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If you’re looking for the preeminent place to shop while in Houston, the Galleria has no equal. Visited by 24 million people a year, this shopping metropolis is anchored by luxurious department stores: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Barneys New York and Nordstrom. Whether you want a classic bag from Louis Vuitton or a suit from Chanel, you can certainly find it at the Galleria. But there’s a lot more to offer; the Galleria is the fourth-largest mall in America, boasting 375 stores and restaurants. If you get tired of shopping, mosey downstairs to Polar Ice, the mall’s huge indoor ice-skating rink.
If you’re looking to shop in the lap of luxury, head over to Highland Village. Sitting among towering palm trees on one of Houston’s busiest boulevards, you’ll find a two-sided complex that’s filled with fine boutiques, national retailers such as Pottery Barn and Lululemon Athletica and restaurants like Smith and Wollensky. Those with more eclectic taste will feel at home in the Montrose shops, which are located on Lower Westheimer and include off-beat thrift stores and antique shops.