where to shop
With the holidays over, it’s time to shop for a new season, and perhaps, a whole new look. Discerning shoppers can find haute looks for casual, glam, and bridal — with some tantalizing sales to sweeten the deal. Look for fun pop-ups, trunk shows, a grand opening, and spots that cater to all body types.
Get those credit (and gift) cards ready — here are five fun spots to visit for a stylish new year.
Belle Âme Bridal
Located in the Westheimer Oaks shopping center, Belle Âme Bridal offers a curated collection of wedding gowns from global designers. The bridal boutique, which recently opened its blue doors, caters to all brides, no matter style or body type. Shop from a variety of couture gowns with a bridal stylist and the three sisters behind the boutique — Tiffany, Lynda, and Judy — to get the full bridal experience.
Appointments are recommended, but not required, and can be done by booking online. All brides who say yes to their perfect dress will be entered to win $500. The winner will be announced on February 19 at 10 am.
The Pop-Up Shop — Galleria
Shop an assortment of goods from personalized gifts to womenswear, luxury leather handbags and jewelry made with natural gemstones. The Pop-Up Shop at The Galleria (located in the lower level next to Nordstrom) is a collection of local women-owned businesses, including V.Cheri Designs, Kisa Kisa, Rongrong Devoe Illustrations, Pippa and Pearl, Of A Tribe, and ChiChi L’amour. Enjoy the soft open now and celebrate the grand opening on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Vida Antigua Collective
A vintage lovers’ paradise has moved from Montrose to The Heights (926 Yale St.). Luz Perez, the owner, believes everyone can wear vintage and prides herself on carrying all sizes. Expect standout customer service while shopping from a collection of vintage vendors such as Intertwined Vintage (handpicked clothing from the ’80s and ’90s), Yoko Vintage (a collection of styles from all decades), Vida Antigua Vintage, Tinta Negra, and an assortment of accessories from Anita Giles.
Wendi Koletar, owner of both the Austin and Houston locations, carefully selects classic staples that can be worn time and time again. Walking into the boutique, located next to Local Foods on Kirby, shoppers will be greeted with cheerful smiles and stylists who genuinely care their customer. Savvy shoppers can enjoy a massive sale with 65-percent-off final markdowns. Koletar hosts trunk shows often, which is a great way to add a unique piece to your wardrobe.
On Saturday, January 25 from 12-6 pm, the sisters behind De Petra will showcase their jewelry, which are handmade works of art with an emphasis on detail and feminine power.
Clean beauty is all the rage right now and Estela Cockrell, along with her team of purists, is all about the pure life. Cockrell worked with a scientific team to curate products that are safe, pushing the mantra, “Goodbye, toxins, hello, glow!” Oh, did we mention they’re also budget-friendly? Shop beauty, skincare, and home products at the River Oaks District pop-up, located near iPic Theaters.