December 8, 2017 by Burgundy Woods
Episode features local music by San Antonio band, The Ghost In The Machine
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If you follow Style Lush TV, chances are you’ve heard us talk about our friends and partners at OPEN Pop Up Shops. OPEN is an incredible initiative by The City of San Antonio and its Center City Development and Operations Department (CCOD). By partnering with downtown property owners and retailers, they offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost, short-term lease in a vacant downtown property. This initiative, has been so successful that some tenants actually found themselves with a permanent brick and mortar, like two time winner of Retailer of the Year, Elsa Fernandez of Eye Candy Boutique. By introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic, OPEN creates an environment that hits on so many social and economic goals. It brings a progressive-city vibe to downtown, engages customers, both local and tourist, and authenticates downtown as a vibrant urban space, ready for long-term investment. Tis the season for its annual Holiday Market, and we here at Style Lush TV, could not wait for this to begin.
Carefully curated by OPEN’s manager, Cody Shown, the fashionable shopper is sure to find the best of the best when it comes to quality merchandise. From jewelry to apparel, culinary treats and home decor, the gift ideas at this year’s market are endless.
Of course we needed to have some fun with the apparel, so by challenge of OPEN’s Manager, it was our task to create an outfit, using as many local OPEN Holiday Market boutiques as possible. The result? My favorite holiday date night outfit of the year. Five, count ’em, FIVE wonderful local boutiques are featured below and every single piece is still available (but not for long) on Houston St.
One of the great things about OPEN’s Holiday Market is that the apparel styles are, in fact, diverse. Know someone who would love a gorgeous piece of our culture? How about this intricately embroidered work of art from Mexico Lindo?
Or maybe you have someone on your gift list who always “sleighs”?
This is just the beginning. Check out our episode above to see the insanely cool-cat that’s parked in front of the Majestic right now, with sneak peeks of the hippest merchandise. Also, tune in all the way to the end for fantastic shots of the actual business owners sending warm waves your way. There is no better way to give gifts from the heart, than to buy from a small business who is all set up and ready to spoil you on Houston St. Happy Holidays from OPEN Pop Up Shops, all the vendors at their Holiday Market and Style Lush TV.
These are just some of the small business owners you support when you shop OPEN Holiday Market this year. See episode to discover everyone.