Shopping

Whether you’re looking to spend the whole day shopping or just looking to grab a new outfit on the way out of town, the Houston area has the best shopping outlets to meet your every need.

The Shops at Houston Center – Conveniently located in downtown Houston, The Shops at Houston Center offers a variety of retailers and restaurants. Occupying two fill city blocks with three levels of shopping and dining, you’ll find just what you’re looking for only steps from your hotel room.

GreenStreet – Downtown Houston’s mixed-use development features retail shops as well as dining and entertainment options including House of Blues and Lucky Strike bowling alley. A central courtyard and people-friendly streetscapes allow for alfresco dining and lots of window-shopping.

Kuhl-Linscomb – One of Houston’s best and most diverse shopping spots is Kuhl-Linscomb, a must-see five building complex that holds whimsical and luxurious surprises around every corner. With a curated selection from around the world, the store boasts treasures for every kind of person and personality with top-notch customer service.

Pinto Ranch – Modern western wear has come a long way from rhinestones and Rocky Mountains. Pinto Ranch exemplifies the changes with its array of clothing, boots, jewelry and, yes, even saddles, at its Post Oak store. Throughout the year. Serious cowboys and cowgirls shop at Pinto Ranch for the store’s high quality and exclusive boot lines. Socialites abound stocking up on the latest cowgirl gear before each annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, and when the Big Show gallops into Houston each spring, rodeo-goers have plenty of options there, too. The jewelry cases are not to be missed no matter what season because of the amazing hand-crafted turquoise, coral, ruby and citrine pieces.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) – One of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level, highlighting art made of glass, fiber, clay, metal, wood or found/repurposed materials. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resources for artists, educators and the community at large. Visitors enjoy viewing innovative exhibitions, engaging with on-site artists-in-residence, creating their own crafts in a variety of workshops, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery. Admission is free.

Houston Premium Outlets – With 145 designer and name-brand outlet stores at Houston Premium Outlets, you’ll definitely need a few hours to visit them all. These outlets offer brands like Kate Spade New York, Nike, Armani Outlet, Michael Kors and more. It’s a single level shopping center with outdoor courtyards and covered walkways so weather is never an issue. The village-style shopping center also has a children’s play area for your convenience.