The Distillery, An Austin-based, E-Retailer Celebrates First Year of Business

Brother–Sister Duo Look Towards Growth, Expansion & Partnerships in 2015

The Distillery, an Austin based, collection of vintage, handmade, and specialty goods celebrates its first year of business. Owned and curated by brother and sister duo, Clif Claycomb and Catelyn Silapachai, The Distillery, opened for business in late 2013. Within their first year, the online store has reached a national audience and has been selected to curate finds for national e-retailers such as Chairish and One Kings Lane. 

“In a world of mass-produced goods, we strive to provide an alternative through uniqueness and authenticity in what we offer. We are drawn to hand-crafted artisanal goods and unconventional vintage finds,” said Silapachai. “We’re always on the hunt; whether it be at a local estate sale in Texas, or visiting traditional villages in Thailand and Panama.”

The Distillery offers a variety of accessories for men and women including wallets, purses, hats and scarves as well as home décor items, bar accessories and books all ranging in prices from $40 to $150+.

Since opening, The Distillery has collaborated with local businesses like Stone Textile and Stidham Outfitter’s Supply, and Austin-based bloggers, The Wanderful Soul, A Taste of Koko, Shoestring Magazine, and Jennifer Young of Edit by Lauren. In addition to local collaborations, The Distillery partnered with national e-retailers One King’s Lane and Chairish.

Clif and Catelyn

Clif and Catelyn

As the brother-sister duo heads into their second year of business, the team has three major goals; to expand their handmade offerings, collaborate with local businesses and to make The Distillery’s products available on more national online platforms.

“After our first year we’re feeling so much momentum and reassurance that creating something we believe in is worthwhile,” said Claycomb.“Our favorite aspect of The Distillery is getting to share the interesting stories behind our products, and allowing people to bring a piece of that story into their home.”

About The Distillery

The Distillery is a collection of vintage, handmade, and specialty goods, owned and curated by brother and sister, Clif Claycomb and Catelyn Silapachai. We are based in Austin, Texas but find our products and inspiration from all over the world. All of our products are hand-selected and meet our high standards for quality. For more information visit us at  or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.