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Soul Sisters

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Sette Sisters portrait and jewelry photo by Jenn Duncan


The style-setter sisters from Sette boutique pick their favorite spring trends.

Houston’s style-savvy sisters Jacy Cooper, 34, and Kady Smalley, 27, founded high-end contemporary women’s boutique Sette (2606 Westheimer Road, 713.427.9932) in River Oaks a year ago with the hopes of connecting over what they both loved most—fashion. Sette carries a variety of ready-to-wear designers and brands, including Aussie label P.E Nation, Milan’s Giorgio Brato and Los Angeles-based Calleen Cordero. Here are their top trends for the new year and some of their favorite Houston highlights.

SetteSister Jewelry
The sisters launched their own fine jewelry line in November. “You can never have enough diamonds,” says Cooper. From $350, Sette

Ibiza Food & Wine Bar
“Our tried-and-true place to eat is Ibiza,” says Smalley. 2450 Louisiana St., 713.524.0004

Rothko Chapel
“We love how peaceful and gorgeous it is inside,” says Cooper. 3900 Yupon St.

Flare Jeans
“Bright colors are trending this season, as are ’70s-inspired items, like high-waisted pants and bell-bottoms,” says Cooper. McGuire Denim’s Majorelle Flare Jeans in Ballerina Black, $238

ESSEutESSE Sneakers
“We live in sneakers and can’t get enough of these Italian beauties,” says Cooper. Their boutique sold out of the first batch almost immediately. From $300, Sette