Renowned for rodeos, cowboys and unforgettable barbecue, Austin is also famous for fantastic shopping. Whether you are looking for designer clothing, vintage décor, retro furnishings or unique gifts, Austin has a wealth of shops, chain department stores, boutiques, and shopping malls for every need. The city also has a selection of notable independent stores as well.
1.2nd Street District
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The 2nd Street District is a trendy shopping district on Guadalupe Street in the heart of downtown Austin that is home to some of the best shopping spots in the city, along with plenty of restaurants and entertainment venues. Boasting boutique-lined sidewalks, the 2nd Street District is set along the shores of Lady Bird Lake and encompassed by San Antonio, Colorado, West Third and West Cesar Chavez Streets. The hip and happening store has more than 50 stores and restaurants from local favorites such as Austin Rocks and Toy Joy to one-of-a-kind entertainment spots like the Violet Crown Cinema and upscale eateries like Cru Food & Wine Bar.
214 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701, Phone: 512-476-1225
© Adelante Boutique
Adelante Boutique is a chic boutique store that sells a variety of beautiful handmade dresses and jewelry, and handcrafted pottery from Mexico. Founded over 40 years ago, Adelante Austin boasts a light and airy ambiance with contemporary décor in natural hues, and a constantly changing style. Meaning “onward” or “forward” in Spanish, Adelante embraces the mantra with an ever-changing selection of vintage products with a modern twist, hand-picked from markets along each coast. Adelante Boutique supports the community, and a portion of all the store’s proceeds go to support local charities, including Hospice Austin, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and Helping Hand Home, among others.
1206 West 38th Street, 26 Doors Shopping Center, Austin, TX, Phone: 512-452-5322
Atown is a sizeable strip-mall shop on the cool Burnet Road strip that sells a variety of clothing, accessories, jewelry and unique gifts, many of which are made by local artists. Founded in 2011, Atown is an Austin original and offers expansive, well laid-out spaces that are populated with stylish women's and men's apparel, quality beauty products, contemporary home décor, unique gifts, pet goodies, children’s toys, and more. The store also features the works of over 100 local artists and designers and occasionally hosts special events such as live music, art exhibitions, and other functions.
5502 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, Phone: 512-323-2533
4.Austin Rocks Texas
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Located in 2nd Street District, Austin Rocks Texas is a rock-music-themed store that sells a range of trendy, urban clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant entertainment scene that is the lifeblood of the city, the store sells edgy stage-inspired rocker apparel, designer rock-inspired clothing for children appropriately named Austin Rocks the Cradle- Austin Rocks Texas, authentic ACL PBS show merchandise and gifts, and exclusive lines of apparel and gifts designed by local Austin artists.
301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, Phone: 512-983-0929
5.Barton Creek Square
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Eponymously named after Barton Creek, Barton Creek Square is a climate controlled shopping mall located near the intersection of Texas State Highway Loop 1 and Texas State Highway Loop 360. Built in 1980, Barton Creek Square boasts more than 180 specialty shops, ranging from brand stores such as Apple Store, Forever 21, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Michael Kors to sporting goods, jewelry stores, and fashion. The mall also features several eateries where shoppers can take a break, including The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, and Nordstrom Bistro Café, and other forms of entertainment like the 14-screen AMC IMAX Theater. The Barton Creek Square serves the nearby communities of South and Downtown Austin, Lakeway, Westlake, and the University of Texas at Austin campus.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
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Inspired by the vibrant and buzzing decade of the 1960s and the owner’s love for daydreams, Beehive features quirky décor, flower child paintings, bright grandma aesthetics, the store’s lively atmosphere, and unusual merchandise exudes a friendly and welcoming appeal. Beehive offers a variety of merchandise from statement pieces, bold décor pieces, contrasting prints, and vibrant accessories, catering for all types of adventures from wild cocktail parties to impromptu travel journeys.
3300 Bee Cave Rd, #400 Austin, TX 78746, Phone: 512-450-8098
© By George
By George is a luxury fashion and lifestyle store owned by Larry McGuire. Established in 1979 IN Matt and Katy Culmo, ByGeorge sells a range of designer clothing and apparel, accessories, fine jewelry, and home goods, all of which embody the spirit of Austin. Designers include Brunello Cucinelli,
Calvin Klein, Chloé and Loewe for women, and All Blues, Comme Des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, and Levi’s Vintage Clothing for men. The store also sells a range of apothecary and home goods, fine jewelry, and designer accessories.
