Where to Shop for Pride

The only thing more fun than attending Pride Houston is prepping for Pride Houston. For many revelers, that means gearing up with clothes, costumes, accessories and decorations. Nearly anything goes from LGBTQ-themed tees and leather gear to rainbow flags and all-out drag.

When it comes to online shopping, a number of sites offer fun choices including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC); Look Human; Revel and Riot; TomboyX; Autostraddle; and the Every One is Gay shop.

But there’s no question that shopping in person is always more fun, and that goes double in Houston, where the Pride shopping is strong. From naughty to nice, cheeky to political and simple to way-over-the-top, these local shops have you covered. Here’s a sampling of what H-Town has to offer!

Erotic Cabaret Boutique

Costumes, tutus, corsets, liquid latex, tights, leotards, shoes, and all other manner of gear for dressing up and down and anything but boring. Take your time browsing and leave your inhibitions at the door.

Hollywood Super Center

Hollywood Super Center prides itself on having anything and everything you could need for, you guessed it, Pride. You can always count on them for tons of designer underwear and swimwear. But come Pride, they gear up so you can too.

Target

It may be the giant chain store where you buy your bottled water and protein bars. But when Pride season rolls around, they take it up a notch when it comes to all things rainbow and celebratory.

Spencer’s at the Galleria

Known for its off-the-wall (and often off-color) items, this chain store in the Galleria has a naughty bit of this and a naughtier bit of that. Think gags galore. But not that kind of gag… Houston has other shops for that!

Arne’s Warehouse

If you’re looking to decorate yourself or a float or a Pride party, Arne’s has you covered in rainbows. This mammoth warehouse prides itself on having everything from beads and leis to tutus and flags to table wear and décor.

Frankel’s Costume

This place has costumes, accessories, and make-up. If it has to do with costumes, Frankel’s can probably help. The biggest problem you’ll have here is keeping yourself from shopping for a zillion other dress-up events.

The Eagle

Leather gear is certainly a Pride staple and The Eagle is certainly a hot spot for getting it. The shop within a bar is a popular spot for all things leather. The best part? Make a day or night of it and get your shopping done and your partying on all in one stop.

Adam and Eve

Yes. It’s a sex toy shop. But it also carries lingerie/costumes. So if you want to skew towards the naughty, Adam and Eve has you covered, or, rather, not covered. And it wouldn’t hurt to look at the toys and accessories while you’re there.

By Jenny Block

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