The Best Independent Shops in Austin, Texas

The Best Independent Shops in Austin, Texas

On your adventures through Austin you won’t be lacking in options or opportunities to discover some spectacular stores, each carefully curated by some genuinely stunning souls. Whether you’re strolling down Soco, delighting in Downtown, or wandering through East Austin, there are some diverse and unique selections on offer. From design stores and vintage shops, to category-less, you’ll find treasures you didn’t even know existed amongst the carefully curated selections of this community’s creatives.



  1. Take Heart

    Located next to The Blue Dahlia, one of Austin’s brilliant bistros, Take Heart contributes to East 11th Street’s cozy flow with its inviting atmosphere and inspiring decor. Its floor to ceiling windows cast an alluring light on…

    1111 East 11th Street, 78702 Austin

  2. Room Service Vintage

    Room Service Vintage has been keeping Austin furnished since 1981 with their unique and ever changing array of vintage furniture, clothing and knickknacks. The store is a feast for the eyes containing thousands of rare relics…

    107 N Loop Blvd E, 78751 Austin

  3. Farewell Books

    You could easily float down East Cesar Chavez Street without noticing Farewell Books and its collective of friendly folk - its exterior façade blends in with the neighborhood, camouflaging the gems within. Formally known as Domy…

    913 E Cesar Chavez St, 78702 Austin

  4. Las Cruxes

    Housed within the cozy collective of Farewell Books, Las Cruxes adds to the warmth created by coffee, books and art. Through its careful curation, the concept store and gallery tells the story of a world traveller with a creative…

    913 E Cesar Chavez St , 78702 Austin

  5. Mercury Design Shop

    In the heart of Austin’s Second Street district is a store bound to leave an impression. Visiting Mercury Design Studio is an experience in itself. If it were a person, it would be your most interesting and cultured friend - the…

    209 W 2nd St, 78701 Austin

  6. Switched On

    It would be easy to overlook the unique treasures and patient souls housed beyond the paint-patched walls of Switched On’s audio arcadia. But inside, an incredible and ever-rotating collection of rare vintage wonders including an…

    2400 E Cesar Chavez St #200 , 78702 Austin

  7. East Austin Succulents

    On a spacious lot in East Austin, an authentic outdoor shopping experience like none other unites cultivation, curiosity and commerce in a most wonderful way. Beyond their inviting wooden doors, East Austin Succulents (and their…

    801 Tillery St , 78702 Austin

  8. Traveller Denim Co.

    The idea for Traveller Denim Co. began on a cocktail napkin in a staple east Austin lounge, when founders Selenia Rios, Eric Untersee and Tony Brummer sought to create sturdy garments that could take a beating and look good doing…

    1403 Chestnut Ave, 78702 Austin

  9. Charm School Vintage

    It would seem, in Austin’s East Side at least, that “Charm School” has moved away from the rules of refinement and embracing finer freedoms. East Street’s Charm School Vintage beams with a trove of gypsy treasures. Owner Shari…

    1111 E. 11th Street, 78702 Austin

  10. Solid Gold

    Solid Gold and Busy Being have fused their two shops seamlessly to create one cozy and creative space for exploration. Run by the lovely Katie Friedman, Solid Gold’s airy light-filled space displays a carefully curated collection…

    1601 E 5th St #102 , 78702 Austin