Denim Bars

A new wave of jeans counters is offering a huge selection of up-and-coming lines - in addition to our favorite, we'll-never-take-these-off standbys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shiki

Proprietor Jane Vanisko-McCan has made Shiki a favorite among UT undergrads and young professionals due to her shop's mellow, Japanese-minimalist vibe and range of everyday-wearable labels like Lotta and Earnest Sewn.

Therapy

Always ahead of the curve, this popular boutique is Austin's premier spot for the newest, most inspiring labels. Currently, Desanka art-deco-influenced silk tops and playful drop-waist Issho dresses are our top picks.

Valentine's Too

Entirely girly in looks and merchandise, this Davenport Village favorite stocks all the essentials a ladylike Austinite could desire: Nanette Lepore dresses, Rebecca Taylor spangled chiffon tops, and Trina Turk frame purses.

Whole Foods

It was only a matter of time before this do-gooding empire, already famous for making organic food and beauty products so palatable, started selling all-natural, sweatshop-free clothing that we actually want to wear. It is now a destination for trouser-style Loomstate jeans, hip-grazing Stewart + Brown tees, and vegan bags.

Katy K Designs Ranch Dressing

Part vintage store, part '50s kitsch shop, this winding bungalow encourages serious browsing. Wander around and discover sexy bandanna-print skirts by owner Katy K ($90), and belt buckles with hokey sayings like pig farmers bring home the bacon ($15).

Bamboo

Affordable, trendy clothing labels favored by college students—Miss Sixty, Hard Tail, Habitual, and Parasuco among them—are found in abundance at this hyacinth-hued shop. Accessories receive equal billing: Local designer Suzanne Myers' gypsyish silver wire hoops, thickly stacked with onyx-black stones ($36) are a swift seller, along with the very Martha's Vineyard-style, lobster-painted Dr. Scholls by Kiss My Feet ($125).

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