The North Loop IBIZ District reflects the laid-back entrepreneurial spirit of Austin – it’s where you’ll find many of the city’s best hidden independent shops.
Central in Austin and just north of the University of Texas, this tight-knit enclave is home to niche boutiques offering vintage, vinyl, books, music, clothing and skateboards; and is studded with neighborhood gathering places including several pubs, renowned restaurants, food trailers and a coffee shop.
This self-proclaimed “Black Sheep of Shopping Districts” is full of unexpected treasures. You can run across 1950s gentlemen’s magazines, adult novelties, and antiques alongside musical instrument repairs, a friendly neighborhood convenience store, car wash, and a graphics and print shop.
An afternoon in North Loop can consist of searching nooks and crannies for independent books, vinyl, and some of the best vintage stores in Austin. Follow that with upscale or casual dining, and conversations over classic cocktails and craft beer – all in an unpretentious, unfussy atmosphere where new friends are made every day.
The North Loop IBIZ District holds annual Spring Sidewalk Sales, Fall Block Parties and Holiday Shopping Nights in December. Follow on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.