LabelMeInsane Interview with StoreOwner of Las Cruxes Veronica O!
After visiting this store i had a lot of inspiration ,just seeing the vibe Veronica created has brought so much passion to my work. The store is everything she wanted, and i hope in the future my store reflects me that way. The clothing, & art that she buys speaks for its self. The unorthodox vintage style breaths austin fashion. She also supports local & nation wide designers that are stellarchic. Stuff an average person would not be able to find. This visit was a success & i recommend Las Cruxes to every Fashionista with an edge.
How long have you been in Business?
I’ve been sewing since I was very young. In 2008, I picked up again, and started selling to help with my college tuition. When I moved back to Austin, I realized I wanted to open up my own business and decided I never wanted to work under anyone else for the rest of my life. I mean, do everything I love to do. It’s nice to be a part of music, art, and fashion and I really try to carry that over into the space.
What makes your store different from other vintage boutiques?
What the shop represents — it’s not just a clothing store; it’s a place I can curate art shows, but also support my friends who are artists and musicians. I host a radio program (Cease to Exist!) out of the space, because I’m an avid music supporter. I’m also a musician myself. In short, the boutique-cum-gallery is a combination of all those things I have a passion for.
What does Las Cruxes mean?
Las Cruxes is taken from the spanish word cruces, which means “crosses”. I feel it’s the perfect name because crosses intersect; I believe all these movements I integrated into the store all intersect.
What are you price ranges?
My prices vary. I try to keep things affordable, but I also have a lot of local & out of town designers. I don’t want them to sell themselves short. I would say the prices range from 15$-100+$.
What has been your weirdest request, or craziest store experience?
When I was downstairs at the smaller location, someone walked in and asked if I sold cigarettes. I think they were drunk! Its easy for people to come in and ask for weird things because Spiderhouse is just next door and their beer-taps are constantly flowing.