Elizabeth Anthony

Hot Shops for Fashionable Women

What you wear can be a powerful way to express who you are. Whether one is a high femme, stone butch, andro, all of the above or none of the above, there are so many great styles and designers in the Houston shopping universe to help you create just the look you want. Houston is a true shopping haven, regardless of your taste or your budget. Here is a great collection of places to inspire your look!

Couture

Sometimes a girl needs a gown. And when she does, Tootsies is definitely the place to go. Of course, formal wear is not at all the only thing you’ll find. All the latest and greatest can be found under the famed roof. Along with great clothes and shoes, you will also find a fantabulous experience. So even if for some reason you can’t take your bestie in tow, you don’t have to worry. You’ll have a new one who shares your love for all things retail in an instant.

Neiman Marcus is the department store that feels like a boutique. All things fancy and fine can be found at Neiman's from shoes to live for and jewelry that will make you swoon to clothes that would make a Hollywood starlet drool and cosmetics that you simply cannot live without. The atmosphere is chic and the staff is impeccable. And the designers, ah the designers…

Boutiques, including Abejas, Brooke Feather, Cakewalk Style Shop, Dao Chloe Dao, Elizabeth Anthony, Katia, Myth & Symbol, Sloan/Hall, and WildBloom.

So maybe some of these carry items whose price tags and perhaps unfamiliar designers might not pass muster with Anna Wintour. But the styles and designs you’ll find all throughout Houston’s boutique scene certainly would. And this is just a taste of course!

Preppy

Vineyard Vines is not just for the East Coast anymore. The whale emblazoned line is pastel, preppy heaven. Plaid shirts, shorts, pants, belts, dresses, sweaters, bathing suits, jewelry, accessories, and super cute patterns all around. You could easily overhaul your entire closet here and turn every day into a Martha’s Vineyard kind of day. And there is not a thing in the world wrong with that.

J Crew is basically where classic has come to thrive. All the colors, all the styles, and all the looks that will make you look, well, classic. And even though they are classic, there’s nothing outdated about the J. Crew look. The best part is, they go from formal to fitness, so a J. Crew girl could go J. Crew all day – and night – long.

Androgynous

Brooks Brothers classic menswear that looks super cute on women who like to dress a bit masculine. Blazers and dress pants, ties and cufflinks, shirts and sweaters. They’ve got them and you’ll want to wear them. The only problem is how on earth you’ll choose. So don’t you dare go in if you don’t plan on coming out with at least one bag in hand.

If you like to play the line, Joseph A Bank can help you find the look that will make you feel like the “you” you’ve always wanted to be. The colors and styles and fits offer a nice variety. It’s not the same as a line made specifically for women to be sure. But with the right tailor – or body type – you’ll be stepping out in andro style with JAB.

All the Things

Regardless of your style or your budget or the occasion, you would be hard pressed not to find it at H&M. There is a little bit of everything and all at a “wear it once and don’t worry what becomes of it” kind of price. It’s good to have gear that you won’t be sad about wearing to that outdoor festival or that overcrowded club. And whether you are super girly, way butch, or anything in between, they’ll have something that suits your taste and body type.

The Houston Galleria is Houston’s shopping pride and joy. Shoes and accessories and clothes from black tie to yoga class to every other occasion or lack thereof that you can think of, the Galleria has it all and then some. Whether you are a department store shopper, a bargain hunter, a fashion finder, or more of a utilitarian, the Galleria can get you looking just the way you like.

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