Shop specializes in items from past seasons
High-end pieces at discount prices line the racks of Spring Frost.
The store picks its clothing and jewelry from previous seasons' lines featured at boutiques instead of large chain stores.
"What we always look for is quality," owner Spring Frost said. "Quality of design, quality of materials and quality of fit—oftentimes that comes with designer labels. We only approach boutiques that are in the upper tiers of this country's small businesses."
Although some shoppers may worry about buying from last season, Frost said the key to keeping a classic wardrobe is simple.
"Trends are a waste of money," she said. "If the trend this season is something that means you have to throw it away next season, I would rather sell something quality and timeless.
"We sell great basics," Frost continued. "I like to build a wardrobe off of solids, and the accessories can be very now because they tend to be less expensive."
Everything that makes it into Frost's store from another boutique is at least 50 percent off its original retail price, she said.
"I try to be a good steward of [customers'] pocketbook," Frost said. "I don't want to sell them anything that I don't see the value in myself, and I'm extremely frugal, personally."
Spring Frost Boutique
5101 Burnet Road, 512-467-9100, www.springfrost.com