Probably one of the most popular shopping strips in Houston, Westheimer Road is a main thoroughfare where we all have dropped a few hundred dollars during holiday season. Even though we all are very familiar with the strip, there are hidden spots that you may have never seen or heard of before. Tucked away on the side streets and in the shadow of The Galleria and West Ave are mom and pop shops with really great fashions and gifts for you. Here are five of my favorite off the beaten path Westheimer Road shops inside the loop.
Amid the indie boutiques of Montrose stands a bastion of urban street style and the lifestyle that accompanies it. Owner Sean Otis fills his store with the top men's and women's lines from all over the world, some of which are exclusive to the shop in Houston.
Lola G Boutique
Just off Westheimer on Persa Street and tucked in the middle of a collection of cute boutiques, spas, and home décor stores, Lolo G is a candy colored dream. Overflowing with the latest trends in apparel, accessories, and jewelry, it is the place to go for trendy pieces, if you are tired of the rat race in The Galleria.
Since The Rodeo is all but upon us, how about checking out on of the bests boot shops on the Westheimer corridor. Though many may have seen the custom boot emporium from time to time, the thing that makes it so special is the wealth of exotic leathers. Want an ostrich belt or alligator boots for February? Stop here for all your crazy leather needs.
Trudy's Boutique Resale
Do not let the world "resale" fool you, this store has some serious high end pieces and designer styles at unbelievable prices. Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Dolce, anyone? World traveler Trudy Collier founded her consignment store as a labor of love and it shows through her customer service. No one is a stranger in her store.
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Westheimer and Hazard has always been a fashionable corner. Formerly the home of Coquette Boutique, the newest resident has taken the baton with equally fantastic clothes and designer trunk shows. Get on their mailing list to stay up on the events and get a first look at new items.