Fab Finds in Fall Boutiques

September 1, 2007 by  
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Set the trends this season by investing in diverse pieces that are showcased in Houston’s newest boutiques.

Beaucoup Amor
Accessories play a vital role in a wardrobe’s life. A pair of earrings can jazz up a basic ensemble or the right pair of shoes can make the outfit. Whatever the accessory, one can never own too many. Beaucoup Amor, an accessory boutique that opened nine months ago, is catering to those who love to set trends. This high-end store features an array of shoes, handbags, belts, candles, and jewelry. The jewelry consists of distinctive, quality pieces that not only compliment the outfit but are fashion-forward. International designers, such as Lara Bohinc of London, Francesca Giobbi, Abaco of Paris and Oade Vavra, grace the shelves in this beautiful boutique. Each accessory is a staple that goes hand-in-hand with the fashion-forward shopper. 3055 Sage Road, Ste. 140, 713-622-9599

Catwalk has a trove of sweet style finds. Divided into two sections, retro and boutique, the back of the store houses one-of-a-kind vintage items from flats to wedges to 80s style retro shoes as well as T-shirts, dresses and skirts galore. The front has many independent labels catering to boutique lovers, and features a number of designer jeans such as Seven’s, True Religion, Rock and Republic and Paige Premium Denim. Men have a unique section to browse as well, featuring Gucci, Prada and Dolce and Gabbana, among other hip labels. This new boutique is perfect for those who love to scour the racks for unique items. 1431 Westheimer, 713-523-9255

Laura U
Since opening the doors to her boutique five months ago, Laura Umansky has created a buzz. Her distinct Laura U collection encompasses modern and eclectic pieces that provide unique accents for a person’s home. From handmade, customized furniture to pieces that are ready to go, the Laura U collection is a decorator’s paradise. International pieces entangled with local artists are featured throughout the boutique, as well as lotions, candles, and cool lighting that accentuate the modern home’s décor. Owner and creative director Laura Umansky provides resources, tools and ideas that can not be found elsewhere and her clients are claiming her collection is a “breath of fresh air” for Houston. 1840 Westheimer, 713-522-0855

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