A toy shop for grown-ups, Monkey See Monkey Do carries toys, games, and funky collectibles that run from kitschy to just plain silly. The mind-bogglingly large inventory is meticulously organized into an explosion of carefully controlled craziness. It's a great place to find gifts for the hard-to-shop-for person. Monkey See Monkey Do offers a wide array of toys and games, from sock monkeys and sea monkeys to action figures and robots.
A resource for music buffs, local and traveling alike, End of an Ear is a real record store that carries a ton of actual records. If you are looking for the perfect indie selection on vinyl, this is probably the first place to look. Employees have a wealth of music knowledge that they are willing to share while being friendly and helpful. No music snobs here, just music aficionados. Of course, End of an Ear also carries CDs, including lots of new releases.
Science-fiction and fantasy aficianadi, there's a store for you! The Dragon's Lair shop looks average from the outside, but it's quite MASSIVE. Everything that falls under the umbrella terms of "science-fiction" and "fantasy" is sold here. Amongst the books, there are action figures, autographed memorabilia, board games, home decor, set pieces, stuffed animals, t-shirts and more. A large room in the back and a few tables throughout the store are reserved for special tournaments, such as Dungeons & Dragons. Snacks, like M&Ms and Skittles, are sold as well to keep serious gamers happy during their battles. Those of you who are allergic to cats, take note, since there are a couple of cats belonging to the staff that roam free in the shop.
Looking for a place that has all your dream brands in one complex? The Domain has all the name brands, ranging from luxury brands to a few more affordable brands. In addition to boutique shops, there are also some department stores that are quite big. It also has many restaurants, coffee places, and even a fancy movie theater. It's located in the North Austin area and has a modern look to it. If you're looking to shop, eat, relax and have a good time, make a stop here and you will surely not regret it.
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.
This unique shop showcases gifts with a Texas music theme, offering jewelry, furniture, T-shirts, posters, books and more. The large gallery space features sculptures and oil paintings, among other artworks, all capturing the music spirit of Austin and the state. At Wild About Music, local, national and international artists are represented and all work is for sale. One of the featured artists, Larry Plitz, creates beautiful and eclectic aquariums made from old television sets. Explore the gallery's website for a tour of the online Virtual Art Gallery.
Royal Blue Grocery has become a fixture in the Austin community. It provides the basic needs a person could need in foods, drinks, magazines and newspapers, medicine and even housewares. This contemporary general store offers a certain convenience in both its proximity and accessibility. The store's long hours means it'll likely be open when you're having a late-night craving. The staff is friendly and go out of their way to aid customers. This is a neighborhood corner store that the locals enjoy.
Owned by world-famous cyclist Lance Armstrong, Mellow Johnny's is regarded as one of the best bike shops in Austin. Mellow Johnny's features basically all the bike-related services you could imagine. From bike sales and rentals, to apparel, parts, repairs and even lockers, Mellow Johnny's is a one-stop shop for all your bicycle needs. So whether you need a new way to get to and from work, or you're just looking to cruise around town for the day, you are sure to get great quality service and goods from Mellow Johnny's.
Cowboy Cool is the shop to head to if you are in the mood to revamp your wardrobe with some cowboy-western outfits. The store is an ideal shop for both men and women looking for unique belts, buckles, shirts, jeans and cowboy boots. Their brand is a collection of good designer stuff renowned for quality, variety and innovation. The collection is a splendid mix of the traditional western outfits with a contemporary flair. You can also shop for unique trivia, jewelery and accessories here.
This is your one-stop shop for all your outdoor needs. Whether you're into climbing, hiking, camping, cycling, or paddling, REI provides all the clothing and gear you'll need for your next excursion. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will steer you in the right direction for your needed products. This store also provides a wide array of outdoor rental equipment for those willing to try something new. There's also a bike shop service here that'll keep your bike in pristine condition.