The Alamo City is home to some splendid shopping, and Alteza residents are in the heart of it all. Whether in midtown or downtown, visitors and San Antonians alike are in for a treat. Although there are an abundance of shops throughout the city, we have meticulously narrowed down the list to a few of our favorites.
The shops in downtown San Antonio are full of culture and tradition. Whether you are looking for traditional Mexican clothing or
an old-fashioned cowboy hat, you are sure to find it in downtown
PARIS HATTERS, 119 Broadway St., 210.223.3453
Paris Hatters is a world-famous family owned and operated hat store. Since its doors opened in 1917, presidents, celebrities, ranchers, everyday San Antonians and visitors have flocked to Paris Hatters for the perfect custom-fit and custom-shaped hat. Various hats of all sorts fill the store, ranging in prices from $20 to $7,000. As one of the oldest continuously operating retail businesses in downtown San Antonio, Paris Hatters is a must-see. Remember, if it ain’t from Paris Hatters it ain’t a real cowboy hat.
MARTI’S, 310 W. Commerce., 210.223.9100
Marti’s is the best place to shop downtown for traditional Mexican embroidered fabrics, clothing, homeware and ceramics. This 60 year-old family business is rich in tradition and history. The store is filled with works from Mexico’s most talented artisans. As soon as you walk through the door at Marti’s, you will discover the beautiful treasures of Mexico.
PENNERS, 311 W. Commerce, 210.226.2487
Located across the street from Marti’s, is a premier men’s clothing store that carries both casual and dressy clothing as well as shoes and hats. Penner’s also features the largest selection of authentic guayaberas (traditional Mexican shirts for men) in the country. Although Penner’s specializes in menswear, the store recently added a women’s section with jeans, dresses, tunics, blouses and accessories.
Shopping in Midtown
Midtown is an absolute haven for shopaholics. With fabulous boutiques and shops, you are bound to find the perfect outfit—no matter what the occasion.
MEADOW, 4300 McCullough Ave., 210.822.2764
Meadow combines contemporary classic and casual chic to give customers a feminine and sophisticated look. The local boutique boasts a unique style that is sure to turn some heads.
JULIAN GOLD, 4109 McCullough Ave., 210.824.2493
Julian Gold, an upscale retail store, features an extensive collection of designer clothes for women. Whether shopping for contemporary evening gowns, shoes or bridal dresses, you are sure to find it at Julian Gold, the one store that has the best of everything for which you are looking.
PENNY LANE, 5928 Broadway St., 210.826.9007
Penny Lane blends edgy fashion with fun. The stylish clothes at this beloved local boutique easily transition from day to evening. Penny Lane is found only in San Antonio and offers clothing by many trendsetting designers.
ELAINE TURNER, 5922 Broadway St., 210.829.0052
Those looking for bold prints and colors need look no further. Elaine Turner, a native of Houston, is a celebrated luxury handbag and shoe designer with stores in Texas, Nashville and New York. Whether you are looking for casual or dressy, Elaine Turner has the shoes and/or bag perfect for the occasion.
AQUARIUS, 6454 N. New Braunfels Ave., 210.824.9999
Aquarius is a local contemporary and fashion-forward boutique that sells stunning jewelry, shoes, clothes and handbags. After shopping, customers can relax at Koi Salon, a full beauty and blowout bar in the boutique. With local art showcased throughout the boutique, Aquarius is rich with San Antonio culture and truly is a gallery of all things beauty.
SATEL’S, 5100 Broadway St., 210.822.3376
Satel’s is a high-end menswear store tucked away in Alamo Heights. The family owned and operated store specializes in all things men, from luxurious clothing and suits to casual sportswear. Satel’s also offers custom tailoring, so it truly is the perfect one-stop shop for all men.
THE SHOPS AT LA CANTERA, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., 210.582.6255
La Cantera is an upscale shopping mall in northwest San Antonio. Whether young or old, man or woman, you are sure to find whatever you are looking for at the Shops at La Cantera. Home to a Neiman Marcus as well as a Nordstrom, La Cantera boasts many fashion-forward designers. With luxury shops such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Stuart Weitzman, the shopping at La Cantera can’t be beat.