Shopping

Obviously in a city as large as San Antonio, it just isn’t possible to tell you about each and every place to shop. But we are giving it a valiant effort! These are just some of the unique places that help define our personality. You’ll find more, much more, but here are some San Antonio's highlights.


Downtown San Antonio:

Market Square: An almost overwhelming amount of things to explore: with 53 shops & cafés in the El Mercado/Farmers’ Market complex it would be hard not to find some treasure for everyone on your list. A sampling of names: Noah's Arts, Earth to Market, Fiesta Cutouts, Inca Treasures, Spanish Flair, Texas Accent General Store, and The Embroiderers. Gorgeous Mexican embroidered dresses, hot salsas, cowboy hats, papeles picados, silver jewelry, Lucha Libre masks, handmade tiles, Talavera pottery sinks, Christmas ornaments: all of this and more to be found under one giant roof. Market Square is also often the site of many a celebration or chili cook-off. Located just 7 blocks west of the Vista, you can catch the trolley for only $1.10 and shop ‘til you drop! Don’t forget to have lunch: we recommend Mi Tierra or La Margarita.  http://www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare

Rivercenter Mall: Built with a section of the Riverwalk running through it, this is one extraordinary mall. With all the fashion and souvenir shopping one could ever want, you can also get your hair done, catch a chair massage, fine dine at Morton’s, and end up at the Comedy Club for the evening. Don’t forget to go to a showing of the 45 min movie The Alamo in the IMAX – it really enhances your visit to the Alamo itself. Rivercenter is right at our backside – literally just steps away from the Vista. www.shoprivercenter.com

Pearl Brewery: www.atpearl.com Retired from being an active brewery in the 1990’s, Pearl is committed to sustainability.  It began with the preservation of the historical brewery buildings and has grown immensely over the years, now hosting a variety of environmentally friendly practices and containing LEED certified buildings. Office, living, and eating spaces abound, but the shopping is extraordinary too. Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm they hold the Pearl Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, meats, honey, cheeses, handmade bodycare, plus breads from all over Texas. We recommend 2 shops:   
Melissa Guerra’s Tienda de la Cocina:  Kitchen wares, cutlery, glassware, cookbooks, Central American textiles, customized appliances and just amazing gadgetry: if you have a unique kitchen or are looking to build one, this is the place for you! Innkeeper Patti nearly ruined her nose by smashing it against the glass before Tienda opened!  www.melissaguerra.com 
The Twig: provides newly released books for children and adults as well as award-winning classics. The space includes child-sized furniture and toys that stimulate the imagination. Here at the Pearl the store has become a venue for local and national poets and authors to have readings. The Texana collection makes The Twig a destination for history lovers near and far. We dare you to leave without buying at least one book! www.thetwig.indiebound.com

Southwest School of Art Gallery Shop
The Eclectic Art Gallery
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Paris Hatters
La Villita:
    Alejandro Sifuentes Metalsmith Gallery
    Angelita’s
    The Copper Gallery
    Found
    Monte Wade Fine Arts
    Village Weavers
Penner’s Men’s Clothing
King’s X Toy Soldiers
Club Humidor
Silver Spur Boutique
San Antonio Museum of Art
The Alamo Gift Shop 
The History Shop

North Central:
Alamo Quarry Market
Central Market (groceries & gifts)
McNay Museum of Art
Witte Museum
North Star Mall
Huebner Oaks Mall
Los Patios Mall
Big Grass Bamboo
5 Broads Off Broadway
Redbone Guitar Boutique
El Paso Import Company
Pagoda
Moda Luna Salon & Boutique
The Fiesta Store
Julian Gold
Lin Marche’
Lucchese
Otra Vez
Buffalo Exchange
Endless Possibilities
Camilla Brink Stationer
Painted Pony
Satel’s Men’s Clothing
Tackle Box Outfitters
Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware
C Aaron Penaloza Jewelers
Don Yarton Antiques and Accessories
Kathleen Sommers
The Yarn Barn
Las Colchas
North:
The Rim (mall)
J Green Jewelers
Baby O Baby
Estilo Interiors & Gifts
The Shops at La Cantera (mall)
Village at Stone Oak (mall)
Bussey’s Fleamarket  http://busseysfm.com/ 
The Shops at Artisan’s Alley  http://thealleyonbitters.com/ 
The Yarnivore  http://www.yarnivoresa.com/index.php
North East:
The Forum at Olympia Parkway (mall)
Rolling Oaks Mall
Second Looks Men’s Consignment
West:
All’s Fair World Gifts (eco-friendly)
Ingram Park Mall
South & Southtown:
    Dos Carolinas
    Papa Jim’s Botanica
Pig Liquors
San Angel Folk Art
Robert Hughes Gallery
Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex
Gini Garcia’s Art Glass
Gallista Gallery
Trader’s Village

Mexican market
Western
Hill Country