OUR PICK: sloan/hall
, 5424 Broadway, (210) 828-7738, sloanhall.com
Although it has only occupied the converted Magnolia/Mobil service station since 2011, it’s hard to imagine a time that sloan/hall’s carefully curated collection of designer goods hasn’t filled the space. The store possesses the dichotomous feel of an over-filled curio cabinet and an open, airy gallery, allowing shoppers to glut themselves without becoming overwhelmed. While sloan/hall carries an impressive array of internationally renowned designers (fashionistas can get their Maison Margiela and Rick Owens fix here), the store also stocks a cadre of Texan creators. Of particular note are covetable gems by local jewelry designers Doris Flores and Biby Dykema. The store also carries home goods and other accessories, including the Austin-based KUUTSUU line of leather goods and a large selection of unique cards and fine stationery.