These ‘Pretty, Gritty’ Pop-Ups Will Lasso Stylish Cowgirls in Rodeo Run-Up!
IT'S A LITTLE shy of two weeks until the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and while there’s plenty of shopping in the exhibition halls, prepping your western wear looks beforehand will be a breeze with these pop-ups.
Wildly popular City Boots is opening a three-month pop-up in River Oaks District (4444 Westheimer Rd., Suite E130). Houstonians can shop the Texas-based handmade boots Thursday, Feb. 16 through Monday, May 15. The Houston store will be the third for the brand, with the first in Fort Worth and second in Dallas’ Deep Ellum.
Known for her iconic, limited-edition Heart Boot and Lightning Boots, Amarillo native and Founder Lizzy Chesnut Bentley’s designs boast an elevated, feminine and flattering fit made with premium materials that have garnered the brand lifelong fans. The 30-plus styles of boots will be complemented by vintage wood and leather pieces, pops of color and cactus. The space will center around a ranch-house aesthetic with leather couches.
Five new styles — dubbed the Houston Collection — will launch at the opening and will be exclusive to the Houston store for the first week before being available online. Houston Ballet dancers served as models for the collection's debut photography.
“I have roots in Houston, and the first steps of bringing City Boots to life happened in this city,” said founder and CEO Lizzy Chesnut Bentley in a release. “After graduating college, I began my oil and gas career in Houston, and this opportunity to launch the new Houston collection in its namesake city right before the Houston Rodeo was the perfect fit.”
Kemo Sabe, the Colorado-based high-end western brand, is popping up in Rice Village Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, March 11. After wrapping up their three-week show at the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Kemo Sabe Roadhouse crew is staying put in the Lone Star State for a 17-day pop-up at 2414 University Blvd., Suite 100.
Sales wranglers will be slinging top selections of hats, boots, buckles, knives, apparel and more. “We are thrilled to be bringing Kemo Sabe to Houston Rice Village in just a couple weeks,” notes Arna Einarsdottir, vice president. “We can’t wait to show off our pretty, gritty Kemo Sabe style that is what sets us apart from other western stores.”
Bespoke hatmaker Teressa Foglia is hosting a Rodeo kickoff Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-8pm at her River Oaks District atelier (4444 Westheimer Rd., Suite E135). In-store pop-ups include Any Old Iron, Julia Clancey’s luxury kaftans, fine jewelry from Samantha Knight, Casa del Sol Tequila and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Houston Petset.
The annual Tidbits Rodeo Market is back at M-K-T Heights Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10am-4pm. Situated near Chloe Dao and sweetgreen, expect to find custom hats, bandanas, turquoise and more. Tickets are $5 and include a ranch water.
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