Where to shop in Marfa – Texas Monthly

Marfa may be best known as one of Texas’ top art destinations, but stroll downtown and you’ll find artisan shops that will stand out in the state’s metropolitan areas. Browsing through the beautiful handcrafted boots, furniture, textiles and ceramics is its own aesthetic experience. End the day with a delicious dinner and a visit to what might be the state’s largest liquor store, and you might find yourself coming back to town just to shop.

Cactus Liquors

At Faith Gay and Joey Benton’s liquor store, you can buy an agave plant with a nice bottle of tequila. The many succulents and other plants for sale surround what might be one of the largest liquor selections in the state, including craft spirits and fine wines that are hard to find even in large
cities. Open from Monday to Saturday ; 405 S. Highland Avenue

Cobra Rock

If you’re considering a pair of desert-chic boots, check out Native American brand Ginew’s denim and oilcloth jackets, or ask owners Logan Caldbeck and Colt Miller to show you the on-site workshop, where they make the boots. . Open Wednesday to Sunday; 211 S.Dean

The new Cobra Rock showcase. Courtesy of Cobra Rock
Garza Marfa
A corner in Garza Marfa. Photograph by Emily Kimbro

Garza Marfa

Husband and wife team Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza showcase some of their respective handicrafts – handmade saddle leather chairs and Andean-inspired textiles – as well as handcrafted ceramics. Open Wednesday to Sunday; 124 Highlands

Bad Marfa

The name was the brainchild of artist Camp Bosworth, who, with partner Buck Johnston, co-founded the store and gallery guided by their idiosyncratic taste for handcrafted ceramics and jewelry as well as books.
and art. Open every day; 110 Highlands

Margaret's in Marfa
Cheddar tuna melts at Margaret’s In Marfa.Ada Smith/Courtesy of Margaret’s In Marfa

At Marguerite’s

After a day of shopping, refuel with small plates to share – try the wild boar sausage, burrata and house salad. Then test your generosity with the hot fudge sundae, topped with a small mountain of whipped cream and the requisite cherry. Open Tuesday to Saturday ; 103 Highlands

This article originally appeared in the April 2022 issue of Texas monthly with the title “A retail oasis in Marfa”. Subscribe today.

Laura J. Boyer