Donae Chramosta Cangelosi, is the woman behind the popular luxury vintage store, The Vintage Contessa. Donae not only finds amazing pieces for her store but is always on trend with her personal style as well. We chatted with Donae on everything spring fashion to help get you inspired for the warmer weather. Keep Reading
Each holiday season the Houston Ballet hosts the Nutcracker Market, the largest shopping event of the season. This year they decided that people deserve to shop unique vendors more than just once a year – cue the Spring Spectacular. The inaugural event, scheduled for the second week in April, will host over 150 merchants from across the country including 30 new vendors. Keep Reading
The Memorial neighborhood has upgraded its status from a suburb on the outskirts of the city to a staycation destination and an accommodation option for business travelers. Hotel Sorella’s location in CityCentre, an inviting retail and dining hotspot paired with green space, makes for a strategic launching pad to explore the area whether you’re here for business or pleasure, or a mix of both. Keep Reading
We know it sounds crazy – shopping after the holidays, but we promise this event is worth it! The Houston Tri Delta Alumni Chapter has put together a two-day shopping extravaganza that benefits MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center. Who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? Keep Reading
Laurier Blanc was founded in 2014 by Suzanne Coppola as an ode to her travels across the globe! Giving Houstonians and beyond the chance to decorate their home with one of a kind finds from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her collection of mid-century art and antique decor is perfectly curated and sprinkled with gift items from current designers that round out the selection. Keep Reading
Luxury Shopping really took off in Houston in 1970, with the opening of The Galleria Mall and the arrival of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Galleria was the first covered mall in the city — the original place to see and be seen. Since then, other retail centers across the state have created a massive buzz, not only for their roster of retailers but for the unique shopping experiences offered to customers. From worldwide names in luxury to Texas–bred restaurants, Uptown Park and The River Oaks District are changing the face of Houston shopping. Keep Reading
‘Tis the season to shop and you’re in just the right place! Ever since the city struck liquid gold, the finest brands and boutiques have dropped a pin on the Texas Gulf, well aware that Houston visitors and locals alike had a keen eye for the crème de la crème. The legacy of that appreciation for quality lives on today — no matter the occasion or holiday, Houston is guaranteed to offer the perfect token to show your friends and loved ones how much they mean to you.
As the leaves change and the weather cools, Christmas jingle bells and the soft light of menorahs make our worlds more merry and bright. Our extended Holiday Gift Guide has something for each occasion: Shower your loved one with the sparkle of diamonds from the premier jeweler, de Boulle. Mosey down to Pinto Ranch to be fitted for a pair of handmade boots and bundle up in all things western. As for the home, discover Kuhl-Linscomb‘s emporium of upscale goods including décor, beauty, furniture and kitchenware. Whether it’s for your significant other, your home or even you, we point you in the direction of the perfect gift.
Discover our Fall+Holiday cover girl, Caroline [Harper] Knapp’s, picks for her favorite items (stared below) on our thoughtfully curated list. If you dig her style, be sure to follow her @houseofharper, for more gifting ideas as the holidays approach.
Axis Clutch from Strom Rinzen | Rolex from Deutsch Houston | Boots & Pocket Knife from Pinto Ranch | Cashmere Wrap from Mirth | Menorah from Kuhl Linscomb | Necklace from J. Landa | *Humidor from Gordy & Sons | Bangles from deBoulle | Cuff from Collectivo | Earrings from Christina Greene Jewelry | Decanter & Bow Tie from Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Suitcase from Away | Vase from Asher Gallery | Guitar from Marchione Guitars | Chocolate Gift Set from Cacao & Cardamom | Duffle from King Ranch Saddle Shop | Julie Vos Jewelry from The Monogram Shop
Make the switch to pure research-based beauty and skincare products at the Switch2Pure pop up at the River Oaks District. The pop-up will feature 1,000 products scientifically-proven to be healthy the pop-up across from Stella McCartney for products that will make you look good and feel good this holiday season. Keep Reading
The Galleria is more than just the shopping mall anchored at the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer. The Galleria area is home to a bustling business district, Williams Tower, the tallest building outside of Downtown Houston, and the nearby tony neighborhood of Tanglewood and childhood home of ZZ Top guitarist, Billy Gibbons. Always expanding, with more ritzy retail and restaurant options in every direction, it’s no surprise that the Galleria area also goes by the name Uptown.