San Antonio

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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in San Antonio

El Mercado

A stripped-down charm pervades El Mercado, a sprawling Mexican market near downtown where stall after stall is piled with serapes, turquoise jewelry, and guayaberas. Outside and indoors, mariachi and Tejano bands play at all hours.

514 W. Commerce St., TX, 210-207-8600, www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/marketsquare
Tags: shopping | live entertainment | things to do | mexican | souvenirs | market

Garcia Art Glass

Stunning, finely crafted blown glass creations catch the light. Gini Garcia’s blown glass lighting, sculptures, tablescapes, and wall art capture some of San Antonio’s unique spirit.

715 S. Alamo St., TX, 210-354-4681, www.garciaartglass.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | smart splurge | art

La Villita

This historic, south bank arts village is a delightful cluster of restaurants, galleries, and shops. German and French settlers’ influences remain evident here on the site of Santa Ana’s cannon line.

418 Villita St., TX, 210-207-8610, www.lavillita.com
Tags: shopping | editor pick | art | things to do | culture | history

Market Square

Whether you need to stock up on Stetsons, steer skulls, or get your fill of folk art, Market Square will have you Texed and Mexed up in no time.

514 W. Commerce St., TX, 210-207-8600, marketsquaresa.com
Tags: shopping | art | things to do | souvenirs

Melissa Guerra

Founded by the James Beard nominee for whom it’s named, this lovely little shop offers a cornucopia of striking Latin American home items and cookware, including embroidered Peruvian pillow covers and majolica pottery.

Pearl Brewery, 200 E. Grayson St., Suite 122, TX, 877-875-2665; 210-293-3983, www.melissaguerra.com
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | crafts | home

San Angel Folk Art Gallery

Colorful blasts of Mexican and Latin American folk art cram corners of San Angel. The extensive collection ranges from 16th century oil paintings to current day artists like Isaac Smith.

110 Blue Star Place, TX, 210-226-6688, www.sanangelfolkart.com
Tags: family | shopping | historic | art | culture

The Shops at La Cantera

Sophisticated open-air shopping (150 stores including Nordstrom and Macy’s) with plenty of soothing water fountains and lush greenery to calm frayed nerves.

15900 La Cantera Parkway, TX, 210-582-6255, www.theshopsatlacantera.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | outdoors | clothing

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