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Upscale Shopping in San Antonio

La Villita Historic Arts Village

storypicb_la-villita.jpgFor a truly unique experience, the New York Times recommends La Villita, a charming “little village” of art galleries, shops and boutiques, steps away from the River Walk and downtown hotels. Hand-crafted items available here, many made by local artisans, include copperware, jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles. Browse among the fascinating collection of eclectic objets d’art in La Villita’s antique store.

Have a leisurely lunch and cold drink in one of the cafés, and in the evening, enjoy steaks, seafood or other continental fare at one of the two elegant restaurants in historic buildings overlooking the River Walk.

Luxury Shopping at San Antonio Malls

storyPic_northstar-mall.jpgIf you stay at one of San Antonio’s Hill Country resorts, The Shops at La Cantera is a dream destination for all discerning shoppers. In addition to some of the best department stores—Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s—there are more than 160 specialty stores, many of them new to San Antonio, and an array of acclaimed restaurants. La Cantera is a stylish, open-air shopper’s paradise and a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

When you see the 40-ft. tall cowboy boots, the world’s largest, in front of North Star Mall, you know you’re going to have a big time shopping. In fact, over 200 specialty stores and restaurants are located inside, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Dillard's. Many hotels in the area offer free shuttle service to the mall, which is two miles from San Antonio International Airport.

Top Luxury Brand at Sometimes Remarkable Discounts

Extend your San Antonio shopping experience with a visit to two of our regional outlet malls—San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlet—less than an hour northeast of San Antonio. A shuttle service leaves from downtown San Antonio or the San Antonio International Airport and takes you round-trip to either mall. Dining choices range from quick-bite food courts to full-service restaurants and bars. 



Unique Boutiques, Shops & Galleries



This sassy shop at La Villita Historic Arts Village, right on the San Antonio River Walk, carries Texas’ own haute couture Double D Ranchwear and fab Two Bar West handbags, created in nearby Uvalde. And we haven’t even mentioned the jewelry! Think big and chunky sterling by Texas designer Dian Malouf and sterling and amber pieces from Nepal and Tibet. This store is coolness personified.
Central Market
This is a foodie mecca, offering unique local, regional and international foods as well as an amazing selection of beer and wine. There are cooking demos, free samples and friendly food experts who can help you find what you need. A sumptuous ready-made-gourmet-food-bar is perfect for picnic makings.
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
A San Antonio staple that’s been in business since 1947. Features fine art, oils on canvas and limited edition giclee. It also handles limited edition bronze sculptures and picture framing. Artists from all over the world are represented here.
Julian Gold
This store says it’s “your source for absolute style” and it backs it up by carrying top designer women's apparel and accessories. This is the one-stop-shop for all your boutique shopping needs. Also, the the bridal department is fabulous.
The place to buy boots, as U.S. presidents, country singers and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders know. With the unique skins it offers, you’ll need to splurge on a matching belt while you’re there—you’ll be glad you did.
Morris Kaye & Sons Furs
North Central
Texas’ largest fur manufacturer. It designs and manufacturers everything from handbags to hats, coats to throws, all with Texas chic.
Nancy’s A Unique Boutique
This store screams, “Fun shopping ahead!” with one-of-a-kind finds you’ll love. It has Mesmerize, Hello SkinnyJeans, Fabrizio Gianni, Joseph Ribkoff and a massive collection of fun jewelry.
NanEtte Richardson Fine Art
You'll find a variety of still lifes, figuratives and, most popular, landscapes. The majority of its artists come from Texas. Even cooler, all artwork is framed so all you need to do is buy and hang.
Nursery Couture
Owned by the Caden Lane creator who has designed nurseries for Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson and more. This fun store features her bedding line and other upscale baby brands in clothing, accessories, furniture and all the other goodies that babies MUST have.
Shetler Wade Jewelers
It's tucked inside an office building but, trust us, it's worth the search. You’ll love the exquisite jewelry that ranges from timeless pieces to the latest trends. It carries only the best of all the top brands.
Souk Home Décor
Big dramatic pieces; fun, eclectic items; and, even classic pieces. There are lots of art and sculptures, which can fit into any décor. Artists are represented from around the world.
St. John Outlet
Discounted prices. Yes, you read that right. Famous knitwear as well as eveningwear, casual items, handbags and shoes at 50 percent or more off. It's a well kept secret too; the only trace this outlet exists online is a map.