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The Quarry

So where are you realistically going to find yourself every Saturday from here to eternity? The Quarry. Originally the Alamo Cement Plant, Alamo Quarry Market includes mega chains like the Gap and Ann Taylor, a movie theatre, an Office Max, a Whole Foods, a Michael’s, a Woodhouse Day Spa, a Restoration Hardware, two Starbucks, a Sunday farmer’s market and basically everything else you might ever need in one fairly navigable place. As it continues to spill over Basse and Jones Maltsberger roads and add more eating and retail establishments, such as the I-can’t-believe-I-ever-lived-without-it Trader Joe’s, the Quarry only becomes more useful.

Despite its comprehensive scope, I regularly find myself at a handful of stores (other than the ones listed above). Francesca’s, a Houston-based boutique gone national, has an eclectic and affordable selection of clothes, jewelry and accessories. Quarry Nails is my monthly pedicure fix–there always seems to be an empty chair even at the busiest times. Nordstrom Rack can be chaotic, but if you’re patient, it holds plenty of good surprises, especially in the shoe department.

Verdict: Printer paper? Organic apples? Birthday cards? A new outfit for work? Guest bed linens? Yoga pants? You name it, the Quarry’s got it.

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