The Best Stores in Texas


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Stores: D to G

Dolores

The one-stoplight town of Marfa has a flourishing arts scene, kick-started by minimalist artist Donald Judd back in the '80s. The shopping landscape, however, was uncharted before the recent opening of Dolores. The small shop couples decor with clothing—and vintage with new—for an esoteric mix that includes one-off scrap-wood coffee tables, flouncy silk dresses, and old Mexican movie posters.
103 W. San Antonio St. Marfa 432-729-1966

Products: Women's Clothing, Furniture, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Eliza Page

Fine jewelry from emerging names is the focus at this expertly edited spot. Everything is organized by designer—making it easy to find that Becky Kelso moonstone ring or GinetteNY monogram necklace—then sorted by price (more expensive pieces are in cases lining the walls; lower-priced styles are atop a giant table). Nearly half the designers are based in the Austin area.
229 W. Second St. Austin 512-474-6500, elizapage.com

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Feathers

It's no accident that the vintage garments here seem in sync with current trends—they're purposely selected for their modern-day relevance, yet still have an undeniably hip, retro appeal. And every piece is a winner, whether it's a batwing-sleeved dress, a Stevie Nicks–ish crystal pendant, or an appliquéd silk peasant blouse.
1700B S. Congress Ave. Austin 512-912-9779

Products: Vintage Clothing, Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Forty Five Ten

This Dallas legend feels more like a chic residence than a boutique. The space is divided into sections, each with a warm, organic feel and a refined focus (look for clothing from Dries Van Noten, Y3, and The Row, plus shoes by Azzedine Alaïa and Marni). Additional areas are dedicated to art books, refined decorative goods, and upscale beauty products.
4510 McKinney Ave. Dallas 214-559-4510

Products: Women's Clothing, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Galeana

Year-old Galeana is the best place in San Antonio's historic Monte Vista neighborhood to pick up on-trend pieces from Nave, Dorothy Lee, and Julie Haus. The dressing rooms are the most user-friendly we've seen: They're built large to encourage friends to try on clothing together.
2508 N. Main Ave. San Antonio 210-735-2227

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Gardens

The focal point of this relaxing nursery/boutique compound is a modernized bungalow filled with European cookware, Mariage Frères tea, and Santa Maria Novella soaps; plus there's an attached barn offering redwood dining tables and Yucatan cowhide chairs. Outside, the lush gardens present an expansive variety of exotic and regional foliage.
1818 W. 35th St. Austin 512-451-5490

Products: Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Goosefeathers

Referred to by its regulars as "The Goose," this enduringly cool Corpus Christi favorite, located in a former taqueria and decorated with pastel-painted antique furniture, never lacks for stylish dressed-down garments. Tibi smocks and Tulle primary-bright peacoats are current favorites.
4252 S. Alameda St. Corpus Christi 361-980-1388

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique