Malls, Outlets, Street shopping and Destination
South Congress (also known as SoCo) is one of the favorite spots for Austin shopping and looking for unique and/or funky finds.
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Style, artistry, quality, experience: though diverse in goods and services, these are the essence of what makes shopping in Austin unique. Austin is known for its eclectic tastes, and retailers here aim to please with a bountiful selection.
Are you looking for something new, straight from the designer’s personal showcase? Austin shopping is sure to have it, with the latest cutting edge styles. Do you love antiques? Then get ready to fall in love with the beautiful items selected by Austin antique dealers who have done a marvelous job of assembling pieces from around the globe for their stores. If your idea of a great weekend is a trek in the wilderness, take advantage and gear up at one of the outdoor recreation shops in town that have quality merchandise and knowledgeable employees. These are just a few examples of the many choices available to you as you delve into shopping for those necessities and elements that help make life enjoyable.
Central Texas' inviting atmosphere encourages you to take your time, and enjoy Austin shopping as an experience unto itself. In a city that prides itself on its active lifestyle, Austin also prides itself on doing things “the old fashioned way” in these fast-paced, high tech times. Austin’s unique environment also adds to the shopping experience, and its diverse culture is part and parcel of that experience. Whether shopping at one of the newest malls or venturing into one of Austin’s singularly famous boutiques, you’re sure to find that fabulous treasure you’ve been searching the world over for, right here at home.
Austin Shopping Malls
Barton Creek Square Mall2901 Capital of Texas Highway
Shopping is a whole new experience at Barton Creek Square, one of Austin’s most popular malls. The mall features a 145,000-square-foot Nordstrom department store – known to avid shoppers everywhere as the place to go for shoes, shoes, shoes.
Barton Creek Square, located just off Mopac and 360, is also the new home to several specialty shops, including Talbots, Talbot’s Petites and Talbot’s Woman, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, J.Jill, Cache and Steve Madden. For the kids, there’s Build-A-Bear, Janie and Jack, Pottery Barn Kids, The Children’s Place, and Gymboree.
The mall has also undergone extensive remodeling, creating comfortable spaces for shoppers to relax throughout the mall. If that’s not enough, there’s the Day Spa and Salon at Barton Creek; it’s the perfect place to relax and get a facial, manicure, pedicure or massage.
Lakeline Mall11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park
Located at the northwest corner of Austin on the border of Cedar Park, Lakeline Mall is a home to anchor stores Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears. The mall also includes more than 150 specialty stores, a 9-screen theatre, two sit-down restaurants and a Food Court featuring the architecture of downtown Austin.
Lakeline Plaza is located adjacent to Lakeline Mall and offers customers an additional 11 anchor stores, including Best Buy, Haverty’s and Old Navy, plus 20 other specialty stores. Find a meal to suit everyone’s taste at any one of several sit-down restaurants–Chili’s, Applebee’s, Plucker’s and Texican Cafe. Lakeline Mall and Lakeline Plaza–You love it? They’ve got it!
Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets4015 South I-35, San Marcos
Ready for an all day Austin shopping excursion? Then the Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets mall in San Marcos is for you. Wear comfy shoes, and hike all over the 200 shops in the shopping centers as you search for the best bargains. Tanger shops include 40 new stores such as Eddie Bauer, Old Navy and Nike Warehouse that were recently added to a second shopping complex. Popular stores at Prime Outlets are Ellen Tracy, Dooney & Burke, Nike, Sony, and Bose. A new section has also been added to Prime Outlets, with the emphasis on home decor and furnishings, including Pottery Barn, Home Company Fine Furniture Direct, and Kirkland’s Home and Couristan Rugs.
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