Austin Shopping and Districts
(Austin, Texas - TX, USA)
Although not quite in the same league as the well established shopping areas of Dallas
, Austin has many excellent shopping districts and there is a large selection of goods. The main shopping-rich quarters of town include downtown Austin, the Drag and the West End, while the majority of the major shopping malls in Austin can be found at the city limits.
Local stores in Austin generally open during office hours from about 09:00 to 17:30 or 18:00 and some venues are open on Sunday from 12:00. Shopping centres and malls open about the same time and stay open until 21:00. Sunday hours also apply for many shopping malls in Austin.
Austin is mainly known for its shopping districts of old and new specialty shops and well-known chains, while upscale shopping centres are springing up all the time and are usually located on the outskirts of the city.
Address: 5806 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas TX, 78756, USA
Tel: +1 512 452 1000
Austin's Antique Marketplace is essentially a flea market comprised of scores of vendors in a 20,000-square-foot area. Shoppers here can expect to find plenty of vintage collectibles, second hand items and imitation jewelry.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 16:00
Austin Antique Mall
Address: 8822 McCann Drive, Austin, Texas TX, 78757, USA
Tel: - +1 512 459 5900
The Austin Antique Mall is a huge shopping mall / flea market with more than one hundred outlets, selling everything from clothing and second hand furniture to sought after antique items and other paraphernalia.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Kerbey Lane / Jefferson Square
Address: 38th Street, Austin, Texas TX, USA
Focused on Kerbey Lane and Jefferson Square, this massive shopping district stretches along 38th Street and includes numerous specialty shops with virtually everything available from the latest fashions and ethnic foods to linen and coffee. You will find shops of every description from as far west as Mopac all the way to Austin's Central Market, east of Jefferson Square.
Addres: South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas TX, USA
Located to the south of downtown Austin, South Congress is somewhat of a bohemian shopping area set on a wide boulevard where you will find many stores featuring new-age items and collectibles including clothes made from natural fibers, as well as herbs and folk art. Interesting furniture can also be found here and this area of Austin features some popular and rustic eateries.
Address: Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas TX, USA
The Drag retains its original ambience, with its ever-present range of specialist shops selling souvenirs and rare books, while also playing host to the likes of Starbucks and Barnes and Noble and other new additions since the rejuvenation of the district.
Gateway Shopping Center
Address: 9607 Research Boulevard, Austin, Texas TX, 78759, USA
Tel: - +1 512 338 4755
Located just out of town and often compared with the glitzy malls in Houston and Dallas, Austin's Gateway Shopping Center is full of brand name stores, such as Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. The complex features a 16 screen cinema and a variety of food outlets.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 18:00
Address: West 6th Street, Austin, Texas TX, USA
Austin's West End is another shopping district where a swathe of established store chains are buying up old large car showrooms and setting up shop in between antique shops housed in pre-War establishments. The burgeoning student population in this area of Austin adds plenty of zest.