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This Weekend in Design: Home Tours, Trunk Shows, and More Fancy Garage Sales

What's popping up in our city from April 6-8?

By Abby Ledoux April 5, 2018

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Houston is full of beautiful clothes, beautiful homes, and beautiful...beards? Apparently, and this is the weekend to see them all.

Atrium Ready to Wear Friends & Family Sale

When: Now–Thursday, April 12
Where: Atrium Ready to Wear, 2040 W. Gray St.
What: The River Oaks Shopping Center boutique offers 25 percent off everything in the store–from whimsical Isolda frocks to lust-worthy Paula Mendoza statement jewelry–excluding Misela handbags. 

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Luxury Garage Sale Woodlands Pop-up

When: Friday, April 6–Sunday, April 8
Where: Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
What: Our latest favorite spot to score a sweet deal (in the form of up to 90 percent off retail prices on couture brands like Chanel and Hermès), Chicago-based Luxury Garage Sale continues its Houston take-over with a weekend pop-up in The Woodlands. Aside from all new inventory of luxury consignment plus retail overstock, the Market Street boutique also offers full-service consignment and personalized one-on-one styling. The month-long pop-up at River Oaks Shopping Center continues through April 15.

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Heartmade Art Market

When: Saturday, April 7; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Main Street Square, downtown
What: Downtown's urban art market from Tracy Carlson Photography and Crush Design Co. returns for the third year to feature 55 local artists, crafters, and creatives. Visitors can shop everything from jewelry to pet products to art prints, plus get a taste of local food trucks, live music, DIY and interactive elements, and lawn games. The event benefits Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a local charity that brings free equine therapy to people with special needs. Free admission.

Heights Home & Garden Tour

When: Saturday, April 7–Sunday, April 8; noon–6 p.m.
Where: The Heights; day-of tickets and shuttle available at Houston Heights Fire Station, 107 W 12th St.
What: Though it's touted as "a glimpse through cherished windows," the beloved spring tour actually offers more than that, giving spectators a rare look inside five homes (and gardens) of the historic Heights neighborhood, from a 1920s Queen Anne bungalow to a renovated 4,000-square-foot Mission Revival. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day-of.


Featured designer: Vivi Nguyen-Robertson Vivi Nguyen and Christopher Robertson designed this spatially dramatic, yet subdued, house in response to its trapezoid-shaped lot, located at the curve of a street in the Ranch Estates subdivision. They positioned a pair of rectangular bars parallel to the side lot lines, producing the sensation of volumetric convergence visible from the street but enabling the house to expand as it recedes into its site. For information on this project and to purchase tickets to the #RDAtour, link in bio. #Repost @robdeshtx with @get_repost ・・・ Another view of the 2 Courtyard House that will be on the Rice Design Alliance’s Architectural tour happening this weekend in Houston. Visit @rdahouston for information & tickets. #robdes #robertsondesign #exterior #architecture #modernarchitecture #houstonarchitecture #concrete #entry #cantilever

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Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour

When: Saturday, April 7–Sunday, April 8, 1–6 p.m.
Where: Citywide; locations listed online.
What: Another tour to satisfy your appetite for beautiful Houston homes, this one–the 43rd annual from Rice Design Alliance–celebrates women in design with six chances to explore innovative, modern projects. This year's iteration is meant to "encourage and celebrate the contributions of diverse viewpoints and recognize the evolving nature of our communities and societal norms." We'll toast to that. Tickets: $35; $15 for students with ID.

Market Noir

When: Saturday, April 7; 5–10 p.m.
Where: Post HTX, 401 Franklin St.
What: Presented by Cirque Noir and Post Flea (and the team behind Flea at Silver Street and Sawyer Flea), a free night market full of shopping, art, food trucks, drinks, music by En Funque, and more.

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Beards & Love Tour

When: Sunday, April 8; 2–7 p.m.
Where: Sharespace, 2203 Preston St.
What: A panel discussion on love and relationships featuring perspectives of "distinguished bearded gentlemen," plus a CHOP CHOP mobile salon, 103 Collection hair and skin care product demos, cocktails, snacks, music, and more. $20 general admission, $30 VIP.

White by Vera Wang Collection Trunk Show

When: Sunday, April 8–Monday, April 9
Where: David's Bridal, 4520 San Felipe St.
What: Houston brides, rejoice: Planning your big day just got easier with a sneak peek of the Fall 2018 collection for bridal, bridesmaids, and accessories categories before it's offered in-store starting in June. Sip and snack on treats from local vendors, shop the new assortment, and nab 10 percent off all White by Vera Wang in-store purchases. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments recommended–call 713-572-6900 to schedule.

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