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Savvy Facts • Perimeter Gallery Directions: In the heart of The Village Shopping Area, on E. Rice Blvd. next door to Ruggle’s bakery.

Featured Artwork by: Barbara Brody, Kathy Biddle, J.D. Challenger, Virginia Chavez, David Dubois, Tom Dubois, Anne Errad, Kim “KC” Foore, Govinder, G. Harvey, Ibanez, Joy Kirton-Smith, John Lamonica, Melissa MailerYates, Mark Spain, John Waterhouse, Robert Weir, Nel Whatmore, Peggy Woods

Services: Art Consultation - Corporate and personal, Picture Framing, Artwork Restorations, Etched Glass and more.

Savvy Tip: Perimeter Gallery won the 3rd Place Award for A Creative Display at the Texas Home & Garden Show.



hopping in Houston is like a well-cut diamond, with sparkling treasures at each turn. It is an expedition, a magical social experience, Houston is the "model consumers" dream come true. State-of-the-art paintings and sculpture, jewels and fashion, kids stuff, furnishings, kitchenware and world famous crystal just to mention a few. Welcome to Houston, ....enjoy your Savvy Shopping Experience.

Savvy S hopper Contents Intro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Galleria Map . . . . . . . .14 Downtown Map . . . . .15 Metropolitan Map . . .18 Coupons . . . . . . . . . . .23

Diversity • Houston Savvy Style THE GALLERIA set beneath spectacular atriums is known as “The City Under Glass” and offers over 300 shops and restaurants. Visitor wise it’s the most popular attraction in Houston. HIGHLAND VILLAGE is Houston's upscale shopping, dining experience, nestled just inside Loop 610 in the 4000 block of Westheimer, home to many exclusive upscale merchants, including the new Crate & Barrel mega 4

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Save your local economy... three stores at a time.


3/50 Project



Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile.Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.


If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more then $42.6 billion in revenue.• Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.


For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend at a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.


The number of people it takes to start the trend... you.

Pick 3 • Spend 50 • Save Your Local Economy Visit the • Employment statistics courtesy U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor statistics. 2/6/2009


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store makes this a must see destination. KATY MILLS is a unique 1.5 million sq. foot shopping and entertainment complex consisting of over 200 retailers, dining, and entertainment venues located just 25 miles west of Houston. MARQ.E Entertainment Center at the intersection of Loop 610 and I-10 (Katy Fwy.) is 358,000 square feet of pure entertainment and enjoyment. Shop..., Eat..., Play..., MEMORIAL CITY MALL’S $300 million transformation offers a complete interactive family experience in West Houston at I-10 and Gessner. THE WRIGHT PAWN & JEWELRY CO. specializes in diamonds, estate jewelry, fine watches, gold jewelry, sterling flatware, antiques, crystal, designer handbags, cameras, electronics - most anything of value.

Specialty • Savvy Style BROWN BOOK SHOP since 1946....your Technical headquarters for Books, Codes, Standards, Maps, Specifications...almost any technical publication in print ! Many items in stock for immediate shipment. “The shoes you want on you” BRUCETTE’S SHOES offers the largest selection of fashion and designer shoes in the southwest carrying sizes from 3-14 and widths from 5A to EE. Where the old west meets the new west CAVENDERS BOOT CITY has the largest selection of boots in the world in men’s, ladies and children’s sizes along with the latest styles in jeans, shirts, outerwear, hats and accessories. Find exciting, unusual treasures at the two HANSON GALLERIES and an array of unique gifts. From the sporty to the seductive, for daywear or evening-wear, M. PENNER has been quietly serving its upscale clientele in Houston for more than 25 years for a truly luxurious shopping experience with high fashion suits, casual wear and more visit M Penner in Uptown Park. Each year, Esquire Magazine awards a small number of stores in the US the Gold Standard in their “Best of Class” issue. “Esquire Magazine salutes the stores that continuously raise the bar on what it means to be the best in the business.” M Penner has been repeatedly selected as one of the country’s “Best of Class” stores.. 6

Savvy Facts • Hanson Galleries Directions: In Uptown Park @ Loop 610 and Post Oak between Andre’s Pastry Shop and Cafe Express Memorial City Mall I-10 & Gessner Located at the mall entrance of J.C.Penny’s.

