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Austin is known for its live music venues, the best BBQ around and a slew of the city's best breweries, but what about shopping? While most people head to downtown Austin for dining or drinking (or work), there are some exceptional options when it comes to the best shopping in downtown Austin. Folks looking to stroll and shop from Second to Sixth Street will find a number of spots offering retail therapy in this buzzy district. While South Congress, South Lamar and South First have their own special appeal, unique boutiques offering kitschy gifts—from a grand piano cheese board to funky Japanese toys, fancy one-of-a-kind dresses to blingin’ bangles—litter downtown's city blocks. Here are our favorites.