2019 Readers Poll
2019 Critics Picks

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Men's Clothing

"Great selections." Tamara Hoover

1423 S. Congress

Women's Clothing

"The best for our budgets and the environment." Alissa Bobek

Uptown Cheapskate
3005 S. Lamar Ste. 110-A

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Vintage/Consignment Clothing

"My go-to for recycled digs." Holley Gonzalez

Buffalo Exchange
2904 Guadalupe

Bridal Shop

"Got my wedding dress here for $99 and it was perfect." Mila Litchfield

701 S. Lamar Ste. D

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"Simple, beautiful jewelry with great customer service." Brianne Trottier

Kendra Scott
1701 S. Congress


"My apartment is pretty much decorated from this store." Natali Lytch

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Used Furniture/Antiques

"Great place to find just the right unique thing for a gift or your home/office. In fact, if you need a gift for a friend and can’t find something here, you might need more interesting friends." Laura Grable

Uncommon Objects
1602 Fortview

Garden Store/Nursery

"They know their stuff. They have steered me clear of huge mistakes and tipped me off to really good gardening practices, saving me money, time, and agony." Jeanine Christensen

The Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.

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"Something for every budget, and they come through in an emergency. Their flowers always last a long time, too." Elizabeth McLellan

Freytag's Florist
2211 W. Anderson

Neighborhood Grocery

"Wheatsville feels like home." Kathy Walsh

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

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Farmers' Market/Farmstand

"The market at Mueller is ... well, perfect. I travel a lot so I never tire of this Sunday ritual whilst I am at home." Adriene Mishler

Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller
2006 Philomena

Liquor Store

"Variety and value." Alex Cerbur

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

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Adult Store

"Where customer service is more important than free shipping." Daphne Gates

Smoke Shop

"One of the local chains that keeps ATX weird and chill." Sylvia Butanda

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

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CBD Purveyor

"High end & super modern. The staff is always insanely knowledgeable about all their products. We love coming here." Joey Edwards

2110-E S. Lamar

Pet Store

"I literally take my dog here for her birthdays." Daniel Romers

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 Cave 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 #501, 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

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"A unionized independent bookstore?! THIS is what Austin's about." Kim Varela-Broxson

603 N. Lamar

Electronics Store

"Honest with high integrity. I always take my equipment to them for servicing." Karen Welsh

Precision Camera & Video
2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-4, 512/467-7676
9600 S. I-35, 512/243-6096

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Sporting Goods

"Good value for a great price." Victoria Winburne

7513 N. I-35, 512/407-6310
12250 Research, 512/506-6000
801 E. William Cannon, 512/486-6000
5400 Brodie, 512/891-4240
1351 I-35 S., Round Rock, 512/246-4600
1104 C-Bar Ranch Trl., Cedar Park, 512/259-6200


"I think my family would move in here, if they could." Stephanie Clayton

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

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"We visit this place as much as possible! It's an Austin staple for gamers and collectors alike." Lindsay Garrett

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

Record Store

"Still the best and always will be as long as John Kunz is the man with his sidekick, Martin!" Ted Branson

Waterloo Records
600-A N. Lamar

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Arts & Crafts Store

"This place is Candy Land for artists." Capri Jentsch

Jerry's Artarama
6010 N. I-35

Austin Gifts/Souvenirs

"Always have cool, unique items and goods from local artisans." Leah Werner

5502 Burnet Rd.

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Shopping Wild Card

"Arcane forever. Keep Austin Witching." Virginia France

Yarrow & Sage Apothecary & Arts Co-op
701-B E. 53rd

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