The Austin Shopping Guide
From covetable designer threads to unique finds for the home — and everything in between — Austin delights. And with Texan hospitality and quintessential Austin creativity, it’s no wonder global retail giants are following in the footsteps of locally-owned and Austin-born brands and popping up on the avenues those same boutiques built. Which means, now more than ever, it’s time to shop local.
To inspire your next outing, we’ve rounded up the locals favorite shops, including go-tos for everyday essentials, gifts, vintage threads, and little pieces of luxury. Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!
11410 Century Oaks Terrace | @domainnorthside | Luxury shopping, wow-worthy dining, and unique nightlife converge at Domain NORTHSIDE. Explore a mix of iconic brands from Louis Vuitton and Gucci to the city’s best homegrown retailers like YETI and Tecovas, then refuel at one of their numerous local eateries.
1117 S Congress Ave | @musiclaneaustin | This thoughtfully-designed portion of South Congress is home to a collection of high-end global brands including Hermes, Lululemon, Reformation, Alice + Olivia, Le Labo, and more. In addition to retail, you’ll find a selection of upscale restaurants and casual dining concepts plus Austin’s location of Soho House.
South Congress Ave | Arguably Austin’s most iconic avenue, South Congress is a must-stroll for visitors and a popular hangout for locals for its one-of-a-kind shopping, vibrant food scene, and funky live music. Here you’ll find a wide range of shops and eclectic boutiques boasting vintage fashion and home furnishings to high street and luxury retailers stocked with the latest trends.
SCOUTED | 2727 Exposition Blvd | @estilo_austin | This women’s clothing boutique nestled in the heart of Tarrytown is an Austin institution beloved for its curated collection of high-end yet accessible brands. Expect an ever-evolving rotation of on-trend pieces and style staples to outfit all occasions from casual nights out to cocktail wear.
SCOUTED | 417 E 43rd St | @fortress.shoes | Handmade in Peru by fairly-paid artisans, Fortress channels a free-spirited and elegant lifestyle through quality leather women’s footwear. From sandals and mules to ankle boots and Oxfords, this shop features styles that boast originality, intricate detailing and comfort in a variety of effortlessly chic designs. Other offerings include alpaca throws, jewelry, leather totes, candles, and gifts.
SCOUTED | 3663 Bee Caves Rd | @grove_hill_atx | Stocking an irresistible assembly of apparel and accessories, Grove Hill ATX is known for its ever-changing, always-growing collection of stylish essentials and modern-meets-feminine silhouettes. This shop is a go-to for ultra-fashionable finds to outfit every occasion and a favorite for gameday looks come football season.
SCOUTED | 7415 Southwest Pkwy | @luxroxboutique | For over a decade, Lux Rox Boutique has been supplying Austin’s most stylish residents with fabulous fashions. Their team scours the country’s markets for the latest trends, which means shoppers can always expect to find an inspiring selection of pieces from well-known and need-to-know designers in highly-coveted styles.
SCOUTED | 3800 N Lamar Blvd | @shopwoodandrose | At the intersection of classic, feminine, and ethereal, Wood & Rose showcases fashion-forward designer collections that are trendy yet timeless. Expect an irresistible assembly of clothing, shoes, accessories, and an assortment of home goods and gifts for the style-savvy shopper looking for modern looks with global influence.
605 Blanco St | @elles_boutique___ | This luxury, multi-brand boutique offers a sophisticated, modern representation of intimate apparel. In addition to tasteful, gossamer undergarments by designers like La Perla, Catine Gilson, and I.D. Sarrieri, you’ll find a collection of beautifully preserved vintage lingerie encompassed within the aesthetically pleasing, unintimidating space.
SCOUTED | 2727 Exposition Blvd | @estiloaustinmen | Tucked into Cassis Village just a few steps from its women’s retail counterpart, Estilo Men feels like an embodiment of the ideal men’s wardrobe. The boutique is a laid-back locale place for men to hone their style, and with a selection of go-to brands (think: Vuori, Rails, and Ted Baker), he can’t go wrong. Expect everything from casual and athleisure to business and day-to-night looks.
