Retail Rap

Houston Retail News for October 2013

Megan Pruitt Winder
October 01, 2013

Here’s the buzz on Highland Village. The tony shopping center welcomes Lush — luscious cosmetics handmade from organic fruits and veggies, as well as a fragrant selection of skin and hair care, bath and body products. Next spring, Kate Spade New York moves into the former Fidelity space on Drexel Drive. The 6,500-square-foot flagship will highlight KSNY’s full lifestyle brand: handbags, ready-to–wear, shoes, eyewear, beauty, home goods and more,  as well as a 1,500-square-foot cafe and outdoor courtyard … Online lifestyle boutique BluePrint Modern teams up with ever-so-chic boutique Atrium Ready-To-Wear in River Oaks Shopping Center for a fall pop-up shop experience, October 10 through 12. Don’t miss the shopping soirée Thursday, October 10, 6 to 8 pm …The Ralph Lauren boutique, Debra and Mark Grierson and Elena and Gregg Davis host an evening of cocktails and charitable shopping for I Am Waters Foundation in Galleria 1 Thursday, October 3. To attend, send an e-mail to rsvp2@ralphlauren.comZadok Jewelers has added Goshwara to its collection of fine jewelry. The luxury colored-gemstones incorporate a fun assortment of discs, facets, cabochons and beads … The expanded Cheeky Vintage boutique has debuted an entire room devoted to vintage gowns, plus an exquisite bridal section … Atrium Read-To-Wear showcases Lyn Devon’s polished American luxury sportswear October 3 – 4, while sister store Casa de Novia Bridal Couture says “I do” to an Oscar de la Renta trunk show on October 17 – 19 …  Joan Pillow Bridal Salon hosts a J. Mendel trunk show October 24 – 26 … Neiman Marcus is hosting a string of PAs this month: Dominique Cohen and his jewels, October 2 -3; Nina Ricci couture designer Peter Coppingon, October 9; Anthony Luciano’s designer handbags, October 9; jewelry designer Stephen Dweck, October 10; Chiara Boni’s galleria dresses, October 16; jeweler extraordinaire Steven Lagos, October 17; Konstantino’s jewels, October 18 -19; and jewelry designer Roberto Coin, October 29 … J. Silver is in the midst of a total makeover, courtesy of design firm Kirby & Company. The elevated aesthetic premieres mid-October, setting the foundation for some major pop-up events with designers ranging from Chan Luu to Alexis Bittar; stay tuned for details … Tootsies also offers a plethora of designer PAs this month: Vincent Peach and his namesake jewelry collection, October 2 – 3; Matthew Campbell Laurenza of MCL jewelry, October 16; Annsley Popov of Presmer (python accessories), October 16 – 17; and Kathy Bracewell of Agate Ranch Marfa jewelry, October 29 … Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf starts the month with the only trunk show in town of the entire Escada collection, October 2 – 4. On October 8, designer Pamella Roland joins the Uptown Park boutique for an evening of cocktails co-hosted by Jereann Chaney and Jo Furr, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Then there’s the icing on the EA/EW cake: They now carry handbags by L.A. designer Clare VivierCotton Club Collection welcomes Catherine Bacon and her artisan-inspired collection of women’s custom ready-to-wear, October 3 – 5; Sophia Ferero with her mosaic jewelry, October 11 – 12; Toff Reed’s fine jewels, October 18 – 19; and designer Suneera’s fine jewelry, October 15 – 26 … Stop by More Than You Can Imagine to gaze at the vibrant pendant lighting installation created by New York artist and designer Joe Ginsberg and shop his hand-blown-glass artworks. His Tempo Luxury Home Collection is available for custom order … PaperCity magazine and Settlement Goods & Design invite you to Beyond the Blazer: Fashionable Fridays. Visit the store October 24, 6 to 8 pm, for tips on how to work casual but stylish frocks into your Friday wardrobe. While you’re there, check out Settlement’s new collections by Anzevino+Susan Sontag, Ali Golden, Drifter and The Portland Collection … Designer PAs continue at Saks Fifth Avenue: men’s luxe custom suiting event, October 3 – 5; GQ magazine authentic denim event, October 3, 6 to 9 pm; Italian shoe composer Giuseppe Zanotti, October 10; and womenswear designer David Meister, October 21… Join accessories and shoes haven Joseph in Highland Village for the Holiday Card Kickoff Party October 24, 10 am to 1 pm.