With events ramping up and live music shows back on, we’re not surprised if you find your calendar quickly filling up each weekend. When it comes to finding the right outfit, shopping online may come to mind first, but have you ever explored Houston’s boutiques? From locally owned fashion focused stores to small scale transplants from across the Lone Star state, Houston’s boutique scene is one worth diving into.
Here are a few must-visit boutiques every Houstonian (and visitor) should know.
Abejas / West University
Filled with unexpected staples that everyone needs in their closet, Abejas promises to outfit their clients with style, good taste and confidence. Since 1996 Christina Miller’s buzzworthy boutique [the store’s name means bumble bee in Spanish] has been a spot for Houstonians to secure the essentials and discover fabulous finds. Shop the latest from Golden Goose, AGOLDE, Tom Ford, The Great and more.
Perfect for: Finding unique pieces to add to your closet
2517 South Boulevard / abejasboutique.com
Alchemia / Upper Kirby
Situated in a cozy little bungalow-style building in the heart of River Oaks, this quaint boutique serves up a ton of style. This woman-owned business invites you to shop beloved brands like Cinq a Sept, Amanda Uprichard and Mother denim — practically everything you need to freshen up your collection for the season.
Perfect for: Spicing up your day to day wardrobe
3201 Westheimer / alchemiastyle.com
Asch Building / Heights
A one-stop-shop for ethically and sustainably sourced goods, the Asch Building features three divisions: the Market, Atelier and Home. In Home you’ll find deliciously scented candles, reusable containers and bath & body products. Venture into the Atelier for a female-led experience where the clothing and jewelry are designed and created by women. Finally, wander into the Market for locally-sourced goods and a full service coffee bar. After shopping, pop back to Afuera for a refreshing drink on the patio.
Perfect for: Gathering all your eco-friendly wants and needs
825 Studewood / aschbuilding.com
Forth and Nomad / Heights
This Height-based lifestyle boutique is the place to go for clothing, home goods and wellness items. Grab a coffee from the full-service coffee bar at the front of the store, then start a journey that includes succulents, leather goods and Houston-centric creations. Keep an eye out for Radish Root Face Créme, cheeky greeting cards and funky wall art.
Perfect for: Finding a little something yourself and someone else
731 Yale / forthandnomad.com
Melodrama / Third Ward
Full of vibrant clothes and accessories, Melodrama Boutique is known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion. As a hub for both men and women’s clothing, the Third Ward staple is an ideal place to find an eye-catching head-to-toe look.
Perfect for: Staying ahead of fashion trends
5306 Almeda / melodramaboutique.com
Piermarini / Rice Village
Established by John Piermarini, this affordably edgy boutique has called Houston home since leaving its original Dallas location in 2016. Head here for easy-to-wear basics for men and women that you’ll want to live in all week andweekend.
Perfect for: Easy, breezy everyday essentials
2427 Rice Boulevard / piermarini.us
Saint Lo / Heights
Opened by husband-and-wife duo, Skye and Lindsay Vila, this contemporary women’s boutique is made up of hand-picked collections with a focus on craftsmanship. Saint Lo strives to reflect the diversity of the city by showcasing products made from Los Angeles to Israel, and provides a memorable shopping experience through friendly conversation and styling tips.
Perfect for: A personal shopping experience complete with one-on-one time
741 Yale / saintloboutique.com
Sloan/Hall / Upper Kirby
Combining a curated collection of fashion, furniture, jewelry and more, Sloan/Hall is a chic store offering limited edition looks and books to everyone that walks through their doors.
Perfect for: A carefully curated, statement making look
2620 Westheimer / sloanhall.com
Whim / West University.
Specializing in emerging and distinct clothing brands, this curated boutique created by Cindy Reich boasts an interior with crisp walls and assorted racks of Jenni Kayne, Hunter Bell
With pieces reflecting Reich’s trusted eye for chic, modern womenswear, Whim is a fun find nestled into the quiet streets of West U.
Perfect for: Timeless pieces, bohemian dresses and California cool
2354 Bissonnet / whimboutiquehouston.com