The small setup of Fawn + Raven definitely lends itself to an intimate customer service shopping experience, which is what store owner, Kim Sierra, specializes in. Kim encourages customers to set up an appointment if they need some one-on-one styling help. Besides the personal styling, one of the things that makes Fawn + Raven unique is its selection of brands you won’t find much of in Austin- Gypsy Junkies, House of Harlow, Beatrice from Italy, and Clover Canyon, to name a few. But Kim likes to mix in a few lower end brands like Ark & Co. as well so clients can meld lower end pieces with higher end pieces. “As long as its made well, we will carry it” says Kim. She’s also keen to carry local designers and has many jewelry pieces by local Austin designer Rene Guest.
It took me awhile to find Fawn + Raven. Even though I’m directionally challenged, you can’t really blame me. Tucked away on W.35th, this new little boutique is easy to miss. But what’s behind the big wooden door of this tiny grey house should not be overlooked. With its wallpapered walls, dark moody interior, and belts hidden away in drawers, it really feels like you’re in your own closet when you’re inside this boutique. Or rather, this is what you would want your closet to be if you could have one of those luxurious Real Housewives type of walk-in closets.
Right now Kim is working on building up a small following of clients who like well made clothing and unique brands. She plans to expand Fawn + Raven in 2013 by moving to a bigger space, adding menswear, and even carrying her own Fawn + Raven clothing label. The Fawn + Raven line will consist of just 2-3 styles per season which Kim says will be very unique and avante-garde.
I’m excited to see how Fawn + Raven develops!
keep austin stylish