Shopping in San Antonio

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Rivercenter Mall
This mall is not your ordinary mall. Built to resemble a monolithic glass house, this indoor mall is located in San Antonio’s River Walk--a lively outdoor recreation and entertainment center. While the mall itself is a great site, it boasts a plethora of shops with Macy’s as its anchor department store. Here you will find the typical mall brands including The Body Shop and American Eagle Outfitters. It’s a fun place to shop especially when looking through the glass and seeing passenger-filled boats on the River Walk’s waterway.

North Star Mall

With 4 department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillards, North Star Mall is bound to have all that it is you’re looking for from brand-name fashions to fine jewelry. With stores like Armani Exchange, Sephora and Coach, you can get all your shopping done under one roof at San Antonio’s North Star Mall.


Mission Market

As an open-air flea market, Mission Market is said to be the best kept secret of San Antonio’s south-side. Locals come here to buy, sell and trade goods. The merchandise sold here includes handmade crafts, household items and collectibles. The items sold change daily which is why Mission Market is a great place to treasure hunt, especially for hobbyists and collectors of all sorts.

Alamo Quarry Market

Located just a few minutes from downtown San Antonio is the Alamo Quarry Market. In addition to its theatres and restaurants are a number of well-known stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Michael’s. This place also has several specialty retail stores such as Banana Republic and Restoration Hardware. Alamo Quarry Market used to be a series of factories and some of its original structure has been incorporated into the scene. This includes a series of smoke-stacks which have become defining icons for this shopping and entertainment complex.


The Shops at La Cantera

For high-class fashion, be sure to visit The Shops at La Cantera. This location has some of San Antonio’s finest shopping with designer stores such as Betsey Johnson, Hugo Boss and Burberry. Not to mention, it has four department stores: Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The tranquil surroundings of this open-air mall are there to remind you that shopping can be a relaxing experience.


Buckhorn Museum Curio Store

A visit to Texas would not be complete without taking home a piece of it. Visit the Buckhorn Museum’s Curio Store. It has been said to the “the oddest store in the world.” Whether it’s a piece of tanned leather or handmade silver belt buckles, you’re bound to find something that screams “Texas” or “Wild West” during your visit to this one-of-a-kind store.


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