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
Houston shopping is a unique mix of big-name luxury and local high-end brands. Summer in Houston is all about color and accessorizing because we’re not about to let the heat stop us from looking chic. Our summer gift guide offers one of our favorite colorful handbags, leather belts, a fresh linen dress and of course, cowboy boots —a year-round staple.
Our gift guide includes home decor from the Asher Gallery at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Bold Tulum earrings from Christina Greene – The Western Boots from City Boots – Turquoise bangle from J.Landa Jewelry – Breezy Dresses from Mirth Caftans – Stunning Diamond Bands from Rice Village Diamonds – Wooden Watches from Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – Alligator Belts from Maida’s Belts & Buckles.
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.