Houston’s favorite fashion house moves to bustling mixed-use center in Heights

A well-known Houston-style home just moved from one busy neighborhood to another. The temporary cooperativea familiar stop for fashionistas looking for eclectic looks, has moved from its original location at Shops at Arrive in Upper Kirby to the mixed-use development of MKT Heights.

Fans of the store can now find it in Building 1 of MK-T (corner of N. Shepherd Drive and 6th Street) between the Chloe Dao fashion store. As always, the boutique will feature women’s fashion and accessories as well as unique art and home decor. As regulars know, the collective sources specifically from local designers and artists with a particular focus on women-led businesses.

That means one-of-a-kind and often one-of-a-kind items, from lingerie and swimwear to handmade jewelry, kimonos, and even upcycled vintage china. The brands will include Alice d’Italia, Shop 1988, Kimono Zulu, Verameat, Primecut Handbags and Tutu & Lilli, according to a press release.

The store is the brainchild of Cara Carbajal, who channeled her more than 20 years of retail experience to cultivate her unique collection in pop-ups around town, and later create her own brick storefront and mortar. As CultureMap previously reported, Carbajal has always had an eye on local talent and giving back to the community.

“I love the sense of community at MKT. The center is focused on supporting small local brands and businesses, which I had when starting The Pop-Up Co-Up,” Carbajal said in a statement. “It’s a perfect fit. Not to mention that most of the shops around my new location are female-owned, giving us an ideal on-site community of like-minded women.

For more information on available brands, store hours and more, visit the official website.