Glamp Up Your Gearface (Locally)

Glamp Up Your Gearface (Locally)

We know we're going off-script by not recommending a bunch of high-end online retailers, but we'd rather get our camp on locally. (List culled from various "Best of Austin" winners, guide entries, and personal experience.)

Charm School Vintage

Shari G's eye for breezy/gauzy, leather/Western, glitzy/spangly has the outfits to outfit outfitters. 1111 E. 11th #150. www.charmschoolvintage.com.


From teeny li'l handspun ceramic pipes to a clutch that literally says "Desert Vibes." 1200 E. 11th #101. www.oliveaustin.com.


Every adventurer's one-stop shop for all outdoor needs. 9901 Capital of TX Hwy. N.; 601 N. Lamar; 201 University Oaks, Round Rock. www.rei.com.

Quonset Hut

Flight boots, camouflage Ts, and those Air Force bags are all here. 2815-B Fruth. Search Quonset Hut Vintage Militaria on Facebook.


A haven of relaxed manliness, combining old and new, the classic and the cool, the soft with the sharp. 1423 S. Congress. www.stagaustin.com.

Whole Earth Provision

Austin's homegrown alternative to outfitting your out-of-doors trek blind from online sources. 1014 N. Lamar; 2410 San Antonio St. (The North Face Store); 4477 S. Lamar. www.wholeearthprovision.com.

Farewell Books & Las Cruxes

Grab something to hot-wire your gray matter (aka read), then visit the shop within the shop for caps, bags, and enough Kilim to upholster a fleet of International Travelalls. 913 E. Cesar Chavez. www.farewellbookstore.com, www.lascruxes.com.

Banana Bay

More than 25 years of tactical gear, surplus, survival outfitting, and rugged dependability. 5102 Clarkson (51st & Airport). www.camonow.com.

Busy Being

Yes, somebody broke into your brain and stole your ideas for your next photo shoot at Enchanted Rock. 1601 E. Fifth #102. www.busy-being.com.

Dandy's The Gentleman's Store

Bespoke fantasies come to life via this exclusive collection of all things old-timey male. 411 Brazos. www.dandysuit.com.

Breed & Co.

Tools and gear on the west side, and high-end homewares on the east. 718 W. 29th; 3663 Bee Caves Rd. www.breedandco.com.

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