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Welcome to Day Tripping, a look at the best shopping spots outside the empire that is North Texas.

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They may call it the Live Music Capital of the World, but the truth is, Austin has many identities. From its scenic lakeside vistas to South Congress, the city offers some pretty great boutiques worth checking out.



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Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Think Lake Austin Spa Resort is all about relaxation, beautiful scenery, and stellar food and accommodations? Sure—but the resort also has two well-stocked boutiques that offer everything from the spa's renowned lavender scents to cute baubles, books and t-shirts. Frequent sales on high-end labels make it a must-shop.

Kendra Scott Jewelry

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This is the flagship location of the Austin-based chain, and inside, you'll find all of the Kendra Scott hallmarks, from the customizable Color Bar to vibrant displays of colorful jewelry. And customer service is top-notch.

Hemline

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Despite being a mini-chain of more than 15 locations across the South, Hemline perfectly seems to capture Austin-chic. Think adorable on-trend jewelry, peasant blouses and bohemian brands like Free People and Show Me Your Mumu.

The Domain

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This sprawling complex north of the city off MoPac is an outdoor shopping mecca, housing everything from Apple and Athleta to Zumiez and Zara.

By George

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Located across Lamar from Whole Foods Market's flagship, By George has become a destination in its own right. Named as one of the country’s top ten boutiques by Lucky Magazine, the store delivers designer names against a spacious and handsome backdrop.

Eliza Page

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Widely heralded as the city's best jewelry store, Eliza Page offers custom, fine and bridal jewelry. More than 30 designers are stocked here, including local lines.

Sunroom

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Offering an unusual mix of hard-to-find labels like Dezso and Tori Praver, owner Lucy Jolis's South Lamar store has upscale looks for accessible prices—note the luscious fold-over leather clutch for $128.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Think Lake Austin Spa Resort is all about relaxation, beautiful scenery, and stellar food and accommodations? Sure—but the resort also has two well-stocked boutiques that offer everything from the spa's renowned lavender scents to cute baubles, books and t-shirts. Frequent sales on high-end labels make it a must-shop.

Kendra Scott Jewelry

This is the flagship location of the Austin-based chain, and inside, you'll find all of the Kendra Scott hallmarks, from the customizable Color Bar to vibrant displays of colorful jewelry. And customer service is top-notch.

Hemline

Despite being a mini-chain of more than 15 locations across the South, Hemline perfectly seems to capture Austin-chic. Think adorable on-trend jewelry, peasant blouses and bohemian brands like Free People and Show Me Your Mumu.

The Domain

This sprawling complex north of the city off MoPac is an outdoor shopping mecca, housing everything from Apple and Athleta to Zumiez and Zara.

By George

Located across Lamar from Whole Foods Market's flagship, By George has become a destination in its own right. Named as one of the country’s top ten boutiques by Lucky Magazine, the store delivers designer names against a spacious and handsome backdrop.

Eliza Page

Widely heralded as the city's best jewelry store, Eliza Page offers custom, fine and bridal jewelry. More than 30 designers are stocked here, including local lines.

Sunroom

Offering an unusual mix of hard-to-find labels like Dezso and Tori Praver, owner Lucy Jolis's South Lamar store has upscale looks for accessible prices—note the luscious fold-over leather clutch for $128.