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Refresh Your Closet at these Nearby Boutiques


Whether you’re shopping for souvenirs, Christmas gifts, or something special for yourself, there are some wonderful boutique shops nearby. While there are numerous shops and stores to choose from, here are five that should be on your stop-and-shop list. 


Two P’s & Calli’s: Be sure to stop by this San Marcos original next time you’re in town. The local shop was opened by the mother and daughter team Pam Couch and Calli Swindle almost 30 years ago and is still a favorite with customers new and old. 


They aim to provide a “complete shopping experience” for every woman inside the 6,000-square-foot boutique. From shoes to handbags, and candles to housewares and furniture, you’re bound to spot a great find on every visit. 


Ellipsis Boutique: Located in nearby Buda, this local boutique opened its doors in 2017 and has been pulling in curious shoppers in search of unique finds ever since. If your style is a combination of vintage, modern flair, and comfort in mind, then you’re going to love browsing the racks of Ellipsis. 


From vintage concert tees to flowing summer dresses and chic clutches, this shop is a treasure chest of fun finds. 


The Mercantile at Mill + Grain: It’s rare to find a store where you could get something for everyone on your Christmas list all under one roof, but The Mercantile in Buda just might be that store. Yes, they have tops and bottoms for both a chill Saturday afternoon watching the game as well as for getting dolled up for a night on the town later on.


The shop also has great men’s products such as travel mugs and hats, as well as home decor and children’s toys and books. As we mentioned, it’s a one-stop shop!


Vintage Soul: Hopping in the car and heading up the road to Dripping Springs is a worthy trip for this cute boutique that offers vintage style, yet is anything but stuck in the past. With tops, pants, and dresses that can work equally well at a Sunday afternoon barbecue and a Monday morning business meeting, it’s no wonder this local boutique is going 10 years strong. 


In addition to handbags and totes, the shop also offers home decor and a range of paper products such as journals and puzzles. 


Trends & Traditions: This San Marcos store has carved out a place all its own and has been providing its customers with unique items since 1966. If you’re looking for clothing, a handbag, or a piece of jewelry that is sure to grab attention in the very best of ways, you’ll find it here.


The shop also carries a range of accessories such as hats, eyeglasses, bandanas, and glassware that are reflective of the Texas Hill Country spirit and culture. 

From the proximity to shopping to its variety of local restaurants and robust economy, there are a lot of reasons to love living in Kyle. If you’d like to find a home here, contact the Crosswinds team to learn more. 


Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re in a 5-year relationship, happily flying solo but celebrating with friends, or looking to show a potential new love interest that they’re on your mind, finding a special gift can be a challenge. Of course, there isn’t one perfect Valentine’s Day gift – it all depends on the relationship and who you’re shopping for. 


From subscription boxes to local goods and Hill Country day trips, here are some ideas for the sweetheart in your life. 


Something Sweet


You really can’t go wrong with chocolate on February 14. It’s a classic gift and just about everybody loves a little something sweet now and then. Delysia Chocolatier in Austin offers specialty chocolates for all occasions with vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and nut-free options. Because everybody deserves to enjoy good chocolate.


Faith, Hope & Cupcakes is a Kyle bakery that’s sure to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth with some seriously delicious cupcakes. There’s even the option of a Valentine’s DIY cupcake box, so you both can decorate and enjoy your treats together—a perfect date night in!


Something Beautiful


A floral bouquet might not be a new and revolutionary Valentine’s Day gift, but it’s a classic. Always has been, and always will be. The Kyle Flower Shop has a skilled floral design staff capable of creating the perfect arrangement for every occasion and event. Not surprisingly, this is one of the shop’s busiest times of the year and it offers a range of bouquets from classic roses to lilies, carnations, and everything in between. Looking for something a little more unique? The staff is happy to work on custom pieces that are sure to impress. 


Something Unique 


Subscription boxes are one of the fastest-growing sectors of retail with the market expected to hit $65 billion by 2027! What makes them so appealing is that there’s a box for just about every interest out there and who doesn’t like getting a mystery box of goodies in the mail?


Food boxes ranging from cheese to coffee, nuts, and even oysters are a popular favorite. There are also boxes for hobbies such as jigsaw puzzles, needlepoint, gardening, and fans of true crime novels. 


Something Adventurous (or Relaxing)


If you’re looking to create some new memories with your significant other, consider opting for a weekend getaway – or even just a day trip. Kyle residents are fortunate that we’re close to some pretty fantastic places that are less than a few hours away. 

Fredericksburg is a popular travel destination with several wineries, downtown boutique shopping, and historical attractions. And just a little over an hour’s drive from Kyle is Shiner – home of Shiner Beer! The pride and joy of this small Texas town, a visit, and a tour of the brewery are a must.


South of Kyle you’ll find New Braunfels. With its outdoor attractions, live music venues, and restaurants delivering local flavor, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular close-to-home weekend getaway. 


Sometimes the perfect Valentine’s Day is simply a romantic evening with someone special at home. If you’d like to learn more about finding a home in Kyle, contact the Crosswinds team today. 

Area Attractions

Kyle Local: Buff City Soaps

A popular soap makery has arrived in Kyle! Buff City Soaps (5401 Farm to Market 1626, Suite 310 Kyle, TX 78640) has officially opened, offering their famous line of handmade soaps and products crafted with the highest quality ingredients.

What Can You Find at Buff City Soaps in Kyle?

We’re excited to welcome Buff City Soap to Kyle. They call their store a “Makery” because all their products are created in their shops by hand.

Kyle residents and visitors will be happy to have a place in the community where you can buy soaps free of harsh chemicals and detergents. Every day, local artisans craft the brand’s delightfully-scented, plant-based soaps. Guests can also customize the scent and ingredients used in the process to create their own soap.

You’ll find many other things besides soap. They have everything from bath bombs and shower fizzies to face products and body butter, all of which make great gifts for a friend or for yourself. You can explore their products by category—they also have products for men, kids, and laundry.

Scents Worth Checking out

Go to the scents page of Buff City’s website to check out their scents with creative names and descriptions! 99 Pomlems, described as “99 problems and soap ain’t one,” features notes of lemon, pomegranate, and cream. For those days when you want to conquer your day, you might like Ferocious Beast with its cedarwood and campfire beer scents, with notes of citrus, lavender, white musk, cedarwood, and amber.

You’ll even find “Love Potion,” which blends roses and young love with notes of damask rose, peach, apple blossom, and Italian bergamot. And how could you not want to try the Unicorn with scents of fruit and magic containing notes of apple mango, passionfruit, and exotic florals?

We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to relax and smell great, too! For their latest news and specials, visit the Buff City Soap — Kyle Facebook page.

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