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  • Top 5 Places to Shop Local in San Antonio

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    5 places to shop local San Antonio

    Shopping locally is a fantastic way to help your community. And, it's also a fun way to meet the people who work at the businesses you visit, build relationships with makers and creatives in your neighborhood, and shop for unique items.

    Shopping locally is a must when you are in the city of San Antonio. With the holiday season just around the corner and your family waiting to open their presents, you should be shopping all over town for that perfect gift! Don't worry, we have your back! Here are 5 great places to shop while you're in San Antonio.

    1. Historic Market Square

    San Antonio's Historic Market Square has long been a favorite place to go shopping. It covers three city blocks and is divided into the Farmer's Market Plaza and the El Mercado.

    This Historic Market Square is home to a variety of shops that sell locally-made items, including artwork and jewelry. Here you will find the likes of Odd Fellows Lodge, which sells antique furniture and other decor items. 

    You can also find many other local businesses in this area, including a few great restaurants, like The Plow, which specializes in homemade soups and sandwiches, and that are all located within walking distance of each other.

    Location: San Antonio, Texas 78207, United States, 514 West Commerce St.

    2. Feliz Modern

    If you're looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member, check out the Feliz Modern store on North Main Street. With a shop space of more than 40,000 square feet.

    This stylish shop has plenty of unique finds. From quirky items like “Juicy Couture” t-shirts and “Lollipop Shoppe” candy jars to unique art pieces like wood sea creatures made out of driftwood or vintage glamour photos taken by celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, from antique furniture, home decor, and clothing from local artists, handmade soaps, and crafters, Feliz Modern truly has something for everyone!

    The store also hosts art events throughout the year, so you can learn more about the artists behind their products!

    Location: 110 W Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

    3. Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique

    If you’re looking for something really special for your furry friend, take your pick from Fifi & Fidos Pet.

    The Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique is another one of our favorite and best places to shop locally in San Antonio. They have everything from small accessories for your pet like beds, toys, and leashes, to food and treats, all made right here in Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique. You can even get personalized gifts like collars or leashes with their logo on them!

    This pet boutique is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. They even have grooming services available on-site, so your furry friend can feel pampered after a long day at work or play! 

    Location: 5120 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States

    4. Alamo Antique Mall

    If you're looking for something different from what's available at most antique malls in town, then head over to the Alamo Antique Mall. 

    This mall has been around since the 1940s, and it's the largest antique mall in Texas. It's home to more than 200 shops, so there's sure to be something that catches your eye. It is a treasure trove of vintage goods. With an inventory that ranges from vintage clothing to antique furniture, artwork, and more. 

    It is open on weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except during the Christmas season when it's closed until after New Year's Day.

    There's also an entertainment venue that hosts live music every Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

    Location: 125 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

    5. Mission Open Air Market

    The Mission Open Air Market is another in our list of great places to shop locally and also gives you access to some of San Antonio's best food trucks. 

    The Mission Open Air Market is a flea market located in the heart of San Antonio.  It has been around since 1948 and is one of the oldest flea markets in Texas. 

    This market offers a wide variety of items from clothing and accessories to household items, furniture, antiques, and collectibles. Also, you'll find vendors with local goods from handmade items to produce, spices, and more.

    The market also hosts live music performances throughout the weekend, so you can enjoy some entertainment while you shop!

    Location: 207 W Chavaneaux Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221, United States


    Most of us are aware that where we buy our clothes, furniture, food, and other necessities have a direct impact on our planet. But most people don't know what exactly makes up the global footprint of their shopping habits. 

    There's nothing better than supporting a local business. Shop Small, Shop Local!

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