5 Best Shops to Visit When Looking for Local Texas Artists
As a local fashion reporter, I get to speak with a lot of designers and artists -- perks of the job. Being invested in the success of Houston's emerging designer community bleeds into my daily life as well, and I find myself frequenting shops that support local talent; maybe it's penance for my H&M addiction, too.
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Texas has in its ranks some of the most talented artisans and I appreciate those shop owners looking to showcase their wares. Here are a few Houston boutiques that make it a point to give some Texas love.
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Just about one of the cutest stores in the city, Hello Lucky isn't just a store but an experience. Opened by Teresa O'Connor smack-dab in the middle of the Heights, this specialty shop is overflowing with works from a myriad of Texas-based artists, including Angie's Sweatshop, known for their snazzy skirts, work by illustrator Lisa Chow, and art jewelry by Monique Weston.
Think Soho meets Venice Beach and you get Sam and Lilli. The West Ave boutique has become a Houston favorite since its opening in 2012, and it boasts a healthy list of local Texans in its designer ranks. Capsule jewelry collection Brass Threads by Lilah Gabriel, rings by Sweet Suri and handbags by Shanaz Designs round out an accessories collection to die for.
Photo by Sam and Lilli via Facebook