Our stockists series continues with a feature on Kick Pleat’s brand new Houston store.
With no previous fashion experience, Wendi Koletar Martin opened the first Kick Pleat boutique in Austin twelve years ago. Fluent in Spanish, she’d been working in Latin American departments at various companies when she decided it was time for a change. “I quickly discovered that I love Latin America and Spanish but corporate America wasn’t the right environment for me. Fashion was something I’ve loved since I was a kid, and I wanted to be my own boss.” Wendi and Kick Pleat quickly built a following by focusing on effortless, design-forward lines - pieces that would stand the test of time.
The new Houston store is an airy, minimalist space designed Michael Hsu. Larger than the Austin store and beautifully lit, Studio Nicholson keeps good company on bespoke rails, whilst shoes can be tried in the comfort of lavish leather sofas. Calming and relaxing - it’s exactly the kind of space we like to shop ourselves. And how about that fitting room?
Can’t wait to visit.