Retail Roundup: Chic End-of-Summer Shopping — and Sales Galore!

New Jenni Kayne in River Oaks District

CELEBRATE SUMMER’S END with sales and shopping! Great deals, transitional pieces and new boutiques await.


Estilo Home

After years of operating their successful Montrose salon and spa Estilo, brother-sister duo Mario and Vanessa Tort has opened a home boutique by the same name. Estilo Home has a stylish mix of furniture, art and accessories, with a “distinct emphasis on natural elements and distinctive textures” — plus beauty products and clothing — all abiding by Estilo’s catchphrase, “guaranteed gorgeous.”

Outdoor Voices

In celebration of International Dog Day, Outdoor Voices (645 Heights Blvd.) and Wild One, a one-stop shop for pets and their people, are hosting a pup-friendly sweat around the neighborhood. Run, jog, or walk with the local Outdoor Voices team Fri., Aug. 26, from 6pm — then enjoy refreshments by Topo Chico and Watertight Cocktail Co., complimentary pet portraits and customized paw print keychains by A. Rios Fine Art! In addition, Houston Pets Alive will be on-site with adoptable pups.

Jenni Kayne

California-based lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne recently opened its doors in River Oaks District (4444 Westheimer Road, #D115). The 2,056 square-foot space will feature timeless bedroom and living room furniture, accessories, linens, and apparel and beauty from Kayne's apothecary brand, Oak Essentials. This marks the first-ever Texas store for the laid-back brand known for its tastefully minimal apparel and built-to-last furniture.

Mirth

McClure and Breen (photo by Jhane Hoang, grooming by Sara Eudy)

The Houston-born fashion line by Katie McClure and Erin Breen boasts comfy-chic caftans and party-ready dresses, beautiful robes and more, all inspired by global travels. Mirth’s end-of-summer sale runs through Aug. 24; take 30 percent off sitewide and an additional 30 percent off sale items. But hurry! Items are selling fast.

Reformation

Photo courtesy of Swiggard Creative

In Montrose Collective, find the first Houston outpost of Reformation, boasting its signature eco-friendly dresses and tops; summer staples like skirts, shorts, mini dresses; and celeb-beloved novelty denim styles. A selection of Ref Shoes is also available. Ref Houston also showcases the brand's one-of-a-kind, tech-driven retail concept, which brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors, resulting in a more customer-centric shopping experience while remaining environmentally conscious.

Warby Parker

Direct-to-consumer eyewear brand Warby Parker announced its fall collection featuring 30 optical and 13 sun styles with prices starting at $95. This collection includes a range of widths and fits to suit every face shape comfortably. As seasons change, so do trends, silhouettes, and colorways. This fall, Warby Parker features the timelessness of tortoise, available in tonal variations and dual-toned options; seasonal hues; and bold shapes.

Diamonds Direct

Since its inception in 1995, Diamonds Direct has grown into what it's known for today — a leader in diamond sourcing and consumer education. On Tues., Aug. 30, Le Jardinier hosts an exclusive, ticketed dinner with Diamonds Direct. Each dish in the four-course dinner will be paired with bespoke pieces from the Houston showroom. Seating is limited; tickets can be purchased online via Resy.

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