New Year New Shopping
Where to shop in Austin right now: 6 local stores to keep those New Year's resolutions
As 2018 comes to a close, setting new resolutions is a top priority for many Austinites. Sure, neighborhood gyms will be packed and tech store shelves will be cleared of fitness trackers, but not everyone is adding a toned physique to their list of resolutions.
For locals seeking to increase their frequent flyer miles, their vocabulary, or their savings account, this roundup is a cheat sheet for living your best life all 2019. Check out our list of must-shop Austin locales to help you stick to your resolutions.
Resolution: Travel more
Solution: Tiko Travel
Fuel your wanderlust with a luggage upgrade courtesy of Tiko Travel, a local brand making waves in the travel industry. Tiko creates soft luggage with luxurious details at an affordable price. The signature Carry-On features cool specs like top-grain leather accents and 360-degree Hinomoto spinner wheels for effortless travel. Each bag includes five-year warranty protection for repairs and replacements as needed. Tiko helps you tackle business trips, vacations, and everyday commutes like a jet-setting pro.
Resolution: Eat healthier
As the hometown of Whole Foods Market, it's no secret Austin loves natural, homegrown grocery stores. For more than four decades, Wheatsville Co-Op has established itself as a trusted source for fresh, local produce and has served the city through a community of invested ownership. Co-op membership includes insider deals, special pricing, and part ownership. If buying-in isn’t an option, Wheatsville still welcomes non-members to shop local farmers, ranchers, and vendors without paying a special fee. Weekly $5 meal deals and affordable prices on more than 300 items ensures you can eat good and feel good without exhausting your budget.
Resolution: Read more
Since opening its doors in 2013, Malvern Books has become a community space for local bibliophiles. Customers can expect to be guided to their new favorite read by longtime Austinites who carefully vet every book in the shop’s inventory. Malvern Books specializes in sourcing poetry and works from independent publishers and lesser-known writers, ensuring you find something unique with every visit. In addition to offering a range of literature, the West 29th Street store serves as a community center and hosts several workshops, readings, and book clubs year-round.
Resolution: Get more sleep
Austin sisters Shayda and Sydney Torabi have made it their mission to share the healing powers of CBD with their newly launched line of holistic, regenerative products. CBD oil has received considerable buzz in recent years, and the Torabi sisters are committed to providing clean, natural alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. Each small batch of product is odorless, flavorless, free of THC, and made from organic hemp grown in the United States. Restart CBD offers products for overall wellness, post-workout recovery, and relaxation to fit any lifestyle.
Resolution: Shop smarter
Solution: Treasure City
Stay stylish without breaking the bank at one of the most iconic thrift shops in Austin. Treasure City is a frugal fashionista’s dream, offering monthly 25-cent sales, free markets, and special after hours shopping events. In addition to finding the perfect ensemble or accessory, Treasure City is a central hub for community efforts. The store also supports a number of charitable organizations in the Austin area.
Resolution: Get in shape
As its pretty awesome tagline declares, Outdoor Voices is the essential apparel brand for doing things. The Austin-based activewear company has churned out bestselling pieces for running, yoga, studio sessions, lazy Sundays, and everything in between. A variety of both men's and women’s collections offer a range of sizes and styles to fit most bodies. Stock up on must-have basics by creating your own, personalized OV Kit and hit the trail, the gym, or the couch.