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Houston is an internationally acclaimed shopping destination that includes deluxe malls with hundreds of stores, class European-style shopping centers, eclectic shopping districts in historic neighborhoods and bargain filled outlets.

The fourth largest city in the nation, Houston is arguably the style capital of the South. It's home to a Project Runway winner and more than a dozen distinct shopping areas, with retail that runs the gamut from vintage to high-end designer.

THE GALLERIA Multi-taskers and shopaholics rejoice in the glory of the Galleria and its 375-plus stores and grand ice rink, flanked by Neiman Marcus , Saks Fifth Avenue , Nordstrom and Macy's . Akin to New York's Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills—with shops like Louis Vuitton , Montblanc , Chanel , Gucci and Ferragamo —the sprawling mall also has hip designer boutiques like Tory Burch and Betsey Johnson , plus J. Crew , Charming Charlie's and Aveda .

HIGHLAND VILLAGE Drive into the palm tree-lined shopping center and take advantage of complimentary valet service for a totally different shopping experience, just a short drive from The Galleria. You'll find James Avery , Bose , Anthropologie , Kiehl's , West Elm and Crate & Barrel .

UPTOWN PARK Snag a space in front of your favorite hot spot and walk anywhere you want to go in this convenient arrangement of boutiques, restaurants, spas and wine and sports bars. More than 50 shops dot the chic shopping destination, including Longoria Collection , Lenny e Cia , The University of Texas Co-Op , M Penner , Crave Cupcakes , Berripop , The Tasting Room and Baker Furniture .

RIVER OAKS SHOPPING CENTER Built in 1927 and made over in 2007, River Oaks was the first “shopping center” in Houston and one of the first in the country to cater to cars. With Art Deco-style and the glam River Oaks Theatre marquee to welcome shoppers, prepare for 322,000 square feet of retail therapy in a posh neighborhood. There are 14 restaurants and 76 stores like Bath Junkie , Events , Mia Bridal Couture , Design Within Reach , Sur La Table and Luke's Locker (for custom-fit sneakers).

RICE VILLAGE In this quaint cluster of shops and restaurants, which is tucked away a few blocks from the Rice University campus, expect to find the latest from local fashionistas like Alexandra Knight and Elaine Turner , a chic accessories designer, and Project Runway winner Chloe Dao's world-renowned Lot 8 boutique. Other tenants include Half-Price Books , Naked Body + Bath and staples like Victoria's Secret , Chico's and Banana Republic .

DOWNTOWN At the center of the shopping district is Macy's in the historic location of Houston's oldest department store. Blocks away, The Shops at Houston Center houses a variety of retailers—from Jos. A Banks Clothiers to Dress Barn —or at the nearby Houston Pavilions , find stores like Forever 21 , BCBG and Books-A-Million .

WESTHEIMER CURVE Lower Westheimer, also known as the Westheimer Curve, is a winding road of offbeat and sometimes amazing shopping. You never know what surprise piece you'll find at Buffalo Exchange , a thrift shop that mixes street clothes with last season's designer duds, or at the minimalist-chic Couture Blowout . Stylish shoppers who want to stretch their dollars make a beeline to Fashion Recycler on Westheimer to nab name brand and designer clothing, handbags and shoes.

HISTORIC HEIGHTS Surround yourself with the charm of Victorian houses and quaint streets (19th St., Yale and Studewood) while shopping the eclectic fashion, furniture, art and gifts in one of the most historic ‘hoods in Houston. Score vintage fashion at Retropolis and Buffalo Exchange , kitchen accoutrements at Penzey's Spices , as well as furniture finds at Antiques on 19th and Historic Heights Antiques .

HARWIN A treasure trove of designer look-a-likes, this no-frills shopping area in the southwest part of town is the place to find an ever-changing inventory of bags, shades, perfumes, electronics and more—for less. There are bargains galore, and you'll even find vendors willing to wheel and deal on prices, but you won't find restrooms or dressing rooms. Check out the new Harwin Central Mart .

HOUSTON PREMIUM OUTLETS One of the newest additions to the city's retail spectrum is a designer discount haven in the Cypress suburb, just off Highway 290. Minutes outside of Houston, 120 big-name outlet stores await. Highlights include Burberry , Brooks Brothers , Harry & David , Michael Kors , Johnston & Murphy , Waterford and Puma .

