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The Houston shopping landscape has seen some major renovations this year. A number of new boutiques entered the arena, some with inventive ideas on how to provide goods for consumers in a responsible way. Shop funky, haute couture, upscale accessories and eco-friendly options right here in Houston. With boutique shopping, you find designers that just aren’t offered in department stores, and these new shops have it all. Although there were many more openings this year, listed here are five for you faithful shoppers to check out this weekend.

Kendra Scott Jewelry
2411 Times Blvd., Suite 120
Houston, TX 77005
(512) 499-8400

Jewelry designer Kendra Scott has been featured on top national television shows, and her works of art are worn by some of the top actresses around. You may have caught her work on “The Today Show” and “Rachael Ray” or seen it gracing the neck of Eva Longoria or Hilary Duff. Her fashions have long been available in Nordstrom’s and other upscale department stores. Instead of trolling through to find your favorite trinket, you may now simply walk into her Rice Village boutique to pick up her gorgeous designs.

KB Kasuals

2015 C W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 679-8481

Versatility and affordability are key at KB Kasuals in River Oaks. From comfortable and cute sleepwear to casual wear to evening wear, this boutique offers the best from emerging designers. Find designs from designers you will not find anywhere else in Houston, including Amanda Uprichard, Paige Denim’s sophisticated designs and the playfulness of Charlie Jade perfect for completing any outfit.

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One Green Street
3423 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(281) 888-9518

Located in historic Houston Heights, this new boutique offers eco-friendly goods of all kinds. Shop clothing, make-up, healthy foods and bath products. In the Whole Body section, find organic products for you and your pets. Full Circle Fashion features organic, recycled and handmade clothing and accessories. The Healthy Home features bedding, including mattresses. The shop is also a Certified Green American Company and Certified B Corporation.

Sam and Lilli
2800 Kirby Drive, Suite A-133
Houston, TX
(713) 942-9520

Find the best in contemporary clothing for both men and women in a modern setting in Upper Kirby. Between the clean lines and mixed metals shop brands including the Los Angeles-based Riller & Fount; West Coast Chic also found in Barney’s New York Illia, and couture from Corey Lynn Calter. WeWood watches offer timepieces with a unique look. The store is also featuring gorgeous scarves and sweaters for the season.

Myth & Symbol
2537 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 422-6984

This trendy little boutique in Rice Village works to bring you responsibly crafted independent works of beautiful fashion. The store features options including the hand-bottled MCMC fragrances of Anne McClain, Fog Linen for fashion and home, Feral Child and Rachel Comey. The store even hosts workshops such as the Planters Workshop in which customers enjoy refreshments and snacks while creating their own custom planters.

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Nicole Sonnier is a freelance writer living in Houston and covers Nightlife & Music. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.