Run out of the house without your wallet? No problem! As those in the know will tell you, the Galleria is full of freebies.
Go ahead—make that appointment with a personal stylist at Saks Fifth Avenue; no purchase is required. You’ll be interviewed about your size, tastes, and sartorial goals, so by the time you get to the private rooms of the “Fifth Avenue Club,” a stylist will have already picked out some finds. And if you’re deemed worthy, she’ll even set out champagne and refreshments (no guarantees, however).
Drop by the nearby Teavana (713-623-8665) for free samples of whatever is brewing there before heading around the corner to L’Occitane. (713-871-9920). Want a hand massage? All it costs is a certain level of mall-based intimacy (one-minute scrub included; ask for Derek).
Continue the pampering over at Origins (713-622-6363), which will give you a free facial—right down to a charcoal mask—and send you back out into the mall with a complimentary makeup job to boot. And should you for any reason find the treatment wanting, BareMinerals (713-292-2084) is always available for free touchups.
We suggest topping it all off with a truffle from Godiva (713-623-4707)—you’ll score one just for signing up for their free rewards club. In fact, you’re welcome to one a month, so there’s no reason not to make the free-stuff rounds a regular habit.