The Shops off Westheimer began as the brain child of 4 good girlfriends.......each with their own creative interests yet bonded together with their desire for retail!  Pooling their dollars and talents they opened "The Shops" in 1992 in a small and cozy building on Westheimer Rd. in Houston, TX.  Each having a different space to display a collection their wares, they came up with the concept of a little some thing for every body all located under one roof. Children's clothing, vintage linens, hand painted pottery and gift ware made up the beginnings of this "shops with in a shop" concept.

But like all good things, times change and markets fluctuates and that little space on Westheimer was swallowed up by a growing city.  Even some of the original girl friends have come and gone...... one moved away, one has retired yet 2 of the original gal pals still remain.  So in 2003 these savvy shop girls doubled their retail space, expanded their repertoire and moved to their present location at 3701 W. Alabama, Suite 120 77027.  But, best of all, more girl friends have been added - 9 different girl friends thus 9 different vendors and they are still under one roof! While the children's clothing and vintage linens still remain they added folk art, fine silver accessories, pewter ware, Jon Hart leather, monogramming, ladies fashion jewelry, accessories and clothing.  Stop by The Shops off Westheimer soon, visit with some of the girl friends, have a glass of sweet tea and see for yourself all the wonderful things they have to offer!  Located inside the loop on W. Alabama at Timmons- look for the lime green awnings!