Friends & Neighbors is a new retail experience in East Austin from a team that brings together expertise in fashion, food, art, design, and music all under one roof. Inspired by the area’s history of strong local business and neighborly camaraderie, Friends and Neighbors is a new retail destination set in a beautifully furnished home on E. Cesar Chavez Street in historic East Austin where guests can shop, hang out, and meet friends for coffee or a drink.
Friends & Neighbors partners include fashion consultant Jill Bradshaw of the influential New York boutique I Heart and restaurateurs Greg Mathews and Jade Place Mathews of Austin’s Hillside Farmacy and Brooklyn’s El Diablo Tacos at Union Pool.
Touring the Friends & Neighbors home, guests will uncover a mix of vintage treasures, pieces from emerging designers and established brands unique to the Austin area. Each room of the house offers a unique design inspiration to complement the goods that reflect the function of that particular part of the home. The living room includes a mix of vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry edited by Bradshaw along with extraordinary home goods. In the bathroom, expect an eclectic mix of soaps, beauty products, towels and linens. The bedroom exudes a boudoir feel with tent-like dressing rooms constructed from vibrant textiles in different patterns and colors. The kitchen pantry carries Stumptown Coffee and is stocked with an expertly curated mix of artisanal dry goods, wines, beers, juices, and classic snacks for entertaining or enjoying in the cozy Friends & Neighbors backyard.