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Best Places to Shop in Austin During SXSW 2014

Plan on visiting our lovely little city for the annual SXSW festival? Austin has one of the best local shopping scenes around! Tons of independent boutiques with unique items from local designers. Here's a round-up of some of my favorite places! 

  • STAG

    1423 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
    Guys, this is your go-to place for some seriously cool fashion. STAG has a wonderfully curated selection of guys clothing, accessories and gifts. Designers include Life After Denim, Alternative Apparel, TopShop and more. Looking for a switch blade comb? They've got it!
  • Eliza Page

    229 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 
    If you love unique jewelry, you have to make a stop in Eliza Page in the Second Street district. Over 30 independent designers, many of whom are from Austin. Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces you won't find anywhere else. (After you've browsed Eliza Page, walk across the street and grab an Iced Turbo at Joe's Coffee. It will keep you going during those long SXSW days and nights!)

  • Blue Elephant 

    4001 N Lamar Blvd #510, Austin, TX
    Hands down the best place in town for affordable, cute women's clothing. This store is stuffed to the guilds with fun boho designs in a rainbow of colors and sizes, plus tons of accessories and beauty items.

  • Parts & Labour

    1117 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
    All Texas - all the time! This south congress shop has it all. Jewelry, clothing, housewares, items for pets and so much more. The best part is that all items are made by Texas-based designers! Be sure to check the jewelry cases up front for a collection of pieces from my line!
  • Uncommon Objects

    1512 S. Congress, Austin, TX 
    A trip to Austin wouldn't be complete without stepping foot inside Uncommon Objects. The best way I've heard it described is 'a museum of weird stuff'. Inside you'll find a quirky collection of vintage finds from around the world. It's one of those places you could get lost inside for hours. 

  • By George

    1400 S. Congress Ave. & 524 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX
    By George carries designer clothing and accessories for both men and women. The Row, Tibi, Givenchy, get the idea. Not for the price sensitive but certainly worth a visit. Their collection features trendy, street-wear items with just the right amount of edge. 

Also be sure and check out the Downtown Austin Alliance site for an expanded list of places to shop and some super-useful neighborhood guides. 

Tags: austin, shopping, sxsw

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