KATY MILLS MALL A mammoth mall 25 miles west of downtown, Katy Mills is a whopping 1.3 million square feet of retail and fun under one roof. Shop more than 200 stores, including Neiman Marcus Last Call , Saks Off Fifth , Banana Republic , Polo Ralph Lauren and Nike Factory Stores . Be sure to taste in-Texas-only Blue Bell ice cream.

Intercontinental IAH shoppers can take advantage of tax free shopping .

18 Hands Gallery

18 Hands Gallery was created with the goal of bringing together the unique work of many fine clay artists in an accessible and inviting way.

310 Rosemont

The new denim bar and boutique in River Oaks Shopping Center features a floor-to-ceiling bar that serves up premium denim lines like 1921, Joe's, Paige, William Rast and True Religion--as well as premium cocktails.

A. Taghi

This elite shop in the Galleria area has made-to-measure selections from Brioni and tuxedos by Stefano Ricci.


Abejas Boutique is first on the must-shop list for local “It” girls in the know.

Adkins Architectural Antiques

Adkins is a home restorer's dream. This beautiful old house south of downtown contains enough special touches to deck out almost any house in the latest old-timey fashion.

Aerosal Warfare

Street fashion and art collides in a funky EaDo boutique.

Al's Formal Wear

Al's Formal Wear, Tuxedo Experts for over 50 years, features tuxedos and accessories from famous designers for purchase or rental.

American Apparel

Housed in a clean, minimalist, all-white space, the Houston store feels more like an adult urban loft than a cookie-cutter clothing chain.

Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine is known best for building a woman's wardrobe out of inventive new takes on the classic white shirt.


An inspiring place to shop for women's clothing, accessories, and home decor.

Anya Tish Gallery

Anya Tish Gallery specializes in works by internationally recognized artists with an emphasis on Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. Featured artwork includes contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

Apama Mackey Gallery

This gallery located on Center Street in the Warehouse District features local and non-local artists and hosts numerous arts events.

Arader Gallery of Houston

The Arader Gallery of Houston is the Texas location of the Arader multi-gallery system, with other galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Archway Gallery

Archway Gallery is an artist-owned gallery that has represented Houston painters, sculptors, and clay craftsmen for 30 years. Bi-monthly public exhibitions allow art lovers to find unique fine art at reasonable prices and opportunities to discuss the artwork with the artist.

Art League Houston

Art League Houston is one of Houston's longest operating non-profit visual arts organizations and was the first alternative art space in Texas.

Asher Gallery

The Asher Gallery, located within the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, serves as a retail showcase for the work of internationally acclaimed and emerging artists in all craft media.

Asia Minor

Experience the flavor of thousands of years of history, inspiration, and art in a unique and friendly atmosphere in the heart of Houston's Rice Village.

Barbara Davis Gallery

The Barbara Davis Gallery introduces local, national, and international audiences to new ideas from emerging and acclaimed artists. Two exhibition spaces offer a fresh vision for contemporary visual art.


Basiques is a French-inspired boutique in Uptown Park that stocks its welcoming shelves with classic wardrobe elements.

Bath Junkie

If you aren't a bath and beauty product addict, you'll soon be when you go to Bath Junkie.

BB1 Classic - Uptown Park

Discover upscale contemporary apparel in a "Classic" Houston boutique.


Shoppers tired of the same old, same old, find plenty of new at be-jewel, a high-end boutique in Rice Village.

Bedrock City Comics

An homage to Mylar-encased comic book treasures, limited-edition figurines and apparel.

Bellaire Bead Shop

This gem of an inexpensive accessories shop sells glittering, pre-made bracelets, bright earrings and necklaces, as well as an array of beads you can string yourself.

Bering & James

Founded in 2001, Bering and James, Inc., has set its focus on the exhibition and marketing of emerging artists of note in the Houston area, as well as regional and national talents.

Bering's Hardware

Bering's Hardware typifies Houston's personality: where else can you exchange a propane tank and order your wedding invitations at the same time?

Blossom Street Gallery & Sculpture Garden

The Blossom Street Gallery and Sculpture Garden offers a variety of art, including paintings, sculpture, and photography, for beginning collectors and the serious.

Booker Lowe Gallery

Booker Lowe Gallery, featuring contemporary Aboriginal fine art from Australia, is one of only a handful of American art spaces dedicated to Aboriginal fine art.


