Just across Main Street from San Antonio College, this independent music store offers everything a music lover with eclectic taste could want. A San Antonio tradition for 20 years, it attracts a young crowd of customers from the college in addition to being the ultimate shopping destination for teenage hard rock and metal fans. If you can't find the CD or record that you desire, don't worry, because the store can do special orders and searches for hard-to-find artists and albums.
The Alley on Bitters has housed San Antonio's most unique collection of locally-owned and operated specialty stores for more than 35 years. What began as a place for artists to showcase and sell their work has turned into a popular contemporary retail center. The center has several shops, restaurants, salons, and a yoga studio.
If you need an extra-special gift for yourself or someone you love, you are sure to find it in this exquisite store. Stroll through the selection of fine antiques, beautiful estate jewelry, hard-to-find collectible items and fine art pieces and you'll feel as though you have entered another world. You'll find collectible pieces by Meissen, Continental, Dreseden and Halcyon circa the 18th century, just to mention a few. Not only that, the estate jewelry collection will take your breath away. Stop by this store or visit the downtown store located in the famous Menger Hotel for a pleasant shopping experience.
Fiesta On Main is truly like a party. Once you walk inside the Victorian house you'll be bombarded with Mexican items for sell. You'll find arts and crafts, jewelry, home decor, an so much more. Browse through their collection of clothing and accessories, and you might just find the perfect outfit to wear to your next fiesta.
The "House of Happy Hands" has lots of Mexican gifts and goodies that you can choose from without having to drive the four or five hours to actually get to Mexico. This little shop is filled with many colorful items of Mexican artwork. The papier-mâché birds and animals are a very popular item, perfect to accent any home or office. You may also find Oaxacan woodcarvings, brightly colored windsocks, jewelry, wall hangings and pottery pieces. This is a fun store to visit.
Almost hidden behind a Wendy's fast-food restaurant, this gem of a bookstore is packed with an eclectic array of books, with something to delight everyone. As it specializes in used, rare and hard-to-find editions, the most avid bibliophile could spend hours wandering among the stacks. And that's fine, since lingering is never discouraged—it could take that long just to mentally absorb the inventory!