Recognized Nationally: Hanson Galleries is proud to have received the honor of “Top 100 Retailer of American Crafts” for the past 10 years by Niche Magazine. They were the FIRST in Texas to be awarded a Top Ten Spot 1999. For 2004 they were honored as the second ranking craft retailer in the nation.

“The Wish I Had Come Here First Store”: A showcase for both local and national artists: featuring fashion forward jewelry, hand blown and fused glass, sculptures, kaleidoscopes for young and old, distinctive wall art, and exotic wooden turned objects and boxes. We also have a great collection of hand crafted cards for most occasions.


Savvy Facts • Spec's Liquor Warehouse Directions: Downtown covering a whole city block, 2400 Smith Street bordered by McGowen, Brazos and McKinney. Their newest warehouse is 8102 Westheimer, just 6 minutes west of the Galleria.

International Flair: Visit the fine foods, World Class Cheese and Deli Department for exotic foods from all over the world.

Gifts Galore: Hundreds of great gift items from bar and wine accessories, to cigarettes, cigars and cigar necessities, glassware, unique gift baskets and more.

Parking Galore: Both Warehouses offer plenty of free parking and will assist you in getting your items to your car.



Savvy Facts • Brucette’s Shoes Directions: In the Galleria area at 4920 San Felipe at the intersection of Post Oak. Just one block west of Loop 610 across from California Pizza Kitchen. Visit their newest location on West Bay Area Blvd @ I-45 & Baybrook Mall.

“The Shoes You Want On You”: Offering the largest selection of fashion and fine designer ladies shoes in the Southwestern United States.

Size Matters: Carrying an inventory of sizes from 3 to 14 and widths from 5A to EE.

Top It Off: Known for their style and service for over 35 years they also carry a fine selection of hats, handbags, jewelry, and accessories.

Stroll Out In Style: The main store at San Felipe & Post Oak is in the heart of the Galleria area. A Mecca of fine restaurants and specialty shops all within walking distance.


The Shoes You Want On You

Style • Selection • Service

We Have Your Size! Sizes 3-14 Widths 4A-WW GALLERIA

4920 San Felipe (@ Post Oak)



1520 W. Bay Area Blvd. (Near Baybrook Mall)


Savvy Facts • The Galleria Directions: 5015 Westheimer @ Post Oak, 1/2 blk. w. of Loop 610, located in the heart of an entire business area that bears it's name "The Galleria Area"

Anchor Stores: Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and the brand new Nordstrom are the cornerstones of this shopping jewel featuring over 300 stores and more than 35 restaurants.

Upscale Uptown: Premier merchants abound such as- Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace. Coach, Louis Vitton, and Tiffany & Co., just to name a few.

Amenities and Facilities: Two luxury Westin Hotels, three office towers, a full size ice skating rink, two swimming pools, a private health club with indoor tennis courts, a full service international bank and a post office.

Did you know? The Galleria has parking for over 12,000 cars.

Nearby Attractions: Just to the south of the mall is the Transco Tower, Tallest building outside of any downtown area and it's accompanying fountain appropriately referred to as "The Water Wall", set in a scenic public park. Memorial Park, less than 1 mile to the north just inside Loop 610, comprises almost 1500 acres and features an 18 hole golf course, along with facilities for; tennis, softball, swimming, track, volleyball, cycling, skating and jogging trails. 12

Then. Now. Always. Over 350 spectacular stores including Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Located at Westheimer Rd. and Post Oak Blvd. Just off the 610 Loop. For more information, please call (713) 622-0663. ™

Photo courtesy Houston Visitors and Convention Bureau



Savvy Facts • Brown Book Shop Location: Brown Book Shop is located at 1517 San Jacinto at Leeland in downtown Houston, Texas 77002. Call 713-652-3937. Fax orders to 713-752-1911. On-line orders can be processed and mailed the same day, and purchase orders and overseas orders are always welcome. All major credit cards are accepted.

