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Hot Houston boutique works its stylish magic as city's fashion fixture
Behind every stylish Houston woman is a secret: French Cuff Boutique. The fashion destination is not only where shoppers go to browse a carefully edited inventory of iconic designers such as Milly, Zadig & Voltaire, AG Jeans, and more, but also where they can receive help updating their wardrobes by expert stylists.
At French Cuff Boutique, there are two ways to shop. You can either pop into a location and have a stylist assist you as much or as little as you like, or make an appointment in advance. You'll arrive to find a selection of thoughtfully chosen pieces, pulled from all the locations, that are tailored to your needs and lifestyle. An extra bonus: These free appointments secure you the option of scheduling outside of normal business hours, including Sundays.
Got a few signature pieces already? The stylist can also put together looks with your existing clothing in mind.
French Cuff was founded in 2008 by Kairy-tate Barkley, who used her double degree in business and marketing to give Houston the inspiring boutique it was desperately seeking. Now in addition to the original Bellaire location, there is a French Cuff at Town & Country and another on Woodway, with a fourth scheduled to open in The Woodlands in late spring of 2019.
The inventory at each boutique ranges from casual to dressy, weekday essentials to weekend fun. Shoes, jewelry, and other accessories are also included, meaning it's simple to build a complete outfit from head-to-toe without searching around town.
An exciting schedule of in-store trunk shows offer an exclusive look into a specific brand for a limited amount of time — it's your chance to become familiar with a particular designer's line and potentially discover a new favorite.
Another way to keep up to date with trends is by following French Cuff's Instagram and Facebook accounts, where the staff is always posting new arrivals and ready-to-wear inspiration.
In its past decade, French Cuff has not only proven its place in the closets of stylish Houstonians and developed relationships with its patrons, but also worked hard to build connections with its surrounding communities. You'll often see French Cuff representing at local events and fundraisers, and Barkley has made it a point to involve her stores and teams in causes that give back to the neighborhoods that have nurtured them over the years.
Whether you stop in to shop at your leisure or make an appointment in advance with a stylist, French Cuff Boutique will have an amazing array waiting.
Visit French Cuff Boutique at 4048 Bellaire Blvd. (713-665-3336); 6401 Woodway Dr., suite 127 (713-334-4900); or 791 Town and Country Blvd., suite 144 (713-984-8050); and coming soon to 1900 Lake Woodlands Dr., suite 150 (346-298-6299).Go online to schedule a personal styling appointment.