Where to Shop in Austin
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
1130 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Wiggy's is a local, independently owned full service wine and liquor store but their beer cooler and two walk-in humidors are also very well stocked. The friendly staff will help you with any selection and perhaps let you have a taste or two of...
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...
705 Wallingford Bend Dr #110, Austin, TX 78752, USA
Industry Screen Studios a full fledged screen print studio that is keeping the screen process alive. From concert posters and fine art prints to custom t-shirts and apparel, Industry works with very talented Artists and Illustrators to create fun,...
1110 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
The original Z’Tejas started in Austin back in 1989 in an old Victorian house. Today, the cozy nooks and patios are part of the 6th Street legend. The menu, largely influenced by the South, signifies the rich flavors of Arizona, California,...
600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
In this modern age of Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora, record stores often seem sad and bitter places. Not so Waterloo, where music lovers—both staff and customers—celebrate the art. Bands playing Austin come in for in-store performances...
1023 Springdale Rd Building 1, Austin, TX 78721, USA
I first acquired one of Mychal's beautifully handcrafted leather journals in late 2006 as a gift prior to an extended trip to Brazil. It now sits in my bookshelf, filled with sketches, poems and souvenir Brazilian flyers, stickers, photos, etc, as...
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...
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...
2613 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
It was the aroma of something cinnamon-y baking that lured me in, but it was the delicious cupcakes that made me come back. Nestled in downtown east Austin, Sugar Circus is an adorable bakery with friendly faces and tasty, freshly baked treats!...
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...
701 Tillery St B-3, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Lisa is a talented full-time jeweler, and all work is created in East Austin. Pay her a visit at her quaint studio, filled with tools, inspirations and materials; all representing the intricacy of her work. Watch her or her talented assistants at...
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Leading the charge for independent bookstores since it opened in 1970, Book People is legendary for creativity and a strong calendar of events. The store holds frequent author signings—and we're talking big authors—and book...
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...
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,...
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)...
2209 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
River City Market has become one of South Austin's most popular neighborhood grocery stores. Travis Heights new gourmet grab 'n go, River City Market, is a very welcome addition to the South Austin neighborhood. In addition to a prepared foods...
501 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741, USA
Callahan’s General Store opened its doors for business in June of 1978 and stands today as a tribute to its founders, the late Earl and Lucy Callahan. Not only has it become an Austin Legend, but a central Texas destination with a national and...
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