Houston's top independent bookseller since 1974. Carefully curated, with a strong literary bent, it’s a wonderful spot to browse local titles or meet…
- Top ChoiceBrazos Bookstore
- Top ChoiceChloe Dao Boutique
Try on Project Runway winner Chloe Dao's fashionable wares in this Rice Village gem that's all about local design, looking good and having fun.
- Top ChoiceCasa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
A beautiful shop filled with vintage art and handicrafts from Mexico, plus unique items from top artisans south of the border.
- Canton First Monday Trade Days
First Monday Trade Days have been taking place in Canton since the 1850s. Today more than 5000 vendors gather the Thursday through Sunday before every…
- River Oaks District
Dare we say it? The mantle for luxe shopping in Houston has moved to this outdoor, village-style mall east of the Galleria. It offers a bevy of…
- Jefferson General Store
A kitschy delight: the old general store is crammed with an idiosyncratic array of Texas-themed souvenirs. When you're done shopping, cool off with an ice…
- Whole Earth Provision Co
Along with lots of sporty shoes, clothes and gadgets for the outdoorsy set, Texas-based Whole Earth has essential travel merchandise such as guidebooks…
- Space Montrose
A classic indie shop that exudes the Montrose vibe; look for crafts and gifts with artistic sensibility. Everything is made by crafty people in the USA.
- Chocolate Bar
Resistance is futile. The hand-crafted chocolate here – in all of its forms: bar, confection, cake, pie, ice cream – is irresistible.
- Haute Dimensions
Great little women's clothing store run by a fashionable mother-daughter team. Excellent recommendations, no matter your style.
- Silverlust Fine Jewelry
Custom designs and fabulous service are the hallmarks of this indie shop in the heart of Montrose.
- Kaboom Books
Everything a great neighborhood bookstore should be is exemplified by this Heights gem.
The sprawling Galleria is Texas' biggest indoor shopping center, with 2.4 million sq ft, over 400 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels and an ice-skating…
- Cactus Music
Off Richmond Ave in Upper Kirby, Houston's original indie-music store pleases hippies, punks and country kids alike. There are occasional performances in…
- Buffalo Exchange
Houston's outlet of the nationwide chain of selective buy-sell-trade clothing stores is in chic Montrose digs. Yes, they're picky, and that's a good thing.
- Y'Alls Texas Store
For bluebonnet-covered, Texasy souvenirs, check out the collection of stuff in this vintage store in the heart of the town of Spring, north of Houston.
- Central Market
Stock up on well-priced organic and incredibly varied fresh produce at this upscale Texas grocer. Many foods are ready to eat.
- Canton Dish Barn
Typical of the shops that are open locally through the month is this store selling brightly colored dishes.
The largest local outlet for the chain of cowboy- and Western-wear superstores.
- Trader's Village
Enormous flea markets with thousands of vendors every weekend. Get lost amidst the junk, treasures and even a few bargains. There are riders for the kids.