My Favorite Local Austin Boutiques

local Austin boutiques
local Austin boutiques

Local Austin boutiques are high up on my “love list.” They keep Austin weird, filling it with all sorts of locally made candles, funky pieces of art, and unique Austin gifts that you can’t find at any of the big chain stores. I’m providing you with a map of all of my favorite local Austin boutique stores so you can find one near you and enjoy some shopping! 

COVID UPDATE: most of these stores are open for shopping, but many of them also offer curbside pickup or online ordering + shipping. As safety precautions change, pick the one that’s right for you – and keep on supporting local, Austin! 

{Note: browse the map above to find the website links and addresses.}

Good Company: a local, neighborhood woman’s clothing shop in Austin. You can find much more than clothing, though! Shop for wall decor, candles, gifts, jewelry, hats, furniture, and more. 

Prima Dora: unique Austin gifts, souvenirs, and accessories from local artists.

Embellish Nails and Boutique: this sweet shop has manicures AND shopping! It’s a great place to pick up some unique jewelry and clothes, or a thoughtful gift card to wrap and give to a friend. 

The Mercantile at Mill + Grain: Buda has some sweet little shops, and this one is one of my favorites for home, gifts, accessories, and beauty. It’s a sweet place to browse and enjoy the shopping experience. (And then stop for some cake afterward!) 

Loot Finer Goods: this is a stunning store to shop for high-quality, unique items that you’ll keep forever like rugs, clothing, decor, and furniture. (They have all sorts of vintage, fair trade, and custom items, too!)

Atown: if you’re looking for some fun and funky gifts from a local Austin shop, Atown is probably exactly what you’re thinking of! It’s the perfect stop for unique Austin souvenirs and memorable gifts.

Succulent Native: if you’re buying for a plant lover, Succulent Native is a local Austin plant store with gorgeous succulents, arrangements, and virtual workshops.

Uptown Modern: the place to go for midcentury modern furniture in Austin. My husband and I have found some of our most cherished furniture pieces here! 

Lilla & Beth: gifts, home accessories, clothing, and more at this fun store in Mueller.

Wood & Rose: absolutely gorgeous clothing, handbags, jewelry, and more in this modern store on North Lamar. 

Charm School Vintage: per the name suggests, this charming little store has a great collection of vintage items – plus a hair salon and wig shop!

The Paper + Craft Pantry: all of you letter and craft lovers, you need to check out this precious shop! All the paper goods, stationary, and fun gift items from independent paper designers. 

East Austin Succulents: an open-air cacti and succulent store with beautiful arrangements. 

Blue Elephant: handmade jewelry, high-end beauty products, and custom-made gifts. 

Triple Z Theadz: my favorite part of this store is the irreverent art & decor…it’s made for some great white elephant gifts! Also plenty of vintage shirts and gift ideas.

Wildflower Organics: stunning home and bedding textiles. The entire store is one big look book full of touch-and-feel walls and beds with the dreamiest quilts, creamy duvets, colorful sheets and blankets, and more.

Take Heart: you’ll find home and personal gifts at this East Austin boutique. If you want some thoughtfully-curated items, this is your store. 

Amanda Deer: this darling Austin jewelry boutique specializes in “dainty, everyday jewelry.”

STAG: a men’s store with clothing, candles, jewelry, and accessories. 

Slow North: if you’re buying for someone who’s into simple, whole living, go to Slow North for soy candles made from essential oils and other botanical goods. 

Art For The People: a fun art gallery in South Austin with art from local Austin artists featuring art in all types of mediums. 

Uncommon Objects: dating back to 1991, Uncommon Objects is THE place to find one-of-a-kind antique items, gadgets, and toys. 

Luxe Apothetique: Austin’s premier women’s boutique with clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more. 

Book People: local bookstore in Austin, but it’s also the largest independent bookstore in Texas. 

Limbo Jewelry: handmade jewelry, mostly in dainty silver  and gold designs. 

Feathers Boutique Vintage: one-of-a-kind vintage items, plus “feathers originals” clothing line that is designed and made in Austin Texas. 

Esby Apparel: not cheap, but it’s super high quality clothing designed in Austin and made in the USA. 

Hearth and Soul: apparel, decor, kitchen items, and unique gifts in the light, bright, welcoming store. 

By George: a high-end fashion and lifestyle store. You’ll feel chic just by walking in. 

Toy Joy: keeping Austin fun since 1987! If you’re shopping for a little one, keep this local Austin store in mind. 

Room Service Vintage: 50s, 60s, and 70s home decor, clothing, jewelry, and accessories! 

Other local Austin gift ideas: 

The Burlap Bag: the most outrageous candle scents (Unicorn Puke, anyone?) and a candle subscription service if you really want to go all out.  |WEBSITE|

Sheyna Makes: custom designs and “cheeky goods” made by an Austin artist.. I’m especially fond of this “You Can Do The Thing” postcard. |WEBSITE

Golden Ratio Coffee: smooth, golden coffee that you can prepare like tea! A unique way to get your caffeine fix with less acidity. Try the holiday flavors like pumpkin spice and chocolate mint. |WEBSITE|

The White Loft: handmade heirloom baby gifts, like wooden growth markers and monthly baby milestone tags. Order on Etsy from this local Austin vendor. |WEBSITE|

Texas Sage Boutique: beautiful clay earrings in all sorts of shapes and sizes. |WEBSITE|

Frankie Jean: you’ve probably these adorable hats that say TACO… I am obsessed! Frank Jean is an amazing collection of ball caps, paper goods, accessories, and more with a fun Austin flair. |WEBSITE|

Hill Country Lavender: a boutique lavender farm with all sorts of sprays, lotions, soaps, and candles. |WEBSITE|

Duryitas: need a custom holiday gift for your pup from a local Austin vendor? Order one of these cute plush toys on Etsy! |WEBSITE|

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2 years ago

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Atley Brown
2 years ago

I love all of these shops! Especially the south congress ones, but you missed letterpress play!

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