The newest shops to hit the Mercer Street district all weathered the pandemic and opened their doors this past. Each one with a unique vision to add something shoppers haven’t seen yet, and a mission to keep them here buying locally. Finding any item on your list these days is easy enough with a stroll through Dripping Springs’ boutiques. “No need to drive into Austin,” Steve and Pamala Green, owners of Home Sweet Home say. Their quaint shop is located on the corner of Mercer St. and Old Fitzhugh Rd., and is bursting at the seams with furniture, home décor, artwork, antiques, candles and seasonal gift items. “We have an eclectic mix of brand new to vintage and all in between, and name brands at a good price,” Steve said.
Many of the pieces you see in the shop have a story. Recently, the couple sold a 100-year-old chest. The unique finds come from across the state. Pamala sources items through estate sales, old barns, and pretty much anywhere! “I love the hunt,” Pamala said. “I really try to find unique items.”
If it’s a sense of sophistication you’re looking for, Panache’s doors are the ones you’ll want to walk through. Tucked away on the same lot as Revel Wilde, this luxurious meets modern, meets vintage boutique has a menagerie of unique and glamorous accessories, furnishings, artwork, lighting, handmade jewelry and gifts. “I wanted to bring in glamour and elegance,” Owner Debbie Frost said. “Panache is just very unique and different. You won’t find these items in all the other stores. I like to have statement pieces that are very artistic, and then I build around that with furnishings and décor to enhance those pieces.” Debbie’s aesthetic is to blend multiple styles, so you may find antiques paired with modern or art deco items, and high-end art mixed with vintage. But whatever it may be, it’s sure to bring panache!