Austin Street Shopping Guide
Now, how many of us can truly claim to be able to afford designer wear? Sure, we’d love to have all those amazing clothes we’ve always dreamed of, but our wallet seems to frown at our thoughts.
Located within walking distance from Parker Towers is bustling Austin Street that boasts many retail stores, boutiques, and vintage shops. With options for every taste and style, here are our favorite places to shop on Austin Street.
70-09 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Stylish boutique selling designer evening, cocktail & prom dresses, plus shoes & accessories. Oz Boutique has been selling women’s evening dresses and formal wear for over 27 years. We help women look and feel beautiful for all of their special occasions by delivering exceptional service and providing high-quality, authentic products. It is our mission to ensure every person is happy and satisfied from the moment they walk through our door till the moment they hang their dress up after their special day.
70-39 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
Well, at Fox’s (70-39 Austin St between Continental Ave and 70th Rd; 718-261-4100) you can pick up really cheap designer duds. This discount chainlet has colorful dresses, tribal-print skirts and tie-dyed wrap sweaters all under $100. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
71-11 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
Yet another place you get great deals on clothes is Maiko (71-11 Austin St between Continental Ave and 71st Rd; 718-268-8002). If you are extremely brand conscious, you might want to steer clear of this place. But Maiko more than makes up for its lack of well-known names by pricing trendy clothes for just $39. If you want something for your wardrobe that looks like it just came from an upmarket glam boutique, Maiko gives you that privilege. And matching accessories, bags, and jewelry are in the range of $15 to $20. That’s what you call icing on the cake!
71-43 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
Soleil is a great place to find eclectic gifts. The store stocks candles, glassware, furniture, prints, and other decorative pieces. This store has the most AMAZING unique, chic furniture, imported vases, knick-knacks, candles, silk pillows, and jewelry
Speaking of accessories, for all those people out there who believe in being different and having accessories that nobody else does, Stoa (71-60 Austin St between Continental Ave and 71st Rd; 718-263-1660) is your Mecca. The shop is run by Marie Sinanian and Rena Monogenis and they have made a name for themselves by selling all sorts of contemporary jewelry that are as quirky as they are interesting. So, if you don’t find it unusual that bangles can be made out of telephone wires, or you don’t mind sporting cufflinks with crossword-puzzle designs, you will feel completely at home in this place.
107-14 71st Rd, Queens, NY 11375
All that shopping made you hungry? Why stuff yourself with junk food when you can get nutritious as well as yummy wraps at Organic Market (107-14 71st Rd between Austin St and Queens Blvd; 718-575-0082)? This deli serves wholesome non-processed meals which are lip-smacking in the way nothing should be allowed to be! Organic Market also has a juice bar, in case you are looking for a healthy drink to go with your whole-wheat wrap stuffed with honey mustard and grilled chicken.
71-63 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375
We are more than just a retail business, we personally hand select and authenticate every single item in our collection. With the expertise at Bagriculture, you will never have to worry about counterfeits or knockoffs. AuthenticateFirst.com also recommends you shop with us and is willing to provide service for authentication certificates, for any of our items:
72-24 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
For dessert, don’t even think of going anywhere but Homefront (72-24 Austin St between Ascan Ave and 72nd Rd; 718-793-6008). If you are not moved by the charming country cottage vibe of this place, you will be swayed by the homemade fudge served here. Priced at just $3, they are sinful enough to command a second look, and third, and fourth.
72-28 Austin St, Queens, NY 11375
DMITRY Ties have redefined fashion by introducing a unique and exclusive palette of luxurious silk men’s neckwear that appeal to fashionable men of all ages. Each tie has its own voice and personality. Our mission is to take a classic accessory and update it for today’s man on the go.