Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SoCo in Austin

It is hard to believe one of the hippest art areas in Austin began as a rural road in the 1850's.  Last Sunday my camera and I (and Dory of course) took a morning stroll through the district to enjoy the quiet before the crowds.....

Austin - SoCongress
Art and Vintage are the name of the game on South Congress!
The eclectic store fronts draw you in
to peek at the treasures waiting inside!

Austin - SoCongress
Goody Two Shoes,  a trendy shoe and jewlery mecca!

Austin - SoCongress
Inside The Turquoise Door you can find a myriad of Southwestern
Folk Art

Austin - SoCongress
The Yard Dog Art Gallery shows both "old school and outsider," along with contemporary art!

Austin - SoCongress
Who wouldn't be drawn to the Uncommon Objects  as it blends
together the feel of an ancient general store and
retro treasure shop. Make sure to get a look at their awesome web page!

Austin - SoCongress
Every Texas shopping district needs a boot shop! SoCo has
Whether searching for new boots, or a new western outfit to go boot skootin' in, you are sure to find it here!

Austin - SoCongress
New Bohemia is a great little store to find Vintage clothing and retro jewelery!

Austin - SoCongress
Another purveyor of Folk Art is the Tesoros Trading Company.

Austin - SoCongress
Looking through the windows of the Big Top Candy Shop had my mouth watering but my waist rejoicing that I decided to do a morning stroll before the store opened!
Full of every kind of "penny candy," this store brought back great memories of my baby-boomer childhood. Featured on the Food Channel, this is a must visit!
So much to shop for and so little time, make sure you give yourself at least a day, or 2 if you just love to browse, to meander through the
Next post, we'll take a look at the restaurants on South Congress.


  1. What a fun looking group of shops. Some of those signs are really eye catching, I love the rabbit at Uncommon Objects. If we ever get down that way this street is definitely on my to see list.

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