Fun Places to Shop in Houston
In the world of online ordering, sometimes it’s easier to have what you need delivered to your doorstep. However, there are times you just want to go shop!! Trying on clothes to see how they fit, testing out the smells of beauty products, touching & feeling a fabric of a piece of furniture…these things just can’t be accomplished online. Not everyone is a fan of a traditional mall, so I’m including some alternative places around town you can get your shopping on!
Rice Village – A collection of outdoor walkable shops right next to Rice University, you can find everything from big chains like the Gap, to summer boutiques like Chloe Dao’s Dao. Rice Village also has a vast selections of places to eat and drink, like Black Walnut, D’Amico’s Italian Market Café, Sweet Paris Creperie, Café Rabelais and much, much more! The shops are right next to the 3 mile loop around Rice U, so pack your sneaks and get some exercise in after shopping!
Heights Mercantile – A newcomer to the Heights area, you could spend your whole day here! Shop for a new workout outfit at Lululemon, then take a spin class at Define, eat lunch at Local Foods or Melange Creperie, enjoy a mani/pedi at Paloma, then pop into Lemon Laine for some new, organic beauty products! Shop for a cute outfit at the Impeccable Pig then grab at drink on the patio at Postino!
Highland Village – Another outdoor collection of shops, with heavy hitters like Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn and J. Crew. It’s also right next door to the huge Central Market, so shop hungry and pop over there after!!
City Centre – City Centre is another place you could literally spend your whole day! Filled with awesome shops, restaurants, a massive Lifetime gym and movie theater Studio Movie Grill! City Centre also has beautiful hotels, like Hotel Sorella and Hotel Zaza if you want to spend the night!
Shops on 19 Street – Stroll along 19 Street in the Heights for some adorable shopping!! Antiques, gifts, clothing, kids gear…there’s something for everyone!! 19 Street also has delicious places to eat, like Alice Blue, Carter and Cooley’s and Torchy’s Tacos!
Wherever you choose to shop, I hope you enjoy!