Forbes.com places San Antonio in the top ten of America’s top 10 cities for shopping. Whether you’re searching for designer labels or bargains San Antonio offers fabulous choices for spending the day upgrading your closet and outfitting your home. Built on the site of a 1908 concrete factory, the outdoor Alamo Quarry Market cleverly incorporates the old city feel into this lifestyle center with cinema, restaurants and shops. Designer divas flock to North Star Mall (distinguished by the world’s largest pair of cowboy boots) for specialty shops and upscale retailers such as Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, and Saks Fifth Avenue, or to The Shops at La Cantera for Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and fine dining.
Two outlet malls attract bargain hunters, as do flea markets and farmers markets including Alamo Marketplace and Traders Village. Open on the weekends, the 100-acre Traders Village has 1,000 vendors and special events year-round.