Think the MLB All-Star Game boasts this month's most impressive lineup? Not even close. The summer classic might have five Astros on the team, but Houstonia's Summer Pop-Up Shop at Silver Street Studios on July 15 features nearly 100 vendors and six hours of amazing shopping, food, drinks and live music for the ultimate summer shopping experience.
The featured vendors read like a who's who of Houstonia-approved local shops and brands. Look for boutiques like Baanou, Richly Clad, KISSUE and Luxington in addition to big names in Houston retail like Bering's, Texas Art Supply and Pinto Ranch. Online and traveling shops are stopping by too—look for Ark + Nomad's artsy home accessories, adorable accessories from Burdlife and the too-cute-for-words children's clothes from Small Noise, among others.
We've also got a murderer's row of local designers bringing their fashionable wares directly to the people. Look for fall styles and summer pieces at sale prices from Hunter Bell NYC, Steve Guthrie Contemporary, Inclán Studio, Kathrine Zeren and more. Shoppers should also get excited to discover local lines like cute cards by Anvil Cards, funky flatware by Petals, swoonworthy skincare from Milk + Honey, and jewelry from Modern Artifacts and Brenda Grands Design, plus fragrances, leather goods, hilarious tees, locally made furniture—it's all happening. We like to think of it as a shopping grand slam.
In addition to the three bars and four food vendors, the MVP—that's most valuable participant—is Magpies & Peacocks, this year's charity partner. This local non-profit is dedicated to helping make fashion sustainable by working with aspiring local designers to repurpose donated clothing, accessories and textiles, selling the re-imagine results to bring attention to both the talented designers and the issue with waste in the fashion industry.
General admission to the event is free, but those that upgrade to VIP status for $30 will not only be directly supporting Magpies & Peacocks, they'll also receive three drink tokens, a swag bag featuring—wait for it—$500 worth of freebies, gift cards and coupons.
With this much awesome, the only way to strike out is to stay home.
The Houstonia Summer Pop-Up Shop, July 15 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. Admission is free, VIP tickets available here.