From a can’t-miss wedding dress sale to holiday-ready gowns and the latest "it" handbag, here are seven stores to hit up this month for your fashion wants.
Joan Pillow Bridal Gown Sale
Don't miss out on landing the wedding dress of your dreams for a steal at the Highland Village bridal shop’s second annual sample sale event, August 13-15. The amazing sale showcases gowns from leading boutiques across the nation featuring such designers as Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Inbal Dror and Vera Wang. Sizes from size 8 to 12 are available (note: sample sizes tend to run small). All gowns will be marked down 40 to 60 percent, sure to appease even the most outrageous Bridezilla.
But get there early and bring only two guests at most with you. Sale items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and, if last year's sale is any judge, brides from around the nation will be in attendance. Hours are 2 pm - 7 pm on August 13 and 9 am - 6 pm on August 14-15.
Miu Miu Must-Have Handbag
The snazzy sister line to Prada adds a vibrant pop of color to any wardrobe with its latest must-have handbag, the Sauvage Bag, available in eye-catching glossy hues and playful animal motifs from leopard to crocodile. Prices range from $995 to $1,060.
New Store: Kissue in Memorial City
Trendy bargain hunters looking to snatch up fashionable finds will hit the jackpot at the new store at Memorial City Mall from sisters Kailey and Kaygan Tissue, who originally hail from Katy. Score items from rompers to capes, all priced at $100 and less.
Don’t miss the grand opening celebration (August 14; 7-9 pm) when everything in the store will be 20 percent off.
New store: French Cuff at Town and Country Village
Get help in putting together your wardrobe at the women’s clothing and accessories boutique founded by Houstonian Kairy-tate Barkley. A style consultant is ready to assist in defining your signature look with attire from familiar brands such as Elizabeth James, Joie and Milly. With locations in Bellaire and Memorial, French Cuff gets a new outpost at Town and Country Village, scheduled to open the week of August 17.
New MiH jeans at Tootsies
The venerable West Ave boutique introduces MiH Jeans on August 14, with a fit specialist on hand to ensure that the brand fits the body perfectly. The line features classic styles, including flared jeans, on trend with the comeback of breezy '70s fashion.
Dress up a Boho look with Lucchese booties
The footwear label's handmade goods aren't just for the rodeo and cooler weather. Add a pair of boots to your everyday wardrobe by matching up booties or bright designs with floral dresses for a boho look that is sure to capture hipster attention.
Holiday gowns at Elizabeth Anthony
Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays, stop by the chic Uptown Park boutique August 27-28 for a trunk show featuring gowns, cocktail dresses and upscale separates by Vancouver designer Catherine Regehr.