where to shop now
Ah, it's here — the blink-or-you'll-miss-it glorious fall season has, finally, arrived in Houston. At last, it's more comfortable than ever to leave the cool relief of air conditioning to go shopping.
Whether it's looking for a flawless frock, on the hunt for athleisure for a day at the pumpkin patch, or planning the perfect outfit for holiday fêtes, we've rounded up a robust selection of must-stop destinations for savvy shoppers this month.
Vintage reproduction retail store Bobbie's Pinups will open its doors in Railway Heights on October 7. After great success at pop-ups all over Houston and seeing demand in the market, the Latina-owned business decided to open a brick-and-mortar location to give modern-day women a vintage look. The size-inclusive store stocks sizes extra small to 4X of new, high-quality clothing from brands including Unique Vintage, Collectif, Retrolicious, and Chocolaticas.
Uptown Park's beloved luxury boutique Elizabeth Anthony is replete with trunk shows and personal appearances all month long. Notably, iconic designerJason Wu (the man who famously dressed Michelle Obama) is stopping at the boutique to showcase his Resort/Spring 2023 Collection on October 27-28.
Jonathan Cohen, Emily P. Wheeler, Arunashi Fine Jewelry Collection, Roberto Quaglia, Graziela Gems Fine Jewelry Collection and Leigh Maxwell Fine Jewelry Collection will all have personal appearances and trunk shows throughout the month. For details on dates and times, visit elizabethanthonyhouston.com.
Gucci unveiled its second eyewear collection with Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Billie Eilish as the star of its visionary campaign. Taking inspiration from the film noir genre and modeling retro-inspired glasses, the campaign features Eilish on a mystique-drenched road trip — very fitting of the brand. Available at Gucci's store in the Galleria, the collection contains both optical frames and sunglasses that blend "retro allure with modern sophistication."
October 20 will mark the beginning of Houston's Holiday Shopping Card season. Lasting through October 30, shoppers will get 20 percent off at popular retailers and restaurants across Houston, including Bering's, Kuhl-Linscomb, Saint Bernard, The Monogram Shop, Tootsies, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie, The Container Store, Paris Texas Apparel Co., French Cuff, and more. The entire proceeds of the $75 card purchase benefits the American Cancer Society. Over the past 25 years, the Holiday Shopping Card has raised more than $18.7 million to help fight cancer.
Oui, Oui – no passport needed to shop exclusive French brands at the newly opened Marcel Market in Montrose Collective. Francophiles will love the gorgeous concept boutique with a curated collection of items imported directly from France. Founded by Paris natives Amelie and Gregory Monoviosin, Marcel Market merchandise includes women's apparel, jewelry, handmade items, skin care, candles and a treasure trove of pantry items including mustard, chocolate, candy, spreads, and olive oils.
Connoisseurs of ultra-luxe scents rejoice – the niche French perfume brand Matière Premiere is now available in Houston. Exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Galleria, Matière Premiere has a collection of eight fragrances developed by owner and master perfumer Aurélien Guichard. The fragrances contain between 85 percent and 92 percent natural ingredients, and the perfume house grows its own organic roses and tuberoses to ensure the highest quality of ingredients.
Fashion incubator for Latin American brands, Stitch Lab, partnered with River Oaks District for a pop up during Hispanic Heritage Month. Showcasing 20 brands from Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and El Salvador, the pop up will be open to the public from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9. A curated collection of women's apparel, accessories and a selection of sustainable labels will be on hand for the three-day event.
River Oaks District is now home to newly opened luxury boutique, The Conservatory. The 3,300-square-foot showroom showcases an abundance of brands and products that all focus on founder Brian Bolke's vision of luxurious minimalism. Slow fashion, sustainability, shared economy and innovation are at the forefront of The Conservatory's curated collection of men's and women's apparel, jewelry, home decor and beauty products.
Known as the "best-kept secret in fashion," United Apparel Liquidators announced a new drop of high-end fall merchandise. Shoppers at its River Oaks outpost can revel in prices 70 to 90 percent off retail prices on brands including Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Manolo, Bottega Veneta, Paris Texas Boots and Shoes, Off-White, Jacquemus, Isabel Marant, Agolde, and more.
The California-based activewear and sportswear brand that has captivated social media now has a brick-and-mortar store in Rice Village. Known for its beachy aesthetic and minimalist prints, Vuori is also known for flawless fitting pieces and ultra-premium sustainable fabrics.posh boutique in River Oaks District, the focus of her fall frocks are zodiac signs, specifically a series of 12 zodiac prints designed by Scottish artist Anita Inverarity. Tonal lace catsuits provide the base layer for dresses, jacquard coats with fur trim, chunky ponchos, and sweaters.