Retail Rap

Houston Shopping News for May 2012

Kate Allen Stukenberg
May 01, 2012

This just in: Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio opens Friday, May 4, at 10 am at 2315 Post Oak Boulevard between Sports Authority and Ziggy’s. Carolina Herrera, here we come … New men’s boutique The Class Room has opened in Rice Village at 2534 Amherst, stocking well-made heritage-inspired menswear by Hamilton 1883, Rogue Territory, Mark McNairy, Naked & Famous and more … DEFINE Body and Mind has opened a West University location at the corner of Kirby and Bissonnet featuring DEFINE Revolution, a 45-minute cardio workout on the stationary bike incorporating free weights and a ball. A kitchen in the studio hosts healthy cooking demonstrations. Info … BRSH, owned by cosmetic and general dentist Melicia K. Tjoa, has opened at West Ave. Designed by architect Issac Preminger (Up Bistro, Indulge Maison Décor), BRSH houses private living-room spaces, making it feel more spa than dental office. Get a quick-fix 30-minute whitening boost or 90-minute zoom whitening. Information … The girls from More Than You Can Imagine report they’ve just winged back from market in L.A. and NYC, where they foraged for chic accessories to pair with their one-of-a-kind consignment pieces. Look for clutches care of Deepa Gurnani, cuffs by Gypsy and sterling jewels from Frasier, among other fab finds … Jewelry designer Pamela Froman is in town for a trunk show at Cotton Club, May 4 through 5 … Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf hosts Swiss designer Robert Quaglia, May 10 and 11, and Venezuelan designer Gionni Sraccia, May 18 and 19 … The 4th Annual Little Black Dress Project benefitting Fashion Group Foundation of Houston is Tuesday, May 8, at House of Blues’ Peacock Room. Go to to purchase tickets for the reception and fashion show, where we’ll find out just who designed the best LBD. Yours truly will be there — passing judgment as a judge! … In town Memorial Day weekend? Stop by cool men’s boutique Mortar’s two-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 25. Drink special bespoke beer brewed by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company and listen to live music while you shop Mortar’s stylish menswear offerings. A.P.C collection and denim, Our Legacy, RetroSuperFuture sunglasses and Comme des Garçons have recently been added to the mix.