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Every fashionista needs a place to find that unique piece of clothing that will make her followers ooh and ah. Tootsie's in the West Ave complex offers a wonderful selection of designer dresses, accessories, shoes and ready-to-wear. For specific designer labels, head to the individual boutiques of top brand names like Versace, Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Tory Burch, Armani and Kate Spade. Chain boutiques like Anthropologie and Francesca's are always perfect for someone who likes to wander--find their shops in Highland Village and CityCentre, while small shops like Duo and Coquette are always great for those hip, edgy finds. Bravo Project Runway winner Chloe Dao also has private boutique in the Rice Village area, named Dao by Chloe Dao.
Men's fashion boutiques include places like Mortar, The Class Room, Billy Reid, Q Custom Clothier and Rye 51.
Formerly located in Highland Village, Tootsies is bigger and better than ever since they’ve moved to their brand spankin’ new River Oaks location on West Avenue. Houston ladies are addicted to Tootsies massive selection of read-to-wear apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Favorite designer collections include Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, and Jean Paul Gaultier just to name a few. Known for their expertise and unmatched customer service, you’re sure to leave with something fabulous.
French Cuff Boutique
Adorable and fabulous owner Kairy-tate Barkley has given Houston not one but two, of her pristine treasured boutiques known as French Cuff. Both locations are a wonderland of designer labels and cutting-edge trends, mixed with classic staples. Whether you need to spice up your work wardrobe, or you’re looking for a flirty cocktail dress, you are sure to find something stunning at French Cuff.
Houston darling Elaine Turner, has been charming us with her exotic, glamorous designs since she founded her brand in 2000. Inspired by her own travels, every Elaine Turner boutique is filled with elegant, feminine handbags, shoes, and accessories that invoke the spirit of an exotic vacation. Known for her ingenious combination of fun materials, vibrant colors, prints and custom hardware, you’ll find everything from cork clutches to laster-cut patent leather ballet slippers. Visit her locations in Rice Village and Citycentre to pick up something luxurious and affordable.
Dao Chloe Dao
Houston’s very own Project Runway celebrity Chloe Dao, has a newly re-imagined boutique in Rice Village (formerly known as Lot 8). The shop’s new style is mod and playful just like Chloe herself. You’ll of course find Dao’s line of signature pieces like her strapless dresses and whimsical skirts, as well as pieces from other coveted designers like Maris K Voom, Bow & Arrow, and many other high-end labels.