Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique: Exterior, a Mural Lovers Delight!
Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique
The exterior of the lo-fi vintage boutique in Houston is an attention grabber for sure! When driving past one day, we first noticed the cartoon characters on one side of the building. The address is 1629 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77006.
There was another person taking photos the same day that I was engaging in it. We both had smiles on our faces.
Comics and Cartoons on Building
I loved reading the comics when I was a child and had a few favorites. Over the years, I must admit that my comic reading days have been somewhat limited.
Many of the cartoon characters portrayed on this wall refer to animated television cartoon series. Again my days of watching those have been curtailed. I loved the futuristic television show called Jetsons, which aired from 1962 to 1963.
I will admit having to look up the names of most of these cartoon characters on the Lo-Fi vintage boutique building because I was unfamiliar with them. I had heard of a few of them like the Simpsons as an example, but most were new to me. Does that date me? Ha!
More To View
Upon looking further, I found both sides and even the back of this free-standing building covered with murals and graffiti art. Below are some closer detailed looks at the art painted on this store building.
Brings Back Memories
Viewing the photo above makes me think of San Francisco. Leaving one’s heart in San Francisco is easy! My hubby and I have enjoyed several vacation days in that City by the Bay and would enjoy visiting there again someday.
Floating and Skating
I got a kick out of seeing the letter “e” floating along in a glazed doughnut as if it was an inner tube. The happy-looking long-nosed capital “E” character seemed to be having some fun on a skateboard.
Three rail lines are operating in our beautiful city, although no tunnels. By far, the majority of our public transport in Houston is by way of buses.
The graffiti artist who signed his name BETES is no longer alive from what I can gather. His graffiti paint art is a memorial of sorts and is widespread here in Houston and elsewhere. He was a member of the Nine Lives Krew of graffiti artists abbreviated as NLK.
Would colorful art on a building like this make you curious to see what is inside?
Interior of Lo-Fi Store
Naturally, after viewing the exterior of this store, I was curious as to what was inside the space. This store is a retro-inspired boutique selling vintage and used clothing as well as posters, team flags, caps, t-shirts, comics, vinyl records, and more.
Lo-Fi Website and Store Hours
Items are available to ship around the world, and people can order from their online website. Their store hours on Sunday are from 12 to 6 PM. Every other day of the week, the hours are from Noon to 9 PM. See what type of items are for sale in the video below.
Meaning of Lo-Fi
The term lo-fi has several implications. About sound, it means a poor or rough sound quality. Some old-time recordings have that. I remember most of my parent’s collection of old 78 records when played had scratchy sounds emanating from them.
As an adjective, it means retro or old-fashioned. Considering the vintage objects for sale in this Houston boutique, lo-fi seems like a perfect name!
Do you like shopping for vintage items?
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