Where to Shop Right Now: 10 cool, must-hit stores to brighten up your summer style
Summer style goes casual, and hair and makeup simplify as the temps heat up, but that doesn’t mean we abandon all of our fashion sense. Read on for new spots to brighten up your look and freshen up your beauty routine.
It’s more common for Texas fashion brands to set their sights on New York, than the other way around, but sassy swimwear line Malia Mills bucked convention and opened a boutique in Houston. The designer specializes in swimwear based on bra cup size and carries everything from tankinis and maillots to beach tunics and high-waisted bikini bottoms.
The Pretty Kitty
If you need to take care of some summer maintenance before you slip into that swimsuit, The Pretty Kitty has opened its second Houston location in The Heights. The waxing salon specializes in Brazilian bikini waxes, but also does old-fashioned bikini waxing, plus a host of other hair removal options.
Marlo Miller Boutique
Marlo Miller Boutique, a long-time favorite for chic cowgirls and those who just like splashes of color and print all year long, has a new home on Kingsride Lane in the Memorial Area. The boutique moved from its cozy spot on Fountainview to a new, bigger location with lines like Joy Joy and Ivy Jane.
Brush & Blush Blow Dry Bar
There’s a new blowout bar on the scene. Brush & Blush debuts in Memorial on Gessner, offering blowouts, braids, the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment, plus makeup application and beauty classes. Blowouts start at $40.
Trina Turk opened on Market Street in The Woodlands just in time for sunny summer vacays and breezy pool days. Her collection of apparel, swimwear, shoes, accessories and home décor make even Houston’s hottest days a little bit cooler.
If your summer nights need a little extra style, Annie Allbritton Boutique in River Oaks Shopping Center is holding First Fridays June, July and August, offering cocktails, super sales, sneak peeks and trunk shows.
What good are sales if you have to wait to wear leather riding boots until the fall? Elaine Turner is holding her Handbag Event Thursday, June 12 and Shoe Event June 19, taking 30 percent of all full-price and sale shoes, bags and accessories you can actually wear now.
Katy cool kids have new, affordable boutique right in their own backyard. Langford Market just opened in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, marking the fifth store in the Houston area. Look for apparel, accessories, gifts and trunk shows at the suburban store.
You won’t find a single brightly colored plastic watch band Swatch’s new Tourbillon Boutique in The Galleria. The luxury store features the shop-in-shop concept selling Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, OMEGA and exclusive Swatch brand timepieces.
Jay’s Frames Heights
Want to add some oomph to your interiors this summer? Jay’s Frames is celebrating its new Heights location June 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. with a pop-up art show, open bar, raffle, giveaways and art sale.