Must-see shopping in East Texas

  • Top Choice
    Brazos Bookstore

    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 Choice
    Chloe 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 Choice
    Casa 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.

  • Galleria

    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.

  • Cavender's

    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.