Even though Mortar traffics specifically in men's clothing, it's still one of my must-stops when I'm in Houston. The lines they carry - Hamilton Shirts, Rag & Bone, Farm Tactics, Garrett Leight California Optical - are always inspiring and beautifully made with great stories behind the designers.
I'm constantly checking out their blog, which is seriously one of the best ones out there. It's always thoughtful and gives great information. I kind of consider it the place to go when I want to know something that I already don't, when I want an insider-y newsy nugget to toss out to my friends that will give me instant cool cred.
This month they've received some new books from Assouline. Be sure to read their blog. I promise you'll be hooked.