San Marcos Like a Local

Guide to Shopping in San Marcos

September 24, 2020

Don your comfiest athleisure and start hydrating now, it's time to shop, shop, shop! From the largest outlet shopping center in the country to quirky boutiques filled with things you can’t find anywhere else, San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing. Oh, and don’t forget to treat yourself, you deserve it…


San Marcos Outlets

With more than 240 name brand and luxury stores and 1.2 million, yes million, square feet of shopping paradise, you can check off all the names on your list in one place! Pro tip: grab a coffee before your shopping excursion - you're going to need the extra energy. 


Shop Around

You never know what treasures you’ll find shopping at San Marcos’ boutiques and shops around town. Jewelry, vintage, artwork and everything in between, you’ll have a fun time finding just the right gift for the loved ones in your life, or for yourself!



Not sure what to get someone? Treat them to their next SMTXperience! From the Spring Lake Annual Pass to a gift card to their favorite restaurant or brewery, you can't go wrong giving the gift of a new SMTXperience.



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The Person Who Has Everything

            Paper Bear

            Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities

            Daughter of the Wild


The Fashion Lover

            Two P’s and Calli’s Boutique



            Trends & Traditions


The Adventurer

            Hays County Outfitters

            TG Canoes & Kayaks


The Art Appreciator

            Wimberley Glassworks

            Silo Glass
            San Marcos Art Center
            Monkies Vintage and Thrift


            Vineyard Marketplace


The Family

            The Meadows Center

            Wonder World Park

            Paper Bear


The Bobcat

            Barefoot San Marcos

            Creeds & Crests