Shoe-repair, locks, babies, menswear, and soup

At the sign of the Golden Slipper
These are all to be found at the sign of the golden slipper. The babies, of course, are not available for purchase; they accompany their nearest and dearest to the store that provides for so many of their material needs. Sharp’s locksmith service and Golden Slipper shoe, boot, and leather repair have been there since forever. The Soup Peddler is not a newcomer. Austin Baby has moved south from its original location and, along with its Ethan Azarian art, has found a new home, and the other recent arrival is Mercury Fashion House for men. Golden Slipper is open from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. I left an item for repair at 10:30 this morning; it was promised to be ready at 12:30 this afternoon and was there for me fifteen minutes early. I love Golden Slipper. This was where magic was worked to successfully restore footgear made unwearable by mold and mildew. No promises were made, but the treatment, whatever it was, worked and the shoes were like new and have been worn ever since. Today’s repair was just as good. I love places that help us to keep our cherished favorites in use so that we don’t have to go out and shop for new items when we’d much rather not. In the picture is part of the handsome example of the sign-painter’s art that embellishes the window of Sharp’s, favorite locksmith of South Austin for many, many years.

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