WHERE TO SHOP NOW
Where to shop in Houston right now: 11 must-hit spots for August
Ah, August – that magical time of the year when Houston's scorching heat pushes us to seek refuge indoors, preferably with air conditioning on full blast. But other than lounging in AC or the pool, there's one activity we'll venture out for: Shopping!
Yes, escaping the relentless heat while browsing for luxe looks, back-to-school finds, or dorm room essentials is like a mini escape from the Houston sauna. Let retail therapy be your ultimate summer cool-down – we've got the must-shop stops for August.
Known for their bold prints, west coast-based golf apparel company Bad Birdie opened in Montrose Collective earlier this summer. Bad Birdie offers men's, women's, and youth clothing, such as polos, dresses, hats, and golf gloves. In the new 1,272-square-foot space, shoppers can enjoy cold beverages, comfortable seating and watch golf on TV.
French fashion house Balmain opened its first Texas flagship in River Oaks District. The Houston location marks the 50th flagship boutique for the brand. Shoppers will find edgy ready-to-wear pieces tailored to the Houston customer and the iconic classics the brand is known for.
Celebrate Cos Bar's birthday with an afternoon of luxury at a clé de peau skincare event. On Friday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the River Oaks District location, guests will receive a complimentary skincare consultation and mini service with esthetician Mary Ann Bence. Guests will discover techniques and application methods for skin care and get a personalized beauty regimen.
Gap and LoveShackFancy will debut a limited-edition, multi-category capsule collection of women's, men's, kids, and baby apparel and accessories on August 4. The collaboration merges Gap's iconic styles with LoveShackFancy's vintage-inspired florals and feminine silhouettes. Grammy® Award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ciara is the face of the 76-piece collection that brings a fresh take to classic denim, pastels, and logo, incorporating neutral tones, floral prints, whimsical textures, and fabrics. Prices range from $13 to $248.
Lovesac's famous bean bag chairs will be on sale just in time for college dorm room shopping. Save 25 percent on Lovesac's cloud-like modern bean bag chairs for a limited time. Sacs deliver comfort ideal for studying, homework, lounging, and reading. Lovesac is in Rice Village District and The Galleria.
Luxury brand MCM debuts its latest collaboration with Lindsey Lohan. MCM X Crocs Mega Crush Clog presents a hybrid of MCM and Croc's unique designs. The collab combines MCM's vision for genderless, ageless, and seasonless design with Crocs' DNA of innovation, comfort, and fun. The brand believes Lindsay Lohan is the perfect face of the new shoe because she isn't afraid to live boldly, push her boundaries, and live her best life. MCM x CROCS Mega Crush Clog with Lindsay Lohan can be found at The Galleria.
Stop at MKT Heights for a Bushel & a Peck Flower Truck pop-up. Guests can build a fresh-cut floral bouquet at "Blossom," Bushel & a Peck’s VW mobile flower bar. It will be parked at Building One on August 19, just outside Buckle Bunny Hat Bar, during busy Saturday shopping from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have gorgeous options to build a bouquet.
Rhianna's brand Savage X Fenty just dropped their pre-fall collection across all categories including lingerie, lounge wear and men's styles. The brand's best-selling core program is back with padded bras, bralettes, panties and sleepwear made in ultra-soft, lightweight material and fresh colors – perfect for everyday wear. Also dropping this month are two fashion lingerie collections that are giving a lil’ extra sexy and savage – Haute Lace and Sleeping Flowers. Don't miss out on Student Saturdays when students and teachers receive 15 percent off in-store purchases.
The iconic Spanish brand recently opened a boutique in The Galleria. Shoppers can snag a famous bear, jewelry, handbags, and watches. Through August 6, Tous offers 10 percent off all bags for back-to-school shopping. The Tous boutique is on Level 2, near Macy's.
Shop til you drop at White Linen Nights. During the event, the entire 19th Street will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly zone where visitors can dress in their finest white attire and listen to music while enjoying local vendors. Plan accordingly; both the 200 and 300 blocks of W 19th Street will be closed to traffic during the event. White Linen Night, August 5, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sports enthusiasts don't have to go far to pick up the latest equipment – Wilson just opened in The Galleria. The store has gear for racquet sports, baseball and softball, football, basketball, volleyball, and golf, and new sportswear. Wilson is located on Level 2, near The Westin Galleria.