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 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center November 8-11. Over 270 merchants will showcase unique gifts such as home décor, food, apparel, toys, jewelry, and more. Whether you are shopping for a loved one or just perusing holiday gifts, you’re bound to find something you love at the Nutcracker Market! Keep Reading
Nashville based beauty & wellness shop, Lemon Laine, is coming to Heights Mercantile on November 3rd. The founder and CEO Laura Lemon says, “Houston is the largest small town I know,” and as a former Texas resident is proud that, “It’s one of the most populated and culturally diverse cities in the U.S., but still has a friendly feel, with tree-lined streets and neighborhoods buzzing with people that say hello to strangers. That balance in a community really speaks to me.” We couldn’t love her thoughts on Houston more and are excited to welcome her second location! Keep Reading
Houstonians have always had impeccable style, and designers are beginning to take notice. We chatted with three of our favorite local designers about their story, collections and why they love Houston. Keep Reading
After years of scrambling to put together the perfect baby show, seasonal dinner party, and many other events after working long hours, Lindsey Rose King knew there had to be an easier way. In 2016 King launched, Mostess – a subscription box service, delivered once a season including everything you need to be the perfect hostess. “Styling and entertaining in your home should be fun, not a burden,” says King. “With each Mostess Box, my goal is to provide women with essential items to welcome guests into their homes in the same manner as the generations of my grandmother and mother.” Keep Reading
Klein’s Jewelry opened its doors in 1969 by the current owner’s father, Michael Klein, as a place where clients are treated like family. The laid-back atmosphere makes both men and women feel comfortable shopping for themselves and their loved ones. When Mark Klein took over the family business in 1990, he fully embraced the motto: “A successful business should always concentrate on making the customer happy.” Keep Reading
You have to look the part to play the part. And finding the right look can be hard to do alone. At Gordy & Sons Outfitters their new personal shopping experience will find the perfect gear for your next fishing trip or your newfound hunting hobby. Their style team provides expert help in ensuring you look and feel confident for whatever it is you need. Keep Reading
The 3rd Annual Fashion X Houston fashion show is around the corner, happening October 4-6 at River Oaks District. Three nights full of outdoor runway shows, style presentations from top brands and new collections from regional and emerging designers, including celebrity designers from Lifetime Television’s hit show, “Project Runway.” Keep Reading