A new shopping area just opened its doors in the heart of the Heights in Houston called Heights Mercantile. I just strolled around it a week ago and it has quickly become one of my favorite places to go shopping in Houston because of the originality of its stores and the products you can find but also because of the innovative architectural space it offers.
I heard about Heights Mercantile for the first time when I got the wonderful news that one of my favorite stores, Warby Parker, was coming to Houston. Warby Parker offers the most original designs and amazing prices in all the eyeglasses and sunglasses they carry in their store. They have an exclusive pair designed just for Heights Mercantile Houston and you can enjoy all their new Fall 2017 collection. Before, I could only purchase these amazing glasses online, but now I'm thrilled to have a brick and mortar store here in Houston.
Here’s a list of some of the stores and products you can find in this space:
Will Leather Goods claims to be the best smelling store in the city, and I agree. The scent of their huge selection of leather goods is amazing. They offer wallets, belts, calendars and even suitcases with handcrafted weave from Oaxaca.
The design of the Australian store Aésop will make you want to purchase all of their products. They have a skincare line with moisturizers, micellar water, as well as products for the hair, fragrances and travel kits.
You'll find the perfect gift for the man in your life at Rye 51. A store filled with exclusive clothing lines and accessories such as shirts, pants, shoes, ties and even travel bags.
At Marine Layer, I fell in love with the softness of all their clothes. Their secret is simple; in all their fabrics they use MicroModal, a recycled fiber made from Beachwood. You will not believe how soft all their t-shirts, sweaters, shirts and jackets feel. They’re the perfect gift for this coming winter season.
With an incomparable architecture and natural light, you'll also find Define, a sports studio that offers five different types of classes: Yoga, Mind, Body Strength, Bounce and Indoor Cycling.
And of course, I couldn't leave Heights Mercantile without having one of my favorite crepes in Houston from the great Sean Carroll, owner of Melange Creperie. This famous crepe shop started as a street cart around Montrose, then they opened their own locale at a Food Hall & Beer Garden at downtown called Conservatory, and now they're proud to have their own restaurant. My favorite crepe is not on the menu, but they always pamper me customizing my order to a mix of cheeses with caramelized onions and pepper. My all-time favorite.
In this space you can also find shops like Lululemon and Cloud 10 Creamery and in the following months, they'll continue opening new surprising stores at this new wonderful shopping space in Houston. So now you know, go visit Heights Mercantile, Yo Mariana is sure you'll love it.