The Cottage Shop

A Unique Boutique in the Heart of Montrose

811 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006 (Map)
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Cottage Shop has been a Houston treasure in the Montrose area since 1971. It serves as a job training site for residents, provides a fun shopping experience for the community and generates approximately 13% of The Women’s Home’s operating income.

We are in need of business and business-casual clothing, sizes 14-24, to assist some of our clients as they prepare for job interviews! 
Can you help?
If you have items you can donate or know of someone (or somewhere!) that might, you can bring them to The Cottage Shop – just be sure to tell the person receiving your items that they are for our clients, not inventory for The Shop.  And don’t forget your in-kind donation receipt!  Thank you so much.

Volunteers and residents staff the store six days a week under the supervision of professionally trained staff.

What We Sell
The Cottage Shop has a wide selection of new and gently used men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and home furnishings, including a Boutique section and Vintage section with high-end designer brands. The store’s inventory of furniture and household goods constantly changes, but items are always well priced. You’re sure to find a bargain and enjoy a memorable customer experience. Plus, it’s a great way to lend support to a great cause.

Donations – What We Accept
  • All clothing – ladies’, men’s, designer, vintage and plus size fashions
  • Accessories – handbags, scarves, belts and jewelry
  • All shoes – ladies’, men’s, dress and casual
  • Home furnishings – home decor, kitchen items, dinnerware, glassware, linens, luggage and furniture (while we cannot supply pickup services ourselves, we will gladly accept delivered furniture donations)

Please note that according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, we cannot accept:

  • Items with fillers, including bedding, sleeper sofas or stuffed animals.
  • Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
  • Cribs, high chairs, strollers, or car seats
  • Obsolete electronics (console TVs and computer monitors, printers)

Community Room
community roomLooking for a place to hold your book club meetings? Need a place for your knitting circle? If your small social group is looking for a place to gather, The Cottage Shop community room is the place for you!

The community room features a conference table that seats 12 and was decorated with the help of Exxon Mobil volunteers who repainted the walls, and Nancy Toy, who refurbished a mirror and credenza donated to the Shop. In addition to offering friends of The Home a space to reserve for their group meetings, The community room serves as a space for us to offer small classes to our patrons.

Volunteering – Want to Help?
Pretty volunteer holding clothes donation boxIf you have a flair for retail and would like to help us price, sort and organize items, join us at The Cottage Shop! Please contact us at