Local Designer joins M PENNER

Baird & Baird handbags offer luxurious looks for every occasion, from the red carpet to the rodeo. Houston local Minnie Baird utilizes alluring skins like ostrich, python and crocodile as the foundation and often adds Texas-inspired embellishments for a unique look. The Shelby II, one of our favorite styles, starts with a beautiful crocodile bag […]


The New Jeans in Town

M PENNER is excited to introduce S.M.N. to Houston. If you’re looking for incredibly comfortable jeans with a fantastic fit and made from the world’s finest denim, you need to stop in and try on a pair. Standing for Simple, Modern, Nonpareil (that’s French for unparalleled), S.M.N. is all about minimal design and strong attention […]

4 Ways to Wear a Vest This Fall

We’re big fans of Herno vests, which are the perfect weight to keep you comfortable in Houston’s fall weather. They’re also incredibly versatile, taking you from work to weekend depending on how you wear them. Here are four different looks to try this fall. 1. Over your shirt On cool days when a coat would […]


3 Steps to a Perfect Shave

You’ve seen a wet shave done in the movies (remember the barber shop scene with Robert De Niro in The Untouchables?), but can you experience one in the comfort of your own home? All you need are this simple guide and the right tools: M PENNER carries some of the finest products from The Art […]


Houston’s Newest Home Design Resource

Boulevard Realty’s recently launched ReDesign blog is a beautiful new way to keep up with the latest design trends, using popular Houston homes as examples. Find your own inspiration with photos of the day and tours of standout designs around the city, grouped by room so you can easily find what you need. Feast your […]


Walk Your Own Path

Bill White, the founder of Scarpe Di Bianco, once received a gift from his father: It was a golden ring emblazoned with the image of a rooster that, contrary to tradition, faced west instead of east. The implied message was that the son needed to fall in line and do what was expected of him. […]


Beauty and Hope

We love a label with a conscience. That’s one reason why we adore Ashley Pittman’s jewelry. Working as a volunteer in Rwanda in 2006, Ashley saw the need to support local artists. When she returned, she launched a company that now offers employment and training to more than 75 artisans in Kenya. The jewelry these […]


Extraordinary Pants

Their name may mean simply “pants from Turin,” but Pantaloni Torino trousers are anything but ordinary. PT is designed to break conventions, while preserving the classic Italian devotion to excellent craftsmanship. With casual pants and travel pants in a host of unique cuts and colors and available in worsted wool, blended cotton, corduroy, gabardine and […]


The Pen Is Mightier

Even as we use more and more technology, we know deep down that nothing surpasses a high quality pen. And no one makes finer writing instruments than Graf von Faber-Castell. Whether you’re writing a romantic letter, drawing a heartfelt sketch or adding an important signature, a well-designed pen shows that you put as much thought […]


What You Need for Fall

Fall is upon us, bringing with it football fun and cooler weather. It takes a flexible wardrobe to keep up with fluctuating temperatures. Here’s a quick guide on how to dress during this transitional time of the year. Fight Night’s Chill Autumn evenings can bring a chill, even in Texas. Meet it head on with […]

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