How does that one song by Robin Sparkles go? Put on your jelly bracelets and discover the ultimate shopping experience in San Antonio.
Whether hunting for deals, shopping the latest trends, or seeking hidden gems, we’re giving you the 411 on everything retail in the 210. So, get ready to shop 'til you drop and check out what you need to know when planning a shopping spree in the Alamo City.
La Villita Historic Arts VillageBack to Top of List
La Villta Historic Arts Village is a must-visit spot for boutique-style shopping and artisan finds. Occupying one square block in the heart of downtown, this “little village” is home to family-owned favorites. The cobble-stoned streets make for a scenic stroll that conveniently leads to the River Walk. Just minutes away, The Shops at Rivercenter also boast more than 100 retailers and IMAX/AMC Theatres.
North Star MallBack to Top of List
Those looking for a premium indoor shopping experience need not worry. Just two miles from the San Antonio International Airport and centrally located, North Star Mall features high-end favorites like Saks Fifth Avenue and the new home for San Antonio Artist Collective. And if that’s not enough, the phrase “everything’s bigger in Texas” takes a whole new meaning with this retail hub being home of the world’s largest cowboy boot sculpture!
Historic Market SquareBack to Top of List
Did you know San Antonio is home to the largest Mexican market in the United States?
You can shop from over 100 locally-owned shops and stalls at Historic Market Square or “El Mercado.” From Talavera pottery to handcrafted works of art, you can find just what you need in the heart of the city. Go for the exotic curios, but stay for the gourmet Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia and La Margarita. And don’t pass up on the two-story Centro de Artes gallery showcasing Latino artists.
PearlBack to Top of List
With a history dating back to 1883, it isn't hard to lose track of time when you're spending the day at Pearl.
Not only can you find unique boutique shopping, but plenty of restaurant options are available to keep you fed and hydrated as you shop for one-of-a-kind finds. And holiday shopping doesn't get any better than during the Pearl Holiday Market. Held on Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. November 29-December 20, 2023, you can navigate through local artisan's booths while local musicians set the soundtrack for your evening!
Alamo HeightsBack to Top of List
Known as one of San Antonio’s oldest and most esteemed neighborhoods, Alamo Heights has some of the most impressive collections of vintage finds, specialty shops and unique boutiques.
With newly opened shops like Rag Parlor Vintage and Texan staples like Lucchese Boot Co. at the Alamo Quarry Market, you’ll have everything you need to be fashion-forward. Not to mention that the Broadway culture corridor is lined with exceptionally delicious dining options.
After shopping, you can unwind with wine and a good paperback at Nowhere Bookshop.
The Shops at RivercenterBack to Top of List
Stroll, shop, dine, and eat - you can do it all at The Shops at Rivercenter. Not only can you shop well-known favorites like H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, and more - but there is much to see and do and eat!
While getting your shopping on, be sure to make time for LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE San Antonio, and LiggettVille Adventure Center. And if you get hungry while adventuring this mall, you're not far from great food. Try Fogo de Chao, Yard House, or Land Shark for great dinner options!
San Antonio Holidays on Houston StreetBack to Top of List
You haven't done holiday shopping in the Alamo City like this before! Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a shopping experience like no other at San Antonio Holidays on Houston Street. Spanning five blocks of beautiful downtown San Antonio from Legacy Park to the Alamo, restaurants and shops welcome you to a winter wonderland November 24, 2023 - January 2, 2024.
Be sure to catch the Holidays on Houston Street Market December 15-17, 2023, for a unique Christkindl-style shopping experience with a San Antonio twist!