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Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Top Stories

News

The Texas Oyster Industry Is Now a Shell of Its Former Self

Texas oyster reefs are under threat, and so are local fishermen’s livelihoods and way of life.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Open Road

A Texan Family Treks Through Scotland

Exploring wide open spaces and keeping an eye out for Nessie.

04/24/2018 By Claudia Kolker

Restaurant Review

At Maison Pucha Bistro and Lucienne, French Cuisine With a Twist

These chic new eateries may be French by nature, but also find fresh inspiration from fare from around the world.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Ice House

What's New at the MFAH?

Deciphering the many construction cranes surrounding the museum.

04/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Ana Emilia Felker Wants to Explore the Soul of Mexico City

The PhD candidate in UH's Spanish-language creative writing program will read from her first book, Aunque la casa se derrumbe, this month.

04/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Cautionary Tales

This HMNS Exhibit Details All the Ways You Could Die

Death by Natural Causes shows the many dangers hidden in everyday life.

04/24/2018 By Chris Gray

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

At Maison Pucha Bistro and Lucienne, French Cuisine With a Twist

These chic new eateries may be French by nature, but also find fresh inspiration from fare from around the world.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

3 Margaritas You Need This Cinco de Mayo

Whether frozen or on the rocks, drink up, y'all.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

10 Burgers You're Going to Need at Least Five Napkins For

These burgers are as messy as they are tasty. You've been warned.

04/24/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

News

The Texas Oyster Industry Is Now a Shell of Its Former Self

Texas oyster reefs are under threat, and so are local fishermen’s livelihoods and way of life.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Put Away That Same Old Shabby Dress and Treat Yourself

In which our guide to the 100 best shops in Houston serves as a reminder to this editor.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists 2018

5 Questions Parents Have About Their Child's Teeth

Yes, you need to take your baby to the dentist.

04/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News & City Life

Ice House

How to Wage War on Mosquitoes

Get rid of those disease-carrying pests this summer.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

This UH Research Center Is Revolutionizing Archaeology

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping has been finding places we didn't even know existed.

04/24/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Come Hell or High Water, Life Flight Is There

Flying through bad weather to help patients in need

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Perfect Party: Of-Beans-and-Basketball-Edition

Anish Kapoor gets the seat of honor for reigniting the great Bayou vs. Windy City debate.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Where Did Wink the Cat Go?

It was a dark and stormy night at El Gato Coffeehouse...

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

This Company Makes It Easier for Employees to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Houston-based B3OND offers anonymous surveys and other analytics for industries to assess risk.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Meet the NRA's Most Visible Black Supporter, Colion Noir

“There are people who hate me in the gun community. There are black people who hate me because of my relationship to the NRA. I get it from all sides.”

04/24/2018 By Jasmina Kelemen

Style & Shopping

100 Best Shops

7 Shops That Don't Mess With Texas

These purveyors offer the true Lone Star State experience.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Amazon, Shmamazon

Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

7 Places to Find the Finer Things

Are people still buying monogrammed stationery and crystal decanters? Absolutely.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Events Owner Regina Garcia Has Learned How to Evolve or Perish

"Retail is cyclical, so what didn’t happen five years ago is happening now, and it’s all coming around."

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Elaine Turner's Secret to Success: 'Perseverance and Commitment'

"You’re going to fail—we’ve had stores open, and we’ve had stores close. Everything is not going to be a home run. But you have to stay above that; you have to react and be agile to what the consumer is doing and saying. "

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

18 Shops to Satisfy Your Pinterest Fantasies

Don’t just add it to your Dream Home board—go find it at one of these swoon-worthy stores.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

Our 13 Favorite Vintage and Resale Shops

Houston’s vast and rich resale landscape runs from bargain to Balenciaga and low-priced to Louis Vuitton.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Mary Cate Stevenson

100 Best Shops

12 Local Stores for Top-Notch Gifts

When you need a great gift and Target just won’t do the trick, hit these shops.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

9 Places to Adorn Yourself With Jewels

From engagement rings to grills, there’s no shortage of bling in Houston.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

The 34 Best Clothing Stores and Boutiques in Houston Right Now

Wander in post-brunch and try to leave empty-handed. It’s nearly impossible, even—especially—when you’re not looking.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Noah Nofz, and Najla Brown

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

A Texan Family Treks Through Scotland

Exploring wide open spaces and keeping an eye out for Nessie.

04/24/2018 By Claudia Kolker