Retail Rap

Houston Shopping News for September 2013

Megan Pruitt Winder and Catherine Anspon
September 01, 2013

Neiman Marcus is starting fall off with a slew of fabulous PAs: Emily Armenta and her jewels, September 14; Trish McEvoy cosmetics, September 17; men’s designer Matthew Singer, September 19; Escada sportswear designer Daniel Wingate, September 21; and jewelry designer Devon Leigh, September 21… Vineyard Vines from (where else?) Martha’s Vineyard sets up shop in The Woodlands next month  on Market Street. Expect quirky pink logos, whimsical ties and preppy collections for men and women … Home haven Found is expecting a rather sizeable French shipment early this month, just in time for all fall decorating … Zadok Jewelers welcomes the stunning jewels of JJ Number 8Target has teamed up with a designer we can’t get enough of, 3.1 Phillip Lim. The collab debuts September 15 with frocks, shoes, and bags for both women and men, priced from $20 to $300 … Kate Spade Saturday, the brand’s little (and less expensive) sister opens this fall in Rice VillageSam and Lilli carries exclusively the newest brainchild of the Olsen sisters, Textile by Elizabeth & James; join the boutique for champagne and bites from Petite Sweets Thursday, September 26, for a sneak peak … Isabel et Noa children’s boutique has found its way back to Level 2 of Galleria II just outside Saks Fifth Avenue … Julie O’Neal combines her two faves under one roof: Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home opens Thursday, September 19, housing fashion labels  Lulu Frost, Catherine Malandrino, Lettuce Paper, Zinke Intimates, Rebecca Taylor and Issa of London in a 1,680-square-foot store at 6209 Edloe Street … Saks Fifth Avenue hosts designer Edward Wilkerson of Lafayette 148 New York Thursday, September 26, for a trunk show in the salon on level two … Cotton Club welcomes designer Lisa Nik and her fine jewelry collection September 20 and 21 … When TSA takes away your favorite products or you simply need a quick freshening up, it’s Benefits cosmetics and 3FLOZ (Murad, Jack Black, Herban Essentials) to the rescue. These TSA-approved size products can now be found in self-service kiosks at George Bush Intercontinental Airport … Join sportswear designer Carlo Goetschel at Leonard Rutan for a trunk show September 23 through 25 … Replay on 19th Street owners Laura Levine and Mike Hildebrand are readying The Place Upstairs (3708 Main Street above the live music venue The Continental Club), filled with the beautiful and the bizarre. Peruse collections of 19th-century lace, taxidermy, medical instruments, Gatsby-era evening purses and other items veering from the exquisite to the odd. The couple plans pop-up openings and by-appointment viewings; watch for more in our October issue.