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Let’s be serious, no vacation is complete before hitting the best local stores in the area. We’re not talking just about souvenirs, but specialized stores with sports memorabilia, farmer’s markets, outlets, shopping centers, and high-end boutiques to satisfy every budget and need.

The area is thriving with local stores and national chains, all within driving distance. Take a look at the options around you and visit them all!
Baybrook Mall
Baybrook Mall

(281) 667-9100

500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, TX 77546   Directions


Spend a day shopping at one of the largest malls in Houston, Baybrook Mall. Browse through major department stores like Macys, or check out the eclectic fashions at chic boutiques like Lucky Brand Jeans.

Baybrook Mall is located in southeast Houston and boasts more than 1.2 million square feet of retail space, 175 stores and restaurants and 4 major department stores.

As one of the largest malls in Houston, Baybrook Mall opened in 1978 and has grown and expanded since then.

Major department stores at the mall are Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and Forever XXI.

The mall is an upscale shopping center, with stores like Chico's, Coach, Sephora, Lucky Brand Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch LEGO Store and Ann Taylor LOFT.

Baybrook Mall has a high occupancy rate, the second highest in Houston. Shoppers are sure to get their fill at favorites like Williams Sonoma, Coldwater Creek, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Bebe, Apple, Swarovski Crystal, and For Love 21.

The mall also focuses on activities to educate and entertain. You'll find Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny during holidays. But there are also cooking classes and opportunities to shop for your favorite charity.

For example, the Baybrook Mall recently partnered with Bay Area Habitat for Humanity to improve housing opportunities for lower-income families. Shoppers are invited to fundraising events, awareness campaigns and volunteer opportunities to benefit Bay Area Habitat for Humanity.

Deerbrook Mall
Deerbrook Mall

(281) 446-6626

20131 Highway 59 N
Humble, TX 77338   Directions


The lifestyle center with shopping, dining and entertainment, Deerbrook Mall is home to more than 100 retailers like Charlotte Russe, Journeys, Dillard's and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Take in a movie, or grab a bite.

Deerbrook Mall is a lifestyle center, with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options for the entire family.

Major retailers at the mall include Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, Palais Royal and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Whether you're in the mood to browse housewares or buy the latest spy-thriller, you'll find plenty of shopping options at Deerbrook Mall. Besides the major anchor stores, the mall also has more than 100 other stores, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Justice, Buckle, American Eagle Outfitters, Charlotte Russe and Journeys. Newer stores added to the mix include Francesca's Collections and Sanrio Surprises.

If you're in the mood for a bite to eat, dozens of fast-food and sit-down dining options are right here at Deerbrook Mall.

And when your day of shopping is over, settle into a relaxing evening of fun and surprises at the mall's entertainment offerings. You'll find an AMC 24-screen movie theater, a mini-golf center and a kids play area to wind down a fabulous day of shopping and fun.

First Colony Mall
First Colony Mall

(281) 265-2353

16535 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77479   Directions


You'll love the casually chic nature attitude that is First Colony Mall. The open-air shopping mall includes a Pottery Barn, Toni & Guy, White House/Black Market and Williams-Sonoma, restaurants, and three major department stores.

First Colony Mall made its mark on the Houston shopping scene in 1996. Just 10 years later, it introduced Houston to the concept of an open-air lifestyle center, with the addition of a 40,000-square-foot restaurant plaza.

Diners can enjoy great dishes both indoors or out at KONA Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, Grimaldi's Pizzeria and the Black Walnut Cafe.

The gorgeous outdoor plaza features access to many of the mall's most popular stores. Stroll through a canopy of cypress trees and native Texas grasses to get to your shopping destination.

Stores in the outdoor courtyard include: ALDO Shoes, Apple, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Coldwater Creek, James Avery, Pottery Barn, Toni & Guy, White House/Black Market and Williams-Sonoma.

The First Colony Mall is located 25 miles southwest of Houston in the bedroom community of Sugar Land.

Major department stores at the mall are Macy's, Dillard's and JCPenney.

Harwin Central Mart
Harwin Central Mart

(713) 339-9666

9700 Harwin Dr
Houston, TX 77036   Directions


If you covet designer accessories without the high price tag, then pay a visit to Harwin Central Mart. The cluster of shops are owned by individuals who love to haggle over price. While you're shopping, you're sure to find a bargain as long as you're persistent.