Texas’ Premier Technical Book Supplier: Brown Book Shop is a technical book supplier who has proudly served Houstonians and world wide visitors for over 60 years. Brown’s extensive inventory includes topics on hydraulics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mineralogy, architecture, physics, oil and gas, piping, electrical, petroleum and welding, just to mention a few. Browse the rest of the topics on our web page at

Store Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8:30am - 6pm • Thurs 8:30am - 7pm Sat 10am - 5pm


Brown Book Shop Brown Book Shop is a technical book supplier who has proudly served Houstonians and worldwide visitors for over 60 years. Our extensive inventory includes topics on hydraulics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mineralogy, architecture, physics, oil and gas, piping, electrical, petroleum and welding, just to mention a few. Browse the rest of the topics on our web page at Attendees to the many conventions held here in Houston and Galveston, such as Overseas Technology Conference, Offshore, Turbomachinery, to name a few, find Brown Book Shop a must “go to” destination. During the OTC conference Brown Book Shop is filled with shoppers from places as far away as Japan, Brazil, England, Germany, Russia. Two reasons why they come are: One - books are cheaper in the U.S. than in other countries; and; Two - there aren’t many book shops like Brown’s where they can find books on structural engineering, estimating, CPM, environmental, metallurgy, safety, etc. and The Codes and Standards required in these fields, and many others. Brown Book Shop is a virtual candy store for the technical person. Our staff is very knowledgeable and here to help you during the following Conference & Exhibit dates in 2008: • • • •

Deep Offshore Technology Conference Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition Offshore Technology Conference 2008 - May 5-8, 2008 37th Turbomachinery Symposium September 8-11, 2008 • Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition November 4-6, 2008




Savvy Facts • The Briar Shoppe Directions: In the heart of Rice Village at 2412 Times, located in one of Houston's most charming neighborhoods, it consists of over 15 blocks of shops, boutiques, and restaurants.

About Briar Shoppe: Houston's oldest and largest cigar, pipe and tobacco shop. Established in 1962, The Briar Shoppe has been family owned and operated for almost 40 years. The Briar Shoppe offers a pleasant, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where knowledgeable and service oriented staff are available to assist you. We have an excellent selection of products to meet all your pipe, cigar, and cigarette smoking needs.

Services: Accessories, Cigars, Cigars & Accessories, Fine Wines & Liquors, Groomsmen's Gifts, Houston's Oldest & Largest Tobacco Shop, Huge Selection Of Pipes.


Savvy Facts • The Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co. Directions: Located in the heart of the Galleria Area at 6218 Westheimer

Family Owned and Operated: Established in 1975, and purchased by the Wright family in 1992. We specialize in diamonds, estate jewelry, designer and signed jewelry, fine watches, gold jewelry, broken and scrap gold, sterling flatware, antiques, crystal, designer handbags, cameras, electronics - most anything of value.

Reliability: The Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co., Inc. is a member of the Texas Association of Pawnbrokers; the National Association of Pawnbrokers; the American Gem Trade Association; the Jeweler's Board of Trade; the Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce; and the International Society of Appraisers A Power Seller on eBay On-Line Trading Community


Pawn & Jewelry Co.

Voted the Best Pawn Shop in Houston!

Specializing in Designer Jewelry, Diamonds, Fine Watches, Gold and Platinum Jewelry, Designer Handbags, Sterling Flatware, Signed Crystal & Collectibles

6218 Westheimer Road 77057 Located just 1.5 miles west of the Galleria between Fountainview and Hillcroft/Voss. For more information, please call 713-780-2274 or visit us online at Visitors receive free jewelry cleaner when mentioning this ad. We look forward to meeting you!

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Savvy Facts • Ten Thousand Villages Houston Directions: Location; 2424A Rice Blvd. in the heart of the quaint shopping & dining destination that is Rice Village

About Ten Thousand Villages Houston: Ten Thousand Villages Houston is a nonprofit fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted items from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries. We are part of a network of more than 156 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. As one of the world’s oldest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted gift items, personal accessories and home decor from across the globe. To many, fair trade is just an economic term. Our definition, however, runs far deeper. At Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade is a partnership based on dialogue, mututal understanding, respect and direct contact between ourselves and our artisan partners in developing countries. We seek to establish longterm buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.


