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Local Event: Girl Crush 2017 Holiday Market

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The Girl Crush Holiday Market is back on Saturday, November 4th & the new & bigger location at Space HTX has allowed for a new & bigger all-girl cast of artists, makers & local shops. The impressive lineup covers everything from womens-wear, knit-wear, vintage, kids, bags, ceramics, home goods, apothecary, food, party supplies, mens accessories, prints, & even floral arrangements & flower crowns!

There will be a free DIY station, complimentary face painting for the kiddos & an interactive photo booth. Come early because the first 100 guests receive a goodie bag (with something something special inside from us). As with each Girl Crush market, donations of diapers, tampons & pads are greatly appreciated & will be gifted to the Houston Area Women's Center. These necessities are unfortunately exempt from government aide programs & the center has been resiliently assisting women & children in Houston for the past 35 years.

Due to space limitations, we won't be able to take all our inventory with us. If there's something that you are interested in seeing in person, please email us so that we make sure to bring it to the market. There will be a dressing room for you to try on apparel.

For additional details, check out the Girl Crush website here or the event page here.

Hope to see you there!

Location:
The Space HTX (next door to Tout Suite in EaDo)
2005 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002

Time:
12pm-6pm

Vendors:

 

Photos courtesy of Sugar & Cloth from the one of the first Girl Crush market
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15% Of Sales To Hurricane Harvey Relief

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photo by Beth Garrabrant

Hello,
 
Thank you to everyone who reached out to us! We feel fortunate to be safe, but our heart is hurting for Houston and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. In its wake, we have witnessed countless acts of kindness big and small that have united the city. We feel very blessed to be part of such a richly diverse community. If you would like to help with recovery efforts, we encourage you to check out Preparing for Action and Sketch City for opportunities to volunteer and donate.

We will be donating 15% of all sales this Labor Day weekend (Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th) to the Texas Diaper Bank. Diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies or even by any federal aid programs, and with little ones of our own, we especially know how essential they are.

Sincerely,
The M&S Team

P.S. Please be aware that the United States Postal Service is still running on limited resources & some facilities have been temporarily suspended. Our local post office is now accepting outgoing mail but orders may take longer than usual to arrive. Express orders will still be given priority & will not be effected. We apologize for the delays & thank you for understanding as our city tries to recover. 

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New Online Features

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We've packed everything up. We've turned in our keys. Myth & Symbol has officially moved online. What does our next chapter entail? We'll be slowly enhancing the site - not just with a new look but with new features for an easier online shopping experience. The latest changes include inventory notifications & automated returns & exchanges. 

Inventory Notification

Want to know when an item arrives or is back in stock?

  1. Simply click on the "Email When Available" button in the product page.
  2. Select your desired size.
  3. Input your email address.
  4. You'll be notified immediately when the item is available for purchase.
For Ace & Jig fans: yes, this feature works for pre-order items too.

Myth & Symbol Back in Stock Feature

 

Myth & Symbol Email Me Feature

Automated Returns & Exchanges

Shopping online can be tricky. Sometimes things don't work out. We've implemented a new hassle-free return process. All return & exchange authorizations are now automated so you no longer need to email us for an authorization & wait for the approval.

What's the new process?

  1. Go to our return portal: https://mythandsymbol.com/a/returns.
  2. Type in your order info.
  3. Select your requested item(s).
  4. A pre-paid shipping label will be emailed to you.

Myth & Symbol Returns Portal

    Long gone are the days where you have to go to the nearest shipping office & wait in line to purchase a label. Exchanges are also now FREE. You don't have to leave your home to shop with us & now you don't have to leave your home to return any items. 

    Be on the lookout for more new features!

    XO

    The M&S Team

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    A New Chapter for Myth & Symbol

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    Hello,

    In 2012, Myth & Symbol opened its doors in the Rice Village. Houston didn’t have many independent shops that favored emerging designers and artists who prized craftsmanship over mass-market production. We hoped to help fill that void. 

    Over the past five years of hosting workshops, exhibitions, charity events, and collaborating with other shops, designers, and area businesses, we’ve created a wonderful community together. Myth & Symbol has gifted us the opportunity to meet so many people, many of whom now are our closest friends. And there are so many of you across the world that we have befriended online—and who, if you passed through Houston, were lucky to meet face to face.

    Our lives have recently and radically changed—for the better. Chau’s son Bennett arrived last August and Trang will welcome her son this June! With our families expanding and our needs outgrowing our current space, we have decided to move the store totally online for now.

