Where to Shop in Montrose

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In our Where to Shop series, we search Greater Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods and communities for the best boutiques, retail shops, clothing stores and more.

Thrift stores thrive in the eclectic Montrose neighborhood, where everywhere you turn, there’s another walkable funky spot to sift through vintage finds for one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Not into thrifting? Head to one of the neighborhood’s many art, clothing, or home decor boutiques and discover your next big (or small) purchase.

Where to Shop in Montrose

With so many local boutiques in the area, it can be tough to know where to start. But have no fear—we’ve saved you time and rounded up the best Montrose has to offer. Read below to find out where to shop in Montrose.

Thrift Stores

  • Leopard Lounge Stock up on funky finds from Leopard Lounge, a Montrose mainstay offering vintage clothing ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s. New to vintage shopping and unsure where to start? Ask an employee and they’ll help you piece together the perfect outfit to up your fashion game. Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm; Sunday 11am to 8pm. Click here for directions.
  • Out of the Closet Shop for a cause at Out of the Closet, a thrift store that sells clothing, books, housewares and more, with proceeds benefiting the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The shop happily accepts any donations, and offers free, in-store HIV testing to boot. 10am to 7pm daily. Click here for directions.
  • Pavement Surrounded by coffee shops, tattoo parlors, restaurants and more, Pavement is a locally owned boutique offering new and used clothing. Shop modern, retro, and vintage fashion, or trade in your own clothing for cash. 10am to 9pm daily. Click here for directions.

Clothing Stores

  • Emerson Rose Fun and flirty, Emerson Rose is a must for brightly colored frocks, punny graphic tees, eye-catching baubles, and other fun finds ideal for gifting or decor. Check out their Facebook page for special events, sales, and in-store celebrations at both of their Houston locations. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday noon to 6pm; closed Monday. Click here for directions.
  • Koelsch Haus Art meets fashion at Koelsch Haus, a cozy bungalow that showcases quality clothing and fine artwork by artists from both near and far. Open since 1994, the gallery’s owner Franny Koelsch Jeffries recently launched her own line of custom women’s T-shirts, called Ears of Buddha, available in store. Click here for directions.

Home Decor & Boutiques

  • Space Montrose The husband-wife duo behind Space Montrose set up shop in 2010 with a plan to showcase mostly local, handcrafted goods. And that they did, with a notable selection of sassy greeting cards, tchotchkes (think punny pins, iron-on patches, and key chains), adorable children’s wear, Houston-centric gifts, and clever graphic tees. Monday to Friday 11am to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 9pm; Sunday 10am to 7pm. Click here for directions.
  • Biscuit Transform your bedroom into a gorgeous, cozy haven with help from Biscuit, a Southern-inspired brand created by interior designer and blogger Bailey McCarthy. Specializing in bespoke bedding, Biscuit also offers home decor, table linens, and fun gifts for all. Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; closed Sunday. Click here for directions.
  • Reeves Design + Art Step inside to elevate your home’s aesthetic with 20th-century fine art and rare furniture from a family-owned shop that’s served Houston since 1969. Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; closed Sunday. Click here for directions.

While you’re in the neighborhood, check out our favorite Brunch and Happy Hour spots in Montrose.

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