Austin Shopping Guide

Austin Country Flea Market

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

Anthony Nak

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).
800 Brazos St., #300, 512-454-7029,

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Big Red Sun

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.
1102 E. Cesar Chavez St., 512-480-0688,

Products: Women's Clothes, Vintage, Furniture, Linens, Outdoor, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


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.
1202 S. Congress Ave., 512-326-7670,

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothes, Jewelry, Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

By George

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.
524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951,

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Central Homegoods

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.
512 Rio Grande Blvd., 512-476-1010

Products: Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Factory People

Hip, hard-to-find labels like Charlotte Corday and Kristen Lee, along with an in-store DJ, make this a place we could hang out in all day.
1325 S. Congress Ave., 512-440-8002,

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique


Atop the Venetian-mirrored tables in this boudoir-esqe spot lies a stunning array of ladylike footwear by the likes of Emma Hope, Lulu Guinness, Sigerson Morrison, and Hollywould.
1112 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. E, 512-457-1007

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Five Oceans

White walls and simple wood floors provide the perfect beach cottage-like backdrop for this store's chic mix of seaworthy swimsuits and stylish accessories by Letarte, Zimmermann, and Mella.
1413 S. Congress Ave., 512-415-8688

Products: Swimwear, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Luxe Apothetique

Half apothecary, half boutique (hence the name), this spot covers every base. There's Anna Sui clothing, Miller Harris perfumes, and Diptyque candles, all contained within a casually comfortable space.
9722 Great Hills Trail, 512-346-8202

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique
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