2018 Readers Poll
2018 Critics Picks

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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

1423 S. Congress

Women's Clothing

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

200 W. Second

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

Buffalo Exchange
2904 Guadalupe


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

Kendra Scott
1701 S. Congress

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Photo by David Brendan Hall


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

Uptown Modern
5111 Burnet Rd.

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

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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.


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

Freytag's Florist
2211 W. Anderson

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

Farmers' Market/Farmstand

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

Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller
2006 Philomena

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Liquor Store

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

5775 Airport, 512/366-8300
4970 Hwy. 290 W., 512/366-8260
10515-K MoPac N., 512/342-6893
201 University Oaks Blvd. #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, 512/432-0186
1013 W. University Ave. #200, Georgetown, 512/868-6696
13530 Ronald Reagan Blvd. #100, Cedar Park, 512/986-7681
1100 Hwy. 290 W., Elgin, 512/285-2741

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

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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 S. I-35, 512/233-4300
12701 Hwy. 71 W., Bee Cave, 512/263-9945
2409 Manor Rd., 512/474-2010

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. 49½, 512/452-7021
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. A-23, 512/445-4549
200 University Blvd. #330, Round Rock, 512/863-7100
3300 Bee Caves Rd. #490, 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 #500, 512/531-9220
3563 Far West #114, 512/291-7910
3421 N. Lakeline #210, Leander, 512/986-7482
2800 E. Whitestone Blvd. #235, Cedar Park, 512/260-8566
164 Belterra Village Way Ste. Y-400, Dripping Springs, 737/484-0107

Manager Maria Capps and Jake   Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson


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

603 N. Lamar

Electronics Store

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

Discount Electronics
4005 W. Parmer, 512/983-9989
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051

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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


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

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum


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

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1

Record Store

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

Waterloo Records
600-A N. Lamar

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
2005 Wheless

Austin Gifts/Souvenirs

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

Parts & Labour
1704 S. Congress

\   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

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