Retail Rap

Houston Shopping News for August 2013

Megan Pruitt Winder
August 01, 2013

Rice Village arrivals: Early this month, The Boardroom for Men opens in a 2,100-square-foot space at 2526 Rice Boulevard, offering haircuts, traditional hot lather shaves, grooming products and more in a charming 1920s country-club environ. Just down the block, stylish tweens boutique Un Deux Trois — a mainstay for the offspring of icons Johnny Depp, Heidi Klum and Reese Witherspoon — has found a new home in the Village at 2402 Rice Boulevard  … Shop designer showrooms that are normally only accessible to the trade at the Houston Design Center’s Designer Sample Sale Friday, August 23, 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, August 24, 9 am to 3 pm, at 7026 Old Katy Road. Showrooms including Lighting Treasures, Pride of Persia, Randall Edward Design and Bunch & Shoemaker will open their doors to the public with great discounts on floor samples, furniture, rugs and accessories. Information 713.864.2660; … Fresh handmade cosmetics brand Lush moves its aromatic wares to 4055 Westheimer in Highland Village Shopping Center in mid-October … Tootsies hosts trunk shows with designers Nicole Miller and jewelry designer Claudia Lobao August 14 through 17, Lobão, August 14 and 15. More Tootsies news: Fady Armanious now serves as creative fashion director for the West Ave store, while Chris Goins takes the reins as store manager … M Penner at Uptown Park welcomes contemporary women’s collection MillyElizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf now stocks Bibhu Mohapatra, Ella Zahlan, Gabriela Cadena, Rafael Cennamo, La Petit Robe, Valentino Red, Elizabeth Showers, Devon Leigh, Kara Ross and Laura BuccellatiSettlement Goods now carries Richard Chai’s Made In The USA frocks for men and women, as well as labels  Field Scout, Nicolino and Emmanuelle … Another school year is just around the corner. Join Bering’s Saturday, August 24, 3 to 4 pm, for the annual Back-to-School children’s fashion show … Just  in time, Cotton Club now stocks Swiss-crafted Bertolucci watches.