Katy Mills
Katy Mills

(281) 644-5000

5000 Katy Mills Cir
Katy, TX 77494   Directions


If you love outlet shopping, Katy Mills is the mall for you. The destination outlet mall is well worth the drive. It incldues more than 200 retailers, restaurants and specialty stores.

Katy Mills is a true destination outlet mall, where visitors can shop more than 200 specialty stores that are either outlet or discount retail stores.

Upscale shopping is in abundant supply at Katy Mills, where you'll find stores like Coach Factory Store, Juicy Couture, J.Crew Factory, Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Nike Factory Store, BCBGMaxaxria Final Cut, Guess Factory Store, Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters and more.

Major retailers located at Kay Mills include Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory.

The mall opened in 1999 and has 1.3 million square feet of retail space.

Northline Commons
Northline Commons

(713) 692-6131

4400 A North Fwy
Houston, TX 77022   Directions


Northline Commons has transformed itself from a cluster of strip malls into a destination retail center, with new landscaping, brick-paved walkways and a brightly lit parking lot. All of these new features have created a lifestyle outdoor retail center where shoppers can stop by to run a quick errand or to enjoy the outdoor weather while window shopping among the mall's dozens of storefronts.

Originally, the Northline Shopping Center was one of Houston's first shopping malls. It became one of the first malls in the 1980s to promote a walking club. In the 1990s, the mall introduced the concept of a satellite community college campus in partnership with Houston Community College. It later expanded to include the Magic Johnson theater and a Foot Locker store, which quickly became one of the company's highest-grossing stores in the nation.

Then in 2007, Northline Mall changed its name to Northline Commons, ushering in a new era of urban design in an outdoor shopping setting.

Major retailers include Marshalls, Palais Royal and Ross Dress for Less. The diverse mall also includes a Pizza Hut, Dollar Tree, Shoe Carnival, SPRINT, T-Mobile and Conn's

Pearland Town Center
Pearland Town Center

(713) 340-0712

11200 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77584   Directions


If you're looking for a quick and fashionable shopping experience, head over to Pearland Town Center. You'll find more than 80 stores and specialty boutiques, like Chico's, Fossil, Express, Journeys, PacSun and rue21.

Pearland Town Center is located just south of Houston and opened in 2008 as a lifestyle shopping center. Its main anchor stores are Barnes & Noble, Dillard's and Macy's.

A four-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located next to the center near Macy's, and residential condos and office space are part of the complex as well. To further enhance its outdoor lifestyle appeal, the Pearland Town Center is situated near a 25-acre lake and walking paths and parks.

There are more than 80 stores and specialty boutiques located at Pearland, including Bath & Body Works, Chico's, Fossil, Express, Journeys, PacSun, rue21, Vans and Victoria's Secret.

In all, Pearland Town Center boasts 718,000 square feet of retail space and includes more than 95 stores.

River Oaks Shopping Center
River Oaks Shopping Center

(713) 866-8881

W Gray St & Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019   Directions


Enjoy a date at the River Oaks Shopping Center, where 75 stores and restaurants await your indulgence. Shop for works of art, savor delicious cuisine, browse for a great new book and indulge in an afternoon of pampering all in one place.

River Oaks Shopping Center is located in the exclusive, upscale section of River Oaks in Houston. More than 300,000 square feet of retail stores and restaurants await the discriminating shopper. Also to appreciate: Extended shopping hours and valet parking during the holiday shopping season.

There are more than 75 stores located here, including a Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Gap and Ann Taylor, along with locally-owned, luxury boutiques like 310 Rosemont, Events and La Mode Lingerie.

River Oaks Shopping Center offers 14 restaurants with unique and eclectic menus. You'll also find the River Oaks Movie Theatre, an intimate cinema where you can catch the latest Hollywood releases in a classic-theater setting.

While the center is always ahead of the curve, it likes to recognize its ubiquitous past. Recently, the center underwent a multimillion-dollar face lift to create a mood that evokes its original 1930s design, but with a modern-day interpretation.

The Galleria
The Galleria

(713) 622-0663

5085 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056   Directions


Shop 'til you drop - then wake up and do it all over again. With more than 400 stores and top boutiques to browse, The Galleria is a shopping mecca for shopaholics and fashionistas in-the-making.

You can almost hear the heavens parting as you step through the gleaming doors of one of the largest shopping centers in the country, The Galleria.

