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Let’s be serious, no vacation is complete before hitting the best local stores in the area. We’re not talking just about souvenirs, but specialized stores with sports memorabilia, farmer’s markets, outlets, shopping centers, and high-end boutiques to satisfy every budget and need.

The area is thriving with local stores and national chains, all within driving distance. Take a look at the options around you and visit them all!
Allen Boots
Allen Boots

(512) 447-1413

1522 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704   Directions
Round Rock

(512) 310-7600

1051 I 35 Frontage Rd
Round Rock, TX 78664   Directions


Get to boot scootin' at Allen Boots, a Texas tradition since 1977. The boot shop to the stars and to Austinites for generations, it doesn't get any more authentic than this shop. Brands like Tony Lama, Justin and Old Gringo will help you look like a true Texan.

Barton Creek Square
Barton Creek Square

(512) 327-7041

2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746   Directions Website

Get your dose of retail therapy in the luxurious shopping oasis of Barton Creek Square, located in Southwest Austin near Westlake. The Square is home to more than 180 specialty retailers, all enclosed in a lifestyle mall center with limestone tile, plush carpeting, wood floor accents and handsome leather seating and benches throughout.

The mall is anchored by retailers who always deliver fashion and value, like Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenny, Nordstrom and Sears. You'll also find your favorite upscale shopping haunts like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Aveda, Banana Republic, bebe, Children's Place, Coach, Pottery Barn, Talbot's and Williams-Sonoma.

Of course there's more to do here than just shop. You can take a food break at any of the fine eateries including California Pizza Kitchen and Abuelo's. Activities to keep the kids busy include Build-A-Bear or Picture People. And for the adult who needs a little indulgence, there's The Day Spa and Salon at Barton Creek.


(512) 472-5050

603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703   Directions Website

Calling all bookworms, bookdragons and literary aficionados to BookPeople, a large, locally-owned bookstore with regular readings and quirky gift items making it the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Located in the heart of Downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin and boasts of visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of our time.

Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, their friendly BookPeople Cafe provides a full range menu of coffee drinks, sodas, sandwiches and desserts including vegan and gluten-free options, Renew Massage Chair Massages, and underwrites a consignment program for any self-published books you'd like to see on their shelves. Stay up to date with what's happening at BookPeople and keep up with new titles, author events, staff picks, signed books and much more.


City-Wide Vintage Sale
City-Wide Vintage Sale

(512) 441-2828

900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704   Directions Website

Search for hidden treasures at the City-Wide Garage Sale, held once every month at the Palmer Events Center. Hundreds of Austinites haul out their wares, like Depression glass, books, pottery, vintage toys, coins and other antiques.

Downtown Austin Alliance
Downtown Austin Alliance

(512) 469-1766

515 Congress Ave Ste 2150
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

The Downtown Austin Alliance is a full-time advocate advancing Downtown Austin as a one-stop shopping destination for every price point and pursuit, for errands or all-day affairs. Offering a unquely Austin experience with the perfect mix of local boutiques and... a few favorite namebrands like Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, Design Within Reach, Urban Outfitters and Patagonia.

Old Bakery & Emporium
Old Bakery & Emporium

(512) 974-1300

1006 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website


Shop arts & crafts at the Old Bakery & Emporium, an Austin institution that originated in 1971. Handicrafts made by senior citizens will take you back to another time.

San Marcos Premium Outlets
San Marcos Premium Outlets

(512) 396-2201

3939 IH-35 S
San Marcos, TX 78666   Directions Website

The San Marcos Premium Outlets is the largest outlet shopping destination in Texas, the third-largest in the world, and are actually two connected outlet malls that have expanded to cover more than 350 stores on 30 acres of retail space. The outlets have been voted the "Third-Best Place to Shop in the World" by ABC's "The View."

The spectacular shopping mecca boasts an efficient, sprawling layout that allows tens of thousands of shoppers to stroll the specialty shops, eat in any of the restaurants or dozens of food court options and food stands scattered throughout the retail site. Luxury and brand-name outlet stores include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Gucci, FENDI and more.

The outlets are popular for sidewalk sales, especially during major holidays like July 4, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and holiday shopping events. Statewide tax-free shopping days before the school year begins are also popular at the outlet malls, drawing on average 80,000 to 100,000 shoppers each day.

The Arboretum
The Arboretum

(512) 338-4755

10000 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759   Directions Website

Enjoy the Texas Hill Country décor and atmosphere in The Arboretum. The 210,000-square-foot retail shopping center includes premier shops and restaurants in a relaxing, park-like environment. You'll find upscale retailers like Chico's, Coldwater Creek and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

The Domain
The Domain

(512) 873-8099

11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, TX 78758   Directions Website

Shop at the crème de la crème of shopping destinations. The Domain features 1,300,000 square feet of luxury fashion and world-class restaurants. Meandering pathways and fountains create a beautiful, park-like experience. The list of stores includes at least 40 shops that are new to the Austin area and can only be found at The Domain.

The Main Street section is anchored by Macy's and Neiman Marcus and includes nine upscale restaurants, office space, high-end apartments and a Westin Hotel. Other retailers include Barneys CO-OP, CALYPSO, Tiffany & Co., and Dillard's.

Waterloo Records & Video
Waterloo Records & Video

(512) 474-2500

600A N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703   Directions Website

Get your vinyl groove on at the original Waterloo Records & Video, one of the last independent music stores in the U.S. This Austin institution features exclusive releases from local artists and frequent in-store performances.

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