Within the mid-sized city of Spring, the old downtown has been remarketed as Old Town Spring (http://oldtownspring.com). It's a collection of old buildings – some original, some imported – that combines a collection of cutesy shops (quilts and cupcakes anyone?) with themed restaurants and cafes. It's bus tour nirvana.
Each of the shops in the 12-block shopping area is unique, some more so than others. Shop at the hat store or the one dedicated solely to birdhouses and you'll see what we mean. Crafts, gifts, antiques, Texas wines, are all to be had here.