The Complete Guide to Shopping on South Congress

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 South Congress stores, but this is our personal guide to all the best shopping on South Congress. Let’s do some best shopping in Austin.


By George

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

By George is a clothing and lifestyle store filled with a carefully curated selection of designers from around the world. Super chic South Congress Austin shopping center.

Cove Boutique

1318 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

One of another great shops South Congress, 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. 

Stag Provisions for Men

1423 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

At Stag which is another good South Congress shopping in Austin, 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.


Limbo Jewelry

1708 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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!

Noah Marion

1606 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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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1512 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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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Allen’s Boots

1522 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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. 

Read More: 10 Best Cowboy Boot Shops in Austin

Heritage Boot Co.

1700 S Congress Ave Unit A, Austin, TX 78704

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. 


1333 S Congress Ave Suite 160, Austin, TX 78704

Tecovas is another spectacular place for quality, handmade boots. They keep things timeless, and never have retail markups! 


Prototype Vintage

1700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Prototype always has amazing vintage finds for everyone to wear — even kids! It’s such a fun place to explore.

South Congress Books

1608 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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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Big Top Candy Shop

1706 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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.

Read More: All of the Most Kid-Worthy Candy Stores in Austin, Texas

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