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Everything that Goes Around Comes Around!

It's easy on the planet and the pocketbook. The Hollywood stars have made it hip.
Why not try vintage and couture consignment, Houston style??

If you are intrigued by Julia Roberts in vintage Valentino and Audrey Hepburn's classic style, then Cheeky Vintage is the shop for you. This boutique is stocked with exquisite dresses, separates, jewelry and handbags from the '50s through the '80s. Owners Tina Davis and Denise Hazen choose only the most well cared for pieces and can recite by memory the history of most items. We were captivated by stories of dresses coming from trousseau trunks and ball gowns once worn to the Shamrock Hilton. As an added bonus, everything here is one of a kind. No need to ever again see yourself across the room.

Davis and Hazen have a working knowledge of their inventory and will pull together options based on color and size. Be prepared to try a variety of sizes -- standard sizing has not remained constant during the last 5 or 6 decades.

Pricing is reasonable and the boutique is cheery and inviting. As are the owners.

Pricing is reasonable and the boutique is cheery and inviting, as are the owners.

Cheeky Vintage
2134 Richmond Ave. - 713.533.1121
open Tuesday & Wednesday 11-2, some Saturdays and by appointment

Couture Blowout
is like stepping inside the closet of an extremely stylish woman and picking up a few slightly worn or never been worn couture pieces for a fraction of their original price. While Couture Boutique carries some items from years past, for the most part, vintage in this shop translates to last year.

We know it sounds just too good to be true, but on our visit this week we gushed over Chanel, Armani, Carolina Herrera, Gucci and D&G, just to name a few of the premier designer labels hanging on the racks. Several pieces still had their original store tags. Fatou Fall, the store owner, is a former NYC stylist and knows fashion. She is generous with her talent and offers tips on fit and fashion without being pushy.

The shop is well organized and has the light and airy feel of a boutique. Did we mention, high-end shoes and handbags are also available?

Couture Blowout
1621 Westheimer - 713.520.7585
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11-7; Sunday 12-6 and by appointment

More Than You Cam Imagine provides "nearly new" jet setter fashions, including shoes and accessories, at coach prices. This unique shop also carries new high-end fashion apparel - all the better to mix and mingle with couture consignment pieces. Lingerie and home accessories add to the diverse inventory.

Owner Vicki Rizzo has more than 25 years experience in fashion and has a keen eye for quality and craftsmanship. Rizzo describes her store as Houston's "mecca de mode" for the stylish woman with a taste for individualism and sophistication. MTYCI carries sizes 0-20, from contemporary to classic.

More Than You Can Imagine
2817 Westheimer Rd. - 713.668.8811
Mon-Sat 10-6, or by appointment



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