Many people come to Maya for the santos or carved wooden statues that depict various saints. The santos icons and crosses here are beautiful but there is more to discover than religious art in this well-stocked shop. You will find Southwestern and Latin American-style furniture and folk art, Guatemalan pillow covers and other textiles, plus a variety of jewelry. Favorite items include the wrought iron barstools with leather seats and the painted furniture. There is a lot to peruse in this cozy South Congress space, so allow lots of time for exploring.
For aficionados of the shabby chic movement, there is no better stop in South Austin than Uncommon Objects. It is crammed full of antique and collectible furniture. Need a faded piece of crockery for the kitchen? You will find it here. Looking for a soft, old quilt for baby's bed? Most likely you will find a plethora to choose from. The stock is arranged in mini-tableaux, framed by worn textiles and blankets hanging from above. It is a great place to get ideas for making over your home.
A focus on Dance Club and International music and DJ supplies keeps this place hopping from open to close. Count on hearing some of the latest Hip Hop and Trance or even wedding DJ classics like "The Chicken Dance" while you shop. These folks cater to DJ's and nightclubs, but they are not above discussing the relative merits of plush leopard print custom velvet slip pads with a novice scratch-master wanna-be. You can also find a nice assortment of picture disks and a huge selection of Latin, tejano, salsa, merengue and disco. Open daily 10 am onwards.
This well-known store has been filling the western wear needs of Texans for many years. Both locals and visitors come here to find authentic cowboy boots and western hats, belts, shirts, and much more. This is also a fully stocked rustic superstore with all kinds of supplies like hardware, farm equipment, housewares, fishing gear, feed and seed among them. Customers can always expect old-fashioned, friendly service, which makes even the city folk feel right at home.
Located in East Austin, Charm School Vintage is a fun shop to check out while you're out shopping for a new outfit. They boast of an impressive assortment of unique, vintage accessories and clothing, each with a history. Customers will also find a good selection of shoes, home decor items, and paintings from past eras.
The Fiesta Mart is more than a grocery or convenience store. Not only is it the best place to get authentic ingredients from around the world(Mexican tortillas, Jamaican jerk sauce, Polish sauerkraut) but also houses a variety of restaurants (Sno-Beach Hawaiian Shaved ice, Subway) and services(O'Reilly Auto Parts, Western Union, Blockbuster Video, Music Mania). All signs are bi-lingual and Fiesta Mart is open all day everyday. If there's anything missing, it's a bachelor pad and the kitchen sink.
Not to be confused with the paletería or popsicle store by the same name, the la Michoacana chain of meat markets across Austin is where the choicest of meats reside. Pick up a chili sauce chorizo and the hard-to-find authentic Mexican seasonings like the hot chile and canela and all you need is a few friends and a man-sized grill. La Michoacana Carniceria also stock fruits and veggies, serves tacos and some pretty good pan dulce. Guess a trip to La Michoacana Carniceria can be called a snack while you shop experience!
Downstairs from the popular Flipnotics Coffeespace is Flipnotics Clothespad, which offers an unusual selection of clothing and accessories for stylish young folk. Designers for men include Red Sand, BC Ethic and Filter. Women's designers include Lip Service, Jane Doe and Serious. If the new clothing is a bit too hip for your taste, wander to the back of the store where the retro fashions are located. Throughout the shop are novelty items to catch your eye, like Pee Wee Herman clocks, fuzzy purses, Dashboard Hula Girls, Flame-Covered Wallets and more. It is truly a wacky wonderland. they have it all, hot coffee, good clothes and live music.
This store is recognized as a haven for golf aficionados, and the headquarters of this national chain are based right here in Austin. This huge showroom houses an extensive collection of golf equipment, clothing, accessories, instructional books and videos. Also on location is the 41-acre campus of the Harvey Penick Golf Academy, named one of the top 25 instructional schools by GOLF Magazine. A second location at 10001 Research Boulevard offers a more limited selection.
Aqua 20th Century Modern, this store is across the street from the majority of funky antique stores on South Congress Avenue. Easily overlooked, it is more than worth your while to cross over and take a peek. A number of these retro pieces have been featured in artistic books on classic vintage furniture and generally are hard to come across in real life. This store's inventory spans the century, but their selections from the '40s and '50s are especially magnificent. Prices can be a bit on the high side, but due to their rarity and excellent condition, most items are worth it.
Lucky Lizard Curios and Gifts is the go to shop
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Inside Fortney's Antiques you will discover antique armoires, servers and
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Most salons only offer books, magazines, and a TV for
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