Everyone knows April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings great shopping opportunities, too. With new boutiques, a consignment shop and exclusive spring collections, CultureMap has rounded up the 10 best shopping events this month just for you.
Legendary skincare brand Kiehl's just opened a new 800-square-foot store in The Woodlands Mall. Since its founding in New York's East Village in 1851, Kiehl's has been crafting skin and hair care products out of the finest natural ingredients. Find everything from anti-wrinkle cream and fragrances to styling products and after shave at the new store, located on the lower level of the mall near the under-construction Nordstrom.
Cuatro at 2314 Bissonnet
After starting The Find pop-up fashion market in 2008 and founding natural gas brokerage firm Trés Energy in 2009, Chelsea Dreyer has moved on to operate Cuatro, her own brick-and-mortar consignment store. The store is inspired by Round Top's eclectic aesthetic, featuring a mix of French country, Texana, mid-century modern and industrial pieces.
Prices at Cuatro range from only a few dollars to a couple thousand.
Mio-Boutique at 1848 Westheimer
Newly opened Mio-Boutique truly is a fashionista's paradise. From beautifully printed Mara Hoffman rompers to neon silk shirtdresses from Mitchell Mason, Mio is the perfect place for a luxury shopping spree. Find the right outfit for any spring or summer occasion at the new store, which also offers exquisite jewelry pieces and handbags.
Mio is the perfect place for a luxury shopping spree.
Rice Village's WildBloom Boutique just celebrated its one-year anniversary with a ton of new summer additions. The stunning dress selection features styles from casual to cocktail so you can find the perfect dress for any occasion.
Check out WildBloom's wide selection of fashion-forward and fun clothing at its 2513 Rice Boulevard store.
Netherlands-based denim purveyor G-Star RAW recently opened a new 1,700-square foot store in the Galleria. The sleek, modern shop offers G-Star's signature 3D raw denim for men and women, crafted for an expert fit and comfortable stretch.
You can find everything from denim jackets and cotton tees to high-top sneakers and stylish eyewear at its exclusive Houston-area location.
Exclusive Collections at Sam and Lilli
West Ave boutique Sam and Lilli recently introduced a number of exclusive collections. The new spring collections include those from Paris designers Elsa Esturgie, Stephanie Vaille, Manuelle Guibal, Tsunoda, Swildens and Antik Batik, as well as Italian brands Ottod'Ame, Transit Par-Such and Campomaggi.
Leap at 3637 West Alabama
Women's boutique Leap, formerly located on Bissonnet, recently relocated to a brand new store at West Alabama and Timmons. The modern, airy interior fits well with the contemporary clothing, shoes and accessories the store is known for.
This month, Chico's and White House | Black Market launched a campaign to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Both stores are selling exclusive, limited-edition necklaces — the "Miracle Key" necklace at Chico's and the "Creating Miracles" necklace at White House | Black Market — for $20 each with $10 of the proceeds benefiting local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Texas Children's Hospital.
These funds support research and training, help to buy new equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all to improve the lives of children.
Heights Candy Bar at 833 Studewood
As one of most recent additions to the area, Heights Candy Bar offers something for young and old alike. The new sweet shop features all-natural candy — made with no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients — and traditional candy (a la rock candy and lollipops), as well as gourmet chocolates from across the United States and Europe.
Check out the new 400 square foot store, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Hush Puppies Floral Collection
Hush Puppies, known for comfortable footwear, has introduced a new floral collection just in time for spring and summer. The bright floral pattern, replete with blue, yellow and pink, is featured in three shoes: the 'Sasun' pump, the 'Cores' sling wedge and the 'Trave' slingbacks.