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33 Best Local Shops To Go Shopping In Austin

November 15, 2023

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Best Shops In Austin

One of the best things about Austin is that we have a local shopping scene with many local shops to shop from. Gift shops, jewelry shops, plant shops, women boutiques, and the biggest independent book store in the state of Texas!

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Keep it local by shopping local like Austinites at these local shops in Austin organized by North, South, East, Central, South Congress, and downtown Austin. You won’t find any department stores like Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s, or Nordstrom on this list.

P.S. check out my pocket-sized guidebook on Austin Texas for the best shopping in each neighborhood.

Central Austin

Atown local shop in Austin


There are several gift shops in Austin, but Atown is one of my favorites because of the wide curated collection of local Austin gifts, including handbags. Everything from women’s clothing, cards, candles, jewelry, baby gifts, and a dedicated men’s section in the back of the store. Atown is not only a great destination for gift shopping but also a hub for Austin shopping in general.

Shop Koko is also set up here at Atown, offering my Koko’s Guide To Austin book, donut boobie tees, taco boobie tees, queso, fries tees, and handbags. It’s the perfect place to indulge in some unique Austin-themed merchandise while exploring the vibrant world of Austin shopping.


5502 Burnet Rd, iloveatown.com


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Blue Elephant

Blue Elephant is the sister store to Atown that’s located in the shopping center of Central Market. Super cute selection of local gifts.

4001 N Lamar Blvd #510, shopblueelephant.com


Hearth & Soul in Austin Texas

Hearth & Soul

This carefully curated boutique shop in Tarry Town has dropdown#toggle” data-dropdown-placement-param=”top” data-term-id=”277918125″>clothing stores, clothes, accessories, baby toys, dropdown#toggle” data-dropdown-placement-param=”top” data-term-id=”277918135″>home decor, pet supplies, and books. Hearth & Soul hosts events every month in-store too!

2727 Exposition Blvd, hearthandsoul.com


Lilla & Beth shop in Austin

Lilla & Beth

Lilla & Beth is a cute little shop in Mueller that’s located next to Alamo Drafthouse movie theater with women’s clothing, housewares, and gifts.

1911 Aldrich St #130, lillabeth.com


Magic Caravan

If you’re looking to add a rug to your home, check out Magic Caravan on North Burnet. Turkish rugs, bathrobes, pillowcases, tapestries, and more.

5003 Burnet Rd


Succulent Native

Located in North Loop is Succulent Native – this big plant shop is filled with houseplants, succulents, and local gifts. You can also take a hands-on workshop or planting party at Succulent Native – check out their schedule here.

Succulent Native also has a super cute Instagrammable mural on the side of the building.

5501 N Lamar Blvd a101, succulentnative.com

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Wood | Rose

Wood & Rose is one of the most trending and beautiful stores in Austin, located in the vibrant shopping district, with popular high-end women and jewelry designers.

3800 N Lamar Blvd suite 110, shopwoodandrose.com


Other stores in Central Austin

  • Room Service Vintage – one of Austin’s top vintage, thrift, and antique shops in the North Loop District
  • Blue Velvet
  • Pavement 
  • Outdoor Voices

North Austin

Austin Pets Alive Thrift Store

Austin Pets Alive Thrift

Austin Pets Alive has two of their own thrift stores that you can shop from and donate to! I dropped off three big bags recently. 

5801 Burnet Road + 1409 West Oltorf Street

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Slow North in Austin texas

Slow North

A woman-owned, local business dedicated to creating a collection of beautiful, sustainable goods including candles, therapy packs, bath salts and linen sprays. Slow North handcrafts natural, quality products in small batches with you, your home, and the environment in mind.

2700 W Anderson Ln. #410, slownorth.com


Nina Berenato

I met Nina when she first moved from New York and opened up shop at the Barton Creek shopping mall but this girl has made a mark as a jewelry designer. BEYONCE HAS WORN HER JEWELRY (custom face masks for the Lion King Spirit Music Video). 

Nina has donated $11,500 in cash to charities and raise $27,000 for other local makers and artists by selling their goods.

Visit her shop at the Domain NORTHSIDE, which is an outdoor mall.

3200 Palm Way #152, ninaberenato.com

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Luxe Apothetique

Luxe has been my go-to gift shop since I moved to Austin because of all the unique gifts that you can find in their shop. Anything from candles to mugs, women’s clothing, beauty, and local Austin items.

11501 Century Oaks Terrace, shopluxe.com


Erin Condren

Stationary, notebooks, notecards, pens, and everything colorful at this shop in Domain NORTHside.

11601 Rock Rose Ave #128, erincondren.com/austinstore


There are some stores at The Arboretum at Great Hills too.

East Austin


Wearing dainty jewelry from Amanda Deer in Austin Texas

Amanda Deer

I love dainty, gold jewelry but it can be pricey. Amanda Deer in Austin makes dainty, 14kt gold-filled gold jewelry with an affordable price tag!

Here are a couple of my favorite pieces: Arch earrings, Maria Coin Necklace, Twist Hoops, Hammered Gold Cuff, Third Eye Coin Huggies, and Evil Eye Coin Necklace

I have a solitaire diamond necklace that I wear every day that an ex-bf gifted me from Tiffany & Co but it was around $1000. Amanda Deer has one for $329!

