If you’ve been to Highland Park Village recently, you might have noticed that Five and Ten, the concept store from luxury boutique Forty Five Ten, has been closed for a remodel. That project is now complete, and the doors have been thrown open to a completely new concept: TTH Forty Five Ten.
The new women’s boutique is being curated by Taylor Tomasi Hill (hence the TTH part of the store name), vice president and creative/fashion director of Forty Five Ten. Specializing in sourcing and supporting emerging new talent, the store offers clothing as well as jewelry, shoes, handbags, and gifts and other accessories. Brands include lines like Harvey Faircloth, Alexander Wang, Faith Connexion, Kule, Rosie Assoulin, Jacquemus, and Fallon.
Before joining Forty Five Ten in 2016, Tomasi Hill worked in both the editorial and start-up industries, with stints as accessories director at Teen Vogue and style and accessories director at Marie Claire. She then went on to become the creative director of the online pre-sale site Moda Operandi.
Forty Five Ten, open since April 2000, was founded by Brian Bolke and the late Shelly Musselman and was named after its address on McKinney Avenue. It quickly became renowned for its top-of-the line, eclectic mix of men’s and women’s apparel, as well as unique apothecary collections and home items. Its acclaimed T Room is also a lunch hot spot.
Forty Five Ten is set to relocate to a new downtown flagship store across the street from The Joule in November 2016, and it has plans to expand into the Houston market with a new 3,300-square-foot store set to open in September 2016 in the exclusive River Oaks District.