Montrose has that "off the beaten path" feel. The shops are a little worn around the edges, the buildings seem to have a story to tell, and anything shiny and new looks kind of out of place. The entire area is teaming with hidden gems, but I did my best to find a few that stood out among the old oak lined streets and coffee shops.
A Montrose staple since 1971, The Cottage Shop resale store generates 20 percent of the operating budget for The Women's Home, a nonprofit organization helping women in crisis. Not only will you be helping a worthy cause, but you can also score a gently used BCBG blouse or a Jimmy Choo bag.
If you are a bride stressing over a bloated budget, Marry Go Round may be your answer. Mom, Judy, daughter, Madeline and daughter-in-law, Amy have gathered a gaggle of gently used and new designer gowns and accessories for your perusal. Appointments are required for dress shopping, so book now.
No list about shopping in Montrose would be complete without an edgy fashion selection. Wardrobe Boutique is Texas meets SoCal meets biker in the best way possible. The store carries designers from around the country, hosts special events, and designer trunk shows, so get on their list to keep up.
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For even more consignment goodness, check out B'Dazzled for just about any fashion item you want. The store is housed in a little cottage nested between a huge apartment building and carpet store. If you have items you would like to donate or consign, check out their info page for more.