This Montrose mainstay shines a spotlight on jewelry from local, small-scale makers like Rust & Pearls, with designs that range from quirky to chic. The Houston nameplate ring is a 713 must-have.
1706 Westheimer Road, 832-649-5743, spacemontrose.com
Stop by this shop to find artsy and interesting pieces by Lizzie Fortunato, Pamela Love, Arielle de Pinto and Venessa Arizaga, all of which pack a cool quotient way beyond their price tags.
5217 Kelvin Dr., 713-522-0077, shopsaintcloud.com
This fun mall shop started in Houston before becoming a global phenomenon. The cheap thrills—including many under $10—cover every trend and style, so go ahead, treat yourself.
Multiple locations, charmingcharlie.com
This Houston-based online shop stocks colorful accessories designed to perk up your outfit—or your day—with bright beads, pompoms and tassels. Almost everything in stock is under $30.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
It’s no surprise that the museum, with its world-class gem vault, offers great pieces in its gift shop. There's a huge selection by big-name designers like Alexis Bittar and Lele Sadoughi, plus Houston-exclusive lines and pieces by talented locals like Brass Thread and Mirta Tummino.
5555 Hermann Park Dr., 713-639-4629, museumstore.hmns.org