400 S Congress Avenue, Phone: 512-441-8600
© Csilla Somogyi
Csilla Somogyi is a chic womenswear shop that sells designer clothing, apparel and accessories, and handcrafted jewelry. Owned by Hungarian Alumna Csilla Somogyi who discovered her love of fashion and design while in high school in Mexico, Csilla Somogyi is a trendy boutique on Congress Avenue that offers a beautiful space to showcase her clothes. The store features tall wooden doors, vibrant colors and patterns, photographs of fashion shows, scarves, and abstract oil paintings, which sets the tone for the designer apparel and accessories, high-end dresses and jewelry made by local artisans. Located on the corner of Congress Avenue and Fifth Street in Austin’s historic Warehouse district, Csilla Somogyi boasts an ideal location for shopaholics.
504 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, Phone: 512-499-0039
9.Gateway Shopping Center
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Located at the heart of the Golden Triangle, Austin's premier retail area, the Gateway Shopping Center is a regional center that boasts more than 500,000 square feet of prime retail space which houses a wide array of shops and entertainment. The mall features anchor stores along with Old Navy, Best Buy, REI, and Star Furniture, and market-exclusive retailers such as Smith & Hawken, Crate & Barrel, and the Container Store. Other stores include the Austin-originated Whole Foods Market, Sushi Sake, Avant Salon & Spa, the Birkenstock Store, and Manny Hattan's N.Y. Deli. Entertainment at the Gateway Shopping Center includes a 16-screen cinema.
9607 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759, Phone: 512-338-4755
© Hancock Center
Located just minutes from downtown and the University of Texas in a densely populated area in central Austin, the Hancock Center is a large shopping mall that features a range of electronics stores, a selection of chain eateries, a large H-E-B supermarket and other smaller stores.
1000 E 41st St, Austin, TX 78751, Phone: 713-599-3500
11.Hill Country Galleria
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Located on Hill Country Boulevard, Hill Country Galleria features a variety of stores, cafés, restaurants, and boutiques, as well as hosts several special events throughout the year and the Lone Star Farmer’s Market every Sunday. Guest services at the mall include directory maps of Hill Country Galleria, wheelchair and stroller rentals, gift card purchases, complimentary swag bags, and valet parking on the east side of the Central Plaza. Live events include Saturday night music concerts and more, and the Hill Country Galleria is open seven days a week, year-round.
12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738, Phone: 512-263-0001
© Lakeline Mall
Lakeline Mall® is a luxurious climate-controlled indoor shopping mall with over 150 stores that is conveniently located right off the intersection of Lakeline Mall Drive and Highway 183. Serving the shopping needs of Cedar Park, North Austin, Pflugerville, and Round Rock, the popular shopping mall has a variety of stores ranging from women’s clothing and accessories to children’s apparel, and health and beauty, including stores such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Brighton Collectibles, Hollister, White House Black Market, Chico's, and more. Lakeline Mall® also offers a selection of dining and entertainment options, including USA Bungee, Just Train Fun, AMC Theatres, and Inflatable Wonderland.
11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613-1501, Phone: 512-257-8500
© Maya Star
Maya Star is an independent boutique owned by Maya Krauss that showcases and sells a range of independent designers and boutique labels from around the world. The contemporary store features a variety of distinctly unique and continually evolving selection of apparel, jewelry, and gifts for discerning shoppers with a passion for craftsmanship and quality. Products include handcrafted jewelry and vintage-inspired pieces with intricate metal work, representing independent artisans, a wide selection of distinctive clothing and eclectic accessories in different styles, ranging from classic to trendy, all beautifully laid out in an urban-chic space.
1508 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Phone: 512-912-1475
14.Monkey See Monkey DO
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Monkey See Monkey DO is a bright and colorful novelty shop on South Congress Avenue that sells kitschy gifts, knick-knacks, quirky toys, vintage action figures, and designer vinyl. The little hole-in-the-wall store is a little mini-museum of everything from collector’s item vintage toys from Japan and Americana nostalgia fright film style home fittings to finger zombies, ninja umbrellas, hats, backpacks, stickers, and patches. One of the best-kept secrets in Austin, this little haven of treasures is a great spot to find the perfect, unusual and unique gift.