    This is a new chapter for us. Our Rice Village shop will officially shut its doors on May 21st but we will stay open on the web. This gives us the breathing room to operate while we adjust to new-parenthood and brainstorm about the future. During this time, we plan to keep participating in pop-ups and opportunities around Houston. We’ll also be keeping our eyes peeled for new digs, a place that feels right.

    We thank you all for your generous support. We’re overbrimming with gratitude. You’ve brought our vision to life. Five years later and we are still constantly honored and humbled that we are—and, we hope, will remain—your shopping destination.

    Please stop by and say hello in the coming weeks!

    XO

    The M&S Team

    FAQ For Our In-Store Customers

    Can I still use my gift card online?
    Yes, if you have a gift card with an open balance, please bring your gift card to the shop before May 21st. We will transfer the amount to an e-gift card which can be redeemed online. You can also email us anytime with your gift card info.

    Can I still use my store credit?
    Your in-store credit will be transferred online after May 21st. Because a contact info is required for all return transactions, we do have a record of all remaining in-store credit. You will be notified via email if there is any remaining store credit left in your account after May 21st. Like gift cards, store credit never expires.

    What if I need to return an in-store purchase?
    All in-store items purchased before April 30th are subject to our regular return policy. Please refer to our return policy here. All in-store purchases after May 1st will be final sale & non-returnable. There will be no changes to the online return policy.

    Will you still offer Postmates Same Day Delivery?
    Yes, this shipping option will still be available for orders with Houston delivery addresses. We started offering the service this year & it is a great shipping option if you need an item immediately. A Postmates driver will pick up & drop off your purchase within 2-3 hours of your order submission. The rates are reasonable & usually range between $6-$12 (depending on your destination & order total).

    Will you still participate in local pop-ups & markets?
    Yes! Now that we will not have a brick & mortar location, we hope to participate in a lot more markets. Please make sure that you are subscribed to our In-Store Events email list as we will transition that category to our "Local Events" email list.

    Will you be selling your furniture & fixtures?
    Yes! Stop by the shop to check out the items for sale. We will also slowly post photos of available items on our Facebook page in the upcoming days here.

    Please email us at contact@mythandsymbol.com if you have additional questions.

    A Perk For Our Houston Customers

    Free shipping for all Houston destinations
    All online orders after 5/22 with a Houston shipping destination will be valid for free standard shipping. Simply select "Exclusive For Houston Destinations Only: Free Standard Shipping" at checkout.

    ** Update: Please use the code HOUSTON for free shipping.***

    Something Special For Everyone

    Enjoy 15% Off Your Entire Purchase
    Code NEWCHAPTER
    Available in-store & online 5/1/17-5/21/17
    All in-store sales are final sale
    Exclusions apply

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    HTX Boss Babes Market

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    HTX Boss Babes Market

    We've got a bunch of spring events lined up including the HTX Boss Babes Spring Market. HTX Boss Babes was created by fellow Houstonians, Ellyse and Gabby in order to connect with other women and to empower each other. The group is a community of local makers, bloggers, entreprenuers and all creatives in Houston.

    This will be their second market but our first time participating! The event will be the ultimate night out filled with 30+ HTX Boss Babe vendors, music by Houston's DJ ill-set, food, bar, photo booth and more. 

    Admission is free but RSVP on the Facebook event page here so you can get the latest updates.

    2017 HTX Boss Babes Spring Market

    Accessories

    • Heritage Overland

    Baby/Kids

    • Cheeky Days
    • The Gboys
    • Teddy Bear & Prints

    Beauty

    • AnnaMakeMeUp
    • Hair & Beauty Studio
    • Lovely
    • Rosehip Essentials

      Clothing

      • A Leap of Style
      • GooseWorks
      • Spanglish Threadz
      • Stateline Designs

      Events

      • Soulphisticated Entertainment

      Food & Beverages

      • D Bakes Cakes
      • Cochinita & co.
      • Lovely Day
      • Popstontx

      Home & Gifts

      • Anvil Cards
      • Carla Sue
      • Chillen Kimby
      • Night Owls Print Shop
      • Onata Fragrances Pure Soy Candles & More
      • Shopellion

      Jewelry

      • Brenda Grands
      • Modern Artifacts

      Pets

      • Your Hipster Pet

      Shops

      • The Byke Shop
      • Ark + Nomad
      • Miradela
      • Myth & Symbol
      • Purple Cactus
      • Shoe Bar Houston
      • TUUCH MEXICO

      Vintage

      • Destination Handmade
      • Vida Antigua

      Hope to see you there!

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