Howdy Y’all...and Nice to Meet You
We're Nearby ATX 👋
Nearby ATX is an online storefront for Austin, allowing you to shop all your favorite local independent stores and makers in one place, and in one cart, with delivery right to your doorstep (we also ship U.S.-wide, to anyone you like!).
“Keep It ATX” is our motto, and rightfully so – we believe that people want to shop from stores near them, run by the people in their community. They want their money to benefit their local economy by shopping locally, and the more convenient it is to do so, the more they will.
So, why Austin?
Well, quite frankly, we’re obsessed with it. For the past several decades, Austin has been one of the most vibrant cities in America. Through its weird roots, booming present, and bright future, Austin will always be a place filled with creativity and community. And, as it continues to grow, we want to make sure Austinites have an easy, fun way to shop and discover the beloved independent shops that keep Austin, Austin.
Plus, our founder April Underwood is from Texas and she kinda wouldn’t shut up about it.
"After seeing the community response we’ve gotten to Keep Oakland Alive in Oakland, there was no question where we should go next," she told us. "Austin is a town which is just teeming with unique, independent stores — and Austinites plus all of us Tex-pats who miss those stores deserve a convenient way to shop from them."
Who the heck are we?
Team Nearby ATX is made up of exactly who you’d want it to be: Austin locals.
Meet Milly Fotso, your General Manager.
Milly moved to Austin 4 years ago after spending just half a day in the city, and has since become an expert in food truck hopping through the East Side (ask her about her favorite hidden gems). She is obsessed with community-building and cannot wait to learn from, build with, and support the businesses that make Austin, Austin.
Meet Krista Doyle, your Senior Content Producer.
Krista has been an Austinite for 6 years, and explores it daily with her wife and their pup, Franklin. She has a weak spot for long lines at Deep Eddy Pool, dollar burger & whiskey night at Nickel City, and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. She cannot wait to start telling the stories of local shop owners and their stores.
More about the site, please.
We’ve created a more personal and impactful way to shop online, supporting the folks nearby over corporate chains. Because dollars spent here in town do so much more than dollars going elsewhere. Hello vibrant neighborhoods! Full storefronts! Thriving city culture! And a healthier climate.
We’ve got over 20 shops and more than 3,000 uncommon goods on the site, and we’re just getting started (we announce new shops every week, so sign up for our newsletter to stay in-the-know).
Whether it’s the latest statement piece from Limbo Jewelry, a new candle from The Burlap Bag, or fresh coffee beans from Cuvee Coffee Bar, you can put everything into one easy cart, pay for it all at the same time, and rest assured the money is going to those independent owners, not some compound in Seattle.
Every store on our site is run by a neighborly shop owner and you can read all about them right here. Supporting the good people of Austin over some faceless big box store just. feels. better.
And if you’re interested in our backstory and how we started a shop local movement in Oakland, our founder April has written all about it.
Thanks for choosing local, Austin. Let’s do good things together.
Milly, Krista, and the team at Nearby