Congratulations, your credit limit has been increased. That's the phrase you're about to hear if we keep having weekends like this, full of pop-ups and trunk shows and sweet deals. Anyway, we're not complaining...
When: Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 2501 River Oaks Blvd.
Why: Shop fall collections from Fort Worth-based designer Brooke Wright and à bientôt fave Julie Vos, who send their fun patterned apparel (flouncy skirts printed with camels? Yes, please) and decadent baubles, respectively, to River Oaks this weekend for a seasonal trunk show.
When: Saturday, September 29; 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 2509 Amherst St.
Why: Um, because you want to get one step closer to being Beyoncé? KREWE, the New Orleans-based eyewear retailer, has a fan in the Queen Bee, who's partial to the Irma (pictured above). And, no promises, but there's a chance you could snag a pair she actually wore this weekend when the brand pops up with an exclusive designer sample sale in Rice Village. RSVP here for the free event featuring access to frames up to 60-80 percent off worn at photoshoots by models and celebs alike.
When: Saturday, September 29; 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Where: 2901 S. Shepherd Dr.
Why: Sure, you can pay top dollar for today's trends—chunky sneakers, animal prints, '80s-inspired looks—or you can just go to a thrift shop for the real thing. When Buffalo Exchange offers 10 percent off with a school ID during this one-day sale for students and teachers, you can refresh your fall wardrobe without spending all your textbook money. Expect treats and giveaways all day long, too. “As the new semester starts up, we wanted to take the opportunity to show students how much we appreciate them,” says Buffalo Exchange VP Rebecca Block (not to be confused with Rebecca Black, folks—sorry, had to do it).
When: Opening day: Saturday, September 29; 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where: 2518 University Blvd.
Why: Your favorite eyewear e-tailer-turned-brick-and-mortar continues its Texas takeover with this, its third Houston location in Rice Village. All the trendy frames and the newly launched Warby Parker Kids collection will be on offer here, plus some celebratory, limited-edition specs exclusive to the Rice Village spot: the oversized, rectangular Lowry frame in Whiskey Tortoise with Flash Mirrored Silver lenses. The space, fronted by a giant pair of glasses in a mural from Texas-born artist LilKool, continues the Warby Parker aesthetic of what we're calling "ultra-modern, impossibly hip library."