The Best Shopping in Houston
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
Find everything from cowboy boots to locally designed couture, from lingerie to vintage furniture, when you explore Houston's neighborhoods, shopping districts, and malls.
540 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
If you're in Houston on the first Saturday of the month, don't miss this arts market. It was founded in 2004 by artist Mitch Cohen with a mission of providing an outlet for area artists to showcase their work on a monthly basis. Expect to find...
1717 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Houston may be an international, cosmopolitan city, but it’s also in Texas—which means no visit is complete without browsing some cowboy boots. For a true taste of Texas fashion, head to Pinto Ranch, one of the city’s most...
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...
5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Want to go shopping? Want to spot some celebs? Want to go ice skating? You can do all three—and much more—with a visit to the Houston Galleria. This sprawling mall is an international shopping destination that draws 24 million visitors...
Rice Boulevard, Texas 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...
321 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
Retropolis is an awesome vintage clothing resale co-op. Think Buffalo Exchange, but with clothes from the 60s to the 80s. Its West 19th St. location in the Heights neighborhood will bring you to a fun, walkable shopping street in a historic part...
239 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
This is a nice big record and cd shop in the Heights where you can buy, sell, and trade new and used albums. The place has been in business since the mid-80s and has some attitude, spunk, and a loyal clientele. Photo via Vinal Edge Facebook page
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...
3708 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Of all the vintage and antique shops on 19th Street in Houston Heights, Replay may be the best curated. The owners seem to put a lot of thought into culling a quality selection of clothing, accessories, and decor. If you've always wanted a pair of...
355 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
Coda is a locally owned shop in Houston Heights with a unique collection of rustic, industrial, and contemporary home decor and gifts. I especially love the candles and handcrafted bath and body products. Ask the friendly owner, Frank, for help...
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...
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...
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...
3900 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Opened in 1940, Bering's Hardware sells more than drill bits and hammers. Grab memorable keepsakes and gifts here, everything from fine china and crystal to personalized coasters and napkins. This is also a smart place to order custom...
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