Houston Shops & Galleries

Black Heritage Gallery owner

Black Heritage Gallery owner

Houston Shops & Galleries

Houston Shops & Galleries had a wide and deep presence in Houston prior to the Great Recession. Like the rest of the nation, black shops are slowly recovering in the Energy City.

Lux Monroe Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Unleash your inner diva at Lux Monroe, where women of color come to discuss the latest hair, make up and beauty trends. Be sure to book a personal shopping session with owner Laci Jackson to get the full Lux Monroe experience.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 5353 West Alabama Street, Suite 101, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: lot on premises and street
PHONE: 832-901-2612
WEBSITE: https://www.luxmonroeboutique.com

Lady L Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Upscale clothing boutique and hair extensions since 2003. Singer-owner LaToya Luckett presents the hottest fashions from Black Halo, Sky, Ed Hardy, LaROK, and Justin Timberlake’s line. All items are hand-picked by LaToya. It is located in the Uptown Shopping Center.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Suite 16, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: lot on premises
PHONE: 713-629-4400
WEBSITE: none

Reggae Bodega
DESCRIPTION: Gift and music store that’s a cool place to hang out for open mic sessions on Fridays most nights.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p
ADDRESS: 4816 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-942-9535
WEBSITE: http://www.reggae-bodega.com

Melodrama Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Adams presents an upscale boutique of custom fit garments and conducts specialty shows for women.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5306 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-523-1608
WEBSITE: http://melodramaboutiqueonline.com

Black Heritage Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Robbie Lee opened in 1977, she has one of the most complete art galleries in the city. Her collections include art by John Biggers, Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Brenda Joysmith, Ernie Barnes, Jacob Lawrence, Varnette Honeywood, William Tolliver, Ava Cosey, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Brenda Joysmith and more. You can find just the artistic style to suit your home or office in originals, limited editions, prints, lithographs, dolls, posters, and cards; custom framing performed onsite and handicap accessible.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12p-4p
ADDRESS: 2002 Oakdale Road @ Almeda, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: free in the front and back
PHONE: 832-728-3357
WEBSITE: http://blackheritagehouston.com

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore
DESCRIPTION: Features an amazing display of African and African American arts, Africana books, children’s books Karamu Gallery features a huge collection of original art, crafts, jewelry and gifts. While visiting the bookstore remember that the cultural center contains an emotionally engaging Black Holocaust exhibit and an inspiring Black Inventors exhibit.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 11a-6p, Sun 1p-2p
ADDRESS: 5309 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: free on premises
PHONE: 713-645-1071
WEBSITE: none

McQueen’s Custom Tailors
DESCRIPTION: From head to toe, they fit any size to please along with plenty of accessories; They sell unique men and women shoes, ties, cufflinks, watches, hats, and jewelry for all personal styles.
DAYS & HOURS: appt only
ADDRESS: 4402 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-526-2272
WEBSITE: none

D&B African Village Arts
DESCRIPTION: This couple has been selling products since the 1970s, tenders one of Houston’s largest and most diverse collections of African art pieces and furniture. They occasionally offer discounts.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon–Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4808 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-526-3001
WEBSITE: http://www.dandbafricanvillageart.com

CushCity Store
DESCRIPTION: The brick and mortar version of Cushcity.com. They have a huge collection of Afrocentric books, hard to find videos, apparel and more.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 13559 Bammel North Houston Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: free on premises
PHONE: 281-444-4265 or 800-340-5454
WEBSITE: http://www.cushcity.com

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