La Cantera is located amidst lush greenery and tranquility. The open-air location of La Cantera, while providing the same variety, has a feel different from that of a mall. Find departmental stores, women's and men's apparel and accessories, and restaurants in this shopping paradise. Victoria's Secret, Macy's, and Dillard's are few of the stores here. Dining options include Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Yard House, and The Cheesecake Factory.
The city's premiere mall, North Star draws shoppers from all over the state and from as far away as Mexico. Anchored by Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Dillard's, the mall is also home to smaller stores such as Talbots and the Disney Store. The mall bustles with activity year round and even offers valet parking during the holiday season.
The historical center and heart of the city's Mexican culture, the square is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. Here you can dine on Mexican food at one of several cafes, enjoy the lively sounds of Mariachi bands and buy wonderful blankets, clothes, leather and metal goods and much more, imported from just south of the border. The square plays host to many cultural events and fairs throughout the year, including Fiesta del Mercado (Party of the Market) in April and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in November.
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.
San Antonio's newest shopping hot spot is a former cement plant, now renovated into a ready mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. Anchor stores include Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Earth Provisions. The centerpiece is the enormous Quarry Market Movie Theater, which features more than eight screens with first-run selections. Enjoy specialty shopping at Restoration Hardware, Whole Foods Grocery or Pottery Barn. After dining at one of the center's restaurants, which include J. Alexander's and California Pizza Kitchen, be sure to enjoy a scoop of Amy's Ice Cream. This is a sprawling and diverse shopping center where you're sure to find whatever you want or need.
For comic books new and old, there is no finer place to look than this Medical Center shop. Stocked with a wide variety of classic comics and the latest offerings, it also carries a large selection of role-playing games, toys, models, cards, novels and videos. Japanese anime is a hot item, as are the latest collectibles related to the most popular movies and games. Drop by and use the game rooms for a match of your favorite board game or browse through the comics to find the Superman that will complete your collection.
If you've been hunting for a souvenir to take home after a visit to San Antonio or something to enhance the look of your newly done home, this is the place to check out. The shop has articles carved out of Honeycomb Calcite, found exclusively in Utah. The stone has natural patterns which are beautiful and can be polished well to adorn a center table or the mantelpiece. The thickness determines the color of the stone, sunshine yellow or deep golden amber. Since the pieces are hand crafted, there is only one of its kind that you find for yourself.
This little house of fashion is located in one of San Antonio's historic residential buildings. Cool fabrics are the focus among the lovely fashions you will see on display. Flax, linens and batik cotton fashions have become the store's trademark. It also carries a large selection of Brighton belts, silver jewelry depicting the Southwest, and an array of jewelry accessories. You should enjoy a stroll through this store.
Head to Mustang Grey's to try a different look altogether. The variety of Texan clothing and accessories available might just tempt you into trying the cowboy look. Choose from the various leather accessories on display, such as belts, jackets, hats, and other accessories. Grab the cool leather jacket you always wanted. Go ahead and surprise friends—don a new look.
Since 1971, Royalty Coins has bought and sold numismatic coins, gold, silver, estate jewelry, diamonds, scrap gold, class rings, silverware and Rolex watches. It carries investment quality coins as well, and is a member of American Numismatic Association, Professional Coin Grading Service, and Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America. Additionally, the shop offers appraisal and estate liquidation services. This is one of the best places to find that one particular coin you have been searching for. If what you want is not in stock, the staff will attempt to locate it with the help of their extensive dealer network.
This fine art co-operative pays its tribute to local art by hosting shows and allowing artists to display their work at the gallery nestled in Florian House. Around 360 artists work to create artistic wonders. Browse through the fine art on display like the acrylic works, oil works, water color paintings, and more. Have a look at the photographs on display. Three-dimensional art works, including batik, wood, jewelry, egg carving and hand-blown glass are also exhibited. The River Art Show that takes place in October features a competition between members. The gallery also hosts an art show during San Antonio's Fiesta.
This very interesting store has been in business for more than 20 years and offers many unusual and beautiful items. Unique, hand-woven wearable art is available in the form of jackets, coats, ruanas and cocoons, and vests, all for both men and women. The selection of hand-woven home accessories includes rugs, wall hangings, blankets, throws and wonderful baskets. Imported Chulucana pottery from Peru gives shoppers even more interesting accessorizing options. There's something for every budget in this store.