Shopping San Antonio
A top shopping destination, according to Forbes.com, offers “options, ease and affordability.” Your shopping experience in San Antonio will show that we have all of those assets and more, making it clear why that publication placed us among the top ten best cities for shopping. Great western wear shops, unique boutiques, upscale department stores, incomparable malls and regional outlet centers are just a few of the reasons San Antonio ranks high on the shopping list.
Antiques & Bargain Shopping
The treasures you’ll find in area antique stores may have Texas roots, or they could just as easily be from Europe, Asia, Latin America or elsewhere around the globe. As you engage in the quest to find additions for your collection or to uncover an unexpected gem, you’ll see that there are many types and sizes of antique stores to explore. Boutique owners may fill their shelves with creations from Alamo city designers and artisans, or they could just as easily bring back fabulous clothing and accessories from markets in Dallas or nearby Mexico.
Shopping Areas & Neighborhood
Our nine major shopping malls—some indoor, some open air—make San Antonio a top shopping destination. Each mall’s amenities provide comfort, service and a wide range of dining options as you spend the day visiting both new and familiar stores.
Beyond the malls, you can explore the city's most charming neighborhoods, where locals live, play—and, of course, shop. Many of the areas feature stores selling clothing, jewelry and artwork made locally, making your purchases even more meaningful. San Antonio neighborhoods are easily accessible whether you’re traveling on foot or by car.
Shop Like a Pro
Texas Taxes: The sales tax in San Antonio is 8.250%. Each year Texas has a Tax Free Weekend in August prior to the start of the school year. International shoppers can receive sales tax refunds throughout the year on merchandise purchased in Texas.
Bargain Shopping: San Antonio has some great vintage, resale stores and flea markets. Treasure hunting at these stores can yield some unusual finds. If it's outlet shopping you're looking for, nearby major outlet malls are a destination unto themselves, with hundreds of stores