We all know Joanna Gaines has the magic touch these days and her popular show Fixer Upper drives fans to her Waco, Texas store Magnolia Market by the thousands. Luckily I live just a hop down the highway and have had the chance to visit on multiple occasions. Last week I made and early spring trip that left me full of decorating inspiration. This visit I branched out and scouted some other local shopping spots to share with you today. Unfortunately many stores were closed on Monday so I didn’t get to personally visit them all…guess I have to plan another road trip 🙂
There is so much more to Waco than just the Magnolia brand, but the Gaines have had a huge influence on stores popping up all over. There are some precious places to hunt outside of your visit to the market! Here is a list of places you should consider adding to your agenda. I highly recommend visiting their web and Facebook pages (I’ve linked them all below) before planning your travel, all stores have different hours and open days, so plan accordingly! Magnolia is closed on Sunday and many shops are closed Monday. It looks like Friday and Saturday have the highest open rate for the local stores.
The Findery: 501 South 8th Street – Walking distance from Magnolia Market this precious store in gorgeous old building has a similar vibe and style as Joanna’s. There are tons of fresh décor items mixed in with stunning antiques. They rotate inventory regularly feeding their supply from a stocked warehouse close by.
They are having a HUGE warehouse sale in conjunction with Magnolia’s Spring event, be sure to mark your calendar for March 17-18, 2017! They say you should bring a truck or trailer for all the special finds you’ll want to haul home! They are super receptive on social media, so if you see something you like, reach out and they will chat with you.
Spice Village: 224 Franklin Avenue – Head over to this indoor market and stroll through booth after booth (over 90 vendors!) of home décor, clothing and gift items. There is literally something for everyone at this fun shopping venue.
Spice village is close to local restaurants so it would make a good mid day stop. It’s big and will take you a while to comb through all the lovely treasures waiting for you.
Austin Avenue Shops:
Cameron Trading Co.: 618 Austin Avenue – This is your typical antique store with private vendor booths dealing in collectables, dishes, small furniture and antique oddities. I saw lots of fun collector’s items while strolling the booths in this local favorite.
Christi’sHey Sugar! Candy Store: 808 Austin Avenue – The perfect photo opp waits on the colorfully decorated exterior of this candy haven. Pick up a sweet treat for the kids or an ice cream sundae for yourself.
Christi’s: 1023 Austin Avenue – A colorful splash of décor mixed with fun textures, old and new. This little shop has a good mix of items that vary from some of the other spots in town.
Papillon Antiques: 1025 Austin Avenue – French flea market finds and antiques
Sironia: 1509 Austin Avenue
Junque Queens: 1518 Austin Avenue
Shabby La Chic: 1522 Austin Avenue
LaGrange: 1522 Austin Avenue
Lane’s on Austin: 1601 Austin Avenue
Honey’s Homestyle: 1700 Austin Avenue
Salvage Sisters: 1708 Austin Avenue
La Salle Avenue Shops:
Junque in the Trunk: 910 LaSalle Avenue
Shades of Shabby: 926 LaSalle Avenue
Riverside Relics: 1105 LaSalle Avenue
The Junky Monkey: 1715 LaSalle Avenue
LaSalle Shops: 2223 LaSalle Avenue
Show and Tell Antiques: 1525 Morrow Avenue, limited opening hours
Harp Design Co.: 808 North 15th Street
Haus 525: 525 North 18th Street
Laverty’s: 600 North 18th Street, limited opening hours
Cedar Chest Antique Mall: 31707 West Highway 84
Cupcake tip: The bakery is precious but the line can be long. There is a bakery airstream in the food court with some of the bakery items if you want to skip the line for this mouth watering treat. Seriously, they are SO GOOD!
See anything you want? Be sure to save and share this shopping list for your next visit to Waco, Texas! Tell them I said Hi! You can visit some of my other posts and projects inspired by Magnolia Market here, and here. If you want tips on shopping the famous Round Top Antiques Week I have you covered there too! Start here or here!
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