We’ve found that for folks of the geeky flavor, this is a must visit on the north side of town. Electronics store extraordinaire…
A goofy little toy store where adults and kids will both be at home. The best toy store we’ve ever been in.
second location: 4631 airport boulevard; (512) 904-0209
Nifty little antique store that used to be on SoCo 😦 that has now at a new location.
We used to haul our butts down to Houston to visit the wonder world called IKEA, but now there is one just north of town. If you like inexpensive Swedish furniture and meatballs, the trek is worth the trek.
design within reach
If you like sleek modern furniture, this is a great place to check out and gawk. Oddly, it all still seems out of reach…
breed & co.
A clever place where, among the more traditional couples, the husbands go left and the wives go right. Those of us who are less inhibited go both ways…
The spanish word for “treasures” is “tesoros”, and indeed this store is full of them. The best import store in Austin, it holds loot galore for all budgets and is a must-see if you’re looking for trinkets from south of the border and beyond.
The coolest bookstore in town with a plethora of spoken word and author events as well as neat gifts and a (what’s another word for plethora?) of magazines. Near 6th and Lamar.
outlet malls north and south
Sometimes all folks care about is “Quick! Where’s the nearest outlet mall!” Well, here they are, one to the north and one to the south:
interwebs; 3939 IH-35 south, san marcos; (512) 396-2200