SoCo, or South Congress Avenue

Type: Shopping Districts

Map / Directions 10Best Says

South Congress was a haven for retro furniture and vintage clothing before it became SoCo,with stores such as Uncommon Objects and New Bohemia. Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds and Electric Ladyland is...  Read More


  • Best Shopping: "Visit this area on the first Thursday of every month when the area transforms into a giant block party."
  • Christmas Shopping: "Don't miss First Thursdays, when there are even more vendors in pop-up tents all along the street."
  • Recommended as Best Shopping Because: SoCo is known as the "hip strip" in Austin, and one neighborhood I recommend every visitor check out.
  • Best for Christmas Shopping Because: South Congress, or SoCo as it's known to locals, is a favorite hang-out neighborhood for residents and visitors alike.


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