It seems like there's been an Aussie awakening lately, with adorable clothing lines from down under popping up at Luxington and Baanou. Now we've got Australian apothecary line Aesop opening its first store in Texas inside the former DuO space in Montrose on April 15. Just for us is a limited-edition Texas kit, a travel-size starter pack of the brand's skincare essentials. 1655-B Westheimer Road.
It looks like the third location is the charm for this bedding and home accessories shop, which has moved a couple blocks down the Westheimer curve. Biscuit's new location is smaller but more classically laid out, with the back wall dedicated to the company's popular printed sheets and pillows and other aisles focusing on owner Bailey McCarthy's curated collection of coffee table books, jewelry, chic party supplies and other design extras. 1614 Westheimer Road.
Back with 11 all-new local designers and better than ever (now that you can check it out without finding the Super Bowl crowds), LAUNCH was re-launched April 1 and will rotate in local lines monthly through the end of 2017.
This is not the type of bridal store with racks full of nearly identical strapless mermaid dresses. Open in Montrose, the Houston location of Lovely Bride focuses on romantic gowns with dreamy, boho and vintage vibes from Leanne Marshall, Rue de Seine, Julie Vino and more.
If your appreciation for Italian design is limited to Ferrari and Prada, it's time to discover the sophisticated home furnishings of Molteni&C, which is available in Houston for the first time with its new shop-in-shop at BeDesign (2016 W. Alabama Road) in Montrose. Among the standouts are a dozen pieces by 20th-century master Gio Ponti that the company has thoughtfully reissued.
Great news for budget beauty baes: the latest makeup line with a major cult following to open its own standalone store in Houston is NYX. The first Houston-area NYX opened in The Woodlands earlier this year, and a space inside The Galleria debuts April 13. Look for their beloved matte liquid Lip Lingerie and refuses-to-melt liquid eye liners, both $7.
This Memorial-area home furnishings and design shop has a mix of relaxed vintage European chic and luxe contemporary touches that feels perfectly calibrated for its West-side environs—well, it is helmed by designers, after all—and just celebrated its grand re-opening in a new location just off Katy Freeway at Campbell. 9090 Katy Fwy., Suite 120
Some of us are just born fabulous, and for those preternaturally chic kids (and their equally chic parents, who might have something to do with it) the fashionably adorable child and baby shop Small Noise is popping up April 7-8 at River Oaks boutique Richly Clad (2705 Bammel Lane).