When we take a road trip, we pack a list of the best design shops for inspiration and to scour for local treasures. We queried more than 40 interior designers to see where they pull over to shop in Round Top, Marfa, and beyond.
Echo in Blanco | 1725 S. US Highway 281
A uniquely curated art gallery and antique store with mid-century treasures from designers such as Eames, Aarnio, and Girard. You never know what you will find.
“This fantastic shop used to be in Johnson City and moved to Blanco after the pandemic. They sell an amazing array of vintage and antique items. I just saw on Instagram that they are opening an outpost in Uvalde!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Leftovers Antiques | 3900 Highway 290 W
Known mainly for European antiques and design, Leftovers is also known for fabulous displays of goods and for its sheer size — more than 17,000 square feet of antiques, lighting, luxury bedding, upholstery, objects, and accessories.
Bloom & Co. | 126B N. Live Oak St.
Located on the historic town square of Fayetteville near Round Top, the shop makes a collection of linen pillows and features antiques, vintage finds, and farm-fresh flowers.
“Such a cute lifestyle store with lots of bits for the home.” — Mili Suleman
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiqüités | 301 S. Lincoln St.
Housed in a 30,000-square-foot vintage mohair warehouse in Fredericksburg, this shop is an adventurous mix of antique finds sourced from Europe and across the globe by Carol and Tim Bolton. Known for handmade, one-of-a-kind beds and the linens that dress them, plus layers of vintage finds creatively displayed.
“It’s fun to spend an afternoon here looking for bedding, antiques, tabletop, and special finds.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
“The descendant of the Homestead stores located on Main Street in the ’90s, CHB is a wonderful warehouse-sized menagerie of things old and new.” — Marcus Mohon
Der Küchen Laden | 258 E. Main St.
This 3,500-square-foot store is known for its plethora of kitchenware and baking goods, from quirky gadgets to German cookie molds, as well as the newest cookbook or tool.
“The most amazing kitchen shop ever! Room after room of gourmet cookware and the most obscure cooking things you never knew you needed … all housed in a historic building on Main Street. A real treat.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques | 201 E. San Antonio St.
A comprehensive selection of antiques and fine art, heirloom furnishings, rugs, books, lamps, clocks, both antique and contemporary silver, crystal, and other treasures.
“Beautiful Texas art and antiques.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Keri Kropp Design | 728 Water St.
Kerri Kropp‘s interior design studio and retail shop is an unexpected glamour punch in downtown Kerrville, stocked with bold furniture both new and vintage, artworks, and accessories.
“Tabletop, accessories, antiques, and vintage … A great shop to pop into while in Kerrville.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Old World Antieks | 5414 W. Hwy 71
More than 55,000 square feet in two large showrooms, two warehouses, and an open-air barn filled with treasures and antiques from around the world. Containers arrive weekly from 13 countries, including Europe, India, Egypt, and Turkey.
“Located about halfway between Houston and Austin. I always look forward to checking out their unique bread boards, stone bowls, and vintage linens.” — Kara Childress
Garza Marfa | 124 Highland St.
Garza Marfa is the design team of husband and wife Jamey and Constance Garza — Marfa design royalty. The Garza Marfa line of furniture and textiles is available at their store in Marfa and around the globe at like-minded retail outposts. A focus here is on ceramic artists Spako, Kat + Roger, BZippy, Matthew Ward, Mimi y Roberto, and Jo Ann Williams (both Marfa-based), and textiles from Gregory Parkinson, Kissweh, and Cathy Callahan.
Marfa Brand Soap | 213 S. Dean St.
Handmade goods found in Marfa.
Wrong | 110 N. Highland St.
Artist-driven with lots of Marfa flavor, Wrong is a very original retail concept from artist Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth.
Barn White | 4317 N. 10th St.
Barn White is a tabletop (aka gift registry) home base in the Valley, with several floors of glassware, china, linens, decoratives, garden, culinary, and home fragrances with a big place in their hearts for holiday decor. A can’t-miss.
Antica Collection | Market Hill, 1542 Hwy 237 N.
Lisa Strait Vanpoucke shops Europe for large-scale architecturals, furniture, decoratives, and garden objects. She also has an outpost in Houston at 4125 Richmond.
“This is where I look for very authentic case pieces and mirrors, as well as large-scale antique accessories.” — Kara Childress
Big Daddy’s Antiques | 606 N. Washington St.
A great assortment of vintage, reproduction, antique, and custom furniture, lighting, art, and garden from around the world. Open year-round by appointment.
“Love this shop.” — Kristen Nix
“A very California fresh feel, and a great selection of benches, framed flags, and side tables.” — Kara Childress
Courtney Barton | 603 N. Washington St., Suite B
Courtney Barton is known for her unexpected print and color combination, soft cotton Dohar blankets, custom hand-blocked pillows, antique furnishings, art, apothecary products, and home decoratives ethically sourced from around the world.
“Great linens and unique textiles.” — Nicole Zarr
Fickle International | The Compound, 2550 Hwy 237 S.
Fickle International’s White Barn at The Compound is filled with European antiques sourced from dealers in England, fairs in France, and shops in Belgium. Great statement pieces and a champagne vending machine. Open year-round.
Jardin de France | The Compound, 2550 Hwy 237 S.
Brothers Patrice and Nicolas Watine, who hail from the small Picard village of Montrelet, recently completed a 5,000-square-foot French-style barn at The Compound that’s filled with French antiques. During the antiques shows, Jardin de France can also be found at Bader Ranch. Outside of the shows, check days and hours open.
“Their newly built Round Top outpost is exactly the home I would build if I ever built one! All of their French antiques are amazing.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Paul Michael Company at Market Hill | Market Hill, 1542 Hwy 237 N.
Owner Paul Michael — who also owns the massive Market Hill, where his 11,000-square-foot showroom and 18 additional vendors are located — is known for handcrafted furniture made from salvaged and repurposed materials in his woodshop in Dermott, Arkansas. Also in the mix: antiques, rugs, garden decor, and unexpected decoratives.
Pittet Architecturals | Market Hill, 1542 Hwy 237 N.
European architecturals and building materials, sourcing everything from garden elements to reclaimed wood, stone fountains, and more.
Round Top Ranch Antiques | 2545 Hwy 237 S.
Henrik and Mary Follin source European antiques with a fondness for Scandinavian, housed in three buildings filled with furniture, doors, mirrors, lighting, and quirky decoratives. Open year-round.
“Betsy Austin has great antiques, from French bread baskets and vintage Vellum books to Swedish chests and Italian commodes.” — Kara Childress