Shopping in West University Place

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Allens Academy

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off E-Cigarettes and Accessories at Forevervapes

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Vaping aficionados can browse through a wide selection of e-cigarettes and accessories and relax in a large lounge area

50% Off E-Cigarettes at E Cig City Houston 2

Alief

$20 $10

Shoppers can browse through an extensive selection of electronic cigarettes and accessories

40% Off Products

Houston

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

61% Off Wine Class for Two with Take-Home Glasses and Corkscrew

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$100.93 $39

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Students learn the process of wine making before having the opportunity to test out some food pairings; includes glasses and a corkscrew

46% Off Jewelry

University Place

$28 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Products

Braeswood Place

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Bridal Gowns and Accessories

Signature Manor

$500 $250

Brides and bridesmaids can find dresses with matching shoes and purses

48% Off

Spring Branch West

$29 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Laptops and Netbooks

Sharpstown

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Electronic Cigarettes

Bear Creek Central

$20 $10

Wide selection of electronic cigarettes and accessories

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Multiple Locations

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 50% Off at National Tree & Shrub

Great Uptown

$80 $40

Trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants are cultivated by horticulturists with more than 40 years of experience

52% Off Paintball-Equipment Services

Houston

$49 $24

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Paintball-gun cleaning and repair, air-tank refill; 1,000 paintballs for each marker

Half Off Box of Cuban Rounds

Astrodome

$147.60 $74

Tobacco enthusiasts can mix and match Churchill, Toro, Torpedo, and Robusto to curate their own wooden box of Cuban rounds

45% Off Baby Accessories

Memorial

$20 $11

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$10 for Used Books at Twice Told Tales

Twice Told Tales

$20 $10

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Thousands of used books, including fiction, nonfiction, and reference materials such as CliffsNotes

Up to 61% Off Phone or iPad Screen Repair

Multiple Locations

$150 $59

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Technicians speedily replace broken screens on phones, including the iPhone 4 and 4s, Galaxy III, and iPhone 5, and on iPads

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Serving Houston 100% made from scratch burgers and fries using three cuts of only the Best Black Angus Beef, Local Texas Cheddar Cheese, and freshly homemade condiments, you’re sure to fall in love!

1953 Montrose Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US

Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

900 Gessner Rd
Houston,
TX
US

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades worth of memories. McCord started The Mad Potter in 1998, and since those early days, she's used her kiln to immortalize countless special moments. She traveled to hospitals to capture the footprints of newborns, helped a young man create a dessert plate with the words "Will you marry me?" emblazoned across it, and auctioned off items for charity. Yet some of her fondest memories center on the day-to-day interactions with customers, specifically when they return to pick up their fired pieces and utter three words of amazement: "I did that?"

The Mad Potter has since expanded into three Houston-area locations, where children and adults come to paint their own works of art or create replicas of their ancient ancestors' garden gnomes. More than 500 bisqueware items line the shelves of each studio, including coffee mugs, plates, and figurines. Staffers then help visitors select from more than 54 available colors of paint and supply them with everything else they might need, including brushes and stencils. The staff can even take things over and create more intricate designs—while still consulting closely with the customer. Whatever route a person chooses, there's always time for a sip of wine or beer; the River Oaks location sells wine and beer while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

4882 Beechnut St
Houston,
TX
US

Instead of picking out a premade, cookie-cutter holiday card for her family, Kristen decided to make her own. This small decision eventually led to huge opportunities: her husband, Sammy, was so impressed by her homespun creations that the two of them decided to channel Kristen’s craftiness into their own business. Today, the married duo captain Keeping Me Posted, a creative operation that combines Kristen's talent for colorful designs with Sammy’s business know-how to yield custom, one-of-a-kind cards printed on first-rate materials.

Once customers choose from more than 200 designs, including modern shower invitations, moving announcements, and Christmas cards, they can upload images from their computer or straight from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, or SmugMug. The program easily filters pictures into black-and-white or sepia tones for those sending cards to family members who live in the 1920s. Customers can also personalize the cards with their names and personal messages. Once an order is submitted, the staff optimizes each photo for printing by removing red-eye, brightening hues, or sharpening the resolution if needed. HP Indigo printing presses then emblazon designs on thick, high-quality matte paper. Customers interested in crafting a wholly unique creation can call to have Keeping Me Posted custom design any card for no extra cost.

17110 Cross Springs Dr
Houston,
TX
US

Owner Connie Broome envisions Vino Artino as a place "all about art, friends, and fun," a concept she solidifies through relaxing, hands-on classes. Sessions are led by artists with degrees from art and design schools across the South. As they swill any libations they wish to bring, pupils sit at tabletop easels and follow step-by-step instructions to re-create scenes appropriate for a girls' night out, a Mother's Day outing, or a hide-the-hole-in-the-living-room-wall party. Though each class is grounded in a particular painting, the studio urges artists to put their own stamp on the finished product by using different colors, adding fun flourishes, and choosing their own canvas size.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

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11550 Louetta Rd, Ste 500
Houston,
TX
US

As a working mother, Stephanie Allen was constantly racing against the clock. One timesaving endeavor she quickly mastered was preparing meals ahead of time from raw, fresh ingredients and popping them in the freezer for a later date. Stephanie eventually amassed a book of recipes and began sharing her culinary secrets with friends. With the help of Tina Kuna's business savvy, Stephanie's personal practice burgeoned into a nationwide phenomenon known as Dream Dinners.

Today at shops across the country, busy matriarchs and patriarchs shuffle around meal stations, each stocked with recipe cards, ingredients, and scratch-and-sniff tinfoil to construct meals that serve three or six. They tick off recipe components as they add the proper amount to meal containers, ferrying the uncooked dishes home and tucking them into freezers. Then, throughout the week, they simply thaw, heat, and serve these dinners to eagerly waiting eaters.

Though Dream Dinners does not cater to specific diets, the company does offer nutritious meals with antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. Customers can survey all nutritional information before selecting dishes.

5172 Buffalo Speedway
Houston,
TX
US