your new standard of living

5 Things We Love about the New OKA Furniture Store

The posh British brand features curated, colorful, and functional pieces perfect for any home.

04/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go shopping 

Retail Roundup: Big Store Openings 

Plus, get your outdoor space summer-ready with this luxurious new patio collection.

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

How purrfect

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Is Coming to Town

You’ll have two chances to get limited-edition merch from everyone’s favorite feline.

04/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Phi Slama Jama

Ladies, We've Found Your Final Four Watch Party Outfit

Rep the Coogs from head to toe.

04/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Something for everyone

Shop Beautifully Embroidered Mexican Dresses at Margarita Mercantile

The online shop sells traditional dresses and donates a portion of its profits to a good cause.

03/31/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Judgement-free zone

Popular North Texas Self-Care Shop ‘Go Easy’ is Coming to Houston

We spoke with owner Molly Mathias about what to expect when her Dallas-based business hits the Bayou City this June.

02/25/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

Gem Machine

Need to Complete Your Outfit? Just Stop at House of Bobbi’s Jewelry Vending Machines

Local jewelry fanatic Ashley Williams hopes to expand her boutique across the country.

02/22/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

are these for me?

Treat Yourself (or Someone Else) with These 6 Romantic Gifts

Give your boo a teddy bear or break their heart ... literally.

01/29/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Ah, the glitz and glamour

5 Jewelry Pieces Your Partner Will Fall in Love with This Valentine’s Day

Because nothing says “I love you” like diamonds.

01/28/2021 By Adrianne Reece

Gal Pals

10 Galentine’s Day Gifts Made by Women for Women

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.” —Leslie Knope, “Parks and Recreation”

01/22/2021 By Gabi De la Rosa

clutch city

The Best Running Gear to Get You Ready for Race Day

Log those miles for the Chevron Houston Marathon—and beyond—in style.

01/13/2021 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Falling Action

After 47 Years, River Oaks Bookstore Has Reached Its Final Chapter

Local booksellers reflect on the industry’s biggest antagonists: big online sellers and the pandemic.

12/18/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Shop Local

Relic General Store Brings Artisan Apparel and Gifts to the Heights

Chic diffusers, local honey, handcrafted leather bags? This shop is after our hearts.

12/11/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Clutch City

15 Houston-Centric Gifts and Where to Get Them

Rep the Bayou City underneath the Christmas tree.

12/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The best kind of marketing

Check out These 7 Local Holiday Pop-Ups and Markets

Why order online when you can support local makers and have a little fun?

12/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Shop ‘til you drop

36 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday Deals

Get all your holiday shopping done early this year.

11/25/2020 By Desiree Cantu

Holiday shopping

12 Cool Gifts at This Year's Nutcracker Market

These are a few of our favorite things.

11/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Glamp It up with These RV Camping Accessories

Your luxe packing list.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Simplicity Reimagined

Houston Sustainable Boutique Designer Wants Customers to Be Proud of Where They Shop

With minimalistic pieces and a touch of femininity, you can mix and match BIDA founder Bianca Dabney’s elegant wear to work or brunch with the girls.

09/29/2020 By Desiree Cantu

Your Home Garden

Find a Green Haven at the Flora Culture

The Uptown plant boutique offers a little bit of everything for first-time owners and niche collectors alike.

09/28/2020 By Brittany Cristiano