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Haute Houston shop takes flight with new Bush Intercontinental airport pop-up

Haute Houston shop takes flight with new IAH terminal pop-up

Forth and Nomad Houston interior
Heights artisan shop Forth and Nomad has popped up at IAH.  Photo courtesy of Forth and Nomad
Forth and Nomad Andy and Morgan Sommer
Forth and Nomad's founders Andy and Morgan Sommer.  Photo courtesy of Forth and Nomad
Forth and Nomad Houston exterior
Forth and Nomad's will run its IAH location through September.  Photo courtesy of Forth and Nomad
Forth and Nomad Houston interior
Forth and Nomad Andy and Morgan Sommer
Forth and Nomad Houston exterior

Travelers who are looking for a little extra style as they hit the skies will be thrilled by the news that the much-loved Heights Mercantile’s Forth and Nomad is opening shop at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Priding itself on a collection of carefully curated clothing, leather goods, accessories, and home goods, the retailer has come to be known for its luxe offerings that belie its come-as-you-are vibe.

Located inside Terminal E, Forth and Nomad will be open through September 2019, giving customers the opportunity to shop local and experience in-store demonstrations. Shoppers can expect brands such as Stash Co., Adrian Landon Brooks, and Twisted Arrow Goods, along with travel-ready items; think leather passport covers, dopp kits, backpacks and duffels, and all-natural apothecary items. 

While Forth and Nomad makes it a priority to carry high-quality items, the outpost also feels a need to encourage shoppers to support the works of local craftspeople. The Heights Mercantile location has become a destination for those seeking items that are unique, small-batch and produced by talented artists. The company’s founder looks forward to helping travelers from around the globe see what Houstonians have known for a long time.

“Each piece we carry has a unique story behind it,” says Morgan Sommer, co-founder of Forth and Nomad. “We want to create a platform for artists to share their story, connect with the consumer, and ultimately create unique relationships between customers and retailers.”

The Forth and Nomad pop-up is a combined effort between United Airlines and the OTG hospitality group, which specializes in creating luxury food and shopping experiences at airports across the world.

“Our goal is to bring the very best of Houston’ shopping and dining to IAH,” says Rick Blatstein, OTG’s CEO. “We strongly believe travelers should be able to experience and engage with the area’s small businesses from the second they get off their flight to the moments before they depart. Bringing Forth and Nomad to this space is the perfect way to do just that.”