$10.00 OFF Your Purchase Brown Book Shop Minimum purchase $100.00. Coupon must be redeemed at time of purchase. Valid throgh Jan. 31, 2010

Brucette’s Shoes


Off Entire stock of Regular Priced Merchandise. Not vaild on clearance items or with other coupons.

Highland Village 10% OFF Regular Priced Boots Over $100 Cavender’s Boot City With coupon, not good with any other offer. Expires Jan 31, 2010 Cashier: Redeem coupon as #004703

Hanson Galleries

FREE Gift With Purchase ($30 Minimum) Sun & Ski Sports Ten To Spend Get $10.00 Off one purchase over $50.00 or more. Only one per family. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Expires: 01/31/10 (ID#1651)

brown book shop

1517 San Jacinto @ Leeland 713-652-3937 / 800-423-1825

1520 W. Bay Area Blvd. • 713-941-1170 4920 San Felipe • 713-993-0022

12 convient Houston Locations Call For Locations • 800-696-BOOT (2668)

Memorial City Mall • 713/984/1242 1101-10 Uptown Park Blvd. • 713/552/1242

I-10 West (Katy Fwy.) @ Pin Oak Rd.



Highland Village

20% OFF any service at the Michael W. Kemper Salon and Day Spa

Todai Restaurant

Purchase 2 Lunches Get $5.00 Off Purchase 2 Dinners Get $10.00 Off Expires Jan 31, 2010

FREE Texas belt buckle with purchase of more then $10.

Cavender’s Boot City With coupon, not good with any other offer. Expires Jan 31, 2010 Cashier: Redeem coupon as #004703

The Athlete’s Foot Katy Mills Mall Spend $75.00 or more and get $10.00


4027 Westheimer • 713-877-1645

MARQ•E Entertainment Center I-!0 @ Silber

12 convient Houston Locations Call For Locations • 800-696-BOOT (2668) I-10 West (Katy Fwy.) @ Pin Oak Rd.


Savvy Facts • Houston Camera Exchange Location: On Richmond Avenue near the corner of Fountainview in the heart of the Galleria.

Texas’ Premier Photographic Resource: Over 7,000 square feet of new and used equipment, accessories, supplies, and professional in-store digital lab.

The Last Real Camera Store: Serving Houston for over 30 years with the largest Inventory of new & used cameras in Texas! We stock all new major brands of photo & digital cameras. Over the years, HCE has evolved to one of Texas' premier photographic resource and the only full service photographic facility in the city of Houston. As the digital photography market evolves, HCE continues to be the front runner in providing the leading digital equipment, including cameras, photo printers and supplies.


Savvy Facts • The Rock Shop Location: Located inside the Hard Rock Café at Bayou place, 502 Texas Avenue, next to Verizon Wireless Theater, 713-227-1392

History: Houston Hard Rock Cafe. Located in the glittery theater district, a 35-foot replica of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Gibson Firebird guitar lights your way to the Houston Hard Rock Cafe. The Astros, Rockets, Aeros, Comets and Texans all call Houston home, plus tons of Cajun, zydeco, blues and country music fans that wouldn’t live anywhere else on earth. In fact, wild spirit is this space city’s hallmark! Come see for yourself why this city rocks, and ditch your problems at the Hard Rock Cafe Houston! We’ll launch you into a whole new dimension.

Savor the Flavor: Walls covered with decades of Top-40 memorabilia, rock songs blaring in the background and an all-American menu typify this music-themed restaurant. The kitchen churns out group-friendly appetizers like nachos and Southern staples like barbecue ribs and chicken. Burgers are served with hefty sides of fries and the signature pulled-pork sandwich is topped with vinegar barbecue sauce.

Take a Home:


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Savvy Facts • Cavender’s Boot City Locations: No Matter where in the Houston area you find yourself, there's a Cavender’s Boot City nearby. With 12 convient locations, simply call 1-800-696-BOOT or ask your concierge for the location nearest you.

