Universal Standard started in 2015 when then friends and now co-founders, Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman, were frustrated with the fact that size inclusively and style were mutually exclusive. The brand now carries a wide assortment of everyday basics, work wear items and on trend pieces in sizes 00-40. Each style goes through rigorous fit testing so the worries of “will it look the same on me?” or “this is made for a size 6 and doesn’t fit me right” are thoughts of the past. Along with that many of the pieces are photographed on women of all sizes so you are able to both better determine what size you are, and have a more realistic preview of how it will fit. Keep Reading
Shopping in Houston has always been noteworthy. Expanding far beyond the 3–million–square–foot mall that opened in 1970, our extraordinary shopping centers have always included restaurants, entertainment venues and other attractions. These distinctive destinations are not only for shoppers, but also for individuals and groups looking for a full day of unique activities. Keep Reading
The Houston Holiday Shopping Card returns for yet another year of life-saving fundraising with 100% of the proceeds allocated to The American Cancer Society. This $75 card is available for purchase online and will be activated for use October 24th-November 3rd. With this card, you will receive a 20% discount at over 550 Houston retailers including Bering’s Hardware, Elizabeth Anthony, Tootsies, Tenebaum Jewelers, William Sonoma, Veronica Beard, Vincent Ford Custom Apparel, and many more. Participating restaurants including Carrabba’s, Dish Society, The Palm, and Field & Tides offer free or discounted meals to cardholders.
Houston is full of business that feed both your mind and body. Our fall + holiday issue launched our newest series, ‘Take Note’ – a collection of places to go, dishes to eat, treatments to indulge in and more all with wellness in mind. Keep Reading
The world-renounced event designer Todd Fiscus has brought his Dallas-based flower boutique in all its glory to The River Oaks District across from Toulouse Café and Bar this month. His dazzling display will occupy an open and bright 2,500 foot showroom with 19-foot ceilings where the beautiful arrangements can be properly admired. Fiscus pushes the boundaries of conventional conceptions of art with his awe-inspiring and creative works realized through flowers. The boutique draws inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the 1920s injected with a sense of modernity that proves the undeniable link across generations though art and beauty reflected in floral. Keep Reading
Moreau Paris was established in 1882 with the dream of creating luxury leather travel items and leather goods like never before. The original creative team took inspiration from the natural patterns of classic wicker suitcases to create the uniquely minimalistic pattern seen on Moreau’s pieces. Moreau Paris has continued to value luxury from its inception in the days of Napoleon to modern times. The brand’s new Creative Director, Fedor Georges Savchenko, remains true to the brand’s original identity, while reinvigorating the brand with new life and modernity. Each leather good is created with craftsmanship, knowledge, and French production ensuring the pieces meet the highest standard of quality and luxury. Keep Reading
Owner Lance Deutsch proudly carries his grandfathers tradition of having the highest quality jewelry and service. The foundation for their stellar reputation was laid in 1929 when Lances grandfathered opened a shop in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Keep Reading
This year, summer fashion is all about bold colors, feminine details and lots of linen! Our city is full of amazing retailers that always delivery the highest quality of both on-trend and classic pieces. Keep Reading