Top ChoiceVintage 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...

Art in South Austin

Austin Art Garage

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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

Domain

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

Clothing in South Austin

Stag

Embrace the art of manliness at this stylish SoCo store that's just for the guys, or for girls who are shopping for guys.

Jewelry in Market District, Clarksville & North Austin

New Bohemia

When it comes to retro thrift shops, New Bohemia is the place to look for vintage jewelry and clothing.

Art in South Austin

Yard Dog

Stop into this small but scrappy gallery that focuses on folk and outsider art.

Music in UT & Central Austin

Antone's Records

North of UT, legendary Antone's was founded in 1972 and has a well-respected selection of Austin, Texas and American blues music (with plenty of rare vinyl), plus a bulletin board for musicians, and vintage...

Vintage in South Austin

Amelia's Retrovogue & Relics

Austin's queen of vintage high fashion, Amelia's brings together Vogue-worthy dresses, retro '50s bathing suits and other old-school glamour for both men and women. It's a favorite with film-industry folk.

Vintage in South Austin

Amelia's Retrovogue & Relics

Austin's queen of vintage high fashion, Amelia's brings together Vogue-worthy dresses, retro '50s bathing suits and other old-school glamour for both men and women. It's a favorite with film-industry folk.

Clothing in UT & Central Austin

Buffalo Exchange

The Austin branch of this nationwide used-clothing chain has an impressive selection of vintage clothes and shoes for men and women, including Texas styles and Western wear.

Gifts & Souvenirs in UT & Central Austin

University Co-op

Stock up on souvenirs sporting the Longhorn logo at this store brimming with school spirit. It's amazing the sheer quantity of objects that come in burnt orange and white.

Mall in Austin

Arboretum

About 20 minutes northwest of downtown, the Arboretum is a parklike collection of mall stalwarts, including Barnes & Noble, Gap and Pottery Barn.

Toys in Downtown

Toy Joy

This colorful toy store for grown-ups and big kids is an exuberant repository that's packed floor to ceiling with fun.