1712 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Phone: 512-443-4999
Olive is an independent boutique store selling hand-selected and secondhand vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. Located in East Austin, Brooklyn and Greenpoint, Olive features an artful selection of women's clothing, accessories, apothecary and shoes. A space for discovery and self-expression, Olive boasts a stock of artful independent design with creative everyday dressing in mind, including dresses, trousers, lingerie, swimwear, accessories, and a vintage range. The store’s lifestyle range includes kitchen and bathroom accessories, apothecary, candles, arts and objects, stationary and book, and goodies for pets.
1200 E 11th St #104, Austin, TX 78702, Phone: 512-522-9462
© Prima Dora
A longtime fixture on South Congress Avenue, Prima Dora is a quirky gift shop offering an array of clothing and accessories, bags, gifts, and Austin souvenirs, as well as original artworks by local artists. Owned by Alan Barnette, Prima Dora also offers online shopping with its range of products available on the Internet, with bestsellers like ceramic mugs, coasters, fridge magnets, and T-shirts being popular gift choices. Prima Dora is open seven days a week throughout the year.
1912 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Phone: 512-447-4736
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17.Round Rock Premium Outlets
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Round Rock Premium Outlets is a family-friendly outdoor mall located off I-35 in Round Rock. Part of Simon's Premium Outlets family of outlet malls, Round Rock Premium Outlets is set on on 200 acres of land, boasts 430,000 square feet of space and 125 stores specializing in women's, men's, family, and sporting apparel and fine jewelry. The mall also features premium brand stores like Banana Republic, Disney Store, Michael Kors, Nike, and Polo Ralph Lauren, a variety of restaurants, cafés, and fast food outlets, entertainment options like movies at Cinemark 14, and a wide range of guest services such as wheelchair and stroller rentals, and gift card purchases.
4401 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX 78664, Phone: 512-863-6688
© Southpark Meadows
Southpark Meadows is a sprawling shopping center on Frontage Road with a wide variety of stores selling clothing and accessories for men, women and children, homeware and decor, big-box stores, restaurants, cafés, and entertainment options. Conveniently located off I-35, the open-air shopping center acts as a one-stop shopping destination serving the South Austin region with 100 stores spread over one million square feet. The mall features a wide range of boutiques and stores including J.C. Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond and Ulta, restaurants and cafés such as Waterloo Ice House, MOD Pizza, and Third Base, entertainment and a wide array of services. The Grove Within Southpark Meadows is an oak tree-filled central gathering place with a stage surrounded by circular seating, grassy knolls, large oak trees, restaurant patios and broad walkways where visitors can enjoy live music.
9500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748, Phone: 512-593-4469
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19.Spring Frost Boutique
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Spring Frost Boutique is an elegant boutique store that specializes in end-of-season clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories from the most current designers. The contemporary stores offer a diverse array of end-of-season designer clothing and accessories at reduced prices, including clothing, bags, accessories, and shoes from well-known designers. Owner Spring Frost Castillo has an eye for design and quality that ensures an array of unique and high-quality pieces and a first-class shopping experience in comfort and style. Spring Frost Boutique also offers personal styling experiences with new purchases and already-owned clothing.
5101 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756, Phone: 512-467-9100
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The Sunroom is an indie-focused women’s clothing and accessory boutique showcasing stylish apparel and accessories, swimwear, and handcrafted jewelry. Located in the South Congress Hotel on South Congress Avenue, Sunroom combines a west coast inspired aesthetic with an urban sensibility and offers a variety of fantastic swimwear, womenswear, handcrafted jewelry, and shoes from little known or up-and-coming designers. Sunroom Austin offers valet parking from the hotel's entrance on South Congress Avenue, as well as street parking and is open seven days a week.
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Phone: 512-524-2197
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© Take Heart
Take Heart is a stylish, understated shop offering a curated selection of housewares, home accessories & gifts. Owned by Nina Gordon, 'take heart' is located in East Austin and reflects her love of unique and creatively designed objects for the home, showcasing local and US artists and an array of international designers with an emphasis on Japanese design. Established to inspire creativity, self-discovery, and appreciate life's beautiful details, the shop is frequented by regulars who love handmade, handcrafted and artisanal products, accessories, home décor, artworks, and trinkets.
