Everyone’s heard the saying that “in Texas everything is big” and in Austin that’s pretty much true. Visitors will find that the shopping opportunities are simply grand.
Shopping Centers and Outlet Malls
One of the most frequented venues for Austin shopping is the Arboretum. This open air market offers fountains, wooded areas, playgrounds, movie theaters and superb shops. It’s home to upscale stores like Saks Fifth Avenue where you’ll find everything from haute couture to specialty cosmetics. The housewares section displays the finest china from around the world as well as glassware and crystal.
The Barton Creek Square will please anyone shopping on a budget. The complex houses large department stores like Dillards, JC Penney, Nordstrom and Sears. The food court features a nice selection of international foods.
The Dobbie Center is a fun place for Austin shopping. You’ll find out of the ordinary shops like Beat the Bookstore. Locals enjoy lunch at the Gyro King.
Highland Mall is not just a place for great Austin shopping. This historic landmark is among the first in the state of Texas. Shops like Macy’s and Dillards offer excellent quality retail and at reasonable prices.
Round Rock Premium Outlets is the beloved center of all bargain shoppers. With upscale and name brand stores, you can find something for every member of the family and at incredible prices.
Top Drawer Thrift Outlets offer more discounts for Austin shopping. Most of the money goes to support local charities, so shop here for a good cause.
The Antique Market Place is a collector’s paradise and a must for any Austin shopping experience. With over fifty vendors stretched though 20,000 square feet, you’ll find a treasure or two.
The Central Flea Market offers stalls of knick knacks and on occasion you can find prime estate treasures. It’s also ideal for Austin shopping and saving on arts and crafts.
Mi Casa Gallery is home to the best selection of pottery by local artisans as well as Navajo Indians. There’s also a section of unique Mexican plates and textiles.
And in this Texan city you’ll find top of the line boots. Allen’s stocks high quality leather and snake skin footwear. It’s a must for all visitors who enjoy Austin shopping.
Book lovers should not miss Follett’s Intellectual Property. It’s the perfect place for finding history books, romance novels, classics and best sellers.
For more superb craft Austin shopping, Tesoros Trading Company is a must. The array of hand made vases, bowls and utensils is impressive.
And if you want to save money while shopping for great music, Waterloo Records and Video carries the largest stock in the city. There’s a floor dedicated to movies.
Austin boasts a large immigrant society. At Things Celtic, everything comes from Scotland, Wales, Ireland or Cornwall. They stock a fine selection of sweaters, kilts and family crest memorabilia. It’s a fun place to browse.
Men from all over come to the Upstairs Men Apparel store. It’s one of Texas’ best kept secret and ideal for ready-to-wear trendy and elegant clothing.