Category: Shopping

The Galleria announces new store openings, relocations!

The $30 million renovation of the Galleria’s luxury wing is one of several developments happening at the shopping hub. The wing will house the retail district’s flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store, scheduled to open April 28. The full wing renovation will be complete in 2017. Temporary locations have been established for other stores as retailers [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: River Oaks District promises luxe shopping, lots of valet parking and boulevard strolling

With about two months before tenants start moving into the new River Oaks District, the luxury mixed use complex on Westheimer just inside the West Loop is starting to take shape. It’s far enough along that developer OliverMcMillan invited reporters and other guests to take a look on Tuesday.   While the center, which combines upscale retail and dining options [...]

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** Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!**

**Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!** * Whole Foods will open its 1407 S. Voss Road location on April 8 at 8 a.m. The new 45,000-square-foot store is a relocation of the Whole Foods on Woodway Drive. * The current and future locations are less than a mile away, but the new store is [...]

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New PREMIUM Outlet Mall is coming to Houston!

Good news for outlet mall fanatics. One of the biggest parcels of available land on the Southwest Freeway is being eyed by one of the world’s best outlet mall specialists — Simon Premium Outlets. The great bargains you get at outlet malls — they really cheaper, aren’t they? — will be easily accessible. For Inner Loopers, [...]

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Salvaging historic trees is business as usual at this unique Houston store!

“Let’s Build Together” is the motto at Made at New Living, where local artisans work hand-in-hand with customers to create one-of-a-kind tables, chairs, planters, whatever the desire, using locally sourced materials — all with the goal of improving the quality of life at home with green products. You’ll see the fast-growing concept from the outside with [...]

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Houston’s Shoe Queen: Socialite designs her own high end shoe line.

When Joyce Echols boards the big silver bird for Italy later this month, it won’t be for an Italian Riviera vacation that one might expect of this sophisticated globetrotter. It will be a working trip for the stunning blonde, who at age 42 is jumping feet first into fashion design. Her Joyce Echols shoe line hits footwear showrooms in New York in August but [...]

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Summer Fest Fashion Guide!!

Get ready to pretend you’re artsy (even if it’s just for 48 hours) and endure the humidity for your favorite bands because Free Press Summer Fest is finally here. To kick off your summer, the up-and-coming music festival hits Houston Saturday and Sunday with some hot and not-so-hot artists. But who’s complaining? As long as you have [...]

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Walking Westheimer Might be Better than Walking Washington

Washington really took off in the last few years as the most popular nighttime destination in Houston. Some say the bloom is off the flower when it comes to the Washington scene and seek out smaller pockets of culture to enjoy after the sun goes down. One of these pockets is on Westheimer just west [...]

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Trading Up: A Popular West Coast Market Invades Houston

West Coasters may not be able to settle the Portland versus Los Angeles debate. But they all agree on one thing: Trader’s Joe’s is one of the greatest things since sliced bread. Trader Joe’s is a privately held specialty grocery store chain with locations mostly in southern California. But due to popular demand, the chain [...]

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Neighborhoods Crash Course: Uptown & Galleria

As if one downtown weren’t enough, Houston has two of them. Downtown is literally and figuratively the center of it all. Executives love the glamorous high rises, sky walks, and cool tunnels. But Downtown lacks some essentials necessary for year-round residence. Uptown, on the other hand, has it all. If anything, Houston’s glamorous Uptown neighborhood [...]

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