Beckendorf Gallery houses a gargantuan selection of storied prints by Texan artist Charles Beckendorf, whose dedication to detailing the flora and fauna of his native state continues to entice art enthusiasts after his passing in 1996. Bluebonnets and Gulley-Stone House ($25) depicts a humble abode against a backdrop of verdant hills, trees, and cobalt fields, and Bald Eagle ($35) illustrates the impact the iconic bird had on Telly Savalas.
Stuffed with bright blooms and art-inspired décor items, Sprout's downtown store stimulates all five senses. Never mistake a pumpkin for a turnip again by sticking a fork in it with vintage silverware garden markers ($10 each). Indoors, the sensuous fruit and citrus scents of a 7.5-ounce Japanese blossom soy candle ($24) sweet-talk their way into exclusive nostril nightclubs, and bud vases ($6 each) suit single-stem flowers in fitting attire. A fully equipped florist, Sprout also purveys fresh flowers by the stem or in mixed bouquets for weddings, birthdays, and conciliatory presents to angry colonies of bees. Though not included with this deal, Sprout supplies a variety of jewelry and artwork.
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Named one of the 50 best stores in Texas and “a welcome alternative to the touristy stores that dominate the area” by Lucky magazine, Root combines well-known brands with indie designers for a diversity of fashion-forward looks in its easy-going boutique atmosphere. Ladies can dress up or dress down in bold colors and modern aesthetics from lines such as French Connection, Joe's Jeans, and Trina Turk. Root’s summertime tank dresses evoke effortless style for day and nighttime affairs ($75–$275), while screen-printed graphic tees by local designer Lara Collins add a unique flair to any casual outing ($34). Strut in a stylish pair of TOMS canvas slip-ons ($46+) and beaded elastic belt featuring an Aztec-inspired pattern ($28–$34), or accessorize with Cocobelle Piper Wrap bracelets ($20) and a straw fedora—ideal for shielding against sun beams and prankster pigeons armed with water-balloons ($34–$60).
With more than 25 years in the apparel business, the style-savvy clothiers at In-Step Fashions train their seasoned eyes on select pieces of casual women’s garb, shoes, and accessories. Shoppers peruse apparel from labels such as Sienna Rose, Nally & Millie, and Mesmerize alongside fashionable footwear by brands including Naturalizer and Yellow Box, all housed in a 151-year-old building rich with history and the ghosts of couture past. Guests can declare victory over wet weather with toe-hugging boots ($36.95–129.95), or dress up jeans with feminine tops ($31.95–$91.95).