524 North Lamar Blvd & 1400 South Congress | @bygeorge | An Austin institution for the fashion-infatuated, the beautifully merchandised ByGeorge offers menswear curated for effortless sophistication. From the latest from labels like The Row, Thom Brown, and Loewe to the selection of wallets, sunglasses, and apothecary products, luxury apparel meets aspirational lifestyle in an alluring array of fine treasures.
1423 S Congress Ave | @stagprovisions | Marrying contemporary style with traditional sensibility, STAG poses itself as a general store for the everyman. Equal parts respectable and rebellious, their offerings of apparel, vintage wear, gifts, accessories, and apothecary goods are handpicked from the best makers in the world to stand the test of time and remain a part of a man’s wardrobe for many years to come.
SCOUTED | 1003 W 34th St | @picketfencesbaby | For Austin parents (and friends of parents!), Picket Fences is an institution. Outfitted with a gorgeous collection of children’s clothing, shoes, and gifts, they offer everything you need to fulfill your kid’s clothing needs. Plus, shop toys, baby registry goods, and more.
SCOUTED | @shoplovelylittlethings | For classic children’s clothing with timeless appeal, look no further than Lovely Little Things. The stock is more traditional than trendy so regardless of season or occasion, Lovely Little Things has all the darling dresses, beautiful bubbles, sweet smocks, and precious personalizations to keep your kiddos cute, comfortable, and stylish.
1204 South Congress Ave | @outdoorvoices | This Austin-born and bred brand is on a mission to free fitness from performance, specializing in colorful and comfortable pieces designed for all aspects of an active lifestyle. Equally suited for playing pickleball as they are for happy hour, Outdoor Voices’s styles embrace both fitness and everyday activity, offering a collection of men’s and women’s wear from sculpting leggings and effortless exercise dresses to breezy shorts and lightweight tops.
115 Sandra Muraida Way | @thelooprunning | A comprehensive technical footwear and apparel destination, The Loop is the go-to of athletes and runners of all fitness levels. Whether it’s marathon training or trail runs, you’ll find top-of-the-line gear to outfit every athletic, including shoes, athletic wear, running belts, and everything in between.
TEXAS ESSENTIALS & ACCESSORIES
522 S Congress Ave | @allensboots | A true Austin tradition since 1977, Allen’s embodies the essence of Texas through authentic Western wear. With over 4,000 boots to peruse in a variety of leathers and styles from brands like Lucchese, Old Gringo, and Frye and an ample selection of belts, hats, clothing, and accessories, this long-running South Congress outpost is where true cowboy style is found.
1512 S Congress Ave | @maufrais.austin | The one-of-a-kind, custom hat boutique on South Congress is a SoCo favorite. From color and material to brim size, crown style, and countless accessories and embellishments, the sky’s the limit on how you can customize. In addition to its bespoke hat services, this cowboy chic shop stocks a curated assortment of handmade goods, decor, and homeware.
2053 S Lamar Blvd | @noahmarion | For the finest selection of elevated leather goods, Noah Marion delivers. At their South Lamar flagship store, you’ll find an incredible range of wallets, belts, bags, home goods, and other sundries, each intentionally handcrafted to improve with age. When you pop in, fuel up at their in-store coffee counter to sip on while you shop.
SCOUTED | 1515 W 35th St | @kelseyleighfinejewelryandgifts | Always stylish and ever-elegant, Kelsey Leigh Fine Jewelry & Gifts showcases a stunning mixture of traditional and unique jewelry, home decor, and luxury gifts for the most discerning of tastes. And for those getting ready to pop the question, owner Kelsey Leigh is one of Austin’s favorite resources for one-of-a-kind engagement rings.
SCOUTED | 5011 Burnet Rd | @kormanfinejewelry | An Austin institution for five decades, this family-owned local jewelry atelier has a reputation for offering the finest collection of world-class jewelry and timepieces. From sparkling statement pieces and dainty designs for everyday wear to ultra-personalized engagement rings and Rolex chronographs, Korman Fine Jewelry is a must for something sparkly.
