One-of-a-Kind Finds in Houston
Collected by Jessica Lymberopoulos, AFAR Local Expert
An independent bookshop, beautiful summer duds, and a place for surfboards, skateboards, and coffee.
2424 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Representing more internationally and nationally known design and lifestyle products than any other Houston store, Kuhl-Linscomb is a wonderland of art, jewelry, perfume, cosmetics, home decor, gifts, and everything beautiful. The massive space is...
2021 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Located in the historic River Oaks area of Houston, Em&Lee has set itself apart for offering beautiful, unique finds that won't break the bank. You'll be as shocked as I was to flip around pricetags and see them marked for a fraction of what you...
3509 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Soundwaves on Montrose is a haven for Houston's surfing community, and for skateboarders, music lovers and coffee drinkers alike. With rows and rows of custom-shaped boards from brands like Channel Islands, and all of the top equipment and gear...
3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
With the philosophy of 'what's made close to home is better for you,' Settlement Goods & Design is a boutique that specializes in American brands and designers, with a highly curated selection of products from designers around the U.S.
2414 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005, USA
PH Design Shop is a boutique in the West University area of Houston, filled with thoughtfully designed and handcrafted goods. It is SHOP + DESIGN: a brick-and-mortar store filled with fresh items to make unique gifts or decor for the home, as well...
Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Just next to Rice University, there is a shopping district called Rice Village, or just "The Village," which covers about a 16-block area and includes more than 300 shops, bars, and restaurants. You'll find a mix of national chains like Urban...
14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA
Blue Willow Bookshop is an independent, neighborhood bookstore on the west side of Houston, with a strong sense of community. They have a selection of literature that will interest all ages, as well as family games, book clubs, readings, and book...
2520 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009, USA
Behind Canino's is an open-air Hispanic market called Airline Farmers Market. While it doesn't offer hyper-local products, the brush with this part of Houston's culture makes up for it. You'll find things like fresh produce, all sorts of dried...
6736, 3116 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77009, USA
Kaboom Books is the independent bookstore of Houston. They buy books and resell at very fair prices. The staff is half the reason to go in; they are all friendly and knowledgable. There is passion embedded in the walls of this cozy shop that...
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