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Houston Shopping 101

New Stores, Soon-to-Open Sneak Peeks and the Hot Events You Don’t Want to Miss

BY // 12.09.15
L’Equipe vintage is now open at 2311 Westheimer Road.

Editor’s note: The shopping scene in Houston’s always changing — and seemingly getting more upscale. It’s hard to keep up with all the new stores and big events. Don’t worry, PaperCity’s Jailyn Marcel has you covered.

Now Open

Vintage clothing gets a reboot at the newly opened L’Equipe in Antiques and Interiors at 2311 Westheimer Road. The boutique specializes in post-war vintage clothing and accessories. This marks owner Cragg Eubanks’ return to the vintage scene. His former North Houston shop attracted the likes of famous entertainers, musicians and celebrities, including Ralph Lauren. In addition to the variety of vintage digs, the store also carries new, contemporary clothing, and is the only dealer in Houston for Rockmount Ranch Wear, Paul Bond custom boots, WESCO boots, Suixtil Grand Prix Clothing, Kamehameha Garments and GoldTop England.

Luxury fitness and lifestyle club Equinox opened its first Houston location on Thursday, December 3 in River Oaks District. Club members have access to five fitness studios designated for cycling, regular and hot yoga, Pilates, Equinox’s new barre program and group fitness classes led by Equinox’s fitness and nutrition instructors. Guests (members and nonmembers) can also take advantage of The Spa at Equinox. Get the full scoop here.

Coming Soon
International fashion label COS (Collection of Style) opens the doors to its first Texas store on Friday, December 11, in River Oaks District. The H&M sister store debuted its lifestyle collection in 2007 in London, showcasing high-quality modern design at an affordable price. Expect classic pieces for men and women with a contemporary twist.

H&M sister store, COS (Collection of Style), official opens its doors Friday, December 11 in River Oaks District.
H&M sister store, COS (Collection of Style), official opens its doors Friday, December 11 in River Oaks District.

Don’t miss these upcoming shopping events, trunk shows and personal appearances:
Ring in the holidays with Intermix on Wednesday, December 9, from 2 to 4 pm. Guests will receive 15 percent off all purchases for one day only, as well as complimentary on-site hairstyling  and designer gift wrapping. Light bites and champagne will also be available.

Becca Cason Thrash and Melissa Mithoff host a holiday shopping event at Tootsies on Wednesday, December 9, from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy cocktails, shopping and special guest jewelry designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza of MCL. A percentage of the night’s proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Houston … Don’t miss Tootsies’ Fendi Bag Bug pop-up shop on Thursday, December 10, through Saturday, December 12. Kick off the pop-up series with sweets and champagne on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 pm.

Artistry Across Borders
Artistry Across Borders

Houston native and New-York-based jewelry designer Eve France introduces her newest project, Artistry Across Borders, to Houston with two trunk shows. The non-profit initiative showcases artistry from South African women through a collection of contemporary jewelry.The women participating in Artistry Across Borders use traditional African beadwork to create their designs. France teamed up with artists Joyce Scott and Hlengi Dube for the project. Scott is known for her figurative sculptures, free-form jewelry and bead-weaving techniques, while Dube specializes in training and promoting art in South Africa. Houstonians can view the work at High Gloss in Uptown Park on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12. Twenty percent of sales will benefit female artisans in South Africa.

Blacksmith coffee hosts its first Customer Appreciation pop-up shop with global bag line Bartalie on Wednesday, December 16, from 7 to 9 pm. Houston native Amina Belouizdad conceived the bag line inside of Blacksmith, making her the perfect fit for the shop’s first pop-up. Blacksmith will treat guests to free coffee while they shop and mingle with Belouizdad. Ten percent of all sales will benefit educational non-profit She’s The First

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