent customer service is our top priority, and when you step into our store, we'll give our undivided attention to helping you put together that perfect outfit! If you're not in Austin, we strive to offer the same level of customer service when you shop online as well. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We look forward to helping you find your new favorite vintage-inspired look!