A Place Where Shopping Builds Community
Last week I was invited into a Houston treasure, The Cottage Shop. A one-of-a-kind resale boutique which has been serving our community since 1971. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about their important mission supporting women and their families. Plus, the resource they have become for dressing many on a dime.
As listed on their website, https://www.thewomenshome.org/ “Our resale boutique is owned and operated by The Women’s Home, which means that 100% of sales contribute to the mission of building communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability. In addition to offering high-fashion clothing and home goods at incredible prices, the Cottage Shop serves as a vocational training site for our clients. Volunteers and residents who staff the store six days a week under the supervision of our professional staff.”
To highlight their offerings, I scoured their isles for "Impeccable Finds", putting together five ensembles that encompass Winter Trends. Proving that style can be accomplished at any price point. Mixing highs and lows is always a creative way to ensure you don’t look like your neighbor, while also infusing your own personality, with a budget in mind. Allowing you to walk away with pieces you love, plus the added bonus of helping our community.
FUR / NEUTRAL TONES
Coat - Vintage Fur by Ronnie Sophisticates $200
Blouse - No label $20
Skirt - Adolfo Dominiguez $65
*Additional add ons: Nine West Heels $15*, Cole Haan Clutch $50*
Blazer - Talbots with velvet collar $25
Blouse - Ann Taylor floral $15
Pants - Banana Republic houndstooth $15
*Additional add ons: Ferragamo Vera flats $30*
SUITED UP IN SOPHISTICATION
Blazer - Escada $70
Blouse - Max Studio $20
Skirt - Malene Birger $40
*Additional add ons: Halston heels $29*
Sweater - Paul Et Duffier $70
Skirt - H&M sequin $25
Accessory - Vintage brooch $35
Coat - Cole Haan $70
Shirt. - Tory Burch stripe $40
Jeans - Sevens with red stripe on sides $20
Accessory - J. Crew Scarf $20*
I hope these looks inspire you to think out of the box and behold the possibilities and support important organizations in our community, such as
The Woman's Home/The Cottage Shop.
HOURS OF OPERATION & ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS
And while these prices are incredible, check below for days of the week where discounts are offered upward of 50% off their already amazing prices! Imagine the possibilities and the ability to help a mission so very important to our city and the women that deserve a second chance. Please also consider making donations or volunteering. There are so many ways to support this wonderful organization and the many lives touched by their mission.
HOURS (Please note: Holiday Hours may vary)
ADDITIONAL Q & A'S
Please tell us more about The Women's Home/The Cottage Shop?
Since 1957, The Women’s Home has worked to build whole lives in the Houston area. We currently have four unique programs: a residential treatment and transitional housing program, two permanent supportive housing programs, and a collaborative service center that offers support services to help prevent and end homelessness in our community.
Our mission is to build communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability through a unique model of care called Whole Life®. By embracing the whole person, The Women’s Home prepares women and their families to become empowered and productive forces in their communities.
More on their history
How does one donate items?
We accept all types and sizes of men’s, women’s, and children’s new or gently used clothing, shoes and accessories (belts, jewelry, bags, etc.). While we cannot offer pick-up services for furniture, we will gladly accept delivered home goods and/or furniture.
Donations are accepted Thursday-Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00PM. All clothing must be laundered or dry cleaned. All home goods must be washed. We reserve the right to accept or reject donations according to the condition of the items.
**We will not be accepting donations December 21st – December 27th or January 1st.
How does one volunteer for The Women's Home/The Cottage Shop?
We could always use a helping hand from individual volunteers or volunteer groups in the Cottage Shop. Our volunteers provide support by helping us sort, organize and label the clothing donations we receive. To learn more, please contact our Volunteer and Collaborations Coordinator, Jenna Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in trying out a shift, we offer drop-in volunteer hours on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simply call our Cottage Shop Manager, Cheri Burleson at 713-328-1957 and let her know that you are interested in stopping by during drop-in hours. We look forward to working with you! https://www.thewomenshome.org/individual-volunteers/
The Cottage Shop
811 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77006
The Women's Home
607 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77006
Online Store Front: https://www.thewomenshome.org/cottage-shop-online/
Together we make a difference!