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El Bambi, the Heights’ newest vintage store with a twist opens July 1st!
Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Houston, TX — Lindsay Beale and Emily Hynds are teaming up to open El Bambi, Houston’s only vintage store with an in-house tailor…a one stop shop-and-chop, if you will. El Bambi will take over the space at 4721 N. Main previously occupied by Iko Iko and will provide curated vintage clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.
It is important to proprietors Beale and Hynds to provide size inclusive options for every shopper from ages 2 – 82, no matter their measurements. The need to have vintage garments altered is a common concern and as the only shop in town offering an in-house solution, El Bambi will be a destination.
Location is key and the Heights couldn’t be a better fit for vintage. The Heights is already well known by those shoppers seeking classic threads and El Bambi will be a perfect addition to this community. In addition to El Bambi there are several businesses already thriving in the center (Foreign Correspondents, Lakota Room, Canard) and with the recent opening of Morningstar, a coffee shop run by the ever successful folks at Greenway Coffee, the area is already turning into a thriving social hub.
“We are excited to join the team of businesses already in place there,” says Beale. “We are familiar with their product as customers and can’t wait to change that relationship into a more neighborly one.”
Hynds adds, “Lindsay and I have both been vintage enthusiasts all of our lives so we are pumped to turn that hobby into providing a service for fellow like-minded shoppers. The location is such an added bonus!”
Both Beale and Hynds have made names for themselves in the Houston community in different arenas. Lindsay’s 9 years of experience working in retail combined with her love affair with vintage, as well as her star personality and engagement in our community, make the perfect mix to run this business. Hynds co-founded and runs BooTown, an independent arts organization that focuses their efforts on performing in and around the Montrose and Heights neighborhoods. Hynds has been working hard in the Houston arts community for ten years and has been shopping vintage for longer than that. Both ladies are excited to start the next phase in their careers and contribute positively to Houston’s culture and economy.
“Houston has been so good to us both professionally and personally, we are looking forward to contributing a little something of our own,” remarks Hynds.
El Bambi opens July 1 and will be open Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Parties always bring the people so of course an unveiling opening party will be held at the location on Saturday July 2 with drinks, light bites, and music provided.