South Congress is possibly the most iconic shopping strip in Austin. Really, you can find just about anything up and down SoCo — clothing, accessories, and tons of vintage goods. There are loads of amazing shops, but this is our personal guide to all the best shopping on South Congress.
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By George is a clothing and lifestyle store filled with a carefully curated selection of designers from around the world. Super chic!
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Cove is a boutique created by Austin women for Austin women. Their shop features tons of designers and their clothes have that sort of elegant vacation vibe you’ll see all over Austin.
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At Stag, you’ll find clothes that are so quintessentially “the Austin guy,” but still allow you to create your own unique style. Their pieces are timeless, super cool, and — most importantly — extremely comfortable.
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The Jewelry at Limbo has a beautiful geometric design, with lots of clean lines and unique shapes. It’s all handmade in the store, and you can get custom pieces!
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Noah Marion is definitely the place to go for gorgeous leather goods. Their products are all consciously sourced and handmade in Austin — plus they have excellent espresso.
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It’s no secret, we love hats in Austin, and Maufrais is one of the best places in town. You can choose from their fine selection or schedule and appointment to get your own custom made.
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Of the three main boot shops in town, Allen’s has the biggest selection on display — over 4,000! Just look for the big red boot out front; you can’t miss it.
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At Heritage, the boots are handmade the old school way, with vintage designs and details dating back to the ’30s through the ’60s. Their boots are all made to order, so they’ll fit your feet exactly.
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Tecovas is another spectacular place for quality, handmade boots. They keep things timeless, and never have retail markups!
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Prototype always has amazing vintage finds for everyone to wear — even kids! It’s such a fun place to explore.
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South Congress Books is a haven for all book lovers. There’s loads of interesting vintage books, posters, and often some rare finds!
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Now nothing at Big Top is actually vintage — the candy is all new — but it is one of the best retro-style candy shops ever! The whole place is filled with sweets and old school vibes, a must-visit.
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