Best Places to Shop in Houston

Shopping in Houston is always a great experience, considering the many upscale shopping malls and centers spread across the city. Whether you’re looking for high-end fashion items, jewellery, locally-crafted artisan wares, furniture and/or antiques, you can always find the perfect outlets to shop. There’s even more you can expect from the top rated shopping malls in the city in terms of specialty retail stores and fine dining restaurants.

Here are some of the best places to shop in Houston, whether you’re a tourist or local:

  1. Highland Village

Built against magnificent and perfectly-lined palm trees, the Highland Village boasts of amazing stucco buildings that house a number of upscale shops. If you are looking for domestic goods, you can visit the Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, BHLDN and Williams-Sonoma. High-end clothing can be found at the Chico’s, Tootsies and Banana Republic. There are also a range of restaurants where you can gladly enjoy a fragrant cup of coffee, pizza, steak and/or Asian fare.

  1. Asher Gallery

Asher Gallery is among Houston’s best places to shop for uniquely-crafted jewellery, fiber arts, ceramics and home decor. Located within the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), the gallery showcases and sells a range of items made by both local and national craft artists. While on your visit to the gallery, you can never miss to find amazing baskets, handbags, clothing and pottery among other artistic items.

  1. Dao Chloe Dao

Dao Chloe Dao is a high-end boutique located in Rice Village that never disappoints when it comes to shopping for fashion clothing, accessories and shoes. Owned and run by Chloe Dao, a renowned fashion designer and TV personality, the boutique stocks a range of smart and sexy clothes that any woman would love. Dao participated and won season two of Bravo’s Project Runway, elevating her name in the fashion world even more.

Her boutique is among tourist’s must-stop shopping outlets in Houston because of its one-of-a-kind fashion items. If you’re lucky, you might find Chloe Dao on the store while on your shopping and will be delighted to be served by the star herself.

  1. The Guild Shop

The Guild Shop is a one-stop shop in Houston if you are looking for upscale consignment items like furniture, household items, designer clothing and jewellery. The 11,000 sq ft store, which was established in the 1960’s and is run by Episcopal Church, also does a clean resale of items such as books, kitchen wares, original art, ornamental object, collectibles, toys and vintage items. The prices of the items here are reasonable and you can always be assured of getting a range of high-quality and nostalgic items on this unique shopping outlet.

  1. Spec’s

If you’re craving for the best selections of wines & spirits, liquor, beers, cigars and/gourmet, Spec’s is the best outlet in Houston to visit. The 28-store operation stocks more than 40,000 labels of alcoholic drinks as well as fine gourmet foods. Its main store in town offers more than 900 cigars-which is way more than what most regular tobacconist stores can offer. The deli section of Spec’s offers customers the finest deli meats, domestic and imported cheeses, pates, fresh caviar and smoked fish and Salmon.

These are by far the best shopping outlets in Houston where you can get nearly anything you need for your household or personal consumption. While most of the store and outlets are only located on one part of the city, others have branches across the city. If you would want to shop for a range of specific items in Houston, then the list above can really do you good.

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