Bykowski’s is the opposite of fast fashion in the best way. If you’re crazy about a sharp-dressed man (or you are one yourself), this is the spot to find beautiful handmade clothing. The suits here are top notch and the price reflects that—though it’s still reasonable for the quality of attire. You can buy off the rack jackets starting at $300, while custom suits are typically $600 and above. They also offer men’s accessories like hats and leather goods, and if you’re finding garb for a special occasion, they’ll custom craft the outfit with your input.
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.