Chic southern boutiques are the hallmark of Texas's largest city, home to more Fortune 500 headquarters than anywhere but New York City. Project Runway winner Chloe Dao's Lot 8 on Kirby Drive is a big hit with style mavens. Uptown Park between Memorial Drive and San Filipe Street offers more than 50 spots for dining, dancing, and shopping, as well as architecture with oodles of Italianate charm. Saks, Louis Vuitton and Chanel class up The Galleria. Check The Heights for open-air antique shopping — and haggling.
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