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Billy Reid opens new store with laid-back frat party bash featuring Hayes Carll and a roasted pig

Billy Reid opens new store with laid-back frat party bash featuring Hayes Carll and a roasted pig

News, 13_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Mickey Rosmarin, Billy Reid, Shelly Colvin
Mickey Rosmarin , Billy Reid , Shelly Colvin Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 20_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Lindsey George, David Rassin, Michelle Rubin, Lindsey Pattillo
Lindsey George , David Rassin , Michelle Rubin , Lindsey Pattillo Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 23_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Diane Corbett, Mitchell Corbett
Diane Corbett , Mitchell Corbett Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 12_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, The pig
The 185-pound pig was served taco style. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 22_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Cierra Scales, Andre Dorian
Cierra Scales , Andre Dorian Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 16_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Jason Healy, Caroline Starry LeBlanc
Jason Healy , Caroline Starry LeBlanc Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 14_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Stephanie Ignacia, Britney Munguia, Jessie Boone
Stephanie Ignacia , Britney Munguia , Jessie Boone Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 15_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Meredith Crockett, Gibson Hall
Meredith Crockett , Gibson Hall Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 19_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Mark Sullivan, Jason Reeves
Mark Sullivan , Jason Reeves Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 06_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Monica Bickers, Curtis Bickers
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News, 05_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, The store, crowd venue
The central room of the Billy Reid store was packed with partygoers. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 03_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Danielle Sheffield, Bobby Whitlow
Danielle Sheffield , Bobby Whitlow Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/CultureMapSNAP.com
News, 13_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Mickey Rosmarin, Billy Reid, Shelly Colvin
News, 10_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Zach Keener, Grant Martin
News, 20_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Lindsey George, David Rassin, Michelle Rubin, Lindsey Pattillo
News, 23_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Diane Corbett, Mitchell Corbett
News, 12_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, The pig
News, 22_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Cierra Scales, Andre Dorian
News, 16_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Jason Healy, Caroline Starry LeBlanc
News, 14_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Stephanie Ignacia, Britney Munguia, Jessie Boone
News, 09_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Meaghan Sisk, Ryne Diaz
News, 15_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Meredith Crockett, Gibson Hall
News, 08_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Diandra Anwar, Amee Ly
News, 19_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Mark Sullivan, Jason Reeves
News, 07_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Brandy Anderson
News, 06_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Monica Bickers, Curtis Bickers
News, 05_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, The store, crowd venue
News, 04_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Randy Shoup, Hana Shoup
News, 03_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Danielle Sheffield, Bobby Whitlow
News, 02_Billy Reid opening, May 2012, Ginnie McConn

The new Billy Reid store, inhabiting a quaint cottage on Westheimer, might have opened four weeks ago, but the clothier had its official christening Thursday night when the fashion meister himself hosted an opening party for close to 200 youthful, fashion-minded men and women.

The partying contingent kicked back with long necks, bourbon slushes and margaritas as they perused the fashions casually displayed in the little dwelling that once housed an antique store. The overflow crowd partied underneath a canopy in the side lot, where not far away cooks from Goode Co. roasted a 185-pound pig. The scene had laid-back fraternity party written all over, albeit without the Animal House characters. And with better food — thanks in part to Revival Market.

 The partying contingent kicked back with long necks, bourbon slushes and margaritas as they perused the fashions casually displayed in the little dwelling that once housed an antique store.  

Adding a musical flare to the party, host Billy Reid brought in one of his favorite musicians, Hayes Carll & Wrinkle Neck Mules to entertain in the shop's main room.

The diversions did not inhibit shoppers, the two sales associates at the counter busy throughout the night. Brandy Anderson was one loading up on Billy Reid gear, purchasing two dress shirts for her boyfriend, Nick Hernandez, and a load of stuff for herself — two dresses, two pair of shoes and more.

Surprisingly, big sellers during the cocktail party came from the ladies racks — the raw silk, drawstring dresses a top seller.

One of the happiest people in the shop was 21-year-old Mitchell Corbett, who was picking up a pair of K Swiss sneakers, compliments of his grandmother, Diane Corbett. "They're amazing," he said. "I'm a sucker for shoes." 

Neighbor Mickey Rosmarin, whose Tootsies is just across Westheimer in West Ave, popped in to welcome Reid and check out the fashion-minded crowd. The mix included Ginnie McConn, Shelly Colvin, Danielle Sheffield, Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Bobby Whitlow, Monica and Curtis Bickers, Alex Sandlin, Vinh Phan, Mark Sullivan and Jason Reeves.