Houston Shopping Guide

River Oaks

A Bientot

We head to this shop for wardrobe pick-me-ups. Find hats and hair accessories, handbags, shawls, costume jewels, shoes, and a limited selection of well-edited clothing.
3268 Westheimer Rd., 713-523-3997

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Bella Boutique

Stocked with up-to-the-minute separates from Milly, Tom K. Nguyen, Trina Turk, Splendid, Rachel Pally, and Maria Bianca Nero, Stevie Bingham's shop always delivers. It's one of our favorites.
3909 Richmond Ave., 713-621-7799, bellabtq.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Joseph

This Highland Village boutique devoted to shoes and accessories stocks the trendiest selection by Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Prada, and more.
3930 Westheimer Rd., 713-623-8034

Products: Shoes, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Kuhl-Linscomb

Best known for its impeccable stock of items for the home, Kuhl-Linscomb also draws a loyal clientele with its masterful mix of sought-after items like niche perfumes, apothecary lines, and Me & Ro jewelry. Be sure to check out all the houses adjoining the property for bedding, bath, and home furnishings.
2424 W. Alabama St., 713-520-7691, kuhl-linscomb.com

Products: Antique, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Outdoor, Tabletop, Books/Stationary, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Department Store

Muse

Stylish mother-and-daughter team Margaret and Lindsay Morris line the racks at their boutique with a mix of well-chosen clothing by Alvin Valley, Rachel Roy, and Roberta Freymann. Also find bags by Alexis Hudson, a good selection of lingerie, and quirky gifts.
2411 W. Alabama St., 713-520-6873, musehouston.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Sloan/Hall

This is one of the best sources for finding choice takes on the latest looks—and really great gifts. Find everything from R. Nichols stationery to Pucci bags and porcelain by Ted Muehling. The amazing precious jewelry selection features some of the most sought-after designers in America.
2620 Westheimer Rd., 713-942-0202, sloanhall.com

Products: Jewelry, Decorative/Lighting, Books/Stationary, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Tootsies

This revered retailer consistently merges luxe goods with an aura of courteous Texas gentility. It's one-stop shopping at its finest, with stock that features Tory Burch, Missoni, Lanvin, and Milly, and always-tempting designer handbags and shoes.
4045 Westheimer Rd., 713-629-9990

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique, Designer Discount

Willow

This accessories boutique has an impressive range of belts, bags, jewelry, and home accessories. Top picks: bags by Maxx and Kotur, precious and costume jewelry by Kenneth J. Lane, Sergio Amparo, and Paige Sargisson.
2611 Greenbriar Dr., 713-527-7100

Products: Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique