About French Cuff

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Our Concept

From the moment you step into one of our stores, you’ll immediately feel right at home. That’s because French Cuff Boutique is more than just a place to find the most sought-after styles from a carefully-edited inventory of iconic designers. It’s a place for inspiration and excitement. A place where friendly, fashion-driven stylists can help you discover and define your signature look while you have fun shopping in a warm, engaging environment.

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Our Company

French Cuff Boutique was born in July 2008 from Kairy-tate Barkley’s dream of creating a style destination where fashion lovers can enjoy access to a multi-brand collection of timeless classics and of-the-moment looks, a chic and inviting ambiance, expert personal service, and a shopping experience truly worth repeating.

In addition to our e-commerce destination, French Cuff Boutique has four stores accessibly located across Houston and The Woodlands. Each boutique offers a thoughtfully curated collection that reflects the neighborhood and the lifestyles of our clientele as well as a staff of knowledgeable, personable stylists who strive to build relationships with every customer. With an impressive array of designer labels and price points, French Cuff Boutique allows every woman to beautifully express her personal style for all of life’s occasions. Visit us at Bellaire, Woodway, Town & Country, and Lake Woodlands!

French Cuff Boutique is honored to give back to the generous neighborhoods that have supported our successful business since the very beginning. FCB strives to stay actively and passionately involved with a number of influential local and national organizations and charities throughout each year. Click here to see to see a complete list of partnerships since 2008.

Meet The Team



For Kairy-tate, opening a boutique was a dream years in the making. When she opened the first French Cuff store in Bellaire July 2008, it was an immediate success, eventually leading to the opening of the Woodway store in 2011, the Town & Country store in 2015, and Lake Woodlands in 2019. Owning a boutique has allowed Kairy-tate to do all the things she loves – be on the cutting edge of the fashion industry, create new friendships with employees and customers alike, and let her entrepreneurial spirit shine in all its glory.


Operations Manager

Hometown: Navarre, Florida
Favorite Designers: Drew, Gorjana, and Zadig & Voltaire
Style Icons: Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss, and Rachel Zoe
Fun Fact: Zoë is an only child!


Manager, Bellaire

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Assistant Manager, Bellaire

Hometown: Mankato, Minnesota
Favorite Designers: Citizens of Humanity, Joie, and Rebecca Taylor
Style Icons: Blair Eadie, Gemma Chan, and Olivia Palermo
Fun Fact: Alyssa met her husband bowling!


Assistant Manager, Woodway

Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
Favorite Designers: Citizens of Humanity, Deepa Gurnani, and MILLY
Style Icons: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Pernille Teisbaek, and Sea of Shoes
Fun Fact: Monica can make a mean falafel!


Assistant Manager, Town & Country

Hometown: Waco, Texas
Favorite Designers: DL1961, Fifteen Twenty, and TART Collections
Style Icons: Lonestar Southern and Reese Witherspoon
Fun Fact: Lauren has a family farm in Waco where they raise deer!


Assistant Manager, Lake Woodlands

Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Favorite Designers: Citizens of Humanity, Rails, and Zadig & Voltaire
Style Icons: Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe
Fun Fact: Phalen is the mom of a 15-month-old!


Visual Merchandising Manager

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite Designers: Citizens of Humanity, MILLY, and Rebecca Taylor
Style Icons: Halley Elfanta (The Salty Blonde) and Sarah Shabacon (Bohéme Goods)
Fun Fact: Hayley was an extra in Friday Night Lights!



Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite Designers: Chaser, Citizens of Humanity, and Lilla P
Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn
Fun Fact: Belinda went skydiving and loved it!



Hometown: Orinda, California
Favorite Designers: DL1961, Lilla P, and Sundry
Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn and Michelle Obama
Fun Fact: Dana can water ski!



Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite Designers: Citizens of Humanity, Joie, and Nicole Miller
Style Icons: Meghan Markle and Sarah Jessica Parker
Fun Fact: Elena is a mom of three!

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Erin W.


Hometown: Orange County, California
Favorite Designers: Bella Dahl, Nation, and Joseph Ribkoff
Style Icons: Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow
Fun Fact: Erin was once an assistant coach to a youth girls tackle football team!



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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite Designers: Bella Dahl, Paige Denim, and Rails
Style Icons: Olivia Rink
Fun Fact: Karen grew up in Europe (Slovenia, Romania, and Spain) from the ages of 2 to 9!



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Social Media Manager

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Favorite Designers: Ampersand as Apostrophe, Skull Cashmere, and Vince
Style Icons: Ashley Benson and Amy Jackson
Fun Fact: Jess has a Bachelor's in Geography!


Assistant Buyer

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite Designers: Joie, MISA, and Vince
Style Icons: Morgan Stewart, Olivia Culpo, and Rocky Barnes
Fun Fact: Heather was in FFA in high school and won Reserved Grand Champion with her pig named Luke.!


Inventory Coordinator

Hometown: Waller, Texas
Favorite Designers: DL1961, Rebecca Taylor, Zadig & Voltaire
Style Icons: Selena Gomez
Fun Fact: Kelley loves to hike and draw!


Executive Assistant

Hometown: Colombia
Favorite Designers: Equipment, McGuire Denim, and Vince
Style Icons: Blank Itinerary, Olivia Culpo, and Stylescrapbook
Fun Fact: Lina is left-handed!