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.
Feeling the itch for a shopping spree? Or simply need something specific for a special occasion? No matter your answer, consider heading to Houston’s East End, where you’ll find plenty of unique, locally owned shops both new and long-standing.
Where to Shop in the East End
Read below to find out our top local picks to shop for clothing, accessories, gifts and more in the East End, most located in the Latin-inspired Tlaquepaque Market on Telephone Road and South Lockwood Drive.
Note: For the purposes of this list, the East End is defined by this map.
Clothing, Accessories & More
- Kismet Boutique – Owned by lifetime residents of Houston’s East End, Kismet Boutique is a go-to spot for clever greeting cards, fun gifts, and adorable accessories (think avocado crossbody bags and Selena keychains). They also offer a selection of clothing for adults and kiddos alike, plus decorative items and more. Click here for hours and directions.
- Soni Trends Houston Latina Shop – Celebrate Latina culture at Soni Trends, a local boutique full of clothing, gifts and accessories that are all inspired by the colors, patterns, artwork, and customs of Latin America. Click here for hours and directions.
- BloomHandcrafted Beauty Products – Looking for a local shop with essential oils, handmade soaps, holistic skincare products, soy wax candles, and more? Head to Bloom Handcrafted Beauty Products off Telephone Rd, where you’ll find a curated selection of locally sourced products to satisfy all of your clean beauty and wellness needs. Click here for hours and directions.
Home Decor & Furniture
- Escobar Moctezuma Trading – Unearth a wide array of Mexican folk art, home decor, rustic furniture, traditional clothing and gifts. With colorful streamers draped across its ceiling, the boutique has a festive feel that keeps customers coming back for more. You’ll also find silver, jewelry, and other accessories. Formerly located in Tlaquepaque Market, Escobar Moctezuma Trading is now located across the street on Telephone Road behind Armadillo Sno-Cones. Click here for hours and directions.
- Living Designs Furniture – Located on Navigation Boulevard, Living Designs Furniture has offered high-quality, affordable custom furniture for more than 35 years. Whether you’re in the market for a tufted chaise lounge chair, a long-lasting bed frame, or even a special snuggly set-up for your four-legged friend, they’ve got something for you. Click here for hours and directions.
- Classy Art Wholesalers, Inc. – Up your home aesthetic with a piece of artwork (or several) from Classy Art Wholesalers, Inc., which specializes in both framed and unframed wall decor. From abstract art and metalwork mirrors to tempered glass and panoramic photography, this little shop has all of that and more. Click here for hours and directions.
Sports, Recreation & Toys
- Refried Relics – Geek out and get some wheels at this store mixing toys, comics, and collectibles from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with skateboards, BMX bikes, and vintage clothing. You’ll also find a selection of BMX parts and accessories along with BMX repair services. Click here for hours and directions.
- Embassy Skateboards – Find skateboards, skating gear, and clothing at this no-frills skateboard shop at the corner of Canal and Estelle streets. Click here for hours and directions.
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