Montrose, often referred to as the “Heart of Houston”, has become one of my favorite neighborhoods. It’s home to art galleries, antique shops, B&Bs, boutiques, quaint coffee shops and wineries, tree-covered bungalows, renovated mansions, and some of Houston’s best eateries. The culture is rich and diverse, and in the midst of it all is the Montrose Shop, a white-washed brick home turned into a lifestyle shop for the closet and home. The style is minimalist yet chic, a perfect illustration of the shop’s mantra “Paris Meets Texas”.
KIMBERLY NGUYEN, Montrose Shop’s current owner, shared a little bit about her passions.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
In a few words, I’m a restauranteur with a very sweet closet! I have an appreciation for all things simple and beautiful.
How do you choose what products to sell in your shop?
I start by asking myself, would I really utilize this item? If it’s practical, then yes, If it’s pretty, then an even bigger YES! It’s seldom these days to come across things that are both appealing and functional. When you do find it, you just have to take the plunge!
What’s your favorite thing in your closet?
I swear by having the best pair of denim jeans as a staple. Something that can be lived in and gets better as time goes on. I love my high-waisted and mom jeans. Second, would be a great pair of flats.
Who are your style muses?
I don’t have a particular person (because I have too many!), but I love looks curated by Kim Kardashian and Olivia Palermo. A weird combination, I know!
What do you want the people shopping at the Montrose Shop to know?
Most of our designers are independent brands, and that’s what we love. All items are made with love and we can tell the designers work closely with and back their brands 100%. We have quality goods for every occasion!
Words to live by?
Dressing well is a form of good manners. – Tom Ford. And always be kind!
The Montrose Shop just got in all of their fall inventory. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new pieces. Houston babes, head on over and shop your heart out.