Retail Rap

Houston Shopping News for June

Megan Pruitt Winder
June 01, 2013

We can confirm a rumor we first shared in January: Designer Roberto Cavalli has signed on the dotted line and will join the ranks of luxury retail in the River Oaks District, opening late 2014 … Atrium has picked up the label Piamita for fall, a must-have for polished loungewear … Local designer and Houstonian Yvonne Betts has launched her latest collection of jewelry, featuring expertly carved, faceted and polished semiprecious gemstones, available exclusively at More Than You Can ImagineBilly Reid and Past Era Antique Jewelry present an evening of fine antique gems, southern charm and elegance at the Billy Reid boutique Thursday, June 13, 6 to 8 pm … The Houston Museum of Natural Science Museum Store is the first store in Texas to stock MAWI London,  the chicly punk, luxe costume jewelry label. The collection has a huge following in the UK and is carried by the likes of Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Expect the current collection, Pretty In Punk, to “woo you” with vintage-inspired pearls strung alongside emerald, golden apple-green and rose Swarovski crystals … Mariquita Masterson launches a new collection of square Venetian earrings in an array of fabulous colors … Under new co-ownership, the modern girlie boutique in lower Westheimer, Coquette, stocks  unique labels from A.L.C., Camilla, Lie Sang Bong to the Aussie native collection Sass & Bide … British brand L.K.Bennett launches a limited-edition vintage-inspired collection, L.K.Bennett Vintage (derived from the L.K.Bennett archive) with three shoe styles: a kitten heel, a pump and a sandal, each in blush or navy floral print; $275 to $375 at L.K.Bennett’s Galleria boutique … Ceron Salon in Uptown Park is now blowing and going until 7 pm on Thursdays; stop in for a shampoo blow dry and a glass of champagne before dinner ... Chic boutique Muse on West Alabama clears retail space for one of Houston’s up-and-coming jewelry designers, Ana Mae Holmes and her Temple Street collection.