Austin Area Shopping
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Between the Round Rock and San Marcos outlet malls, all of the boutiques/vintage shops near downtown and SOCO and the upscale shopping at centers such as “The Domain”, there is something for everyone in the Austin area!
You an start your shopping experience at the San Marcos outlet South of Austin right on I35 (about exit number 200). This is a great place to start as the San Marcos outlet mall was recently ranked the 3rd Best Place to Shop in the world as seen on ABC's "The View". (Yes...the world!) It is a true shoppers haven with over 130 luxury and brand names such as: Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Giorgio Armani General Store, Lacoste, kate spade, Salvatore Ferragamo, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach, Crate and Barrel Outlet, Pottery Barn Outlet, Restoration Hardware, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Tahari, St. John Company Store, Michael Kors, bebe O, Tommy Bahama, Hanro, and many, many more!
Right across the street from the Prime outlet shops is the Tanger Outlet Mall. So technically this is a different mall, but let’s be real, from a shoppers perspective as the two malls are just across the street from each other (and a little street at that), it’s like having one big shopping area!
After shopping at the San Marcos outlets, you can head north on I35 through Austin and when you get to Round Rock, you'll be in heaven once again. You'll once again find impressive savings. You'll find savings on brands such as: Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG, Max Azaria, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger and other great stores that make up the 125 outlet stores in this center off I35 in Round Rock.
One last area you might want to check out. If you have ever seen the bumper sticker “Keep Austin Weird” and you wondered what’s so weird about it? Or what could they be talking about? Check out SOCO. It’s actually South Congress and it’s about four blocks long and lined with an odd…weird…kooky…some may describe some of the stores as bizarre…but they are all a whole lot of fun.
If you love shopping, you'll love shopping at Barton Creek Square with its more than 180 specialty retailers and anchor stores Dillard's, macy*s, JCPenney, Nordstrom and Sears. Enjoy shopping at stores you know and love, like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Aveda, Banana Republic, bebe, Children's Place, Coach, Pottery Barn, Talbot's and Williams-Sonoma. Explore and discover the joy of shopping at stores you won't find anywhere else in Austin, such as The Apple Store, Armani Exchange, Babystyle, Metropark, Pottery Barn Kids and Solstice.
Explore their Web site to learn about the retailers and other features of this indoor shopping mall that was Austin's first shopping mall in the 1970s.
The new Hill Country Galleria Mall near the highway 71 and 620 intersection, is expected to become the new shopping mecca of southwest Austin Real Estate. This mall has stores such as: - Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor LOFT, Eddie Bauer, Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Dillard's, Barnes & Noble and a Cinemark theater.
Check this link out if you want to find some vintage, retro, antique shops etc you might otherwise miss.
The Domain features 700,000 square feet of luxury fashion and restaurant space. It caters to Austin's affluent population with high-end retailers that include Barneys CO-OP, CALYPSO, Intermix, Tiffany & Co., the city's first Neiman Marcus and restaurants like Jasper's and Kona Grill. The 57-acre first phase of this mixed-use project includes an upscale Main Street center anchored by Macy's and Neiman Marcus, nine first-class restaurants.
The Arboretum at Great Hills in Northwest Austin is a two-level market of boutiques, art galleries, upscale clothing stores, a Barnes & Noble SuperStore, and restaurants surrounding Renaissance Hotel.
It’s not practical to list all of the stores in Austin but here’s a fun shopping link that let’s you look up by store type. Whether you are looking for a trending little boutique, a retro or vintage store or an upscale department store you can find it here and in many cases there will be a customer review or two to give you an idea of what to expect.
Here’s another shopping link that might be helpful for finding locations of the many stores.