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

Image via Kendra Scott

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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1. Lake Austin Spa Resort

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1705 S Quinlan Park Rd
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 372-7300
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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.

2. Kendra Scott Jewelry

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1400 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 354-4737
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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.

3. Hemline

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233 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-2212
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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.

4. The Domain

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11410 Century Oaks Ter
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 795-4230
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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.

5. By George

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524 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5951
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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.

6. Eliza Page

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229 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-6500
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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.

7. Sunroom

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2324 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1499
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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.

1. Lake Austin Spa Resort

1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732
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.
1705 S Quinlan Park Rd
Austin, TX 78732

2. Kendra Scott Jewelry

1400 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
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.
1400 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

3. Hemline

233 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
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.
233 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

4. The Domain

11410 Century Oaks Ter, Austin, TX 78758
This sprawling complex north of the city off MoPac is an outdoor shopping mecca, housing everything from Apple and Athleta to Zumiez and Zara.
11410 Century Oaks Ter
Austin, TX 78758

5. By George

524 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
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.
524 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703

6. Eliza Page

229 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
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.
229 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

7. Sunroom

2324 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
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.
2324 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704