Introducing Shoe Envy, Mockingbird Station’s very first shoe store. Offering a wide selection of brand-name kicks, this new boutique also presents a few head-scratchers.
Rhonda Sargent Chambers has the details.
Houston-native Deborah Rogers is passionate about her new boutique, Shoe Envy (or “The Shoe Envy”, as some materials reflect), which debuted on October 7th. Located on the eastern side of Mockingbird Station, it occupies the space recently vacated by Bittano.
Rogers prides herself on offering a wide selection of shoes, as well as accessories (handbags, scarves, belts, watches, and jewelry). She also features clothing, primarily by Karen Kane. Price points are gentle on most items.
Brands at Shoe Envy include many familiar names. Think Franco Sarto, Betsey Johnson, Jessica Simpson, and Pierre Dumas. Rogers also reports that she receives exclusive items from many of these labels.
Left: Karen Kane sweater ($118) and sequin shell ($138), BCBGeneration handbag ($98);
Right: Luichiny boots ($80), Leopard-print wedges by Honey ($78)
On our visit, a pair of motorcycle harness boots by Luichiny ($125) tempted. The quality of the leather and the top-stitching were similar in style to Dr. “Doc” Martens.
On the other hand, brands such as Reef, and flip-flops by Skechers, do not fit into Shoe Envy’s overall style. Rogers is still testing the waters, presenting a range of brands and price points, and demographics can be challenging in her area.
That said, it was difficult to see a Clarks shoe side-by-side with a fabulous black lace-up boot made in Italy by Chelsea Paris.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit to this new boutique, but we feel that the selection of should be narrowed down a bit.
Shoe Envy is located at 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 172, Dallas. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday, and 12 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Lead image: Chelsea Paris leather pump ($300), Chelsea Paris lace-up bootie ($345), Betsey Johnson peep-toe bootie ($120)