Shopping Report: Lot 8 Boutique

We all know Houston has an endless supply of great shopping (um, Galleria?). It’s the best place on the Texas Gulf Coast to give your plastic a little workout. Watch out or you’ll wear out that magnetic strip.

Even then, it’s easy to get stuck going to the same shops year after year. That’s not to say you don’t have a few trusted favorites. But when we don’t know where to go (or we’re too busy to think about it!), we end up just heading to the mall.

Sometimes you just want something special, darn it. Or you want an “outdoor activity” to enjoy on one of those gorgeous spring days in Houston when the sun’s out, the breeze is blowing, and it doesn’t really start to get hot until AFTER lunch. (And by “outdoor activity” you DON’T mean an easy 10-miler, no offense to the over-achievers running down University on their lunch breaks.)

On days like this, make a point to check out Lot 8, an ultra-trendy upscale boutique in Rice Village. Lot 8 opened in 2000 and its owner is a celebrity of fashion, Project Runway Season 2 Winner Chloe Dao. The boutique features her signature lines. This sleek space is an experience from the moment you walk in thanks to clean lines and mid-century mod decor. And the clientele is as diverse as the merchandise: from local celebrities to young professionals, from sportswear to evening wear. In one visit, Lot 8 will definitely make your short list.

Lot 8 Boutique
6127 Kirby Dr Street
Houston, TX 77005
T: 713-807-1565
F: 713-520-0487
Store Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

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