Known for its fabulous shopping, miles of storefront and an indoor ice skating rink, The Galleria will spoil you with all it has to offer.

The Galleria is the fourth largest mall in the nation. It features more than 375 stores and two Westin hotels. The world-class shopping destination is the #1 attraction in Houston, attracting more than 24 million visitors each year.

Showcase retailers include Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Gucci, two Macy's stores, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren Collection, Louis Vuitton and Houston's only Nordstrom.

The Galleria welcomes shoppers with exceptional architecture and amenities inspired by the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy. Its arched glass atrium, plush leather seating and suspended glass balconies give the Galleria an other-worldly feel. In all, the Galleria contains 2.4 million square feet of retail space.

The Shops At Houston Center
The Shops At Houston Center

(713) 759-1442

1200 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77002   Directions


The Shops at Houston Center is in the heart of downtown Houston, conveniently located for a quick shopping break or a bite to eat when you're on the go.

The Shops at Houston Center include favorite shopping haunts like JoS. A. Bank Clothiers and Dress Barn. In fact, there are over 35 specialty retail stores and 30 restaurants to choose from.

The Houston Chronicle says the shops are a "haven for the lunch-hour shopping fix."

Whether you're searching for a suit for your big presentation, or if you're in the mood for authentic Mexican food, you'll find it at the Shops at Houston Center.

You'll find these exciting retailers and restaurants, plus many more at the Shops at Houston Center.Jos. A. Bank





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The Woodlands Mall
The Woodlands Mall

(281) 363-3363

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr Ste 700
The Woodlands, TX 77380   Directions


If you're looking for a relaxing and much-needed break, the Woodlands Mall is the perfect spot for shopping, dining and people-watching.

The inviting indoor mall contains a wide variety of retail stores, including popular favorites as well as exclusive stores to the Woodlands area.

Major department stores at the mall are Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.

Favorite retailers include Buckle, Cache, Coach, Toy Wow, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, Janie & Jack and James Avery Craftsman.

Exclusive stores include The Children's Place, Disney Store, White House/Black Market, Coach, SOMA Intimates, Apple and The Sony Store.

And if you're in the mood for dining - whether it's a quick bite or an upscale evening - you'll find a variety of choices to tantalize your taste buds. The Woodlands Mall offers Flemings Steak House, PF Chang's China Bistro, Rock Fish Seafood Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille and The Cheesecake Factory. The food court includes perennial favorites like Chick-fil-A, Frulatti Café, Sonic, and Sarku Japan.

You'll also find an outdoor patio adjacent to the food court where you can enjoy your meal al fresco.

In addition to offering shopping and dining, the Woodlands Mall supports community improvement efforts. It has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for working families who cannot afford housing. The mall is also an Amber Alert Site, broadcasting messages in high-traffic areas of the mall.

Trader's Village
Trader's Village

(281) 890-5500

7979 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, TX 77041   Directions


If you love a bargain, head over to Trader's Village, a 100-acre outdoor flea market featuring 1,500 dealers. You'll find everything from antiques, to army surplus, to silk flowers, to tractors. Plus, the bargain mecca typically features themed festivals during weekend shopping hours.

West Oaks Mall
West Oaks Mall

(832) 851-9135

1000 W Oaks Mall
Houston, TX 77082   Directions


The West Oaks Mall contains more than 120 retail stores, a six-screen movie theater and a food court, serving West Houston and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Popular retail stores at the mall include Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Casual Kid, Foot Locker, Journey's and Rack Room Shoes. Anchor stores include Dillard's, Macy's and Sears.

Since the mall opened in 1984, it added a fireplace to the food court, replaced tile accents with marble and updated seating to a more plush, comfortable style. 


Willowbrook Mall
Willowbrook Mall

(281) 890-8001

2000 Willowbrook Mall
Houston, TX 77070   Directions


Willowbrook Mall is located in northwest Houston and offers more than 160 retail stores, making it the fifth largest mall in the Houston area.

The mall opened in 1981 and offers a variety of popular stores, upscale shopping and regional favorites as well. Select retailers include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Apple, Ann Taylor LOFT, Bailey Banks & Biddle, bebe, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Coach, Guess, Hollister, Sephora, Swarovski, Vitamin World, Wet Seal, Williams-Sonoma and many more.

The Willowbrook Mall's anchor stores include Dillard's. JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.

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