Local Business Feature: jux•ta•posh

Every first Friday of the month, Chace and I love visiting the Depot District for the First Friday Art Trail. My long-time friend, Kim Sparks, opened the store about four years ago at 1702 Buddy Holly Avenue. Coined as the “unexpected combination of salvage and style,” jux•ta•posh provides shopping for everyone from the vintage picker to the modern home lover.

The lighting choices are one of a kind and Kim always finds an interesting way to display these artistic creations!

In addition to the numerous vintage finds (trust me, they are a plenty), jux (as Kim endearingly refers to the shop) offers the unexpected as well, from specialty men’s shaving products to children’s clothes to candles to chalk paint.

Kim hunts for her finds all over, whether closeby in the Lubbock area or at market in Dallas or in collector’s barns across Texas. And, the most exciting news lately is that jux just got a new home just across the street to a lovely space with a mind-boggling 13,000 square feet, providing an expansive show room, with room to grow. Now at 1701 Buddy Holly Avenue, jux’s new home offers not only the vintage decor inside, but the building’s vintage history, as well.  Built in 1952 and with neighbors, including the Cactus Theater and Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company, jux‘s new home serves as yet another move to revitalize the downtown/Depot District, areas that are developing at a more and more feverish pace in the Hub City.

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Kim, and her hubby, Michael, who also works in renovation, have already accomplished some significant upgrades to the building. With new windows and flooring, as well as a rustic wood bathroom annex, the facelift already adds to the vintage decor, keeping the salvage goodness while updating the necessities. Kim also does a great job keeping a mix of vintage finds, for all the different rooms in the home, from the #mancave to the kitchen to the bedroom, you can find something for every room at jux.

I personally love the variety of containers at jux, from salvaged cans, IV bottles (yes, you read that correctly) and old boxes to baskets with modern purposes and capabilities. DSC_0076.JPG

I am in love with this basket/bowl/tote that I snagged in my most recent visit to the new shop. It is as versatile as it is stylish. I’ve used in for home decor and for boating necessities on our recent vacation. Kim not only has an eye for style, but she is always looking for something new and fun to incorporate in her impressive vignettes and displays.

Kim also does a great job incorporating local vendors to her store and always shares the love (she lets us bring in wine and we have a great time during the First Friday Art Trail)! In August, she featured several gorgeous arrangements from The Fig & Flower, which is always so dreamy. I obviously cannot say enough good things about what Kim has accomplished at jux. It really is something out of the ordinary and a shop where you will find one of a kind items that no other home may have! Stop in as soon as you can to see the gorgeousness that Kim has created down in the Depot District. Plus, her smile is contagious and you will truly see the love for vintage finds that she radiates.

Cheers – E

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