Looking for unique Houston-inspired gifts this Black Friday? You’re in luck. The Pop Up Shop at The Galleria is a one-stop shop for locally-made gifts, clothing, accessories, and more. Not only will you be able to snag some great gifts for the people on your list, you’ll also get to learn more about the Houston makers, artists and business owners who made them. Here’s a quick guide to some of the businesses you’ll find at the Pop Up Shop so you can get a head start on your Black Friday shopping.
Show your love for Houston with tees and apparel inspired by the city. Whether you love H-Town’s sports teams, space program or weather, Diverscity Clothing has a t-shirt for you. Those who love beer, wine, and Houston will love a gift from Texas Wanderer, a local business that sells tees, jewelry and some seriously cool Texas-inspired koozies.
For a statement-making wardrobe piece, check out Power Latina Shop’s colorful skirts. Owner Carina López designs flattering and functional skirts perfect for the office or your next holiday party. Pair it with a Houston tee for a locally-inspired look. Also check out the dresses, rompers and tops from Pippa and Pearl for that special girl on your list, or if you’re looking for a holiday look.
Guys will also find plenty of great products to choose from, like natural beard and face care products from Burgess Mercantile, hand-crafted leather Italian shoes from Sharaffa, and straw hats and beach-inspired button-down shirts from KOA Clothing Company.
You can also pick up some cool Houston inspired art at Pop Up Shop. Fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe’s prints, 2020 calendars, and planners are right for the girl who loves fashion and Houston. DeVoe also sells mugs, greeting cards and gift tags with her beautiful art. If you have a sports fan on your list, her Houston Texans-themed illustrations would make a great gift.
LAUNCH, a pop-up shop for the fashion and design gurus of Houston has a roster of 13 different designers and artisans. Now, the shop rotates through different local designers each month, allowing a variety of professionals the opportunity to showcase their products in the trendy space. At any given time, merchandise includes a mix of jewelry, men’s and women’s fashion and accessories—from wallets and handbags to t-shirts and chic dresses.
When exhaustion hits from all your Black Friday shopping, take a snooze at one of Nap Bar’s peaceful suites. These Houston-inspired retreats equipped with organic bedding, aromatherapy and soundwaves will help you rejuvenate in so you can keep going. Choose from the Beyonce, the Texans, the Rockets, the NASA or the All-Star suites and enjoy a little shut-eye. On Black Friday, Nap Bar will offer special discounts and BOGO naps.
See the full list of Pop Up Shop businesses here.