As stylish Houstonians know, ’tis the season for hosting and attending dinner parties, traveling to visit loved ones, and holiday fashion events. With Thanksgiving taking place a little later than usual, there are more chances to master the art of gift-giving.
Look for trunk shows, personal appearances from designers with a global presence, and the 10th annual vintage market and festival. Here are 20 fashion events you won’t want to miss.
Nour de la Garza
Shop exclusive items from Nour de la Garza, a womenswear label designed for young professionals who seek timeless cuts. Saturday, November 9; 9 am – 2 pm; The Houstonian, 111 N Post Oak Ln.
The Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection highlights the house’s Latin roots, filled with cocktail gowns, one-shoulder frocks, and billowing caftans. Through Saturday, November 9; 10 am – 4 pm; 2601 Westheimer Rd.
Lele Sadoughi launched J.Crew jewelry, started her eponymous line, and worked as the design director of jewelry for Tory Burch. The Dallas native’s statement headband — with a knot at the top, often embellished with pearls — and her jewelry line will be available to shop at a three-day trunk show. Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10; 10 am – 5 pm
Shop Andrew Gn’s Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection, inspired by Madame de Pompadour, an influential member of King Louis XV’s court and mistress. Saturday, November 9 to Wednesday, November 13; 10 am – 4 pm
Meet Matthew Campbell Laurenza and shop “wearable sculpture for adventurous spirits.” Tuesday, November 12 to Thursday, November 14; 10 am – 7 pm
Your wardrobe is calling for tall slouch wedge boots in python from Spanish shoe brand Pedro Garcia. Wednesday, November 13 to Friday, November 15; 10 am – 4 pm
Meet the designer behind Zofia Day Jewelry, a timeless jewelry line often worn by Megan Markle. Wednesday, November 20 to Friday, November 22; 10 am – 7 pm
Shop Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection, inspired by the Italian style icon Marella Agnelli. Thursday, November 21 to Friday, November 22; 10 am – 4 pm
Meet Reike Common of Maison Common and shop the pre-spring/spring 2020 collection. Through Friday, November 8; 10 am – 6 pm; 1180 Uptown Park Blvd.
Make a statement this holiday season with fine couture jewelry from Arunashi and meet jeweler Arun Bohra. Wednesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 14; 10 am – 6 pm
Women-owned-and-run design house Burnett New York is new to Elizabeth Anthony this season, and Emily Burnett, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Creative Director, will be making a personal appearance Thursday, November 14 to Friday, November 15; 10 am – 6 pm
Lesley Ann Jewels
Lesley Ann Jewels welcomes jewelry designer Lene Vibe for a two-day trunk show. Shop Vibe’s unique pieces which feature pearls, antique-cut diamonds, and gemstones. Friday, November 8; 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday, November 9; 10 am – 5 pm; 4721 Westheimer Rd.
Houston Vintage Market and Festival
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Houston Vintage Market and Festival’s two-night affair kicks off with an “Old Hollywood Glam” preview party and fashion show. Friday, November 8; 7 pm – 11 pm; 8325 Travelair St.
Saturday’s market and festival, titled “Deco to Disco,” features vintage vendors, planes, cars, Ms. Houston Vintage Pageant, Queens’ Choice Car Award, and more. All eras of vintage dress are encouraged. Saturday, November 9; 11 am – 6 pm
La Vie Boheme Bazaar
De Petra’s fourth annual La Vie Boheme Bazaar gives Houstonians the opportunity to shop in an intimate setting and mingle with the various participating creatives. Friday, November 8, 10 am – 7 p.m. to Saturday, November 9, 10 am – 4 pm; 2504 Helena St.
Fashion for Good
Watch local influencers and media personalities walk the runway with their pup or a rescue pup. Benefitting Rescued Pets Movement, the organization is committed to providing homes for homeless pets across the city. Tickets range $45 to $175; Thursday, November 14; 6:30 pm; Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.
Presented by Fair Trade Safaris and benefiting Direct Hope, Celebrate Texas will feature more than a dozen emerging and established Texas-based designers. Get a peek inside Shannah Quinn’s — this year’s Style Setter — closet. Tickets range $45 to $175; Friday, November 15; 6:30 pm
Saks Fifth Avenue
Bibhu Mohapatra will be in-store sharing his Spring/Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection. Meet the New York-based, Indian-born eveningwear designer and shop his collection “celebrating the American beauty and its diverse identity of strength, courage, and originality.” Thursday, November 14 to Friday, November 15; 10 am – 6 pm; 5175 Westheimer Rd.
The Los Angeles-based luxury boutique is coming to Houston for a one-of-a-kind shopping event in partnership with Carla Valencia Designs and Field & Tides, the upscale casual restaurant located in the historic Heights neighborhood. Shop from an assortment of designers, including Cushnie, Libertine, and Edie Parker. Friday, November 15; 10 am – 7 pm; Field & Tides, 705 E. 11th St.
Meet New York-based designer Adam Lippes and shop his recent Spring/Summer 2020 collection, full of “joy, fun, and color.” Tuesday, November 19; 2600 Post Oak Blvd.
Paloma & Co. is hosting a two-day trunk show featuring Natalie Bloomingdale’s The SIL, Cassandra Collections, Hayden Lasher, Keehn Deutch, and Tish Cox. The first pop-up for the Texas native, Houstonians can shop from Bloomingdale’s curated e-commerce site, in-person, which has quickly become an online destination for hard-to-find pieces from independent designers. Wednesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 21; 10 am – 5 pm; Paloma & Co., 2705 Bammel Ln.
Theta Charity Antiques Show
The final Theta Charity Antiques Show features estate jewelry, antique silver, hand-woven rugs, and more. After 67 years, the weekend-long event has become one of the largest and most prominent antique shows in Houston.
Preview party ($250), Thursday, November 21, 7 pm; general admission ($25), including speaker talks and readmission, Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23; 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, November 24; noon – 6 pm; George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas