WHERE TO SHOP NOW
Welp, Halloween is officially over. It is time to trade the pumpkins for turkeys and (gulp, dare we say it) Christmas trees.
This month's shopping guide is perfect for those who can't wait to put an extra jingle in their step or enjoy checking off to-do lists. It is a mix of luxury, practical and convenient shopping options – perfect for early Christmas purchases or just enjoying Houston's retail abundance.
Anea Hill the buzzy River Oaks District hosts famed designer and Bachelor alum AshLee Frazier in a three-month shopping experience showcasing her brand ANEA HILL. Guests can shop ANEA HILL luxury sunglasses, clothing and hats from now through the end of the year. Frazier will also be hosting several events in the River Oaks District space.
It is that time when the holiday colors and patterns come out of storage. Finley Shirts are perfect for the gal that loves all things plaid around the holidays but also can't resist a classic white poplin blouse. Finley shirts are available at Tootsies and online.
A cult favorite, Ganni, just dropped their newest collaboration with Submission Beauty. The makeup collection features three zero-plastic glitter shades in mixed tones, iridescent pink and holographic silver made from natural and plant-derived materials like cellulose. The limited edition capsule collection is available at Ganni in Montrose Collective.
Guccio Gucci, who founded his eopnymous legendary brand, got his start as a porter at The Savoy in London. Witnessing travelers with their luggage inspired him to start his eponymous line when he returned to Italy. Now, Gucci has unveiled updates to its iconic Savoy collection, which is available online or in the Houston Galleria boutique. The new styles are ideal for gifts or travel this holiday season.
Hotel Lulu, a luxury boutique hotel in Round Top, partnered with Houston-based and female-owned Studio Imli to create custom blankets with artisans in the Cholistan Desert in Pakistan. These handwoven blankets are traditionally passed down through generations. They are not commercially available, but Sanna Sahi, Studio Imli's founder, wants to give these artisans a voice within the Western design world. Currently, they are only available for purchase through Hotel Lulu – call 979-249-5174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a first look at Jimmy Choo's Fall 2022 boot collection at the Jimmy Choo boots styling event in the Houston Galleria. Guests can peruse the newest styles with an afternoon of seasonal cocktails and music on November 5 from noon to 5 pm. Guests are encouraged to RSVP to email@example.com or call 713-621-9404.
Houston-based luxury handbag line, JJ Olivier, believes it is more important to feel confident because of who you are, not for the name on your bag. Three of their bags are ideal for carrying everyday essentials, traveling and gift-giving. Dress up the Porter Pouch for a spirited soiree, travel for a holiday weekend getaway with the Aline Tote or carry your essentials with the Marcelite Satchel.
Levi's partnered with Hailey Bieber for its Vote 2022 campaign which encourages people to understand voting and helps voters confidently cast their ballots. Levi's in the Galleria will give free "I Voted" pins through November 8 for those who cast their ballot.
Mother-daughter duo Sylvia Longoria Dorsey and Elizabeth Dorsey Fertitta want to make luxury gift-giving and sleeping easier this season. For the woman who has everything, The Boobie Pillow is a gorgeous, supportive sleep aid that combats cleavage wrinkles. The Lily Rose Gown is LOOK Lifestyle's newest addition to their sleepwear collection – it is feminine, comfortable and machine washable. Perfect for when the temperature drops, the Dottie Duvet is 100-percent cotton and handwoven by Italian artisans.
The Nutcracker Market returns to NRG Stadium for the 42nd annual event from November 10-13. The highly anticipated event will host over 270 merchants from across the country, including 50 new merchants showcasing a curated collection of holiday items, gourmet food, apparel, jewelry, accessories, home decor, gifts, toys and more. Proceeds from admission tickets plus 11 percent of merchandise sales support the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.
This year, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack are making holiday shopping even more fun and convenient. Beginning November 4, Nordstrom will unveil In-Store Gifting Stations where shoppers can discover grab-and-go gifts at self-service stations that will feature an edit of merchandise across several categories. Another new gifting opportunity, Pop-In@Nordstrom, will help customers find a wonderland of handpicked gifts from global makers and artisans at varying price points. Nordstrom Rack will get in on the action by offering a new and expanded assortment of easy grab-and-go boxed gifts in-store and online. Customers can conveniently shop top brands like Adidas, Kate Spade New York, Madewell, Marc Jacobs, Mattel, UGG, and many more.
Rock n' Roll just took on a new meaning with J Strongwater's new high design, luxury box collection, 'Rock Boxes.' These collectibles are timeless, featuring 14k gold plating and over 1,000 "Rocks," a nod to the hand-set Swarovski crystals. This inaugural line of 'Rock Boxes' commemorates iconic music legends, including The Beatles, Elton John, and The Rolling Stones. Available for purchase online and at Neiman Marcus, the boxes range in price from $15,000 for "The Elton John, which is set with over six thousand individual Swarovski crystals, hand-enameled and finished with 14K gold, to $8,900 for "The Rolling Stones" which celebrates the timeless tongue logo.
Shaftel Diamonds is hosting a San Miguel Shopping event on November 19. Two Tequila Sisters and Margarita Mercantile will pop up at the jewelry store for a San Miguel-themed event. Customers can sip on margaritas and enjoy discounts while they shop.
Studs recently opened its doors in Rice Village – the first location in Houston and the third in Texas. The eclectic jewelry and ear piercing store claim to fame is their use of single-use needle piercings instead of a piercing gun, allowing for less tissue trauma and faster healing times. The store is located at 2567 Amherst St., Suite A137and will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm, with in-store piercings available Wednesday through Sunday during store hours.