SCOUTED | 1201 6th Street, Suite A | @alador_jewelry | New on the scene in 2022, Alador is a restored preloved jewelry brand offering attainable pieces that elevate your jewelry box. After Catherine studied Jewelry & Accessory Design at the Savannah College of Arts and spent years on the New York fashion scene, she relocated to Austin and launched a line of carefully sourced pieces from estate sales, pawn shops and international auction houses. For something unique, book an appointment in her Clarksville showroom.
CONSIGNMENT & VINTAGE
701 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 | @garment_modern | At the intersection of retro, modern, and ultra-wearable, Garment offers an eclectic mix of vintage pieces and newer styles from high-end and up-and-coming designers. Whether it’s a perfectly worn-in 80s band tee or a chic Chanel coat, Garment’s ever-evolving collection of clothing, handbags, and accessories is a treasure trove.
1700 B South Congress Ave | @feathersboutiquevintage | Fashion aficionados looking for vintage threads count on Feathers for a plethora of fantastic finds. For clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories that are ultra-wearable, Feathers is a go-to for accessible pieces that are easy to work into an everyday, modern wardrobe.
705 S Lamar Blvd | @mossaustin | This high-end consignment dealer specializes in women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories from a plethora of luxury labels like Chanel and Gucci as well as coveted contemporary brands like Ulla Johnson and Ganni. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully merchandised, Moss offers a collection that caters to the latest trends in styles that stand the test of time.
1700 S Congress Ave | @prototypevintage | Inspired by the dynamic designs from the past that define the modern styles of today, Prototype stocks an expansive and impressive selection of vibrant clothing, accessories, and other vintage goods in on-trend, flattering fits.
HOME INTERIOR & DECOR
SCOUTED | 4626 Burnet Road, Austin | @acustomhouseaustin | Longtime Austin favorite, A Custom House offers an expertly curated selection of home goods, as well as design services. Located on Burnet Road in Rosedale, it’s a can’t-miss, centrally-located spot for finding inspired original art, antiques, lighting, custom furnishings, accessories, and fantastic design guidance.
SCOUTED | 3503 Kerbey Ln & 2945 W Anderson Ln | @kaskasrugsgallery | The family-owned rug dealer relocated from Lebanon to Austin in 1975 and quickly became Austin’s leading resource for fine antique and decorative hand-knotted textiles. Today, Kaskas Rug Gallery continues to delight discerning customers and designers from two Austin locations.
SCOUTED | 2408 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin | @pagehomedesign | Located right off of Lake Austin Boulevard in a darling old bungalow, this iconic Austin interior design studio is home & garden destination for interior design lovers, complete with expertly curated arts, antiques, lighting, accessories, flooring, window coverings, gifts, and furnishings.
SCOUTED | 3404 Jefferson St | @sparrowinteriors | A unique shopping experience for both the trade and the design-minded, Sparrow Interiors & Gifts offers a mix of globally-sourced vintage and contemporary furniture and accessories that fit right in with Austin’s quintessential ecclecticism. Whether you’re looking to redesign your entire home, a single room, or just find a special something for a loved one, Sparrow Interiors & Gifts is your go-to.
524 N Lamar Blvd | @wildflowerorganics | Wildflower Organics is a well-known, much-loved Austin shopping destination for high-end furniture, gorgeous home decor, and in-house line of lavish linens and bedding. With a commitment to environmental responsibility, every piece in their collection is all-natural, organic, and sustainably sourced while never compromising on luxury, comfort, or style.
PARTY & GIFT
SCOUTED | 4001 N Lamar Blvd | @paperplaceaustin | Austin’s original stationary store, Paper Place is a staple for helping locals make every moment memorable through their thoughtfully chosen selection of fine paper goods, accessories, and gifts. Custom invitations? Save-the-dates? Birthday bashes? Look no further!
SCOUTED | Visit online| @partyandco.atx | You’ll always find a reason to decorate and celebrate at Party & Co. Austin’s one-stop-shop for party prep, Party & Co. is overflowing with everything you need to throw your next soiree from gorgeous wrapping paper and confetti to cheeky drinkware and last-minute gifts.
Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!