Longtime Heights resident and owner of Big Blue Whale toys & curiosities, Vanessa Wodehouse, opened Mary & Moss on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The 1,200 sq ft boutique carries clothing, accessories and gift items. The shop is located at 250 W. 19th Street, Suite B, Houston, TX, 77008.
Wodehouse looks to carry clothing lines made in the US that are not trend-driven and are made of natural fabrics, including SBJ, Esby, Hackwith and Jamie + The Jones. She has selected two fine jewelry lines – Satomi Kawakita from NYC and Young in the Mountains from Mill Valley, CA, in addition to stocking more moderately priced costume pieces. For her gift selection, look to Wodehouse’s keen eye for unique items at varied price points. Stationary, apothecary and coffee table books are among the findings. Mary & Moss also features fresh flowers brought in weekly. Customers can grab a pre-arranged bouquet or create one themselves.
Wodehouse worked with design team Becki and Jur van der Oord to create an interior reminiscent of the Heights during its inception in the late 1800’s. Her hope was to create a lovely women’s shop that would provide a place to pop in to pick up a quick hostess gift or to spend a leisurely afternoon refreshing one’s wardrobe.