Shopping the Boutiques of South Congress
Collected by Rey Madolora, AFAR Local Expert
South Austin, or the "78704," consists of the neighborhoods of Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, and Zilker. The area is packed full of great cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, food trailers, and bars. Most of the boutiques in this part of town are local! Its South Congress or SoCo is Austin's hippest street where you can shop, eat, drink, and see some great live music!
1508 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Men, I will warn you. Your girlfriend, wife, or significant other can spend hours (and hundreds of dollars!) in this hip, women's boutique called Maya Star! To be honest, I also like going in there. Their merchandise is incredible, and includes...
1522 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
When you're hitting the food truck or restaurant scene on South Congress, be sure to head in to Allens (look for the big red boot) to be wowed by the craftsmanship and the selection. The minute you open the entrance door, the smell of leather hits...
1500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
My favorite thing about my neighborhood (besides the Whip In - http://www.afar.com/highlights/a-south-austin-institution) is South Congress Avenue. It is home to my favorite coffee shop and several of my favorite restaurants (South Congress Cafe,...
South Congress, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Austin keeps going and going. And growing and growing. I know all my local friends bemoan the influx of new people, Californication and other bad elements, but really, there is so much cool stuff going on here, it puts most of the rest of the...
1700 B South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Feathers Boutique has offered a carefully curated collection of vintage clothing for women since 2005, and now also boasts a collection of artisan jewelry to match. Best of all, they're committed to making fashion accessible (that is, affordable)...
6103 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA
The Turquoise Trading Post has been an Austin institution since the mid 1990s, and offers a wide array of beautiful Native American jewelry, sourced from artists across the Southwest. They also have a selection of pottery, and Zuni 'fetishes'—...
1200 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
There's no better way to get the perfect pair of cowboy boots than to get them made to order, and that's Heritage Boot's specialty. These boots are made by hand by artisans from Leon, Mexico that have been making boots for generations. There are...
1202 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Gail Chovan, a well known fashion designer educated in France, opened her store front, Blackmail, in 1997. She is a talented designer, most recently awarded as the Best Fashion Designer in Austin, but also as an educator in the University of Texas...
1204 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
After a long day of shopping and walking on SoCo, stop by Stella Blue for much needed TLC. From a Customized Facial to waxing to all kinds of professional hair services, transition into your evening or spoil yourself at Stella Blue. You will be in...
1706 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
An old-fashioned soda fountain and 300+ different varieties of bulk candy; Big Top Candy Shop opened its doors in October 2007 and has been satisfying the sweet tooth of all visitors, regardless of age! There's also over 2,000 kinds of wrapped...
1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Anything that you can imagine, made local and beautiful! Parts & Labour has been working with local crafty artists for many, many years, and the shop is truly like walking into a studio filled with one of a kind pieces. This is the ideal place to...
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