Holiday parties take many forms: formal, cocktail and ugly sweater. No matter where you plan to go during the holidays this year, check out these stores first to get the perfect outfit for your next gathering. You can get everything from the tackiest Christmas sweaters to designer formal gowns to trendy cocktail dresses at these great stores located around town.
Go Texan Store
Houston, TX 77054
If you can’t separate the fall and early winter months from football, you won’t have to. The Go Texan Store at NGR Stadium is the official fan store for the Houston Texans, and this is where you can go if you want your holiday gear to reflect your fanaticism for the Texans. Should your holiday plans include a trip to an ugly Christmas sweater party, stop by the Go Texan Store for Texans sweaters that are designed for the holidays. You can also shop in the online store at Shop.HoustonTexans.com.
321 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
If you plan to attend a holiday party with a vintage theme – always a great idea for New Year’s events – visit Retropolis in the Heights to browse the selection of retro clothing. You can find 30s fashions or 60s recreations. Whatever era you favor, you can find it at Retropolis. This store is so good at what it does that it has been named as one of the top vintage stores in Houston by the Houston Press.
Haute Mommies & Bella Babies
477 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Parents often find themselves invited to holiday parties to which their children are welcome. If you need a dress for yourself and your child, take a look at the holiday clothing options at Haute Mommies and Bella Babies. This boutique sells mother-child clothing as well as maternity wear. Holiday clothes for boys, girls, infants, moms and moms-to-be are among the many things you can find at this little store with a big selection.
10300 Louetta Road, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77070
For more formal parties, you can take a look at Muzzie’s on the north side of town. Here, you can buy designer gowns for formal and cocktail holiday gatherings. If you are concerned that someone else may be wearing the same dress to the holiday event you are attending, Muzzie’s takes care of that in a creative way. The store has an event registry to ensure that everyone who buys a dress from the store will not be going to the same event with the same dress.
Think Twice Fashions
5400-C Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Should you want designer styles at lower prices, visit Think Twice Fashions in Bellaire. This boutique sells brand-name fashions at discounted prices because many of the items for sale are consignment or resale. If you want to shop for a holiday dress, call the shop to set up an appointment time. This will ensure that you get customized, personal service to find the perfect dress that fits you at a price you like. If you have a dress that you no longer wish to wear to holiday parties, you can also consign it at Think Twice Fashions to make a little extra holiday cash.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.