Where to shop in Austin: 5 markets, sales, and clothing swaps to keep you looking cool this July
July has been popping off with record heat indexes, and record fun retail therapy opportunities around Austin. If you need help deciding where to find a summer gift or outfit, we've gathered a few local shops and events that will have you looking too cool to let the summer heat get to you. From pop-up markets, to sales, to clothing swaps, there is plenty to keep Austinites looking as stylish as ever.
Paper + Craft Pantry
Who doesn't love a pop-up market? Austin's favorite stationery store will host their annual Summer Sidewalk Market with 14 small artists and makers on Sunday, July 16 from 12 to 4 pm. Guests can shop from a variety of handmade items and art for their home, or get a gift for any upcoming special occasions. The Paper + Craft Pantry will have their fan-favorite mystery packs and boxes for sale, as well as samples and last chance products. And if you need anything for your children, you can shop next door at P+CP's sister-concept Little Note Shop inside Roommate Collective.
To celebrate their three-year anniversary, this Austin thrift store is hosting a massive sale on Sunday, July 30 from 10 am to 9 pm at their South Lamar location (not to be confused with their second store on Guadalupe Street). Customers can purchase bag to fill with as many clothing items as they can for $5 or $10. And for every $50 that is spent, Pavement will give customers $10 gift cards in return. Free drinks will be provided thanks to Dulce Vida Tequila and Guyaki.
Future Front Texas Plus Size Clothing Swap
On Saturday, July 15 from 12 to 2 pm, Future Front Texas will put on a plus-size clothing swap and community fundraiser benefitting their nonprofit initiatives. Attendees can bring five items to swap, and any unused clothing will be donated. There will be raffle opportunities to win gift cards to local businesses. Tickets ($25 per person) can be purchased on their website.
This Dallas-based menswear boutique is holding their biggest retail event of the year from July 14-17. Mens outfit bundles and popular breathable dress shirts will be discounted. Bestsellers include the Leeward Dress Shirt, Versa Polo, and Knox T-Shirt. Locals can shop in-person at their Domain Northside location, or online.
A California-inspired jewelry brand has dropped summer lewks for your next trip to the coast. Turquoise is the color of the summer at gorjana, and their 14k gold mini turquoise necklace and bracelet are the perfect matching duo for your any upcoming beachside bashes. And if you're looking for your next jewelry staple, consider the timeless 14k Gold Huggie earrings. Shop online or in-person at either of their Austin stores on South Congress or Domain Northside.