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Give Yourself the Ultimate Valentines Gift: An Afternoon of Shopping


It's time to treat yo' self, Houston! Spend the afternoon enjoying a little post-Valentine’s shopping spree on Post Oak Boulevard, while at the same time supporting the small businesses behind our big city. The ‘ShopLocal’ Showcase is an annual “pop-up” event hosted in the heart of Houston’s largest and most elite retail district.

Inspired by entrepreneurial spirit, it was created to help build connections between Houston-area consumers and the companies, consultants, artists, artisans and crafters who serve them. Featuring a handpicked, highly curated indoor ”market" of more than fifty vendors from around the region, the show floor is intended to function as a sort of all-afternoon “mini-mall.”

Housed inside the Westin Galleria’s Woodway Hall, booth-presenters are expected to span the retail spectrum including sellers of clothing, crafts, original artwork and home designs, jewelry and other accessories, bath and beauty products, packaged food items and more.There is no fee for admission, and entertainment will be provided throughout the course of the event.

As a special thank-you for their support, all attendees can automatically be entered to win more than $1000 in raffled prize items provided by participating vendors.—This is the inaugural year for Parker's Vendor Showcase (PVS), an annual collaborative event featuring locally based companies, crafters and consultants. PVS was founded by millennial triple-entrepreneur Tiffany Parker of Parker’s Cup, organic coffee and tea.The event is dedicated to gathering Houston's growing small business community and connecting locally conscious consumers with sellers from around the city.

By buying from vendors based in the Greater Houston or Gulf Coast Regions, area residents stand to benefit from the economic incubation effects of active participation in the local marketplace.Showcasing a collective of local sellers in the and hub of the city’s largest shopping center(s), the Houston Galleria and Uptown Houston District, creates a unique opportunity for buyers.

Event attendees can, for a single afternoon, browse and choose local goods in a landmark setting famous for its vast selection of global goods. As an owner herself, Parker came up with the concept behind PVS as part of her own personal mission — to help create support and structure for Houston's thriving (and striving) small business community. 

Timber Run Apartments, the premier apartments in Houston, Texas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 18, 2017—12:00 PM 

Event Venue Location:
The Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks Houston
5060 West Alabama Street
Houston, Texas 77056

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