Shopping Tour in Austin (Self Guided), Austin

Austin has several shopping areas. While the main drag near the University of Texas is known for great affordable shops and vintage finds, downtown Austin is famous for its exquisite apparel shops and amazing one-of-a-kind stores, offering unique Texan boots, hats, music-themed gift shops, high quality wine and great record stores. The main shopping areas are located on Congress Avenue and 6th Street.
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Shopping Tour in Austin Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Austin
Guide Location: USA » Austin (See other walking tours in Austin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: christine
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wild About Music
  • Hatbox
  • Kruger's Diamond Jewelers
  • The Austin Wine Merchant
  • Waterloo Records
  • Anthropologie
Wild About Music

1) Wild About Music

If you are wild about music, then this store is the right place for you. Wild About Music sells music gifts, including studio prints, furniture, apparel, music bags, magnets, various accessories and even jewelry. There are plenty of items here great for decorating the home or office. There is also a special area dedicated to Elvis. The store is located just across from the Driskill Hotel. It is open Monday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

2) Hatbox

Hatbox sells all kinds of hats, including genuine cowboy hats. Formerly Vertigo Hats, this store has served Austin since the mid-80s, offering the best hat brands, including the unique handmade Signature Stampede Western Collection. The store carries a wide selection in any size. In 2008, GQ magazine included Hatbox in its list of top 10 hat stores in the U.S.
Opening hours: Monday -Thursday 9 am - 9 pm; Friday-Saturday 9 am - 10 pm; Sunday 10 am -6 pm;
Kruger's Diamond Jewelers

3) Kruger's Diamond Jewelers

Kruger's Diamond Jewelers, opened in 1939, is a traditional store offering the best jewelry and repair services. This trustworthy shop is known for its high quality merchandise, great costumer service and expertise. It is also popular for exquisite and stylish bridal jewelry to please even the pickiest bride-to-be. The shop is open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The Austin Wine Merchant

4) The Austin Wine Merchant

Established in 1991, The Austin Wine Merchant is the best shop in Austin to find the finest wines from all over the world. The selection is impressive, and you are certain to find an excellent bottle for yourself or as a gift. Saturday afternoon wine tastings are a popular event, where you can learn how to truly appreciate a good wine by its taste, smell and color. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 6:30 pm
Waterloo Records

5) Waterloo Records

Since 1982, Waterloo Records has become the best independent music store in Texas. This store has it all, from new CDs and videos to rare vinyls. This 6,400 square foot shop offers a wide selection by any imaginable artist from anywhere in the world. Waterloo also features live music nights featuring performances by local talents. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 11 pm; Sunday 11 am - 11 pm

6) Anthropologie

If you are looking for casual everyday clothes, both comfortable and chic, Anthropologie is the place to go. They have a great selection of women's apparel, accessories, bags and jewelry, as well as home accessories and decorative items. Anthropologie is rather pricey, but worth it. The shop is open Monday through Friday 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm; Sunday 11 am - 7 pm.

Walking Tours in Austin, Texas

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Create Your Own Walk in Austin

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles