With all of the amazing music festivals, bars, and date night spots Austin has to offer, you’re going to need a stellar outfit to make the rounds about town in. Austin is a town fueled by small businesses, and the city’s fashion scene is no exception. Check out the best womenswear boutiques in Austin to hit before your next big night out.
Hoiden Supply Company
Hoiden Supply Company was created by bad babes, for bad babes. The shop features pieces for women who want to turn heads in outfits that are simultaneously edgy and feminine. Founders Madison Enloe and Marlene Goodfleisch pull inspiration from their own lives and interests to curate the shop and extend the brand into the shoots they style themselves. If you need to stock up on horse hair chokers, a solid leather jacket, or a glittery and functional motorcycle helmet, this South Lamar shop is your go-to spot.
Hoiden Supply Company, 2055 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 271 1426
Katie Kime mixes bright color palettes with pieces that are southern, preppy, classy, and globally influenced. She originally made her design dreams come to life through furniture and paper products as a student in 2006 before expanding her youthful, poppy patterns onto wearable pieces. Beyond the clothing, Katie Kime’s blog is worth checking out, too. It’s filled with styling tips for body and home, personal thoughts, inspiring tidbits, recipes, and DIY makeovers.
Katie Kime, 500 N Lamar Blvd #150, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 358 4478
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Esby Apparel doesn’t simply sell beautiful clothing – the pieces are designed right here in Austin, Texas, and handmade in Los Angeles and Dallas before making their way to the racks. The brand was founded by owner Stephanie Beard in 2014, who had the idea of making “quality clothing for women with menswear mentality.” She seeks to stay true to her idea by sourcing high-quality fabrics and creating looks that are durable, comfortable, simple, clean, and can be worn by women to the office and beyond.
Esby Apparel, 1601 S 1st St A, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 243 8901
FOUND provides a completely personalized shopping experience from the first moment you set sight on the shop’s bright pink door until you walk out. The shop itself, located just west of downtown Austin, is more of a home, from its structure to the furniture and paintings that perfectly complement the clothing inside. FOUND hosts designer lines like Diane Von Furstenberg and Citizens of Humanity, but the best part of stopping by is the relentless customer service. Step into your dressing room to try on clothing with the playlist of your choice and a doorbell you can push for champagne.
FOUND, 501 Oakland Ave at W 5th St, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 322 9494
ByGeorge has been an Austin establishment hailing high-end clothing and goods since 1979. It supplies high-end brands, such as Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, The Row, and Lanvin and provides upscale service, including champagne while you browse. The current iteration of the store is owned by Larry McGuire, who also owns McGuire Moorman Hospitality, which represents some of Austin’s best restaurants. His eye for clean, sophisticated style has carried over seamlessly from his restaurants to both shop locations.
ByGeorge, 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 441 8600
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“Estilo” translates to “style” in Spanish, and the shop certainly reflects that from head to toe. Stephanie Coultress O’Neill opened Estilo in 2005, and the current premises operates in Austin’s affluent Tarrytown neighborhood. Estilo features upscale, trendy, and romantic fashions for the modern-day woman, featuring brands like J. Brand, The JetSet Diaries, Mara Hoffman, and Jay Godfrey. Since opening, the boutique has received numerous local awards, such as the Critics Choice Best Overall Fashion Boutique during Austin Fashion Week.
Estilo, 2727 Exposition Blvd #121, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 236 0488
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Mana Culture has two locations in Austin to fulfill all of your bohemian needs. Jewelry designer and cofounder Jahnavi Sievert traveled the world as a child, but she found Southeast Asia’s culture and environment to be especially inspiring. She continued to travel with her husband while sourcing local markets to create her free-spirited and nature-based pieces, often made of natural materials and gemstones. They stopped in Austin to set up a sidewalk sale and sold out the same day. They took the moment as a sign to stay and set up a brick-and-mortar selling both jewelry and women’s clothing.
Mana Culture, 2214 S 1st St, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 707 0200
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