Luxury book publisher Assouline has opened up shop in River Oaks District, bringing coffee-table couture and chic objets d’art to the Houston set.
Assouline’s new River Oaks District shop PHOTO: BY ©MARCUS PONTELLO
The brand’s catalog comprises more than 100 titles PHOTO: COURTESY OF ASSOULINE
From the sunny, star-studded beaches of St-Tropez to the boldhued, bustling streets of Marrakech, the world’s most picturesque locales are brought to life in Assouline’s beloved travel tomes. The storied publishing house, which prints a range of fashion, art and design books in addition to the aforementioned Classics collection, kicked off the new year with the launch of its first Texas storefront. The River Oaks District boutique houses the entirety of the brand’s collections, all of which double as uberchic home decor. While Assouline has been synonymous with luxury culture from the start, the world of Instagram has brought the label to a much wider audience—and established its books as the go-to coffee-table accessory of today’s elite. With titles on Chanel, Salvador Dalí and Versailles, the brand’s repertoire of publications is nothing short of perfection. And, like its other locations, Assouline’s Houston shop features bright red walls, acrylic bookstands and a small selection of specialty items. The store is a must-visit, and when you go, feel free to judge a book by its cover. 4444 Westheimer Road, assouline.com
Each book in the candy-colored Classics collection is dedicated to one of the globe’s most glamorous destinations. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ASSOULINE
Photography by: Courtesy of Assouline