Houston area, United States
Shopping in Houston Texas, USA: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
The best shopping in the state of Texas is in Houston, the largest and most populated city of the state. In addition to oil, skyscrapers, cowboys, and chili con carne, Houston offers a shopping paradise for shoppers from all over the world: luxurious malls, huge outlet stores with unbeatable prices, the eclectic Bargain Mile in Harwin Drive, the original impressive Westheimer Curve with all its shopping surprises, the attractive neighborhood of The Heights located on 19th Street, where dozens of resale, vintage clothing, and antique stores are located, along with hundreds of boutiques that sell from the casual to the glamorous.
When shopping in the city of Houston, the state of Texas will refund international shoppers the taxes from all purchases. Look for the authorized sites at the airport or at different city locations where you will need to fill out a form to receive the tax refund. Do not throw away your shopping receipts! You are going to need them!
With so many shopping options and prices to choose from, shopping couldn't get any better in Houston!
With more than 375 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels, and an ice rink, The Galleria is the fourth largest shopping mall in the United States, and one of the most important worldwide. It is visited by 24 million people annually. Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren are some of the exclusive stores at The Galleria, along with the anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Saks Fith Avenue, and Nordstrom.
Memorial City Mall
After a gigantic restoration and the new addition of stores such as The Body Shop, The Apple Store, and Old Navy (adding to the list of stores like Coach, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, and Target), Memorial City Mall makes for an excellent shopping option in the Houston area. There is also a nice selection of restaurants and an official sized ice rink.
An exclusive shopping mall located very near downtown Houston, where exclusive stores and upscale restaurants blend together, creating the ultimate shopping experience. Some of the stores at Highland Village are Victoria's Secret, Crate & Barrel, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Cole Haan, and Gap.
The Shops at Houston Center
The Shops at Houston Center feature more than 70 stores conveniently located in the heart of the city.
The outlets will complement perfectly your shopping experience in Houston. All of the outlet stores are located in the suburbs, less than an hour drive from the city. The best options are Katy Mills, where your shopping list is never too long, located 28 miles west of downtown Houston; the Chelsea Premium Outlets, 31 miles from the city, has exclusive stores such as Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, Nike, Kenneth Cole, Kate Spade, Gap Outlet, Crocs, Cole Haan, Coach, Calvin Klein, Bebe, Banana Republic, and Adidas; a real fashion oasis for the trendy shopper. Another outlet mall with excellent prices is the Outlets at Conroe, situated 44 miles away. This shopping center has a nice selection of stores.
More Houston Malls
All the malls mentioned above are not the only shopping options in the Houston area. You can also fill your shopping needs in the following malls and districts in the city and surrounding places:
- Historic Houston Heights Shopping District
- Lower Westheimer Shopping District
- Rice Village
- River Oaks Shopping Center
- Uptown Park Shopping Center
- West Oaks Mall
- Market Street at The Woodlands
- Traders Village Flea Market
- Houston Visitors Center
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