Every summer the boys and I like to plan a day of fun in Houston discovering new places. One of our favorite stops this year was the new Manready Mercantile in The Heights.
I first heard about Manready Mercantile on Instagram and loved what I saw. Since we're raising a couple of men I wanted them to experience firsthand some unique manly goods in a creative and fun atmosphere. They loved it, and for just a minute it made me wish I was a guy because if I was, I would have know I had found the store for me. I loved the store styling. Manready Mercantile is a lifestyle store with a vintage, outdoorsy atmosphere. They're well stocked with leather goods, accessories, clothing, candles and apothecary style personal care lines for men. Made in the USA and local.
With the motto "Work Hard Live Well", owner and Texas original, Travis Weaver opened his flagship store here in Houston just a few months ago. I love his story.
Travis started his business with $20 and a lot of guts. He sold his signature brand of candles at craft fairs and flea markets and eventually online. With approx 70 retailers now carrying his candle line (including One Kings Lane and Whole Foods) and a successful website, a storefront was the next natural step.
I think what I'm most excited about is that I now have a place to pick up Christmas gifts for the men. I think guys are hard to buy for, but I saw so many beautiful things I would love to gift. Beautiful leather key chains, vintage tools and pocket knives, hip t-shirts.
Of course we couldn't leave without picking up a few things. A new calendar with a vintage look, a leather wrapped mason jar for coffee or tea, and beautiful card decks.
Ladies, Manready Mercantile often hosts social hours with complimentary cocktails for "man sitting" while you shop your favorite stores on 19th street in the historic Heights. There's good stuff there!
Manready Mercantile 321 B W. 19th Street Houston, TX