6 North Loop Shops to Browse After Brunch

Stay in the loop on an eclectic part of town

By Hannah J. Phillips
Photographs by Holly Cowart
North Loop ATX

Maybe you’ve just had a spectacular meal at Foreign & Domestic, it’s Sunday and you and your brunch mates aren’t ready to go home to do laundry. Why not take a stroll along North Loop neighborhood and pop into a few of the eclectic stores that line this stretch of Austin? You might find something for your summer closet, your bright and sunny breakfast nook, a unique gift for an upcoming birthday that you almost forgot about — or one more cocktail. Here are six shops along North Loop that are worth a stop during a Sunday out:

Room Service Vintage

A stroll on North Loop really has to start at Room Service: The weekend sidewalk sale is a bargain hunters’ heaven, but the real treasure trove is inside the store. Whether searching for 1950s dish sets, used books, vintage apparel or assorted knickknacks, there is something for everyone at Room Service.

Breakaway Records

If you didn’t get your vinyl fix at Room Service, head farther down North Loop to Breakaway. Bursting with a wide selection of both new and used records, the shop is a must-stop for anyone trying to beef up their collection.

Big Bertha’s Paradise & Ermine Vintage

Across the street from Room Service, Big Bertha’s and Ermine Vintage are both mainstays in the North Loop corridor. Whether searching for the perfect costume or your next statement piece, both stores offer a carefully curated selection of fantastic vintage clothing.

Workhorse

Even after brunch at Foreign & Domestic, all that shopping is bound to deserve a beverage break. Workhorse is just the spot to relax mid-browse, winding down with refreshing cocktails and local beer on the patio.

Photo courtesy of Revival Vintage

Honorable Mention: Revival Vintage

After several years on North Loop, Revival Vintage just moved to a new, bigger and better than ever brick-and-mortar just up the road on North Lamar. The shop sells some of the best vintage furniture and clothing in town.


Read More From the Neighborhoods Issue | June 2021


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