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Men's Clothing

“Pretty much want to buy the whole store every time I go in to shop for my husband. Whoever is doing the buying is spot on.” Ashley Vaughan

Stag
1423 S. Congress
512/373-7824
www.stagaustin.com

Women's Clothing

“One magical afternoon, I found my wedding dress there. The staff are amazing.” Mandy Prater

ModCloth
200 W. Second
512/215-0927
www.modcloth.com/stores/austin

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Vintage/Consignment

“Hit or miss but still an adventure.” Stephanie Davila

Buffalo Exchange
2904 Guadalupe
512/480-9925
www.buffaloexchange.com

Jewelry

“Kendra Scott gives back in so many ways.” Cecily Johnson

Kendra Scott
1400 S. Congress Ste. 170-A
512/499-8400
www.kendrascott.com

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Photo by David Brendan Hall

Furniture/Accessories

“Yo, I would buy a couch here every day if I could afford it. House fulla couches.” Isobel Ikard

Uptown Modern
5111 Burnet Rd.
512/452-1200
www.uptownmodernaustin.com

Used Furniture/Antiques

“This place is like a museum. Cool experience even if you don’t buy a thing.” Cheryl Hale

Uncommon Objects
1602 Fortview
512/442-4000
www.uncommonobjects.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Garden Store/Nursery

“They have everything you could possibly need for your garden. It's like the Disney World for gardeners.” Dana Baker

The Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.
512/288-6113
www.tngaustin.com

Florist

“Freytag's beautiful arrangements are clearly arranged with a professional eye, with care and with love.” Tanna McClung

Freytag's Florist
2211 W. Anderson
512/371-5640
www.freytagsflorist.com

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Neighborhood Grocery

“An Austin institution!” Cyrus Cassells

Wheatsville Food Co-op
3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888
www.wheatsville.coop

Farmers' Market/Farmstand

“I actually cried tears of joy one Sunday while browsing this farmers’ market.” Tori Schach

Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller
4209 Airport
texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller/

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Photo by Bret Brookshire

Liquor Store

“Not only great prices and people, but the secret heroes of moving boxes! Thanks, Spec's!” Brittain Ayres

Spec's
5775 Airport, 512/366-8300
4970 Hwy. 290 W., 512/366-8260
10515 MoPac N., 512/342-6893
201 University Oaks #600, Round Rock, 512/341-9066
9900 S. I-35, 512/280-7400
13015 Shops Pkwy., Bee Cave, 512/263-9981
739 Hwy. 71 W., Bastrop, 512/308-0250
3550 S. General Bruce Dr., Temple, 254/771-1518
10601 RR 620 N., 512/506-8316
12611 Hymeadow, 512/506-8401
166 Hargraves Ste. B-400, Dripping Springs, 512/432-0189
1013 W. University Ave. #200, Georgetown, 512/868-6696
www.specsonline.com

Adult Store

“An Austin original. To hell with the chains (unless that's what you're into … heh).” Ricardo Acevedo

Forbidden Fruit
108 E. North Loop
512/453-8090
www.forbiddenfruit.com

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Smoke Shop

“Every person I've ever met at Planet K or from Planet K has been super chill and nice, always willing to give me a hand with what I need.” Ranee Frederick

Planet K
1516 S. Lamar, 512/443-2292
3227 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/252-2080
9407 N. I-35, 512/832-8544
11657 Research, 512/502-9323
3700 Guadalupe, 512/371-1920
10938 Research, 512/342-9088
3111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/247-2222
727 W. Stassney, 512/707-9069
10730 I-35, 512/233-4300
12701 Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, 512/263-9945
www.planetktexas.com

Pet Store

“The people who work at Tomlinson's are simply the best! Helpful, cheerful, and kind.” Sherry Neuendorff

Tomlinson's Feed & Pets
908 E. 49th 1/2, 512/452-1560
5900 W. Slaughter #480, 512/276-2057
7301 RR 620 N. #110, 512/215-9242
2303 RR 620 S. #180, 512/344-9111
4211 S. Lamar Ste. 23-A, 512/445-4549
200 University Blvd. #330, Round Rock, 512/863-7100
3300 Bee Caves Rd. #370, 512/306-1121
5716-B Burnet Rd., 512/531-9311
916-B W. 12th, 512/514-1881
11521 FM 620 N. #940, 512/284-9988
4815 W. Braker #501, 512/531-9220
3563 Far West Blvd. #114, 512/291-7910
3421 N. Lakeline #210, Leander, 512/986-7482
www.tomlinsons.com

Manager Maria Capps and Jake   Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Bookstore

“BookPeople is my happy place. All my worries just disappear when I step inside.” Katie Bell-Moore

BookPeople
603 N. Lamar
512/472-5050
www.bookpeople.com

Electronics Store

“Great people, best prices, great patience with the non-tech-savvy.” Tom Ashburn

Discount Electronics
1011 W. Anderson, 512/983-9989
9711 Manchaca Rd., 512/458-8612
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051
www.discountelectronics.com

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Sporting Goods

“More like ‘Best Playground’!” Kyle Akers

Whole Earth Provision Co.
4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-0992
1014 N. Lamar, 512/476-1414
www.wholeearthprovision.com

Comics/Fandom

“This place feels like home for my whole family.” Jennifer Martin

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. 1-B
512/454-2399
www.dlair.net

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum

Game/Gaming

“The one geeky store to rule them all.” Caroline Christoff

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. 1-B
512/454-2399
www.dlair.net

Record Store

“I will burn down Austin if Waterloo closes down. This place keeps me sane.” Jacob Koehler

Waterloo Records
600-A N. Lamar
512/474-2500
www.waterloorecords.com

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Arts & Crafts Store

“I never know what I'll find, and I'm always surprised how little I pay.” Molly Frisinger

Austin Creative Reuse
6406 N. I-35 #1801
www.austincreativereuse.org

Austin Gifts/Souvenirs

“They only sell work by Texas-based artists. So much variety, so much art!” Candace Hall

Parts & Labour
1704 S. Congress
512/326-1648
partsandlabourstore.myshopify.com

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum

Wild Card

“Such a reliable source of holiday gifts. I love getting to see what the community around me is creating.” Meagan Moore

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
6100 Airport Blvd.
512/222-7303
www.bluegenieartbazaar.com

 
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