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an ensemble of enexpected finds

Unleash your imagination, prime your senses, and enter the world of Bloom & Bee Swanky – authentic indie retail goodness in Historic Downtown Waco, Texas.

Bloom & Bee Swanky is a shop with a 1940s soul infused with a rich Texas culture. Cultivated by Proprietor Amy Bradshaw, an ensemble of unexpected finds lives within our 1913 red brick digs. Our two-story retail space next to the Dr. Pepper Museum features old beams, concrete floors, and lofty windows that call in the natural light. Our customers are society dames with well-appointed homes, urban loft livers with a great eye, and fetching college girls shopping on a shoestring. All arrive in search of inspiration and matchlessly intriguing finds available nowhere else in the area.

Decrepit vintage turns to splendor in our hands. We love strange bedfellows for their sweet impertinence, from gargoyles in fancy hats to gothic chandeliers stuffed with real birds’ nests and crystalline cups holding tenderly overblown roses. We find grace and humor in the imperfections, knowing that goodness outlasts loveliness. The shop thrives on honest to goodness vintage mingled with newly handmade finds wrought with reverently imperfect vintage flair. We say yes and yum to all of the above and our customers do, too. So much so that Shop Across Texas dot com named us one of the 45 Best Stores in Texas in 2009 and 2010.

Let us treat you to a one of a kind shopping experience. And stick around, as we’re debuting something special on the second floor of our shop in Fall 2010. Many more details to follow.