The Memorial area is in no way void of shopping meccas. Memorial City Mall, Town & Country, and City Centre provide plenty of retail therapy sessions to the locals. Each comes with trendy boutiques, great restaurants, and priceless people watching opportunities. But, there are a few spots that are, as one shop owner described, off the beaten path and I set out to find them.
Most consider Memorial to be anything East of Texas 6, West of the 610 West Loop, North of San Felipe/Briar Forest, and South of I-10, which makes for a large swath of land to cover. But hidden amidst the towering trees (and houses) of Hunter's Creek, the gleaming new apartment complexes of the Energy Corridor, and the I-10 strip, I found four boutiques members of the Memorial crowd should check out for their favorite Fall fashions.
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If you are in need of gifts for anyone, this Katy Freeway shop needs to be your first stop. Everything from jewelry, to clothing, to men's gifts, to baby items, and home decor are all under owners Kim Lambs' roof. If it isn't here, it isn't anywhere, and that's why I loved it.
At only three years old, Rouge Boutique has garnered some serious attention. Owner Judy Hunte fills her store with high drama clothing and shoes not meant for the faint of heart. An onsite alterations specialist is available to pin and tuck your purchase to fit you perfectly.
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Located on the I-10 Katy Freeway strip near Antoine, Dolce Ave. is a haven of contemporary fashions for the women that loves to see the trends, but is going for a timeless look. If you want fun and flirty dresses in bright colors and prints, head to this place pronto.
Nested next door to the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Mall complex, Marlo Miller is a real find. The award winning boutique is home to multiple trendsetting boho and western wear lines, including Ivy Jane, Old Gringo Boots, and Gypsy Soule.
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