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Where to shop right now: 10 hot, must-hit stores for June

Where to shop right now: 10 hot, must-hit stores for June

Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Wildbloom Boutique
WildBloom is the newest edition to Rice Village's list of "must-see" boutiques.   Photo courtesy of Wildbloom Boutique
Bici Cyclery bike shop Houston
Bici Cyclery bike shop Photo by Whitney Radley
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Peluche Decor, CoCo Cozy Pillows, $299-$356
At Peluche Décor, CoCo Cozy pillows, $299-$356 Photo courtesy of Peluche Décor
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Settlement Goods Lava Necklace 2, $200
Settlement Goods' Dirty Librarian necklace, $200 Photo courtesy of Settlement Goods
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Melissa Virtue Pink Leopard Ballet Flat, $64
Melissa Virtue pink lLeopard ballet flat, $64 Photo courtesy of Melissa Shoes
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 JCPenny Bijou Bar - Rodrigo Brave Pacific Opal Statement Bib Bar Necklace, $395
Shop for this Rodrigo Brave Pacific opal statement bib bar necklace, $395, at JCPenny's Bijou Bar. Photo courtesy of JCPenny Bijou Bar
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Isabel et Noa, Naturino Shoes, $45-$70
Isabel et Noa, Naturino Shoes, $45-$70 Photo courtesy of Isabel et Noa
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Banana Republic
Fan favorite Milly is launching a limited-edition capsule collection this month inspired by the summer sophistication of the Hamptons. From $39.50 to $175 at Banana Republic Photo courtesy of Banana Republic/Milly Collection
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Araya Chocolate Bundle & Glass
Araya Chocolates focuses on premium artisan chocolate creations solely made from fresh ingredients without any preservatives, additives or artificial flavors.  Photo courtesy of Araya Chocolates
where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Gant striped pullover in blue and white
Gant striped pullover in blue and white available at The Class Room Photo courtesy of Gant
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Wildbloom Boutique
Bici Cyclery bike shop Houston
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Peluche Decor, CoCo Cozy Pillows, $299-$356
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Settlement Goods Lava Necklace 2, $200
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Melissa Virtue Pink Leopard Ballet Flat, $64
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 JCPenny Bijou Bar - Rodrigo Brave Pacific Opal Statement Bib Bar Necklace, $395
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Isabel et Noa, Naturino Shoes, $45-$70
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Banana Republic
Michael where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Araya Chocolate Bundle & Glass
where to shop right now Houston June 2013 Gant striped pullover in blue and white

As the summer heat approaches, stay cool with these 10 new places to shop, along with some of our favorite Father’s Day specials around Houston.

Araya Chocolate

Araya Chocolates focuses on premium artisan chocolate creations made from fresh ingredients without any preservatives, additives or artificial flavors. Marrying the culinary and packaging arts using chocolate as a bridge that aims to take customers to new gourmet boundaries, Araya invites local and foreign artist to contribute with their art to packages, running limited editions for each of those box covers.

Check out the newest location in Uptown Park and pick up a Bundle Box for Dad.

Banana Republic/Milly Collection

Fan favorite Milly is launching a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by the summer sophistication of the Hamptons. The women’s collection is a natural extension for Milly, with the men’s styles representing Milly designer Michelle Smith's first foray into menswear — a unique innovation for the design partnership.

The capsule collection is available exclusively at Banana Republic Highland Village, and includes maxi dresses, mini-skirts, poolside totes, scarves, as well as menswear separates, bright polos, woven tees and shorts. The best part about is the price —  the collection ranges from $39.50 to $175.

Bici713

Houston’s fastest growing bike shop not only offers stylish European style commuters and cruisers, but also everything from 3-speeds to 10-speeds for the amateur racer. While you wait for them to fix any problem your bicycle comes across, stay, relax and enjoy a coffee or brew and peruse a great selection of books, small leather goods and top-notch bike accessories.

Bring Dad in this month and enjoy 15 percent off any bicycle and 10 percent off any accessories for Father’s Day. 

Bijoux Bar at JCPenney

Just in time for summer, JCPenney’s newest collection launch offers customers an affordable selection of high-quality fashion jewelry from top designers, including Kenneth Jay Lane, Kara Ross, Lana Bramlette, Dominique Cohen, Doris Panos, Rodrigo Otazu and Diego Massimo, among others.

Debuting in JCPenney stores across Houston and jcp.com, the Bijoux Bar collections feature each designer's signature aesthetic and range in price from $30 to $395.

The Class Room

West University menswear boutique, The Class Room, bridges the contemporary menswear gap, introducing new, wearable menswear lines to Houstonians that are perfect for the Houston heat. Stay on trend without looking like an adult hipster with such lines as GANT Rugger, A.P.C. and Naked & Famous.

Be sure to check out the 25 percent off sale this month just in time for Father’s Day.

Isabel et Noa

Isabel et Noa recently opened its stylish doors in Uptown Park location offering high-end European designer and footwear for children. With more than 25 years of experience, owner Simone Lizmi will personally assess your child’s feet and advise you on brands and styles to help your little one find the perfect fit.

Expect to see such labels as Deux Par Deux, Ralph Lauren, Naturino, Puma, Lacoste and Sperry for stylish casual apparel. 713-960-6099.

Melissa Pop

Melissa shoes are a hit with trendsetters around the globe in more than 80 countries, and now Houstonians can purchase the collection at the new Melissa Pop Uptown Park boutique. Melissa is the iconic Brazilian jelly brand famous for its stunning collaborations with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Jason Wu, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, Thierry Mugler and Gareth Pugh, among many others. 713-629-4444.

Peluche Décor

Owner and interior designer Deanna Breaux Gathe’s home décor store has recently opened in Uptown Park. Peek inside to find rare finds from her travels all over the world as she continuously updates her new selections of antiques from France, re-purposed items, one of a kind upholstery pieces, decorative accents, unique light fixtures and an abundance of colorful custom pillows and throws. 713-447-0555.

Settlement Goods & Design

What’s made close to home is better for you. This women and menswear boutique specializes in American brands and designers, curating a selection of some of the best and most forward-thinking companies that still produce consumer goods in the United States.

Lines include Gitman, Raven Denim, T.S. Pink Corp, and Dirty Librarian. Shop now and get a jump-start on the store's annual Independence Day Sale.

WildBloom

WildBloom is the newest edition to Rice Village's list of "must visit" boutiques. Nestled on Rice Boulevard, WildBloom is filled with eclectic pieces perfect for casual outings, cocktail events, or summer weddings, including lines from Naven, McGinn, Corey by Corey Lynn Calter, Line & Dot, Pink Stitch, tbags los angeles, Charlie Jade, Greylin, W118 by Walter Baker, Keepsake and findersKEEPERS.

There's also a unique collection of jewelry, handbags and eco-friendly candles.  Mention "CultureMap" at checkout for $15 off your purchase until June 30.

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