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  • 1. Tesoros Trading Co.

    South Congress District | Crafts

    The buyers for this large, independently owned world-market store comb the planet for colorful and unusual examples of folk art from more than...Read More

  • 2. Toy Joy

    Toys

    This fantastic place is so much the ultimate toy store of your childhood fantasies that it's too good to save for actual children—don't be...Read More

  • 3. Waterloo Records & Video

    Music Stores

    This large independent shop is an Austin institution that's been an integral part of the local music scene since 1982. With an outstanding selection...Read More

  • 4. Whole Foods Market

    Food/Candy

    The 80,000-square-foot flagship store for the natural/organic supermarket chain's world headquarters is both a showcase for the company's philosophy...Read More

  • 5. 23rd Street Artists' Market

    University of Texas Area | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This year-round open-air market with roots stretching back to the early '70s is the soul of the Drag. The unreconstructed hippie ambience is...Read More

  • 6. Allens Boots

    South Congress District | Clothing

    A South Congress landmark for decades, this place is impossible to miss—just look for the huge red boot above the door. Set amid trendy, touristy...Read More

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  • 8. Antique Marketplace

    North Austin | Antiques/Collectibles

    More than 45 vendors spread out over nearly 11,000 square feet here. Lose yourself in the vintage linens, lunchboxes, posters and postcards...Read More

  • 9. Antone's Record Shop

    University of Texas Area | Music Stores

    In the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, nothing is as sweet as finding a record store like this one. With an emphasis on local...Read More

  • 10. Artworks

    Clarksville | Art Galleries

    Look no farther than this ultra-modern gallery when you're on the hunt for unique pieces like hand-carved onyx sculptures from Mexico. The large...Read More

  • 11. Austin Chinatown Center

    North Austin | Shopping Centers/Malls

    This modern, 750,000-square-foot open-air mall is almost completely occupied by Asian businesses (mainly Chinese and Vietnamese), including...Read More

  • 12. Bicycle Sport Shop

    South Austin | Sporting Goods

    With ample trails and roads with generous bike lanes, Austin is home to many serious bicyclists, and this homegrown shop has been outfitting...Read More

  • 13. Bicycle Sport Shop

    Sporting Goods

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    Sporting Goods

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  • 15. Big Top Candy Shop

    South Congress District | Food/Candy

    South Congress is filled with shops that pack a nostalgia factor, from vintage goods to home cooking, but none is quite as sweet as this place...Read More

  • 16. Book People

    Books/Stationery

    Texas's largest independent bookstore is a home-grown alternative to the monster chain stores. It began in 1970 as Grok Books, and now stocks...Read More

  • 17. Breed and Company

    University of Texas Area | Household Items/Furniture

    The classiest hardware store in Austin doesn’t just stock a prism of paints and garden gadgets. It’s dedicated to home improvement in all regards...Read More

  • 18. ByGeorge

    Clothing

    This is not your average Austin clothing boutique. While you may find many up-and-coming independent designers while perusing other store’s...Read More

  • 19. Central Market

    North Austin | Food/Candy

    This upscale, foodie-friendly offshoot of the giant Texas-based H-E-B supermarket chain is a few years older than its competitor, Whole Foods...Read More

  • 20. Central Market

    South Austin | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

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