Top Shopping in Austin
Austin is a unique vacation destination. After all, their city slogan is “Keep Austin Weird.” Between the craft breweries, nightlife, and music festivals, there is more than enough to keep you occupied during your trip here. Luckily for the shopaholics that visit Austin, there is also plenty of shopping as well! You will find all kinds of places to shop here, from vintage markets to shopping malls that will be sure to delight and give you plenty of chances to take something unique—and maybe even weird—home with you. Here are our top places to shop in Austin!
South Congress Avenue
Before vintage and bohemian shopping became a major trend, South Congress Avenue was the place to go for hidden finds. Rumor has it that Bob Dylan used to come here to find vintage looks for his concerts! Now, South Congress Avenue goes by the nickname of “SoCo” and is a little more on the map in Austin. Expect to find a wide variety of shopping, from vintage to high end. The most iconic shop here is Allen’s Boots, where you can choose from thousands of styles for the perfect Texan cowboy boot. Come here on Thursdays to see pop up shops and experience a block party atmosphere!
2nd Street District
What is fun about the 2nd Street District is that it isn’t just a shopping venue; it is truly a multi-use downtown district that offers a little bit of everything! Walk down 2nd Street and find great restaurants and bars, live music venues, and even apartments. However, the best part of 2nd Street is the variety of locally owned shops which offer something different than chain vendors in a shopping mall. From clothing to housewares, 2nd Street has it all! This popular area can make parking difficult, so many park at the Austin City Hall garage and then walk.
Here at The Domain, they have brought the traditional shopping mall environment and made it Austin-friendly. Explore your favorite department store, such as Neiman Marcus, Dillard’s, and Macy’s, but in a downtown, pedestrian friendly cityscape. High end dining and lots of entertainment make this more than just a shopping destination; it will truly be one of the highlights of your trip to Austin!
A unique city such as Austin calls for unique shopping destinations as well. Explore these areas and more during your next vacation in Austin! Contact us today to reserve one of our vacation rentals and to learn about our 1 bedroom rentals for an intimate getaway and our 3 bedroom rentals perfect for larger families and groups. Browse through these Drake Ave vacation rentals.