The Books-A-Million Superstore is the first two-story urban concept store for the company with an extreme collection of books, gifts and magazines. It also has a coffee and snack bar in it called Joe Muggs.

Boutique, The

The Boutique has exquisite gifts for the bride and those who love her.

Brazos Bookstore

Although it specializes in texts on art, photography and history, there's a collection of books on every other erudite humanities subject. This is the intellectual bibliophile's bookstore and has been since 1974.

Brown Book Shop

Brown Bag Shop, founded in 1946 has been serving both professionals and avid readers for over 64 years.

Buchanan's Native Plants

This Heights store offers everything for floral enthusiasts and avid weekend gardeners.

Canal Street Gallery

Situated in a refurbished space, the gallery features rotating work from resident and visiting artists in the front and the original twelve on permanent display in the back of the gallery. Canal Street Gallery is unique in that the gallery has a classroom where resident and visiting artists hold art workshops and classes for students.

Candle Warehouse Factory Outlet

Candle Warehouse.. Carrying your favorite candles and candle accessories from famous brands as well as your favorite and our best seller, Fragrant Passage Candle Co!


This confectionary charmer offers made-to-order "candy cakes" and a vast array of retro sweets.

Carolyn Thompson's Antique Center of Texas

A 120,000-square-foot facility filled with wares from around the world.

Casa Ramirez Folk Art

This gallery, located in the Houston Heights, exhibits and sells all kinds of Mexican craftwork.

Cavalier Fine Art

Cavalier Fine Art specializes in 19th century bronzes and European oil paintings from the 17th to early 20th centuries.

Char Bar

Historic family-owned tailor shop makes a few adjustments to become a bustling Market Square lounge.

Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie sells earrings, sterling silver, custom-made jewelry, purses, watches and sunglasses at discount prices.

Cheeky Vintage

Cheeky Vintage's motto is modern couture with a past.

Chocolat du Monde

This Rice Village boutique specializes in gourmet chocolates from around the globe, including Leonidas, Neuhaus, and Joseph Schmidt lines.

Chocolate Bar, The - University Blvd.

Quirky candy creations made at this Montrose dessert shop are perfect for gift giving.

Chocolate Bar, The - W. Alabama

Quirky candy creations made at this Montrose dessert shop are perfect for gift giving.


A pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development set in west Houston's Memorial neighborhood.

Community Artists' Collective

Community Artists' Collective is a community center that focuses on art education, community development, entrepreneurship, and exhibition.


Contents is the new Heights-area shop owned by the same people who opened Wish, Method, DuO and Langford Market.

Cotton Club

Cotton Club offers casual chic clothing for men and women.

Couture Blowout

Following the success of her weekly Couture Blowout events held at Montrose's Peel Gallery, H-Town tastemaker Fatou Fall has struck out on her own, putting down shop roots on the Westheimer Curve.

Found for the Home

Home furnishings and accessories shop in the lofts on Barlett.

G Gallery

G Gallery specializes in contemporary visual art.

Galeria Regina

The goal of Galeria Regina is to share the beauty of art with the Houston community. It aims to provide an inspiring atmosphere with exhibition of contemporary arts by established and emerging artists.

Galleria Lazzara

Houston's newest and most exciting art venue. A haven for art lovers and collectors, Galleria Lazzara is an innovative art space showcasing local, national, and international artists.

Galleria, The

The Galleria, an international shopping destination that hosts more than 24 million visitors annually, offers world-class shopping with more than 375 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels, and a full-sized ice rink.

Gallery Sonja Roesch

Gallery Sonja Roesch, through the experimentation of alternate materials, focuses on reductive and concept-based art from international artists working with painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Gite Gallery, The

The Gite Gallery provides fine African art, including paintings in oil, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolors, and charcoal.

Goldesberry Gallery

Featuring both regional and national artists, the Goldesberry Gallery presents works of ceramics, glass, wood, fiber, and metal, including jewelry, as well as painting, collage, and mixed media.

GREEN by Adeline

GREEN by Adeline, Houston's only 100% eco-fashion boutique, features eco-friendly fashions and so much more.

Green House Gallery

The Green House Gallery is a dynamic new artists' collective, offering beautifully diverse paintings, luminous hand-made ceramics, striking metal sculpture and wall hangings, and uniquely elegant wearable art.

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