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Where to Shop Right Now: 10 trendy, must-hit stores for May

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Antik Batik top Sam and Lilli
West Ave boutique Sam and Lilli's new exclusive collections includes the 'Brian' blouse from Antik Batik [$281]. Courtesy of Sam and Lilli
Heights Candy Bar chocolates
Recently opened Heights Candy Bar offers old school lollipops and candies as well as all-natural and gourmet chocolates. Courtesy of Heights Candy Bar
WildBloom Boutique store photo
WildBloom Boutique in Rice Village just introduced a stunning selection of summer clothes and dresses. Courtesy of WildBloom Boutique
Cuatro store photo
New consignment shop Cuatro takes notes from Round Top with a mix of French country, Texana and industrial pieces. Courtesy of Cuatro
Mara Hoffman cross over romper
Newly opened Mio Boutique offers fun, contemporary clothes for summer like this crossover romper from Mara Hoffman [$220]. Mio Boutique
White House Black Market benefit necklace
Half of the proceeds from the $20 "Creating Miracles" necklace from White House | Black Market will benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals like Texas Children's Hospital. Courtesy of Chico's FAS
G-Star RAW men's
As one of the Galleria's most recent additions, G-Star RAW offers 3D raw denim for men and women. Courtesy of G-Star RAW
Leap Apiece Apart dress
Leap, now relocated to West Alabama, offers simple, modern pieces like this dress from Apiece Apart [$475]. Courtesy of Leap
Hush Puppies floral slingback
The 'Trave' slingback is part of Hush Puppies' new spring collection of floral shoes [$79]. Courtesy of Hush Puppies
Antik Batik top Sam and Lilli
Heights Candy Bar chocolates
WildBloom Boutique store photo
Cuatro store photo
Mara Hoffman cross over romper
White House Black Market benefit necklace
G-Star RAW men's
Leap Apiece Apart dress
Hush Puppies floral slingback
Elizabeth Rhodes head shot column mug December 2013

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.

Kiehl's at the Woodlands Mall

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.   

WildBloom Boutique

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.

G-Star RAW at The Galleria

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 VailleManuelle 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.

With labels like Band of Outsiders, Rachel Comey, Apiece Apart and Zero+Maria Cornejo, the shop offers luxury clothing with an edgy yet approachable vibe. 

May is For Miracles Campaign at Chico's and White House | Black Market

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.

The new collection is available online or at such Houston stores as Brucette's, Steppers and Shoe Avenue.

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