Fodor's Expert Review Kendra Scott
What started more than a decade ago as a small Austin jewelry outfit has grown to be one of the Capitol City’s most successful businesses, with stores nationwide. Though Scott does design ready-to-wear pieces, the genius behind her work is a paint-by-the-numbers approach to jewelry making: She’s fixed the templates, and you get to be the designer. At the Color Bar, select from a rainbow of stones to make endless combinations of custom earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. The flagship store on SoCo is retail therapy and art therapy in one.