In Houston, the malls and credit card bills are supersized so be careful when embarking on a shopping spree. Houston's most famous shopping zone is undoubtedly the Galleria, the fifth largest retail complex in the USA. It hosts high-end stores and all the big names in fashion.

At Uptown Park visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of a quaint European village as they stroll from store to store. In Kirby District you can find the Village, an affluent 16-block shopping zone with plenty of boutiques, galleries and spas. On weekends don't miss the Trader's Village, an enormous flea market with everything from jewellery and clothing to tools and old Texas number plates. A great place to find a really unique memento of your visit to Houston.

An ideal souvenir of your Houston visit is some Western gear. Look no further than Pinto Ranch which stocks belt buckles, boots, saddles, and even ten gallon hats. If cowboy gear isn't your thing, bring home a bottle of Texas' finest barbecue sauce.

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