501 N Interstate Hwy 35 Suite 115, 

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Plant Party shopping in austin in East Austin Texas

Plant Party

I’ve been shopping at Plant Party for years! You can find rare houseplants and common houseplants at this cute little plant shop in East Austin. And the shop is called Plant Party because you can come in for a plant party! Build your own terrarium for one or two and it’s BYOB or BYOW.

1200 E 11th St, plantparty.co


Bee Grocery

This locally owned, one-of-a-kind urban grocer in East Austin is both a grocery store and Vietnamese counter-service with banh mi, vermicelli bowls, rice plates, and pho.

1001 E 6th St


The Paper + Craft Pantry

This cute little paper store at Springdale General, nestled amidst art galleries, has everything from notebooks, cards, pencils, and stationery in a plant-filled shop. They also host workshops like water colouring, leather making, and more, providing a vibrant creative atmosphere surrounded by the captivating artworks of nearby galleries.

1023 Springdale Rd building 6b


Charm School Vintage

Women’s vintage clothes in a charming old house in East Austin.

1111 E 11th St #150

Downtown Austin

Bookpeople bookstore in Austin


BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas. I grew up with my nose buried half of the time in books and reading in my bookstores so there was always something magical about bookstores to me. When I published my book and BookPeople started carrying it, it was a dream come true.

BookPeople has always been really supportive of local authors and hosts book events almost every single day!

603 N Lamar Blvd

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Luxe Apothetique

Luxe is one of my favorite gift shops on 2nd Street District to shop for trendy gifts, women’s clothing, and beauty products.

201 W 2nd St


Toy Joy

You’ll feel like you stepped into the Disneyland of toys, or at least I did. This quicky, colorful toy shop sells unique toys and collectibles since 1987. Their sister shop, Yummi Joy, serves dairy-free, vegan ice cream in partnership with Sweet Ritual and all the candy.

403 W 2nd St


Waterloo Records

Iconic independent music and video shop that’s been an integral part of Austin’s music scene since 1982. You can find new and used LPs, indie CDs, music, movies, books, t-shirts, and stickers. Explore Austin’s music venues. 

600 N Lamar Blvd

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South Congress

If you’re wanting an afternoon shopping experience, South Congress is the ultimate shopping destination of Austin with eateries along the way. Walk up and down the strip of boutiques and gift shops while listening to live music from Oak Garden next to Guero’s.

Allens Boots on South Congress Ave in Austin Texas

Allens Boots

Landmark store on South Congress Avenue with more than 4,000 cowboy boots on display, plus cowboy hats, clothing & accessories.

1522 S Congress Ave, allensboots.com

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Limbo Shop in Austin Texas

Limbo Jewelry

Modern, architectural jewelry designed and made by hand, and local gifts.

1604 S Congress Ave, limbojewelrystore.com/pages/soco-store


Prima Dora in Austin Texas

Prima Dora

Prima Dora is one of the older stores in Austin that still has the “Old Austin” vibe while supporting local artists. Put your name down at Magnolia Cafe next door and come check out the gift shop and take a picture in front of the Love From Austin, one of the most Instagrammable murals in Austin

1912 S Congress Ave, primadora.com/collections/made-in-austin


Lucy In Disguise with Diamonds

If you like vintage shops, Lucy In Disguise has the best collection of costumes, vintage clothing, boas, masks, wigs, and everything glitz and glam.

1506 S Congress Ave, lucyindisguise.com

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Other shops on South Congress

  • Kendra Scott
  • Stag Provisions
  • By George – features designers from around the world
  • Sunroom
  • Noah Marion
  • Maufrais 

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South Austin

Noah Marion in Austin Texas

Noah Marion

Noah Marion’s flagship store is located on South Lamar featuring a range of elevated, handmade leather goods such as wallets, bags & belts. Since 2006 Noah Marion has focused on untreated, undyed natural vegetable tanned leather in order to allow the user to personally bring the design to life.

You can also find a curated collection of local gifts here including my book!

2053 S Lamar Blvd, noahmarion.com

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Sfingiday Austin

Sfingiday Austin is located in the heart of South Lamar and Zilker Park neighborhoods at 2058 South Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78704. Sfingiday is open year-round Wednesday-Sunday and features local, handmade goods from small, independent businesses. They also have a large selection of home goods, ceramics and jewelry from small businesses. Women-owned. 

2058 South Lamar Blvd

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Art For The People

Independent gallery on South 1st showcasing over 20 local artists.

1711 S 1st St


Roadhouse Relics in Austin Texas

Roadhouse Relics

Home to the iconic Greetings From Austin mural, did you know you can actually walk into Roadhouse Relics? I didn’t until a couple of weeks ago when I met the sweet couple! They have a small gift shop inside of prints and t-shirts.

1720 S 1st St


Moss Designer Consignment

High-end consignment shop that carries secondhand clothing from well-known designer brands.

705 S Lamar Blvd

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Uncommon Objects

Established in 1991 as a small antique collective, Uncommon Objects is a one-of-a-kind emporium of transcendent antiques, including jewelry, taxidermy, and toys.

1602 Fortview Rd, uncommonobjects.com/history/

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