It only makes sense that Austin would have an entire store dedicated to Lomography. If you aren't into this type of photography yet, check out this store on Congress to take their workshops or buy their lomography cameras.
Waterloo is the kind of record store you always wanted to loiter at in the 90's -- an overwhelming amount of great albums on both vinyl and CD and a staff who will spend all day talking about it without you. Throughout SXSW and the year, they have live shows with free beer too.
The Whole Foods HQ on Lamar and 6th wears the crown as their flagship store with everything healthy you could ever want and great BBQ too. Uncork a bottle of wine and head up to their rooftop to enjoy your fresh goods.
There are two Apple stores in town; the closest location to downtown is at Barton Creek Mall. Be forewarned, it's a rather small store for the number of people it serves so be prepared to hurry up and wait.
There is a reason Book People is thriving as the best local bookstore - no matter what you're into, they have the book or magazine for you. Check out their lineup of great speakers and authors who stop by for readings and signings all the time.
23rd Street Artists Market always has a few booths set up throughout the week selling jewelry, paintings, photographs and more. It's a great place to see what the Austin artists create for the market and support their craft.
If you're an avid cyclist or even just a recreational weekend biker, Mellow Johnny's will make you feel right at home. They have all of the gear you need and also offer group rides at several different times throughout the week. Did we also mention it's Lance Armstrong's bike store?
Cream Vintage is a good stop for reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind finds. They have men's and women's clothing plus a wide selection of boots and interestingly, repurposed jewelry. Plus, there's a seamstress on site so you can have your new purchases custom-fit.
Whole Earth Provision Co. has everything you could want or need for the outdoors. Spend some time sorting through their crazy gadgets and relaxing in their hammock selection. You gotta try before you buy!
Local food, artisans and businesses can all be seen at the SFC Farmers Market in Republic Square Park downtown. While all of the fresh produce is worth buying, save room for the duck taco and Neapolitan pizza -- traditional farmer's market snacks, of course.
Big Top Candy Shop is going to be featured on the Discovery Channel soon for it's array of delectable candies, ice cream and homemade sodas. They have all of the candies from your childhood available for purchase - no matter when you grew up!