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Saint Cloud

Megan Pruitt Winder  |  Photos by Saint Cloud. Photo by Shau Lin Hon., Cecilia Marquez and Jessica Rodriguez. Photo by Shau Lin Hon.
December 13, 2013

Saint Cloud boutique is the brainchild of two native Houstonians, Jessica Rodriguez and Cecilia Marquez, who met by chance and instantly bonded over a shared dream: offering a selection of handmade luxury goods curated from near and far. A recent edition to the newly minted Hanover Plaza in West U, the 1,400-square-foot shop is next to Zoe’s Kitchen and around the corner from Coppa Ristorante. Designer Garrett Hunter crafted the interiors, employing a mélange of the raw and refined, punctuated with pop art, calmed with minimalistic surroundings à la Donald Judd, including an ingenious manipulation of fluorescent lights into a honeycomb structure that hovers above the space. Saint Cloud is chock-full of names you need to know: Arielle de Pinto jewelry, Lem Lem loungewear, Jerome Dreyfuss handbags, Eskayel home textiles, Kelly Wearstler fashion accessories, Paul Schneider ceramics and a personal fave of mine: French handbag designer Clare Vivier, who marries Parisian chic with L.A. cool. Owner Rodriguez and creative director Marquez have snagged a few fabulous exclusives: Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, Prism eyewear, Jennifer Behr hair accessories, Michele Varian home textiles, Alyssa Norton jewelry and Araks loungewear. We’re forecasting plenty of Saint Cloud ahead. 5217 Kelvin St., 713.522.0077; shopsaintcloud.com.