You’ve probably already heard that everything is bigger in Texas, but did you also know that everything is BETTER, as well? Offering a wonderful blend of breathtaking scenery, rich history, famous tourist attractions, and a super-sized selection of shopping spots guaranteed to give your credit cards a workout, your Austin vacation promises to be unlike any other! And because we don’t want you to miss out on a single shopping experience, we are offering up this list of the best shopping in Austin spots—happy sales to you!

Toy Joy, 403 West 2nd Street

We firmly stand behind the theory of never growing up, and this fantastic toy store found in the historic 2nd District of Austin is the perfect spot to visit if you’re on the Peter Pan team! Offering a quirky selection of toys, action figures, stuffed animals, collectibles and so much more, your Austin getaway will be sadly lacking if you don’t budget in a few hours for a visit to this toy nirvana!

Charm School Vintage, 1111 East 11th Street # 150

In a world where we are quickly learning to reuse, recycle, and restore, it’s always nice to follow the same traditions when on vacations, and Charm School Vintage will educate you on all the above. Offering a huge selection of clothing, gifts, the styles found here date all the way back to the 1890s, this is the boutique you’ve been dreaming of your entire life!

The Austin Antique Mall, 8822 McCann Drive

The history of Texas comes to life in this super-sized antique mall featuring over 30,000 square feet of artifacts, trinkets, and treasures that stretch back in time for generations. Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a shopping-palooza of clothing, jewelry, military memorabilia, toys, and so much more we don’t have the time to list it all!

ByGeorge, 524 North Lamar Boulevard #103

For those with a love for the finer things in life, ByGeorge has exactly what your discerning taste requires! This high-end clothing and accessory store caters to both men and women, offering only the best in quality and design.

Monkey See Monkey DO, 1712 South Congress Avenue

Quirky is the word today, one that comes in especially handy when visiting this unique novelty gift shop. The walls and aisles are lined with the kind of gifts that will make the recipients realize that you really have put a LOT of thought into their likes and dislikes! Funky socks, Stretch Armstrong dolls, and soup cans stuffed with figures blind that would do Andy Warhol proud—there are no rules in Monkey See Monkey Do!

Austin Vacation Rentals and the Best Shopping in Austin

There are a lot of vacation rental companies to choose from, but when you want the best, you choose us! Our homes are designed to be lived in. Light, airy, and oh so comfortable, you will never want to leave. We also feature 4 bedroom and 3 bedroom homes for larger groups, and 1 bedroom homes for a small getaway—contact us to reserve one of our luxury rentals no matter the time of year!