San Marcos Like a Local

Back To School Shopping In San Marcos

July 28, 2017

It’s hard to believe that the end of July is already upon us and it’s time to get ready for the rapidly approaching fall season. With the end of the summer comes the start of a new school year. Parents, we know that back-to-school shopping can be a stressful time. We want to make your back-to-school shopping as easy and enjoyable as possible with our back-to-school shopping guide!  


San Marcos Outlet Center
With more than 240 designer and name brands stretching nearly 3 miles, you’re sure to find everything you need for your family at a discounted price. The San Marcos Outlet Center is actually two very large outlets combined – the San Marcos Premium Outlets and the Tanger Outlets San Marcos. You can find amazing discounts of up to 65% off retail prices – what a bargain! Make sure to stop by the San Marcos Tourist Information Center for a coupon book voucher for even lower prices!


Downtown San Marcos
Head downtown to shop like a local. From one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to trendy boutique ensembles, downtown San Marcos has several wonderful shopping options. When you’ve shopped up an appetite, stop into one of our delicious local restaurants for a scrumptious SMTXperience.


Around Town
A shopping excursion in San Marcos wouldn’t be complete without a stop at one of our superb shopping plazas! Trends & Traditions, Two P’s and Calli’s Boutique, Hays Co. Outfitters and Centerpoint Station are just a few of the great locally owned stores to shop for the upcoming season. After a day full of shopping, treat yourself at one of our local breweries or winery – you’ve earned it!  

No matter where you choose to shop in San Marcos, we know your shopping SMTXperience will be a productive and enjoyable one!