Murder and mayhem are no strangers to the usually gentle clientele of Murder by the Book, which opened in 1980. A comprehensive selection of more than 25,000 mystery titles is available to choose from, including collectible first editions. Shopping for a gift? Check out the large variety of mystery-themed T-shirts, coffee mugs and other items that will please any fan of this genre. If you are really into spine-tinglers, you will not want to miss the monthly discussion group, or the book-signing parties with prominent mystery writers.
Wonderful shopping options are available all over Houston, but this is the perfect place to go for designer shops, unusual gifts, wonderful imports, or just plain fun. After an extensive renovation, the Galleria now has more than 400 stores, and it is certain to offer exactly what you need. Upscale shops include Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue and Fendi. If you are more interested in art and culture, check out Arader Galleries. There are plenty of restaurants that cater to hungry shoppers, and the ice skating rink is a popular way to cool off.
This store has so much to offer, you could spend hours just browsing. Assorted Western wear is available for the entire family, including boots in various styles and hides, clothing, hats, purses and accessories. The friendly and professional staff will assist you with whatever you might be looking for, and you're sure to leave with a smile.
Well-dressed women of the new millennium will undoubtedly continue to spend some of their hard-earned money in this store. The low prices and elegant styles are simply too good to resist. Casual styles are also available, but the store really excels at providing chic business attire. The line of accessories should not be ignored, either. You can typically pick up matching shoes, scarves, purses and more at prices that will be equally amazing.
This mall has a lot to offer. Whether it is men's, women's or accessories or sports gear, you have lots of stores to choose from. If you get hungry while shopping you can grab a snack at one of the food or drink vendors or sit down in one of the restaurants and relax. Memorial City Mall also offers a 16-screen Cinemark movie theater; a Venetian-style, double-decker carousel; a custom-designed, 28-foot PlayCastle for kids; and an NHL-sized hockey and ice skating arena bordered by a six-story stone fireplace. Whether you are shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or catching a movie, this mall offers it all.
Good literature is easy to find if you know where to go. Visit this fine literary shop Brazos Bookstore that has been serving Houston since 1974. You will find a wide selection of books, journals, magazines and maps lining the shelves, and you are welcome to browse the selections at your leisure. If you cannot find the specific book you are looking for, ask about special orders. The friendly staff will assist you in any way possible. Use this perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of the arts, cooking, parenting or any other subject that interests you.
Downtown Houston's tunnels comprise a multi million-dollar system that gives new meaning to the term "underground." Those who venture beneath the city will be delighted at what they find hidden there. Restaurants, gift shops, and more fun spots line the corridors. The temperature below is always pleasant and allows the busy people of downtown to navigate in comfort, regardless of the season. Major buildings that are connected by the tunnel system include One Allen Center, One Shell Plaza, Alley Theatre and Wortham Center. If you are not familiar with the layout, you might want to pick up a tunnel map, or take a guided tour offered by several tour operators.
The downtown area of Houston has been the center of action for a long time. Whether shopping, culture, history, or entertainment, downtown Houston is a vibrant part of the city. Walking along the well-planned, square blocks in this area that make up the blueprint of the streets, you will amaze at the array of sights and attractions that unfold in front of you. The beautiful architecture of iconic buildings like the Bank of America Center or the JP Morgan Chase Tower is impressive, and the charm of the Old Market Square Park will tempt you to stay a while. So, do plan a visit to downtown Houston to discover all that has made this city so loved.
The Guild Shop is a great consignment shop where you can find cool items for your home at bargain prices. You can find almost anything here, from kitchen items to musical instruments, hats to wall art, and everything in between. The longer a particular item is in the store, the more the price goes down, so you can decide if you want to gamble and see if the price will continue to drop, or if you want to grab it while it's still available. With a plethora of items to browse through, it's only a matter of time before you find something you quite simply can't live without — better snag it now while it's still available!
The large selection of bargain-priced items at Buffalo Exchange is always in fabulous condition, whether vintage or almost new. Trendy, retro and all fashions in between are hanging on the racks, waiting to be discovered. The top-quality stock, which includes everything from Levi jeans to Jean Paul Gaultier blouses, is constantly rotated, so if you see something you really want, buy it quick! Do not miss the accessories section, which features new and used items, including jewelry and shoes, to keep you looking your best.
Since 1970, this business has provided outdoor equipment and gear to thousands customers. Whether it is for hiking, camping or expedition, the gear, accessories, clothing and footwear can be found here. Backpacks and conversion luggage are represented by brands such as Dana Design, Osprey, Eagle Creek and The North Face. Climbing gear is available from Black Diamond, Trango, Arec'Teryx and Petzi, just to name a few. You will find footwear from Asolo, Scarpa, Vasque, Teva, Chaco and Mephisto, among others.
Houston Press Music Awards voted Cactus Records as the "Best Record Store" four years in a row. The ruling motto that music is the first priority has served the store well. Besides all the popular titles, you will find a wide range of hard-to-find compact discs, tapes, records and unusual novelty items. New artists, small record labels and music with an unusual flavor receive equal billing. Movie buffs will be equally impressed with the low-priced movie rentals offered here.