If not for the lure of the food trucks lined up across South Congress, we could have spent the entire day in this sprawling, swap-meet–style emporium, ogling quirky antiques ranging from 1860s typewriters (starting at $55) to 1960s acoustic guitars (from $150). 1512 Congress Ave. S., 512-442-4000, uncommonobjects.com
Spotted at this sunny, uncluttered spot for gently worn designer goods: a cropped woven Chanel jacket and neon Balenciaga satchel in such good condition that they had us seriously questioning the sanity of the Texans who surrendered them. 705B Lamar Blvd. S., 512-916-9961, mossaustin.com
We love this open-air flea as much for its lineup of country music bands and $2.50 frito pies as for its eclectic selection of Mexican pottery and used Western gear, like perfectly broken-in cowboy boots. 9500 Hwy. 290 E., austincountry.citymax.com
The Austin, Texas resource's new space stocks rising international names and the same brilliant selection of cool downtown looks.
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This Austin-based line of elegant, ethereal, red-carpet-worthy jewelry now has its own freestanding shop. Expect lots of its signature gold chain-wrapped precious-stone earrings (upwards of $800).
Meander through the gorgeous, succulent-filled gardens that surround this nursery, then step into the adorable restored bungalow that houses its trove of perfect-for-gifting vintage and new treasures.
The eclectic mix of old cowboy boots, Victorian-era lace blouses, hand-milled soaps, and dramatic beaded jewelry that fills this shop has one unifying theme: It's all black.
At a quarter-century old, this trendsetting shop continues to dazzle. Look for the usual genius mix: Dosa to Just in Case to Rozae Nichols.
Husband-and-wife owners Richard and Heidi Adams have a gift for arranging their fantastical decor destination into tiny, fabulously decorated nooks and crannies to make things even more compelling. Look for vintage medicine cabinets and gorgeous brocade pillows.