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One of a Kind Hand-Painted Vintage Bags

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Painting on designer handbags has been happening for years, starting with Goyard painting stripes and initials on their bags since 1853. Now in 2018 painting a designer handbag, new or vintage, has become more of a creative art, giving your bag a one of a kind unique touch.

“Custom painting one of a kind luxury handbags, luggage and accessories with your monogram, initials or personally inspired work of art is an even more significant way to make your style stand out in a crowd.” – Donae Cangelosi Chramosta of The Vintage Contessa Keep Reading

Pop-Up Alert: Shop Stunning Reimagined Vintage Kimonos at Collectivo in River Oaks

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Collectivo River Oaks

You can never get bored shopping in Houston. With its cultural diversity and fantastic designers, Bayou City is a hotspot for unique looks and exciting new concepts, like Collectivo, a new River Oaks concept store that specializes in luxury Latin American designs.

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Shop These Texas Designs for Your Showstopping Rodeo-Ready Look

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    Christina Greene Jewelry | Squash Blossom Necklace | $1,100 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Christina Greene Jewelry
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    Strom Rinzen | Cream Leather + Gold-embossed Alligator Leather Purse and Champagne Hair on Custom Hide Belt with Swarovski Crystals + Hand-cut Cream Leather Fringe | $155 and $245, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Strom Rinzen
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    CITY Boots | The Georgia | $650 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of CITY Boots
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    Dos Carolinas | Custom, Handmade Guayaberas | Shirts from $160 to $280 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Dos Carolinas
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    Ila and Bertie | Custom, Hand-Embroidered Vintage Bandana | $35 and up | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Ila and Bertie
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    Emerson Rose | Byron Dress Mexicali by Show Me Your Mumu + 3 Stone Moon Necklace by Gemelli | $145.95 and $74.95, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Emerson Rose

Houston’s abuzz as everyone gets ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. This unmatched, multi-week event kicks off on Tuesday, February 27 with Garth Brooks’ sold-out concert, and the good times (which include a big-purse Rodeo, some of the biggest names in the music industry, the largest Western shopping mall, a carnival, and amazing food) roll on through March 18.

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Get Celebrity-Status Frames Just in Time for Mardi Gras

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KREWE Tiny House

Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans-based purveyor of sleek sunnies and stylish opticals, KREWE, is coming to Houston! Their too-cute-to-be-true mobile Tiny House boutique will land in the high-end River Oaks District on Saturday, February 10, and you’re invited to their launch party.

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Explore A West Houston Shopping Wonderland

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CITYCENTRE Houston

To know West Houston is to love it. One of the city’s most affluent parts of town, West Houston is home to some of the most swank real estate, best restaurants, and world-class hotels. It also boasts fantastic shopping.

Meet CITYCENTRE, a premier destination for everything from shopping to dining to accomodations. This season, head west and take care of your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s best stops for all things high-end and fabulous.

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Hermès, Chanel, Rolex: Stunning Luxury Finds at The Vintage Contessa

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Chanel Classic Double Flap Medium and Mini Flap

Everything old becomes new again.

This Golden Rule of style is a testament to the value of luxury goods, those exquisite bags, accessories, and timepieces that transcend the test of time. These days, the most coveted pieces are on the vintage market—just ask the queen of pre-loved luxury, Houston’s own Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, co-owner of The Vintage Contessa & Times Past.

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Coveted Christian Siriano Line Arrives at Elizabeth Anthony

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Christian Siriano, winner of the fourth season of popular TV design competition Project Runway, made a visit to Houston to debut his latest fashion adventure—a book!

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Three Must-Haves for Fall

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Despite thermometers indicating otherwise, it is officially fall! Because of the Houston heat, you will need transitional pieces that can be draped on or taken off when temperatures are sliding between 85 and 60 degrees. These pieces probably already have a place in your closet, so in that spirit, I’ve featured some wardrobe items from my own closet with suggestions on where you can shop around Houston to grab similar looks of your own! Here are three staples to keep close at hand as the seasons (slowly) turn.

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Houston’s Latest Style Debut

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Houston is the most diverse city in the United States, and proud of it.

Evidence of its rich culture abounds, making it one of the most exciting destinations in which to dine and shop. Furthermore, it’s a bustling scene for what’s next—creative new concepts favor Houston’s enthusiastic audience and strong economy, bringing new stars to a sky that’s shining brighter by the moment. One of the city’s latest and greatest style debuts? Collectivo.

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Tootsies Takes Off, A Pop-Up Shop

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It’s only natural that one of Houston’s favorite shopping destinations should spread its wings. Tootsies Takes Off landed last season in an annex right across from its flagship namesake in the beautiful West Ave development, just below Milk + Honey.

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