Sure, you can find souvenirs in any airport, but for a true unapologetic shopping experience, Texas provides retail nirvana. Many a credit card has met its match in the outlet malls of San Marcos and Hillsboro. Or if you’re looking for something unique, you’re sure to find it in the Galleria in Houston, the boutiques of West Village in Dallas, or the vintage shops along Austin’s South Congress Avenue.
Looking for a ball gown worth the gross national product of a few countries? A flawless diamond the size of Rhode Island? Or maybe a custom Italian sports car with all the unnecessary bells and whistles you’ve always wanted? Friends, this is the place for you. With three of the nation’s biggest cities and more than our share of bravado, Texas has an overabundance of style and fashion for even the most discriminating shopper.Antiquing
On a search for something truly original? Well, Texas is the place to visit. Our colorful history, collision of cultures and independent spirit make for astonishing antique finds in nearly every corner of the state. Like Wimberley. It’s a fun, artsy community with hundreds and hundreds of arts & crafts booths bursting with all kinds of treasures during Saturday Market Days. Or San Antonio’s El Mercado, the largest Mexican marketplace north of the border. Even Round Top – one of the very smallest cities in Texas – hosts the largest antique festival in the nation. Yeah, no kidding. The Wall Street Journal even said so.Western Wear
Where to go for great Western wear? Shoot, that’s pretty obvious! If you’ve got a hankering for Western fashion, Texas is the ultimate authority on cowboy-inspired fashion. So if you’re looking for some authentic – or inauthentic – cowboy garb, like a pair of wicked, new custom boots, saunter into any Texas town, large or small, and you can gear up in style.