Variety Fair 5 & 10
This venue has closed.
Possessing not an ounce of retro-chic sensibility, this true time warp is a classic five-and-dime, a jumble of toys and games, school supplies, kitchen utensils, wrapping paper and ribbon, abacuses and calculators, hardware and gadgets, gags and novelties—thousands of things you never knew you couldn't live without. Looking for Shirley Temple paper dolls, goofy refrigerator magnets, garden gnomes, turtle-shaped doorstops, zodiac key chains, or Halloween masks?You'll find them here. The displays are chaotic, but the staff is helpful and sweet. Loyal Houstonians marvel at how such a throwback as this can survive in this big-box-store world; just thank the stars that it does.