For all of your retail therapy needs, here’s our curated guide to shopping in Austin.
From perennial purveyors of luxe goods to one-of-a-kind boutiques, AustinCs retail offerings are exciting, sometimes edgy and often unexpected. Here, our cheat sheet of top shops.
Austin’s most fashion-forward shopping destination, established in 1979, is now under the direction of owner Larry McGuire and Creative Director Kristen Lee Cole. The Lamar flagship and South Congress store offer apparel, accessories and housewares from European and American designers including Céline, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Rosie Assoulin, Nak Armstrong and Brunello Cucinelli. 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.472.5951; 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512.441.8600, bygeorgeaustin.com
With well-curated items inspired by travel, Rebecca Yanoff’s beautifully designed boutique is Austin’s “it” destination for effortless, elegant style. Lines include Rebecca Taylor, Eberjey and Cynthia Vincent. 1318 S. Congress Ave., 737.484.0267, coveclothing.com
Designer Stephanie Beard’s menswear-inspired apparel for women is effortless and chic. Her latest collections include swimwear and unisex pieces as well, and it’s all showcased at her airy, comfortable boutique. 1601 S. First St., 512.243.8901, esbyapparel.com
Stephanie Coultress O’Neill’s chic boutique in Tarrytown takes you from the boardroom to the ballroom with lines like Joie, J Brand, Krisa and Mara Hoffman. O’Neill recently debuted her eponymous line of light and easy organic cotton leisurewear. 2727 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 121, 512.236.0488, estiloboutique.com
The Garden Room
The generous and philanthropic Patty Hoffpauir has helped dress generations of Austin women at her upscale boutique featuring colorful and flattering women’s clothing, accessories and bridal trends. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 5, 512.458.5407, gardenroomboutique.com
For 70plus years, this fashion cornerstone has featured luxury designers and collections from around the world. The handbag collection from Texas designer Sarah White features luxe fashion-forward backpacks. 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512.473.2493, juliangold.com
Owner Wendi Martin now has a showroom worthy of her impeccable taste with her space on Lamar Boulevard. Her lines, including ATP, Jil Sander and Humanoid, transcend trends and are made to last. Kick Pleat’s shoe collection is almost museumworthy. 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.445.4500, kickpleat.com
League of Rebels
With offerings such as custom suits and hip off-the-rack pieces, this menswear shop in the Second Street District has everything for the ontrend Austin man. Owner M. Ato (call him Ato, please) can advise you on the perfect custom suit. And the whiskey bar is always open. 411 W. Second St., 512.721.9903, leagueofrebels.com
Masha Poloskova stocks her carefully curated sister shops with high-end selections and couture vintage pieces. Don’t miss that must-have Chanel jacket or Etro blazer: Moss posts many of its finds on Instagram, so follow along at @mossclothing. 701-F S. Lamar Blvd., 512.462.4667, shopgarment.com
Active men and women can find the latest in technical fitness apparel, for yogis and basketball players alike, at Tyler Haney’s innovative and globalminded boutique. 606 Blanco St., 512.356.9136, outdoorvoices.com
Polo Ralph Lauren
The Domain’s location of this sophisticated sportswear brand pays homage to the Southwest both in terms of decor and with its selection of leathers and suedes in a variety of styles. 11601 Century Oaks Terrace, The Domain, 512.490.0812, ralphlauren.com
Raven + Lily
Committed to empowering women workers around the world, this shop features beautiful clothing, accessories and home decor. Visit the flagship at Domain Northside or the intimate location in East Austin. Domain Northside, 512.766.1821; 2406 Manor Road, Ste. C, 512.236.1378, ravenandlily.com
Maureen Staloch’s Westlake boutique showcases fresh and edgy designers for any style, from casual to cocktail, in a friendly and accessible environment. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512.514.0027, shopredbird.com
Known for its sport, ski and sun selections, this Texas retailer not only recently marked its 10th anniversary as an anchor in downtown’s Second Street District, but also has expanded its reach in Austin with its new 12,500-square-foot store— complete with a full-service ski and snowboard shop—at Domain Northside. 401 W. Third St., 512.320.1999; Domain Northside, 512.710.3719, saintbernard.com
This fun shop brings an urbancoastal vibe to the South Congress Hotel. Lucy Jolis’ well-stocked boutiques feature unique clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers such as Electric Feathers, Collina Strada and Vivien Ramsay. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.524.2197, sunroomaustin.com
This delightfully appointed, locally owned store is curated for men, with everything from clothing and shoes to gift ideas and grooming. Domain Northside, 512.852.9869, weatheredcoalition.com
League of Rebels provides a customized experience in the heart of the Second Street District downtown.