Retail Rap

Houston Shopping News for May 2013

Megan Pruitt Winder
May 02, 2013

J. McLaughlin, the post-Ivy League set’s go-to for high casual weekend wear (for those of us who weekend at the Cape, The Vineyard and Lyford), opens in June in River Oaks Shopping Center, stocking tweaked traditional embroidered belts, muted foulard trousers, checked linen shirts in sherbet colors and paddleboard shorts for men and women … Ann and Sid Mashburn and their eponymous shops in Atlanta are the chicest of the chic. Now they’re opening shop in Houston in September, in the former André’s space in Lamar Shopping Center across from Lamar High School. On the gentleman’s side, Sid will stock all manner of dapper duds from suits, to shoes, weekend wear to vinyl records, while Ann will house classic sailor shirts, cocktail dresses, ballerina flats and more. Go to for a preview … Madewell, the much-anticipated stylish sidekick to J.Crew, opens this month in Galleria 4, Level 2, between White House/Black Market and Langford Market. Expect girls-only vintage-inspired clothing and accessories … Atrium, in its new home in River Oaks Shopping Center just below Américas, has added Sally LaPointe’s collection of leather, chic cutouts and structured jackets, trousers, tops and gowns … Uptown Park welcomes fashionably plastic shoe boutique Melissa at the end of this month. Melissa has teamed up with names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu to make plastic fantastic … More news for Uptown Park, just in time for Mother’s Day: Flower man David Brown is the only flower house in Houston stocking clematis, an unusual flower of European and Asian origin exclusively grown by only one cultivator in the States … Chic wrap-bracelet designer Chan Luu has created a secondary jewelry line called Chan Luu Ethical Fashion International. Meet the designer and hear her inspiring story at J. Silver in Rice Village Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10 … Fashion boutique Be-jewel has moved its European collections of apparel and jewelry to 4100 Westheimer, Suite 100 … Joan Pillow Bridal Salon hosts a Monique Lhuillier trunk show May 30 through June 1; Lhuillier bridal specialist Laura Thompson will be present to help you say yes to the dress … Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf now carries Rafael Cennamo, Bibhu Mohapatra and Le Petite RobeZadok Jewelers invites you to its Mother’s Day trunk show Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 … Deutsch & Deutsch will also hold a Mother’s Day trunk show Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8 … BB1 Classic in Uptown Park now carries Desigual, Custo Barcelona, Save the Queen and Konplott Jewelry.