Austin shopping

Top Choice Vintage in South Austin

Uncommon Objects

'Curious oddities' is what they advertise at this quirky antique store that sells all manner of fabulous knickknacks, all displayed with an artful eye. More than 20 different vendors scour the state to stock their s…
Art in South Austin

Austin Art Garage

This cool little independent…well, we hesitate to call it a 'gallery' because that would needlessly scare some people off. Anyway, it features some pretty great artwork by Austin artists. (Hey, Joel Ganucheau: we're…
Food in South Austin

Big Top Candy Shop

If you're trying to tame your sweet tooth, don't step into this colorful candy emporium where old-school treats like Squirrel Nut Zippers and Charleston Chews jostle for your attention near tropical gummy bears and …
Vintage in Market District, Clarksville & North Austin

Blue Velvet

Western wear, vintage T-shirts and even oddities such as all-American bowling wear hang on the racks at Blue Velvet, where you'll find an equal number of men and women eyeing the goods. Summer fashions are stocked y…
Vintage in South Austin

Lucy in Disguise

Colorful and over the top, this South Congress staple has been outfitting Austinites for years. You can rent or buy costume pieces, which is this place's specialty, but you can also find everyday vintage duds as wel…
Fashion & Accessories in South Austin

Allens Boots

In hip South Austin, family-owned Allens sells row upon row of traditional cowboy boots for ladies, gents and kids. A basic pair costs from $100 or so, while somethin' fancy runs a few hundred dollars.
Books in Market District, Clarksville & North Austin

Book People Inc

Grab a coffee and browse the shelves of this lively independent bookstore across the street from Waterloo Records. Great travel section. Hosts authors for talks and provides lots of staff picks.
Arts & Crafts in South Austin

Tesoros Trading Co

Browse folk art and crafts from around the world, with a heavy Latin American influence of metalwork, jewelry, colorfully painted handicrafts, the Virgin Mary and Día de los Muertos.
Music in Market District, Clarksville & North Austin

Waterloo Records

If you want to stock up on music, this is the record store. There are sections reserved just for local bands, and listening stations featuring Texas, indie and alt-country acts.
Mall in Austin


Stores like Apple, Neiman Marcus and Anthropologie line the streets of this upscale outdoor shopping center in far northwest Austin.