LOCAL Houston | The City Guide November 2016 - Page 66

WHAT’S IN STORE By Beth Levine www.kickpleat.com /2565 Kirby Drive There’s been a lot of great press lately about Houston’s food and music scenes, but our retail scene is no slouch either, as Houstonians sure do love to shop! With that in mind, and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to give you a rundown of some of our favorite places to indulge in a little retail therapy. With SO many great stores to choose from, we threw in a little Q&A to give you some insight into what keeps these stores on the tip of our tongues and keeps them on the top of their game. KICK PLEAT Net-A-Porter hails Kick Pleat owner Wendi Koletar as one of their Top Five, and Kick Pleat works hard (she called me from Paris for this piece) to give emerging designers a place to thrive in a comfortable but cosmopolitan atmosphere. THREE ITEMS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? A good pair of high-waisted trousers, a button-down and Martiniano flats. TREND YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT? Low-riding jeans. YOU WANT YOUR CLIENTELE TO FEEL: Taken care of, loving the merchandise, inspired. WHEN YOU AREN’T SHOPPING AT KICK PLEAT, WHERE ARE YOU? Uniqlo. continued on pg. 68 66 L O C A L | november 16