1 E 11th St Suite 100, Austin, TX 78702, Phone: 512-520-9664
© The Arboretum
Offering a unique shopping experience in Austin's premier retail area, the Arboretum at Great Hills is set in a relaxed park-like setting that is home to than 40 fine shops and restaurants with a secure tenancy of national retailers. Named for the mall’s beautiful heavily wooded surroundings, The Arboretum features a flowing runnel, soothing fountains, grassy picnic areas, and Austin's landmark marble cow sculptures, creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in a tranquil environment. Stores include Francesca’s Collections and Gap, specialty retailers like Z Gallerie and Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars, and favorite eateries such as The Cheesecake Factory and Brio Tuscan Grille.
10000 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759, Phone: 512-338-4437
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Nestled in the North Burnet neighborhood, The Domain is a family-friendly outdoor shopping mall with 100 high-end chain stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and bars. Offering eclectic shopping, exceptional cuisine, and original pieces from diverse local artists, The Domain brings the best of Austin to one single location. High-end stores in the mall include Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s, while at the Domain Northside, which is located nearby, shops like Bonobos and Eliza Page can be found. The pedestrian-friendly, open-air lifestyle center is joined by the Westin hotel, a luxury movie theater and plenty of entertainment options.
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: 512-873-8099
24. The Homestead Shopping Center
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Located a short way from Lakeline Mall on Lakeline Mall Boulevard, the Homestead Shopping Center is a premier shopping center that is home to a selection of retail stores, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, Pier 1 Imports, and a range of other beauty services. Featured stores include Bricks & Minifigs, Kid to Kid, Marble Slab Creamery, Salons by JC, Spirit Halloween, Texadelphia, The Little Gym, Wanna Play Playcare, and Wild Birds Unlimited.
14010 US-183, Austin, TX 78717, Phone: 512-482-0094
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25.The Shops at Arbor Walk
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The Shops at Arbor Walk is an outdoor shopping center with a variety of stores that offer apparel, clothing, and accessories for men, women, and children, arts and crafts, home décor, and multiple restaurants. Located at the intersection of North MoPac Expressway and Braker Lane, The Shops at Arbor Walk is an open-air community lifestyle center with over 30 stores and eateries, including retailers like Carter’s, DSW, Marshall’s and more, and restaurants like Potbelly Sandwich Works, BJ's Brewhouse, and more. The Shops at Arbor Walk is owned and managed by the industry-leading Washington Prime Group, a premier retail real estate investment trust with a portfolio of 119 enclosed regional malls and open-air lifestyle community centers.
10515 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759, Phone: 512-338-4755
25 Best Austin Shopping Spots
- 2nd Street District, Photo: 2nd Street District
- Adelante Boutique, Photo: Adelante Boutique
- Atown, Photo: Atown
- Austin Rocks Texas, Photo: Austin Rocks Texas
- Barton Creek Square, Photo: Barton Creek Square
- Beehive, Photo: Courtesy of romanets_v - Fotolia.com
- By George, Photo: By George
- Csilla Somogyi, Photo: Csilla Somogyi
- Gateway Shopping Center, Photo: Courtesy of johny87 - Fotolia.com
- Hancock Center, Photo: Hancock Center
- Hill Country Galleria, Photo: Hill Country Galleria
- Lakeline Mall, Photo: Lakeline Mall
- Maya Star, Photo: Maya Star
- Monkey See Monkey DO, Photo: Monkey See Monkey DO
- Olive, Photo: Olive
- Prima Dora, Photo: Prima Dora
- Round Rock Premium Outlets, Photo: Round Rock Premium Outlets
- Southpark Meadows, Photo: Southpark Meadows
- Spring Frost Boutique, Photo: Spring Frost Boutique
- Sunroom, Photo: Sunroom
- Take Heart, Photo: Take Heart
- The Arboretum, Photo: The Arboretum
- The Domain, Photo: Courtesy of akoppo1 - Fotolia.com
- The Homestead Shopping Center, Photo: The Homestead Shopping Center
- The Shops at Arbor Walk, Photo: Courtesy of www.karrastock.com - Fotolia.com
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