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What to wear when shopping at the world-famous Round Top Spring Antiques Show
One of the hottest antiques/shopping events on the globe is back, promising a day, weekend, or week full of retail therapy of for traveling Houstonians.
The wildly popular Round Top Antiques Show, which draws hundreds of thousands from across the planet twice a year, returns for a spring 2023 event.
Smart shoppers locally have booked hotels in advance, but that doesn't mean a day trip won't net some fab finds. We've rounded up some smart shopping looks — some go Texan chic for what's now known as "cosplay for cowgirls," while many go athleisure and comfy.
As for the Round Top look, there are three types of Round Top shoppers: those who make an entrance decked out in the latest and greatest to see and be seen; those middle-of-the-road gals who love a good mimosa bar and fun shopping; and the Round Top girlies who spend hours trekking tent to tent searching for the perfect antique treasures. We've got outfits for each.
Dressed to impress
Snag a perfect springtime look including this Johnny Was kimono along with boots and accessories at Hemline Woodway. The boutique also has great outerwear for layering during brisk Round Top evenings.
Cute and casual
Those who want to be comfortable, but still have great style can rock this Good American Fit for Success Jumpsuit from Nordstrom. It offers stretch, multiple pockets and comes in five colors. Throw on the shoe of the moment, Adidas Sambas to explore Round Top in comfort.
Fit for shopping
Antiquing is hard work. Even Joanna Gaines wears jeans and a T-shirt when she goes treasure hunting in Round Top. If digging through piles, elbowing the competition and long walks are part of your plans for this year's Spring Show, head to Rice Village's Vuori for their Performance Joggers and then pop into Height's boutique Proper for the latest Adidas NMD S1 sneakers. Don 't forget to show some Houston pride with an Astros embroidered hat.
A little Houston in Round Top
Fashionistas should stop by stylish Houstonian/Round Top resident Marla Hurley’s chic boutique Modernmarla, where serious shoppers can grab luxe-label shoes, accessories, clothes, and more. (Be sure to score a cheeky “Kiss My Fancy Texas A*s” T-shirt for a Lone Star look that’s totally extra.)
Next door is the exotic Sapana Dreams, (translated to “dream” in Nepali), where owner Jolie Helms curates and imports outerwear, vests, quilts, totes, and more from India and Nepal — all while empowering the impoverished crafters in those countries. A familiar Houston retail name, Helms is passionate about educating shoppers about the plight of those who create the goods for her first solo store — all while customers leave with some serious statement pieces.
Steven Devadanam contributed to this article.