Ultimate Guide for Shopping Local in Waco, Texas

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Love where you live! No wonder why they call Waco the “Heart of Texas!” Whether you are traveling to Waco to see Magnolia, a prospective student touring Baylor University, or simply just a local resident, there are so many small businesses in this city to explore. There is something for everyone and for any occasion, and even better- shopping small helps to support the local community and growth within. Here is the ultimate guide for shopping small! You’ll love to shop local. In case you’re new around here, WELCOME to Modern Texas Living Magazine! We’re glad to meet you!


We are a lifestyle publication local to Waco, TX. We connect people with local makers, experts, and one another. In print and online, Modern Texas Living Magazine celebrates small businesses, supports local entrepreneurs, and helps readers enjoy the community to its fullest.

Here is the Ultimate Guide for Shopping Local!


Why we love it: A family owned small business, they sell their signature line of dishes, serving pieces, and pottery. Their goal is to cultivate the “Art of Hospitality” and provide a place to shop for all things entertaining- cookbooks, kitchenware, and functional art. 


Why we love it: Design House offers custom jewelry design and jewelry repair while offering a wide range of beautiful pieces from necklaces, rings, and bracelets. A highlight of this small business is their permanent bracelets! Sip some champagne and “get linked” with a bracelet that you never take off!


Why we love it: A collection of small shops ranging from accessories, clothing, pet supplies, trinkets, souvenirs, and home decor. Spice Village has something for everyone, even stationary, candles, and baby gifts! Be ready to spend endless time here browsing the 60+ boutiques in one place. 


Why we love it: Lane’s offers a perfect place for gift registries, making it easy for any occasion you may need. Home decor, bridal, clothing, and gifts make this such a fun place to browse. 


Why we love them: A boutique owned, small business- this store offers a wide variety of women’s clothing, gifts, and accessories. 


Why we love them: Voted the best antique store in Waco, this shopping experience has everything from antique, world market, industrial, collectibles, and local artisan items! Located right off of La Salle, it is close to Baylor University and is a one of kind place to shop at. 


Why we love them: A local favorite since 1979, this store has unique gifts for any occasion. Candles, accessories, stationary, travel bags, and more will be a great place to check out.


Why we love them: Barefoot Outfitters offers the best place for trendy, collegiate clothes and accessories. A close drive from Baylor’s campus, this spot is a great way for Baylor merch. Whether it’s sweatshirts, car accessories, purses, game day apparel, and more, this is a for sure way to support the Bears! 

Why we love them: The best place to find high end jewelry! Whether it’s an engagement, special occasion, or just to feel beautiful, Boozer’s has timeless pieces you will love. 

Why we love them: The cutest children’s and baby store located in Downtown Waco. Offers clothing, accessories, and more.  

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Make sure to tag us on social @moderntexaslivingwaco if you go to any of these shops and let us know which one is your favorite!

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