True Texas: James Cavender along with his wife, three sons and one daughter opened their first store in 1957 in Pittsburg, Texas. There are now 41 Cavender’s locations throughout Texas and one in Bossier City, Louisanna.

Boot Scootin: Cavender’s Boot City has the largest selection of boots in the world in mens, ladies, and childrens sizes. Larry mahan Boots are sold exclusively at Cavenders, “Where Texans Get Their Boots”.

Fashion statement: Cavender’s Boot City carries a large selection of the latest styles in jeans, shirts, outerwear, hats, belts, buckles, jewelry, work gear and accessories.

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• MARQ•E Entertainment Center

Directions: Located on the Northwest corner of Loop 610 and I-10 (Katy Fwy.) @ Silber 5 minutes West of downtown and just 4 minutes North of the Galleria Area.

What They're Saying About: Shop, eat, play... the MARQ.E Entertainment Center has something for everyone, whether visiting for a day, a large group, couple or family you can truly find enough entertainment to spend the entire day. Literally an entertainment haven in the Heart of the City.

Spend The Day: Start off taking your kids to 18-holes putting in the dark at Putting Edge followed by lunch at Red Robin, New York Pizzeria, or Wings & More. Catch the latest in exhilarating movie venture at Edwards Cinema or Edwards Giant Screen. Then stroll through the array of specialty shops on your way to Dave & Buster’s, where you can play hundreds of video games, shoot pool, bowl or just enjoy two floors of fun. Then have dinner at Café Adobe or Todai Japanese Seafood Buffet and finally top off your day with comedy at the Improv or cocktails at Drink Houston.

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• Highland Village

Directions: Located in the 3900 and 4000 blocks of Westheimer, 3 blocks east of Loop 610 and 1 block west of Weslayan. Nestled just inside the Loop in the shadow of swank River Oaks. Look for the stately palms lining both sides of Westheimer. Log on to to get specific directions from your location.

Exclusively at Highland Village: Among the prestigious national and international retailers that selected Highland Village for their exclusive Houston locations are Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Bose, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Donald J Pliner, Cole Haan, and lucy. Local favorites include Tootsies, Joseph’s and Tossini.

Something Different: A sophisticated urban oasis that offers positively sizzling shopping options, with something for everyone. This classy shopping center located just inside the Loop is a great choice for a change from the typical mall experience. A sophisticated urban center with easy access and ample free parking, Highland Village offers the very best in women’s and men’s fashions, shoes and leather goods, unique gifts and collectibles, salons, furniture, fixtures, home design and accessories, cookware, eyewear, lingerie and fine dining establishments.

Must-shop destination for the Home: Highland Village offers one-stop shopping for home design, furnishings, fixtures and accessories. With Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, Bose, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma’s Flagship Grand Cuisine Store, Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware, this is Houston’s must-shop destination for products and design ideas for the kitchen, bath and home.

World Class Cuisine: Top off your visit to our delightful Center with lunch or dinner at our two enormously popular, nationally-known restaurants: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and famed New York Steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, “the steakhouse to end all arguments.” Visit our two newest additions, Escalante’s Mexican Grille and Ra Sushi.

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Ann Taylor Anthropologie Banana Republic Bose Brighton Collectibles Chico’s Coldwater Creek Cole Haan Crate & Barrel Donald J Pliner Escalante’s Mexican Grille Eye Elegance Eye Masters Fidelity Investments Francesca’s Collections Impressions Bridal Salon James Avery Craftsman Janie & Jack Jos. A. Bank Clothier Joseph’s Kiehl’s Since 1851 L’Occitane Lucky Brand Dungarees Lucy lululemon Marmi Mecox Gardens Michael Kemper Hair & Day Spa P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Pierre Deux

Pottery Barn Pottery Barn Kids RA Sushi Restoration Hardware Smith & Wollensky Soma Intimates Sprinkles Cupcakes Starbuck’s Coffee Tasti D-Lite Tootsies Tossini Valobra Jewelry & Antiques Victoria’s Secret West Elm White House / Black Market Williams-Sonoma Z Gallerie Zingara Swimwear

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