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3.31.2016

5 Tips to Shopping Round Top

My sister is a big fan of antiques and even started her own business - I'm so excited for her. She turned me into a fan too, and we LOVE  Round Top, Texas. Twice a year, this tiny, precious town has an antiques week, and it is a blast. Grab your girlfriends, your shopping shoes, maybe a mimosa, and hit the road. Here are my top 5 tips to shopping Round Top (with help from the pro herself, my sister). 


ONE - Stay Overnight

I know kids and life get in the way of this one, but if you plan ahead, you can make this a fabulous girls weekend. There are some precious farmhouses and B&Bs to keep you cozy after a day of shopping. We have stayed here numerous times, and it's perfect. The food? YUM. Another tip to staying overnight - book early. The next antiques week is September 26-October 1 so you can go ahead and get something on the books now!


TWO - Know the Best Time to Shop

Go at the beginning of the show for the first dibs on all the goods. Or, go at the end of the show for the best deals. It's pretty popular at these times, so go in the morning if you can. The traffic can get crazy, but there's tons of parking! Wherever you land, you'll will be in the midst of shopping. 


THREE - Bring Cash and/or Checkbook

It's just easier for everyone to have cash on hand. The service can get spotty out there, so it's easier on the vendors if you use one of these payment options. And, when you find the perfect thing, that booth may not take cards! Prepare - hit the ATM before and you will be good to go. Also, you can negotiate with the sellers with sensible offers too. 




 FOUR - Go to the Junk Gypsy Prom

I have only gone once, but I highly recommend the Junk Gypsy prom. Get gussied up in fabulous clothes, listen to good music, stop by the photo booth, and have a ball! My sister just prom'ed it up - how cute is she?!


FIVE - Get Comfortable

You will walk and walk some more, so wear comfy clothes and shoes. Put on a hat and some sunscreen too - this shopping thing is hard work, so you want to be prepared. And, if you have a wagon or a cart, bring that too (they do sell carts there if you need one).  If you find some goodies, you will want to be comfy as you shop and lug your treats around Round Top. Added note - if you find something big, you can make arrangements to pick up later as you head out.


My sister's treasures can be seen in these pictures. You can also see more on Facebook
Or, if you do come out, come find her! Say hi and get something fun. 
Happy shopping!

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11 comments :

  1. I wish I lived closer to attend! This post makes me want to book a ticket STAT! Thanks for sharing!! & I love the photos!

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    1. Make a trip! It's so worth it - you would not believe all the fun goodies, eats, and fun! Girls trip! Let me know if you need more info - I love it!

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  2. I've always wanted to go to antique week! I'm definetly going to plan a trip now that we live in Texas!
    Thanks for posting your tips!
    Mary

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    1. Yay! You should go! It's soooo much fun. I love walking around with a big sweet tea and shopping til I'm dropping!

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  3. Great tips! I have been the past two years and had so much fun. I can't believe as close as I live that I've missed out on years of good times.

    The Queen in Between

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    1. Me too! I just started going two years ago. What took me so long??

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  4. wow this is awesome! i wish i lived closer to so i could attend! happy weekend girl!

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    1. You would love it! Thanks - you, too!!!

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  5. i wish i lived closer!! the kicker is that it's COLD and rainy where i am up in canada today! xo

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    1. It rained on us a bit today! But when you shop with sangria, you can't let rain get you down :)

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  6. i wish i lived closer!! the kicker is that it's COLD and rainy where i am up in canada today! xo

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