Houstonia Magazine - Our Favorite Independent Shops in Houston to Support Local Makers

There’s a new wave of community-minded small boutiques in town where you can feel good about spending your dollars.

HOUSTON’S SHOPPING SCENE has been invigorated by a new wave of independent stores that celebrate creativity, community, and homegrown talent. These are not your typical big-box stores: they’re spaces for local makers, artisans, and crafters to showcase their work. From upcycled clothing and handcrafted jewelry to all the candle options (so many candles!) and home goods your heart desires, these establishments are a testament to the city’s diverse and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Pop-Up Co-Op



The Pop-Up Co-Op, which relocated to M-K-T Heights last year from Upper Kirby, continues its dedication to offering eclectic fashion, accessories, art, and home decor, sourcing everything from over 40 female-owned brands and designers. This diverse selection of items ranges from lingerie and vintage kimonos to embroidered pillows and upcycled vintage China. Noteworthy brands you’ll find include Furbish Studio, Shop 1988, Kovarova, Kimono Zulu, Primecut Handbags, and Tutu and Lilli. The shop’s products rotate regularly, so you can discover something new each time you visit.