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Local Shopping

Austin is chock-full of creatives, making it no surprise that it's also home to several locally-owned businesses where you can find trinkets, houseware items and clothing made from area artisans in addition to popular and international brands. Our suggestion: Leave generous room in your suitcase for souvenirs.



The largest independent store in Texas, BookPeople opened its flagship store in 1970 and has been voted best bookstore in Austin several years since. The store not only features hundreds of book titles, but is also home to a café and over 300 events every year that brings in notable authors and public figures.

603 N Lamar Blvd, bookpeople.com


Kick Pleat

An established Austin women’s boutique featuring a well-edited selection of quality transition pieces from both notable designers, like Rachel Comey & Apiece Apart, along with under-the-radar, up-and-coming labels.

624 North Lamar Blvd, kickpleat.com


Alexa James Baby

Bringing modern children’s apparel & a charming shopping experience to Austin, Texas. The family-owned boutique carries an assortment of thoughtfully curated clothing & children’s gifts.

1515 W 35th Street #D, alexajbaby.com



Located on site at our sister-property, South Congress Hotel, California meets Texas at this women’s clothing boutique. Sunroom features a variety of casually elegant staples to create that laid back, Austin style.

1603 South Congress Ave, shopsunroom.com



A custom hat shop with a Stetson Bar, ready to be perfectly shaped and fitted. Come for an Austin-inspired keepsake, stay for the personalized hat experience in a beautifully designed store.

1512 S Congress Ave, maufrais.shop


Take Heart

  • An East Austin gift shop of curiosities local and international, with an emphasis on Japanese design. Each item is specially selected and curated based on craftsmanship and thoughtful design.

1211 E 11th St, takeheartshop.com