Whether taking on behemoth corporations or taking a stance against war, owner Gail Chovan always makes sure the store windows at Blackmail remind us of the eternal allure of the color black. As conceptual as the store itself, the windows showcase a variety of goods (all black of course) and have captured the public eye, as well as that of the media, with a blend of humor, cynicism, and irony. From the little Christmas elves drenched in black to the sign proclaiming, "Because nobody ever got laid wearing mauve," to making fun of Diesel clothing company when their own "blackmail" campaign hit a little too close to home, Austin's own Blackmail is a true Austin original.
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