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Where to shop right now: 10 cool, must-hit stores — and holiday pop-up shops, too

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Nordstrom 4U Brite Lights_Gift City pop-up shop
Nordstrom's "4U: Brite Lights_Gift City" collection offers gifts for the person who has everything. Courtesy photo
Kohl's Simply Vera Vera Wang printed scarf
 Simply Vera Vera Wang printed scarf, $5, at Kohl's. Courtesy photo
Stash Co Duffle
This duffle bag from Stash Co is just one of many beautiful hand-made leather goods that will be available at their West Ave pop-up shop. Stash Co
Prada Jewels Red
Drop earrings from Prada Prada
Saint Cloud Boutique
Saint Cloud Boutique offers a beautiful selection of handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Saint Cloud/Facebook
Elaine Turner Rice Village
Elaine Turner's flagship store in Rice Village is the perfect place to browse her holiday 2013 collection. Photo by Julie Soefer
Suit Supply Cufflinks
Knot cufflinks from Suitsupply Suit Supply
St. Cloud holiday table
St. Cloud boutique holiday table. St. Cloud Boutique/Facebook
Nordstrom 4U Brite Lights_Gift City pop-up shop
Kohl's Simply Vera Vera Wang printed scarf
Stash Co Duffle
Prada Jewels Red
Saint Cloud Boutique
Elaine Turner Rice Village
Suit Supply Cufflinks
St. Cloud holiday table

Christmas is only a few weeks away, so holiday shopping season is in full effect. Find the perfect gift, from stocking stuffers to luxury items, for everyone on your list with CultureMap's December shopping picks.

Stash Co Holiday Pop-Up Shop at West Ave

Stash Co, a purveyor of fine leather goods that are hand-crafted in a studio just west of Houston, will be holding a pop-up shop at West Ave from Dec. 13 through Dec. 31. Stash Co sells everything from beautiful leather clutches and duffle bags to camera straps and iPad cases. With so many items to choose from, you're bound to find something for everyone on your shopping list at the pop-up shop, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Saint Cloud Boutique

Located at 5217 Kelvin in Rice Village, the new Saint Cloud boutique offers customers a unique shopping experience. The beautifully designed store features luxury handbags, accessories, home goods and more from uncommon designers like Jerome Dreyfuss, Claire Vivier, Pamela Love and Lizzie Fortunato. The collection also includes many locally-sourced items.

Pop-Up Stores at Willowbrook Mall

This year, Willowbrook Mall is featuring a number of pop-up stores to make holiday shopping a little bit easier. One of the featured stores is Toys"R"Us, bringing all the perennial favorite toys and games right into the mall. Other vendors with holiday pop-ups include Go! Calendars, Hickory Farms, and PolarX Ornaments.

Kohl's Cares Simply Vera Vera Wang Collection

This year, Kohl's is getting into the holiday spirit and giving back. 100 percent of the sales of the Kohl's Cares Simply Vera Vera Wang Collection is being donated to support the fight against breast cancer. The collection, available online and in stores, includes jewelry, sleepwear, gloves and scarves, all priced at or below $10.

Langford Market at West Ave

The newly-opened Langford Market flagship store is offering a number of events to help get you through the holiday shopping season. If you're looking for an opportunity to eat sweets while you shop, Rebecca Mason is hosting a Fluff Bake Bar Pop-Up shop in the boutique Saturday (Dec. 14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store is also hosting a "Joy of Giving" event to raise funds for the Alliance Tailoring Project on Dec. 12.

4U: Brite Lights_Gift City at Nordstrom

Through Jan. 3, the "4U: Brite Lights_Gift City" gift collection is available at Nordstrom, both in stores and online. The collection, which showcases a selection of gifts perfect for the person who has everything, ranges from unique, affordable gifts like the cute USB drives from Mimoco to indulgent designer exclusives like Olympia Le-Tan's embroidered book clutches.

HIP Pop-Up at West Oaks Mall

The West Oaks Art House is presenting the Houston Incubator Project (HIP) Pop-Up Shop at West Oaks Mall. The shop aims to generate attention for emerging Houston designers while enabling them to test the ready-to-wear market. Show your support for these budding entrepreneurs and shop the HIP Pop-Up through Dec. 31.

Prada Jewels

Looking for something luxurious to give your special someone this holiday season? Look no further as Prada has just released a stunning collection of 1940s-inspired jewelry. The collection's brightly colored, exquisitely crafted earrings, bracelets and cuffs are sure to impress even the pickiest gift recipient.

Suitsupply Grand Opening at West Ave

Suitsupply, an men's clothing line founded in Amsterdam, is opening a new boutique in West Ave on Dec. 18 with a grand opening celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to beautiful suits, the store also sells ties, cufflinks, pocket squares and leather goods that make the perfect gifts for the fashionable male on your holiday shopping list.

Elaine Turner Holiday 2013 Collection

Elaine Turner's Holiday 2013 Collection brings an edgy sophistication to this year’s Christmas cocktail parties and New Years’ celebrations. From vintage-inspired clutches to sultry heels, this collection is ideal for any occasion. Elaine Turner has also debuted her jewelry collection, containing 18-karat gold bamboo pieces with Swarovski crystals. Check out the collection online or at Elaine Turner's stores in the Rice Village, CityCentre and The Woodlands.

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