As you travel east on Westheimer from ritzy River Oaks into arty Montrose, you’ll find the street studded with shops: vintage boutiques, cafés, and antique stores adorn the sidewalk, like so many jewels on a bracelet. On weekends, the area is abuzz with shoppers and brunchers enjoying the sunshine as they browse from door to door.
Of the many noteworthy shops in the area, Mio Boutique stands out with its sunny yellow door and pretty window displays. The interior space is a comfortable blend of high-end and casual, displaying diverse wares from cocktail dresses to handbags. The boutique’s racks are varied too, mingling local designers (Meru Merus) with international names (Shilla the Label) and established brands (Victoria Beckham) with up-and-comers (Lombana). Mio Boutique even has its own in-house collection, which frequently rotates pieces so that there’s always something new to see.
The blend of designs gives the store a distinct edge, making it the perfect spot to pick out your next eye-catching outfit. Whether you’re in the market for a new dress or pair of jeans, you’re sure to find a piece with a twist. While you browse, be sure to strike up a conversation with the owner, Mercedes. She’s incredibly friendly, happy to answer questions about the designers and pieces she features. A jewelry designer herself, she has a good eye and has used it to curate a great selection of accessories for her store. If you need a new handbag or love statement earrings, Mio Boutique should be on your list of places to check out.
When you’ve finished shopping, relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at one of the cafés down the street. Paulie’s is conveniently just a few steps down the road, with Cafe Brasil and Agora also within walking distance.
Mio Boutique is located at the corner of Westheimer and Hazard and is open Monday-Saturday from 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
1848 Westheimer Rd. // (281) 657-7918