Best Austin, TX Shopping

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    10. Book People

    Texas's largest independent maintains a stock of over 200,000 titles, plus an eclectic array of non-book items that elicit everything from laughs to groans. All the employees seem genuinely happy to be there, and are...

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    9. Yard Dog Folk Art

    This interesting gallery houses the folk art of locally and nationally known artists. The gallery itself is located on what has become, in recent years, a strip of whimsical and funky shops geared towards those who...

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    8. Galleria Oaks Shopping Center

    Experience the best of both worlds. Explore Bee Cave's newest lifestyle center - 152 acres of expansive natural beauty mixed with eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as first-class office and...

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    7. San Marcos Premium Outlets

    Although not in the city limits of Austin, many visitors to the city will make the 20 minute drive to the San Marcos Outlet Malls. The outlet malls are two discrete outlet malls, the Prime Outlets and Tanger Factory...

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    5. Waterloo Records

    When people come to Austin, they usually think music and Waterloo records is the Mecca where music lovers come together. Waterloo Records is noted for its knowledgeable staff and an emphasis on customer service. The...

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    4. Arboretum at Great Hills

    A unique shopping experience, the Arboretum at Great Hills gently beckons you to casually shop the beautiful and relaxed park-like setting that is home to more than 40 fine shops and restaurants in Austin's premier...

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    3. Barton Creek Square Mall

    If you love shopping, you'll love shopping at Barton Creek Square with its more than 180 specialty retailers and anchor stores Dillard's, Macy*s, JCPenney, Nordstrom and Sears. Enjoy shopping at stores you know and...

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    2. SoCo, or South Congress Avenue

    South Congress was a haven for retro clothing before it became SoCo. Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds and Electric Ladyland (that's the store's complete name) is where Bob Dylan is rumored to have shopped for retro...

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    1. The Domain

    Thanks to incomparable cuisine, diverse local artists, and eclectic shopping, Austin is known as one of the most unique destinations in the country. The Domain is bringing the best of Austin to one single, urban...

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About Austin, TX Shopping

Shopaholics will be pleased with what they find in the Austin shopping scene. The usual range of chain department stores and retailers are in evidence of course, but the city has notable independents as well, such as Book People and Waterloo Records. West Sixth Street is lined with all manner of antique dealers, art galleries and quirky gift shops. Or, for a more contemporary Austin shopping experience, check out the burgeoning SoCo (South of Congress) area, where you'll find hip boutiques and fashionable cafes.

About Kim Goodin

Kim Goodin has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, stopping for a year or two in places such as London and Denver. Aside from road trips, she enjoys animals and books, and has many of both. She will read almost anything, but particularly enjoys biographies, Southern gothic fiction, mysteries, classic British novels, and cookbooks. When her...  Read more »

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